Games, lots of games... coming to a Linux box near you!
We've announced a couple of weeks ago that with the release of the Unity 4.0 game engine more games will be published on Linux, especially on the Ubuntu platform, via Ubuntu Software Center.In the last days, more game studios have announced that their "still in development" games will have native support for the Linux platform.
Without further ado, here are the five new games announced (you can click on each one to view its homepage):
1. FORCED, a gladiator combat-game based on tactical cooperative 2-4 player gameplay either online or locally (also includes full single-player game), published by Beta Dwarf.
2. Blackreef Pirates, a single-player adventure RPG (role-playing game) set in a unique fantasy world full of treasure maps, wild beasts, and rum, published by Subvert Games.
3. Kinetic Void, a SciFi Space Sandbox, which focuses on procedural content, and detailed customization, published by Badland Studio.
4. Folk Tale, a real-time comedy-adventure-strategy game published by Games Foundry.
5. Receiver, a game that explores gun handling mechanics, randomized levels, and unordered storytelling, published by Wolfire Games.
All these games and hopefully much more will be available for Ubuntu users, via Ubuntu Software Center, as soon as they are finished and the Unity 4.0 engine is out.
Unity 4.0 is developed these days by Unity Technologies, which are getting ready to release the final version of the award-winning game engine, and a collaboration with Canonical will make sure that game developers can publish their games directly into Ubuntu.
And to be honest, I just can't wait for both Unity 4 and Valve's Steam to break the ice, to destroy that giant door that keeps Linux users away from all those nice games we see on our neighbor's computer!
Bring 'em on, guys, I want to buy your games!