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Games: Kindred Spirits on the Roof, Jupiter Hell, The Universim and EFCO's Gaming Box

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  • Get your Visual Novel fix as 'Kindred Spirits on the Roof' and the DLC is now on GOG for Linux

    While Kindred Spirits on the Roof might not be new, it was missing the Linux version on GOG which has released today along with the 'Full Chorus' DLC.

  • The ruthless in-development roguelike 'Jupiter Hell' is now on itch.io, fresh update out too

    Jupiter Hell is shaping up to be one of the most fun roguelikes I've played in a long time, especially with the brutal Doom-inspired theme. It has a new update out and you can pick it up before the full release on itch.io now too.

    For today's update it includes "player data, several new traits, exalted (champion) enemy groups, a full overhaul of level generation parameters, started implementing modular weapons, and in the background created (but not yet implemented in-game) the visuals for Io". Basically, fun new stuff is going in to make it a more interesting game right now.

  • City-building god game 'The Universim' has a huge new release out

    Crytivo are pushing forward with The Universim in Early Access and this latest release is a pretty massive update for the city-building god game.

    For those who haven't followed it, The Universim was funded on Kickstarter way back in 2014 with over 11K backers giving over nearly $400K. It's been a long road, good games take time and it's really starting to take shape now.

  • G-series LX based gaming box starts at $499

    EFCO has launched a Linux-ready “EGL6087” gaming box based on an G-Series GX218 LX with dual HD displays, 72-pin JAMMA I/O, an LED light strip package, and a gaming security package.

    EFCO announced its first gaming logic box based on the quad-core, 2.0GHz AMD Embedded G-Series GX218 LX SoC. Designed for class 2 and 3 category casino gaming boxes, the cost-efficient EGL6087 supports Linux Kernel 4.10.0+, WES7, Windows Embedded 8, and Windows 10 IoT.

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Programming: Developer Happiness, Rblpapi 0.3.8 and Python

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