Tagged: Beta

A while ago I’ve posted about the upcoming game named Cortex Command from Data Realms.
The GNU/Linux post has finally reached the beta stage with the help of the GNU/Linux porter Svartalf (who ported Caster and now also working on caster2 port).
Now he is looking for testers.
To apply simple email Svartalf : betarequest@earlconsult.com and write about your hardware specs.

Links
Cortex Command
Data Realms
Svartalf Post About Beta Testers
LGN Post About Cortex Command

About a month ago I’ve posted that Hemispheregames were looking for someone to port their game Osmos to GNU/Linux.
Dave from Hemispheregames eventually took the porting job on himself as was posted by Eddy in this post :

Hey everyone,

Eddy Boxerman from Hemisphere Games here.
After much back and forth (and a couple of nice offers from experienced Linux folk), our very own Dave Burke has decided to tackle the port himself! Who knew he was such a masochist? ;-)
In fact we both have solid UNIX experience from our CS backgrounds, but more on the user and coding side. I’m no sysadmin, but Dave decided to dive right in! And he’s reported back that after some initial head-banging on installation and configuration (he’s started with Ubuntu), things are progressing really well.
So thanks again for everyone’s help and offers on the Osmos Linux front. Seems like a really great community — one which we’re looking forward to joining very soon!

Today I’ve received an email from Dave about GNU/Linux beta testing for Osmos :

Thanks for your interest! To sign up for the beta, people need simply create an account on the Hemisphere Games forums (http://www.hemispheregames.com/forum/) and reply to the Linux beta recruitment thread (link below) so that I can give you access to our private Linux beta group.

http://hemispheregames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=356&sid=945b4744f5c5acf4ff211c81c0116b00

I have .deb, .rpm and .tar.gz all ready for testing, but I’ll be sharing more technical details with the entire group in a few days;-)

Thanks for your support Maxim! Looking forward to chatting more soon…

Dave“.

So if you want to help beta test Osmos, please register the forums and post on their GNU/Linux Beta test thread.

About Osmos
Enter the ambient world of Osmos: elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electronic soundtrack.
Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax… good things come to those who wait.
Progress from serenely ambient levels into varied and challenging worlds. Confront attractors, repulsors and intelligent motes with similar abilities and goals as you.

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Links
Hemispheregames
Osmos
Hemisphere Games forums
GNU/Linux Beta Thread

Today Basilisk Games the developers of the cRPG Eschalon: Book I which I’ve interviewed a few months ago, are now accepting beta testers for their upcoming game Eschalon: Book II.

If you want to apply for the Beta testing please read the “Beta Intro” first.
If you are still want to beta test the game, fill this form and remember :

We’re looking for Windows, Macintosh and Linux testers, but we will start with the Windows people. If you want to test the Macintosh or Linux version please submit an application now but remember it will be a couple extra weeks before we start with the other versions.

Links
Basilisk Games
Eschalon: Book I
Eschalon: Book II
LGN Interview With Thomas From Basilisk Games
Beta Intro
Beta Tester Application

Hacker Evolution: Untold which is available for MacOS and Windows for quite some time now goes Beta on GNU/Linux and beta testers are needed !

If you want to take part in the beta testing please make contact at this page : http://www.exosyphen.com/page_contact.html

While the original Hacker-Evolution won’t be ported to GNU/Linux it will be possible to play all the levels of the first game on the Hacker Evolution: Untold version.

Reference :
“We won’t make a separate port for the original Hacker Evolution, because the Hacker Evolution: Untold engine is built on top of the original HE engine, and there is backwards compatibility.

What we will do, is port over the levels.
This will either be done by the official release, or after, and it will mean that linux users will effectively get both games in one, and at the same price of one game. We are talking about 25 massive levels”

I’ve just been informed by Kory Arseneau that the Heroes of Newerth Beta is now open for the holidays !
So if you don’t already have an account, you can now get it for a limited time.
Hurry up, the registration is for about 81Hours. (at the time this post was published)

Also for the holidays you can now buy a gift account of HoN for $30 and email it to your friends !

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Links
Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of Newerth Open Beta
buy a gift account