11 posts tagged Linux
FTL: Advanced Edition, iPad Version Announced
Subset Games announced today that early next year they will be releasing a free expansion to 2012’s spaceship-management roguelike, FTL: Faster Than Light, as well as an iPad version of the title.
The expansion promises to include, “new enemies, drones, augments, systems, enemies, and more.” As the above trailer notes, part of the “more” will be all-new music and story content for the game.
The iPad version of the game is promised to include the content of both FTL: Faster Than Light, as well as the new content from the Advanced Edition expansion. Subset Games noted that they were looking into bringing FTL to other tablet devices, but would not make any promises. They also confirmed that there will be no mobile versions of FTL coming.
Expect FTL: Advanced Edition to launch on Windows, Mac, Linux, and iPad in early 2014.
As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself. SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen. It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.
Steam for Linux Made Public
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, Steam has been porting its client over to GNU/Linux, a free and open source operating system, with the help of a closed beta program. Until now, only a few thousand users were allowed to participate, but today Steam has opened the client publicly. Currently there are only a handful of games available on the client, as they have to be ported to the operating system to work. Some of those games include Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Killing Floor, and Valve’s own Team Fortress 2. Along with the public release, Steam claims they will now be tracking bugs via GitHub. A download for the Steam for Linux Beta client can be found here, and more information on the release can be found here.
Pictured above is the Steam for Linux client. I’m currently installing Amnesia: The Dark Descent and will be testing it once it has finished. I’m testing the client on Linux Mint 13 (Maya) and it is working without issue, so far. First image is the main client, the bottom image is Steams “Big Picture”. Very, very exciting stuff. And I can guarantee once all my favorites like Killing Floor get ported over, I won’t be using Windows very much ever again.
Steam for Linux limited beta has arrived!
The Valve Linux team is proud to announce the launch of a limited access beta for its new Steam for Linux client.
The Steam for Linux Beta client supports the free-to-play game Team Fortress 2. Approximately two dozen additional Steam titles are now also available for play on Ubuntu. Additionally, the Steam for Linux Beta client includes Big Picture, the mode of Steam designed for use with a TV and controller, also currently in beta.
For the latest news and discussion, come on over to the Steam for Linux group discussion.
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