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Games: POSTAL, Crusader Kings III, Faerie Solitaire Remastered, Monster Sanctuary, Red Eclipse 2, Ira and Doomsday Engine 2.2

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  • The classic POSTAL is free to grab on Steam (not just GOG now)

    After GOG recently announced the classic isometric shooter POSTAL was permanently free, Steam has now also done the same.

    The Steam version includes all the content like the Special Delivery expansion and 2 previously Japanese-exclusive levels. There's also 22 bonus Challenge stages, across 4 categories and you can also play everything through in The Gauntlet.

  • Paradox show off Characters and Portraits for Crusader Kings III, also Game Designer job opening

    Another recent developer diary for Crusader Kings III went up and it goes over some very interesting points about the new and improved character system coming.

    One big change is how they will be dealing with personality traits, which they said they're going to be putting a lot more emphasis on. They said in CK2, you could end up with a lot of them and it didn't really do a whole lot. With CK3, they will have a "massive effect on the behavior of each individual character, so when a character is Greedy you’ll really feel it" and each character will usually have no more than 3 personality traits. So CK3 should be easier to understand, while also have a little more depth to it as the same time for the characters which does sound better.

  • Faerie Solitaire Remastered arrives on Linux, free on itch.io

    Developer Subsoap just recently updated their 2017 title Faerie Solitaire Remastered and they've now given it a Linux version.

    Curiously, like they did with Faerie Solitaire Harvest the Linux version is entirely free to grab from itch.io to "support the Linux Gaming community"—nice! You can choose to donate if you wish as well. Otherwise, there's also the Steam version which also now has Linux support.

  • You can now take your collected monsters online for PvP duels in Monster Sanctuary

    Monster Sanctuary is rapidly improving with a big update out now. The headline feature of this update is the ability to take your collection online to battle against others.

    Not played Monster Sanctuary before or only just hearing about it? It's a side-scrolling adventure, with a Metroidvania-styled world. You go around collecting monsters, each with their own special abilities and the powers of your monsters will help you overcome obstacles while exploring, as well as battling.

  • Free and open source arena FPS 'Red Eclipse 2' is now out on Steam

    The fast-paced arena styled first-person shooter Red Eclipse 2 has now officially released on Steam so anyone can jump in, as it's free and open source.

    After no official update since 2017, two years later a huge revamp of this classic shooter is alive. While it is on Steam now, it's not Steam-exclusive as you can still get it from the official site so that's good. This isn't them just sticking a 2 on the end with a few little changes. Red Eclipse 2 is a massive overhaul including a new and updated rendering engine (Tesseract), a new UI, streamlined gameplay and plenty of tweaks.

  • Ore LLC given an Epic MegaGrant to finish their cinematic adventure game 'Ira'

    Announced yesterday, Ore LLC have been awarded an Epic MegaGrant which should allow them to finish work on the first act of their upcoming cinematic adventure game 'Ira'.

    This is another game that was actually crowdfunded, Ira gained little over $13K on a Kickstarter campaign back in 2016. To make a full-length cinematic 3D adventure game, across multiple episodes, can't be cheap and that was quite a low goal. It seems things weren't going well either, as the developer stated "We were mere weeks away from having the entire project go under" but this Epic MegaGrant should save it.

  • Doomsday Engine for classic Doom, Heretic and Hexen has a new release out

    Giving you another great way to play the classics, Doomsday Engine 2.2 has been released marking 20 years since the announcement of its creation. Doomsday is probably one of the easiest ways to play Doom, Heretic and Hexen on Linux with minimal amounts of fussing around and it looks good thanks to the nice UI.

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