Princess Remedy in a Heap of Trouble is an increasingly frantic arena shmup framed inside a weird JRPG-like adventure. Some time ago, an enormous Boss Tower sprung from the ground, lifting entire towns with it. Now the inhabitants of the tower are coming down with a series of strange illnesses, and it’s up to Princess Remedy to heal all of them, using the tried and true method of shooting medicines at the pathogens until they’re completely obliterated!
I’ve been waiting 6 years for this. Vlambeer’s very first game, the amazing Super Crate Box, has finally been ported to Linux, and, yes, you can download and play it for free!
Exactly 25 years ago, on August 25, 1991, a University of Helsinki student called Linus Torvalds posted a
message on a certain Usenet newsgroup.
Not content with bringing Bash to Windows, Microsoft, in another shocking (if not plain weird) move, has just open-sourced PowerShell and ported it to Linux. No kidding.
What do you mean the blog looks different? It’s always looked like this. Missing posts? What are you talking about? I don’t follow you. Old posts that weren’t here before? Of course not. How could that be? The content of existing posts is somewhat different? Are you sure you are not hallucinating, dear reader? This blog is the same as it’s always been. We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.
To be completely honest, I’m not a fan of adventure games. I dislike their tedious gameplay and almost complete lack of replayability. Yet, for some reason I can’t fully explain, I’ve always loved LucasArts’ classic Day of the Tentacle. Maybe it’s the colorful graphics, hilarious animations, zany sound effects and timeless humor, which makes me feel like I’m playing an interactive version of a classic Looney Tunes cartoon. Maybe it’s the time travel theme, which is one of my favorite sci-fi tropes. Anyway, I was positively ecstatic when Day of the Tentacle Remastered finally got a Linux version yesterday!
Mega Q*bert is a fan adaptation of a quirky, beloved arcade classic for the Sega Mega Drive. As you can infer from my pseudonym and the title of this blog, I happen to be a really big fan of the Mega Drive. Good homebrew Mega Drive games are, unfortunately, very few and far between, so I greatly cherish each and every one of them!
For nearly a full year, first with Gentoo and later with Arch, I’ve been running a pure 64-bit Linux setup, and being quite proud of it. I strongly dislike multilib stuff. Yet, as I write these words, my once pure 64-bit Linux is now home to more than a hundred
lib32 packages. Why? Video games made me do it!
Basment Dwellers (not a typo) is, in the words of its creator, “an epic, procedurally generated, next-generation CRPG about killing monsters and stealing their treasure”. All right. That works.
Tourmaline is probably the best Boulder Dash clone for ZX Spectrum (48k and up) that I’ve played in quite a long time. It strongly resembles Earth Shaker, so it’s very colorful, and has a touch of Bomberman.