The stylised but functional presentation & the deep lore encourages you to layer your imagination around its framework & makes the world as fascinating as you can muster. The true power of traditional roguelikes.
Qud does it so well and in a world that is crafted and generated almost infinite replayability.
Plus it works well with #linux
watch, be encouraged & play
I enjoy the escapism & immersion of #gaming always have. But on multiple platforms (#Linux PC & consoles) I have accumulated a LOT of titles. Often during holidays, I revel in my unrestricted playtime.
As my holiday dwindles the pressure intensifies to pick the "right title" to throw my time into.
Often I waste that time with bad short plays & disatisfaction.
Too much choice, mood not fitting genre.
It's refreshing to be back in Multi-User Dungeons and just enjoying the ride, without having to constantly assess whether I want to put anymore time into it, or go back to the eternal mudquest for another place to be.
Accessible tutorial, a fair amount of players, understandable mechanics.
Some others worth looking at Harebrained Schemes #Shadowrun series, Supergiants #Transistor, Spiders #TheTechnomancer, Zeboyd Games #CosmicStarHeroine, #EYEDivineCybermancy, #Dex, #Echo, #SatelliteReign, #SystemCrash, #NeonChrome, #VirtuaVerse, @silverspookgames #Neofeud
not forgetting the currently in development Trese Brothers #CyberKnightsFlashpoint
It's got a new lick of paint and several systems have been shined up.
There is a lot of good quality on show this year. Well worth investigating if you like short challenging titles with often unique and novel mechanics pushing the accepted RL envelope.
Taste what is possible.
Many of the titles will run on #linux or are web based.
Asked about #Linux support ...
"Yes, Linux support is something we feel strongly about. All of our past Steam games have had native Linux support from day one and we're going to keep that up with CKF. Linux is included in the alpha phase, so its a full citizen around here"
Cyber Knights Flashpoint
Looking forward to seeing how this one develops if it has the depth & design of Star Traders Frontiers we're in for a real treat.
Being developed for Windows,Mac and #Linux.
So I'm almost there putting together a Photo Slideshow on DVD using a combination of Imagination & DVD Styler software.
Imagination allows you to build the slideshow, with transitions, zooms & a custom soundtrack, then you can export it to a VOB file.
DVD Styler lets you build a Menu frontend which you can attach your VOB file & then you can burn it to DVD.
Just need some tweaks in transitioning & music timing and work out the aspect ratio for PAL.
So, the #gaming vibe at the moment.. I'm in love with Death Stranding, I don't want it to end. I'm bewitched by Remnant of the Ashes, but I am dire at it. I've just bought Bus Simulator. Speechless. And as long as I can get Disco Elysium to work on my #Linux setup I'll be knee deep in that soon, because I am a disco mother!
I just can't encapsulate the current #game vibe at the moment, because everything is weird. And I like it.
Looks to be bridging the gap between $X & Wargames. Looking forward to it. Hoping it will run somehow on #Linux. But the DC series chokes on Proton. :(
Withness #SpiderSoftware taking their games into new territory, winning back resources & generating them with fort composition and thriving economies.
Looking forward to see how the game play develops beyond the tutorial fortifications.
I'd wax lyrical on just how good this take on a space soldier fighting the demonic forces of evil is, but they've made an EA release video that does it so much better than I could.
"It's like Chess with Shotguns."