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Recently (16 Jan 2014 ) this free to play game has been released for Linux on Steam.

Estranged tells the story of a lone fisherman, whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm.

Explore the rich environments and meet the curious inhabitants of the island as you find a way back to the mainland.

Estranged: Act I is an action adventure game featuring horror elements.
The game features both puzzles and combat, as you try to make your way across to another part of the island. Estranged runs on the Source Engine with a few graphical extras.


Getting the Game

The easiest way to get this game it’s to download it via steam, the download it’s a bit less of 3GB and after that you can start playing it.

Features

Original Gameplay and Story – The game features around an hour of story driven gameplay. It includes a completely original cast, with a carefully crafted script to bring the Estranged world to life.

Amazing Graphics – Estranged is built on the same engine Half-Life 2 runs, with some additional features. We have extended the dynamic lighting system to allow us to illuminate our levels in a realistic manner, and have included effects such as film grain and lens flare to help create the atmosphere for the game.

Original Soundtrack – The soundtrack was written especially for Estranged, and was designed alongside the game’s levels. The music matches gameplay, and helps to bring together the atmosphere in Estranged to bring the story to life.

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The Story

Estranged tells a tale wrapped in mystery. The player begins the game being shipwrecked on an isolated island, where of course all is not as it first seems. You will have to try and escape, with occasional help along the way, and occasional danger in the form of some new foes. The first thing that hits you is some great attention to detail in level design, from the ship swaying violently around you to the moonlit shoreline. It’s clear that the creators are striving for atmosphere above all else. The locations themselves all feel grounded and part of the world and optional extras like newspaper cuttings and even usable computers add more pieces to the puzzle.

Conclusion

If you’ve played Half Life 2, or any mod based on this engine you will find yourself right at home in this game, the strengths are a strong Horror setting, a great soundtrack and an interesting story, you should be able to finish the game in around an hour of gameplay, so you’ll be ready to wait for act 2.

Reference:
Unravel the Mysteries of the Island in Estranged: Act One!



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  One Response to “Linux Games: Estranged: Act I”

  1. Seems like a pretty nice game to be played for free. Nice find ;-D, I’m going to check this out.

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