Have you had enough of nice and friendly heroes? Then become the villain of the piece! Get your own back on the pathetic forces of the good and make them finally understand that evil is something to be taken seriously, and must be well done. Resist their combined attacks during a game combining strategy and Tower Defense phases in a persistent universe. Make their islands, which make up this boring haven of peace, fall one by one. Evil spirits, boastfulness and a tendency towards machievelic laughter will finally be rewarded through a title which renews the codes of the genre. You can find all of this and a great cartoon style graphics in this new title (it’s been released on 16 of April for Linux): Yrminsul, the game has been developed by an French Indie software house: Studio Black Flag Let’s see some more about this game.
The team that is building the Novena project is launching a crowdfunding campaign around the Novena open hardware computing platform. Originally, this started as a hobby project but by popular demand, they have prepared a crowdfunding offering and so everyone can contribute to the interesting project and bring at his home this interesting computer.
Novena is a 1.2GHz, Freescale quad-core ARM architecture computer closely coupled with a Xilinx FPGA. It’s designed for users who care about open source, and/or want to modify and extend their hardware: all the documentation for the PCBs is open and free to download, the entire OS is buildable from source, and it comes with a variety of features that facilitate rapid prototyping.
FTL: Advanced Edition is a major update that adds features to the original and is a free download for players who already own the original. It was released on Thursday, April 3, 2014
Faster Than Light (more commonly known as FTL) is a top-down, real-time strategy game on Steam, made by indie team Subset Games. The player takes control of the crew in a space vessel that’s in possession of critical information that must be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away. However, to make the game more challenging, you are pursued by a large rebel fleet in every sector.
In keeping the story simple, the team has been able to create an in depth management system. You must maintain the ship when it’s damaged and make difficult decisions when under attack. For example, jumping in the middle of battle or taking energy from one source to power a weapon.
Jumping is how the player moves through the game, and, in some circumstances, the player may be near death, but can still escape battle. You will, of course, have encounters with the rebels. These are real-time, ship-on-ship battles which are the core of Faster Than Light’s gameplay, and, on quite a few occasions, the tension is increased through forcing you to make split-second decisions at every turn.
Productivity is very important. With a boost in productivity we save time and we get more work done in short period. That is why today in factories the production lines are automated. Productivity boosting is also important in everyday computer usage. No matter if you are just an regular desktop user, power user, developer or podcaster, with a boost in productivity you can save time, get more done and even also save some disk space, CPU and RAM usage. Many people do not know that there are some excelent opensource applications for increment the productivity. Some of them come as standard GNU tools with every Linux based operating system and other are standard parts from every major Linux distribution.
Idea behind this article is to cover some softwares that will be helpful for regular desktop users and also for small companies and offices.
Linux console is very powerful and useful. Learning your way through console should be on a to do list for every user. Today most users look at console like some archaic software, but console is not dead. It is used by millions of users everyday. Administration of systems, databases, development and many more tasks can be done faster from console then from any GUI application.
You can check my article on 10 programs to be used from the terminal, to get some idea of what you can do on the command line.
This week the Humble weekly Bundle has the subtitle “Celebrating Open source”, so I must buy and publish it
Apart the interesting title this bundle contains 8 nice games.
Each game in this bundle was made featuring some open source tool or library. Pay what you want for the high school-themed fantasy game, Magical Diary, the post-apocalyptic turn-based adventure game, NEO Scavenger (Early Access Game), the baby-throwing puzzle platformer, Offspring Fling!, and the visually stunning sci-fi combat game, Planet Stronghold. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll also get the whimsical 2-D puzzler, Anodyne, the tower defense and RPG hybrid, Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten, the 3-D action-adventure, Evoland, and the unique, limb-pulling adventure-puzzler, Incredipede.
The Humble Weekly Sale: Celebrating Open Source will only be here for one week. Grab this deal before it ends on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.