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The following is our announcement release for Pontification, Because
you are a Linux Gaming news site we also have a small video that is
intended for press only of the game running under Ubuntu

Team Pontification is pleased to announce a new game called
Pontification. It is a 2D platformer that will be available on
Windows, OSX and Linux.

Pontification follows the story of Father O’Brien a recently
deceased priest who wakes up in an afterlife that he wasn’t
expecting and is not happy about. After meeting Lily a 206 year old
spirit who is not exactly happy with her afterlife they infiltrate the
Catholic Church headquarters, The Vatican, to find out what else the
Church has lied to them about.

With Lily as his “guiding light” it’s a race to find and possess
the Pope and reveal the truth about the Catholic Church to the public
at the annual address in St.Peter’s Square for Easter Sunday, an
event which will be televised all around the world.

During the course of Pontification you will make your way through the
spirit world and the Vatican to accomplish your goal. To make it you
will need to possess those that stand in your way to solve puzzles and
get through restricted areas.



Petunk is a unique physics puzzle which challenges the player to think
critically and shoot accurately to clear each level. It features
charming, handmade artwork crafted from real world materials and
painstakingly integrated into the game.

Petunk Lite for Linux is available now. This is Spotted Zebra’s first
release on Linux and we’re looking to learn more about the platform
and would love to hear from our fans! With your help we can make
Petunk even better for its release later this year.

You can learn more about Petunk here:

Nikki’s Story Episodes (Pay What You Want) for Linux

Joyride Labs released of “Nikki and the Robots Story Episodes“.

Nikki and the Robots Story Episode 1 screenshots

Nikki and the Robots Story Episode 1 screenshots (more)

Join Nikki on a secret mission to fight the evil Dr. Lacroix. Test your skills in stunning platformer action and exciting puzzles — with the help of a variety of futuristic robots.

You can get the free part of the game (version 1.0) from our download page. For purchasing the Story Episodes visit:

Pay What You Want

As long as there’s no demand for a fixed price, the Story Episodes will be pay what you want. The sales of the first episode will determine the amount of work put into future code & content. If you don’t have a credit card or bank account, there are some alternative payment methods.

video: Nikki and the Robots Release Trailer (Story Episode 1)

Joyride Labs have prepared a press kit which is also available in German language.

CodeWeavers CrossOverNow 30% off sale

Codeweavers offers downloads of its Crossover Games for $39.95 and Crossover Professional for $69.95 but if you apply coupon code “CrossOverNow” this will drop CrossOver Games to $27.96 And Crossover Professional to $48.96 That’s 30% off the normal retail selling price.

This dealcode expires on 02/26/12 so if you need CrossOver Games this is a good time to buy it…..

Update 12/20/2012 : You can now use CxForMe and get 15% off CrossOver.

CrossOver enables you to install Windows applications and games on Intel-based Macs and Linux. CodeWeavers also has unsupported builds for FreeBSD and Solaris. To get the FreeBSD or Solaris build you will need to buy a Linux license and then go to your downloads and select the unsupported tab.

The new and improved CodeWeavers CrossOver version 11.0.0 will soon be released, So if you need a Windows Application or Games to run on Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD or Solaris this is your chance to get it at 30% off the normal selling price. All you need to do is purchase CrossOver 10 now and in a couple short weeks CrossOver 11 will be released then simply update to version 11 when it’s released. Below is a screenshot of CX 11 thats now in active beta testing.

CrossOver 11 contains many fixes to existing applications, and just generally makes the product better. As of this writing CrossOver 11 has been merged with the upcoming Wine 1.4 release and contains many improvements for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Quicken, PhotoShop and many other supported and none supported applications.

To get CrossOver at 30% off the normal selling price just enter the code into the special deals section in the store and then click on update and see your 30% off discount.

Special Deals

If you have received a code for a special deal, enter it here, then update your shopping cart. If the deal specifies that there is a second item, you will need to add that to the cart in order to get the deal.

Keep in mind this sale is for one week only and will end on 02/26/12 so take advantage of it while you can.

