Indie Royale game development initiative launched


Indie Royale has launched a new initiative in indie game development:
the Alpha Collection. This bundle is comprised of three games (two
with Linux support, the third is working on it) still in the
development process. Buyers will be able to purchase and play these
alpha versions and their contributions will go towards helping the
developers finish making the games.

Leading off the Alpha Bundle is SMP’s Towns, a city building and
management game mixed with an RPG that draws inspiration from titles
spanning Dungeon Keeper, Dwarf Fortress and Majesty. Instead of
playing the hero who delves deep into the dungeon, players oversee the
town that houses and caters the hero’s needs. Players can craft unique
weapons, obtain randomized loot and build a settlement capable of
holding back the forces that rise up from the active dungeon upon
which the town sits. Towns is available on PC, Mac, and Linux.

The second title being Alpha funded is developer Phr00t’s 3079 — an
alleged lovechild of Minecraft and Fallout, with a block-like world,
futuristic action, and role-playing elements played in a first-person
perspective. 3079′s randomly generated areas, buildings, items, quests
and characters make it an entertaining open-world experience, with
Alpha funding helping to power many new additions over the next few
months. PC, Mac, and Linux funders can dive into the single player and
online multiplayer action now.

Finally, the Alpha Collection’s sleeper title, Wyv and Keep: The
Temple of the Lost Idol, is a lusciously pixelated 2D co-op puzzle
platformer from A Jolly Corpse. Dubbed as a more fiendish version of
Blizzard’s classic The Lost Vikings, players can control Wyv and Keep
with one keyboard and two players can play locally or online.

Players use boxes and even their own bodies to traverse gaps, activate
switches, collect treasures, and reach exits in dozens of levels. A
Windows PC build is currently downloadable, and purchasers’
contributions will help fund the Mac and Linux versions of the game.
These are planned to become available for all Alpha Collection buyers
in the next 3 to 6 months.

More information on the Alpha Collection, including time left to buy,
is available at the official Indie Royale website

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.

Bordeaux 75% off sale

The Bordeaux Technology Group is proud to announce a 75% off sale on Bordeaux for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, PCBSD and OpenIndiana. With the new reduced price we hope more people will have the opportunity to use Bordeaux and Wineskin Pro to run their favorite Windows applications and Games.

Bordeaux for Linux , BSD , Mac and OpenIndiana will cost only $4.99 during this sale.The price of Wineskin Pro has also been reduced from the normal selling price of $29.95 to only $4.99!

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Join the Debian Games-Screenshot-Party


Benjamin Peter reports:

“Debian is calling for your help to bring a more user and game friendly image to debian and ubuntu by organizing a games screenshot party.

What is this?” You are asking?

Well, see the announcement on debian-devel-games:

“The main theme of the party will be Screenshots; making sure that all game packages which should reasonably have a screenshot, has one.

Of course, this is only a theme, and if you want to work on any other
aspect of the games packages, feel free to do so, and join the party!” ”

Seems to be a perfect spot for a linuX-gamer to help :)


Thanks Ben for this hint.

“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


Alien Arena 2011 7.53 released


Alien Arena 2011 version 7.53 has been released for windows and linux users! The latest version(7.53) of the open sourced, freeware deathmatch shooter features a host of updates, bugfixes, and features that improve performance as well as some new and updated content.

Some of the new features in this release:

Big performance gains on high settings.
Two new levels(ctf/tca).
Entity definition files.
DM lights server option.
Various improved effects.
CTF scoring changes.
Bot AI signifigantly improved.
Optimizations, bugfixes and more!

SuperTuxKart 0.7.3


4 months after SuperTuxKart 0.7.2, 128 tickets later and a truckload of changes, we are proud to present the latest and greatest version, SuperTuxKart 0.7.3. The big surprise is the very late-minute inclusion of the very beautiful Minigolf track by Mac, thanks for the contribution! (Don’t let its childish look trick you however as it is a very challenging track :)

The biggest changes since 0.7.2 include :

New Minigolf track
New Zen Garden track
New Subsea track
New Island battle arena
New Suzanne kart
New graphical effects
New weapons ‘Swatter’ and ‘Rubber Ball’
Added Thunderbird as race referee
3 Strikes Battles now displays lives as spare tires
Improved bubble gum
See progression during Grand Prix
Improve physics for tall karts (e.g. Adiumy)
Lots of bug fixes
Improved kart control at high speeds
Better placement of rescued karts
Transition track-making to blender 2.5/2.6