Update 12/20/2012 : You can now use CxForMe and get 15% off CrossOver.

Here is a screenshot of the upcoming Crossover Professional 11.0 (UI) user interface.

“Savage 2 – A Tortured Soul” on the RISE – Version released

Homepage | Download 32Bit Download 64Bit | Savage2 Community Page

After S2Games gave a group of volunteers permission to maintain and update “Savage 2 – A Tortured Soul” on their own – that team now released their second and third hotfix.

Here is what you can find in versions and

  • Two new maps (MirChul by Dark_Strider and Akamrostu by Envor)
  • Long overdue bugfixes (Sentry bats of the beast horde can now reveal electric eyes)
  • New Tutorial System to ease the learning curve for beginners
  • Eyecandy (spawn effects for hellbourne units, persitant items now summon a colored groundsprite effect for as long as their effects last)
  • and NUMEROUS bugfixes.

You can find the complete changelog here.

As a second important step Savage 2 is now also being hosted at Desura.

Desura  is a community driven digital distribution service for gamers – like you might know from Steam – but Desura already supports linuX and there are rumors that MAC might be included soon.

All this results in a slowly but steady increasing playerbase which will hopefully will help Savage 2 to get recognized by the masses.

Here is a short video what you can expect from Savage 2:

What is Savage2 all about? – Mod DB


True Combat Elite: News on CQB


At March, 31st 2011 the TCE team released a first alpha version of CQB.

From the original news:

Remember, you still need Wolfenstein:Enemy Territory to play CQB (also found on our downloads page under “TCE”)!

We hope you will enjoy this alpha since it was a long time in the making! Please keep in mind that this is an alpha and that there might be some bugs. Please report any errors/suggestions/feedback on our CQB forum.

Other things to note of this alpha are:

No cross hair
Most realistic iron sight, reflex sight, and scope simulation
Real ballistic tracing including bullet drop
Minimum GPU requirements: Nvidia 6800GT or ATI X800
Win and Linux only
About 300 Megs download (plus W:ET)
Only Bodycount (TDM)
One map
Game is locked to sv_pure 1 and sv_official 1

Since then a variety of patches has been released. At May, 21st they released a new map called Killhouse – reminds me at Modern Warfare :)


New Savage2 community site


Today a new community page opened the gates for visitors. aims to be the main place to gather as Savage2-community, to form groups and clans and to organize all kind of events. At the moment it integrates the social part, a different kind of ladder system and a guides-section. And it was already announced that there is more to come. All areas are labeled beta but it already shows that this page is gonna be VERY important for Savage2 – a tortured soul. When you know facebook you know how to do stuff on as well – so go to right now and login with your Savage2 account-details to join the community.

OpenRA Release 20110511


OpenRA is libre/free real time strategy game engine supporting old Westwood games like Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Alert.

This release is aimed at fixing several problems with release-20110320 and adding support for Ubuntu 11.04.

Notable changes:

Fix installation under Ubuntu 11.04
Improved AI
Fix keyboard shortcuts being fired twice
Fix ‘exploit detected’ messages when using hotkeys
Support ‘home’ and ‘end’ keys for navigating within textfields
Fix a crash when a building under repair is killed
Fix spawnpoint selection on >8p maps
Fix crashes when installing mix files
(RA) Supply Truck unit for donating cash to other players
(RA) Bounties for killing enemy units
(RA) New Map: Pressure by Seru
(CNC) Commando is more vocal when being built and killing units
(CNC) Viceroids are (much) more vicious live DVD 0.9.7 out now

Homepage | Download

So Sven released a new version of the live DVD – the linuxtag2011-release.

What’s new in this version?

improved user expierence and autoconfiguration
support for chipsets of recent boards
updated games
new additional games
updated proprietary drivers
kernel 2.6.38
improved network booting support
added persistent home support
added installation support
removed proprietary ati drivers

New games: ZaZ, MegaGlest, Mars Shooter, Speed Dreams -see the homepage for a full list.

And please use Bittorrent to spread our nice little gaming system to the world!