Austin, TX - As the Steam for Linux beta launches, Alexander Zubov praises his experience with it so far having been one of the first developers to release a title to this new player base with Steel Storm: Burning Retribution.

Only 1,000 of the players that requested to be part of the Steam for Linux beta are able to access the new service to the platform upon its  release today. This number will soon expand within time and available to everyone who gets in is Team Fortress 2, as well as "approximately two dozen additional Steam titles." Let it be known that one of those additional titles is the top-down action shooter Steel Storm: Burning Retribution! 

"Steam on Linux is awesome!" says Alexander Zubov, Founder and Creative Direction of Kot-in-Action Creative Artel. "I can only say positive things about its arrival. It should now be much easier to reach the extremely fragmented Linux gamers."

Players that have already bought Steel Storm: Burning Retribution on Steam directly or via the Humble Indie Bundle 3 will find that the game is automatically made playable on Steam for Linux when it is fully released. Those who haven't bought it yet can do so via the  Steam Store page for just $4.99.

"The addition of Steam on Linux will also mean that those players will now be able to take advantage of those glorious sales! No other online store makes it so easy for developers to communicate and interact with their player base as Steam does. There's a reason why Steam is the leading online PC game store right now and expanding their potential customers further is only going to reinforce that fact."

Purchases of Steel Storm: Burning Retribution will go towards the continuing development of the sequel, Steel Storm 2. This follow up is an old-school FPS in the spirit of Doom® and Quake®. It's a spin-off in the original Steel Storm universe, with a rich story and flexible gameplay. Steel Storm 2 can also be pre-ordered for the low price of $5 for a limited time on the  official website. That price will increase as development progresses with the final price being set as $20.

Please check out the Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Official Trailer:

The full media kit can be found here:

About Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

Steel Storm™: Burning Retribution is a top down action shooter with old school spirit. It marks the return of top-down shooters with new twists. The game has score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action, hordes of smart enemies, destructible worlds and ground shaking explosions.

The events take place in an alternative universe where you control an advanced hovertank, packed with the most advanced and sophisticated weapons. Your task is simple, but nevertheless not trivial. In the fight against extraterrestrial invaders, you must prevail!

Key Features:

+ Enjoy fast paced and streamlined gameplay

+ Engage in online warfare with up to 16 players in any of the multi-player modes

+ Pave your way to victory with the burning remains of your enemies through 25 different campaign missions

+ Complete Challenges and unlock First-Person camera mode

+ Create new missions or modify existing ones using the unique real-time collaborative mission editor and share them with the world

Steel Storm™: Burning Retribution was developed by Kot-in-Action™ Creative Artel™.

About Kot-in-Action Creative Artel

Kot-in-Action Creative Artel is a small video game developer, a privately owned entity dedicated to creating and producing fun to play and challenging video games.

Before the company shaped up, most of the team members were modders of ID Software's® game titled "Quake"®, with various degrees of experience. In 2008, Alexander "motorsep" Zubov, inspired by the indie movement in the video game development industry, decided to make his own games. After releasing the first two installments of the studio's "Steel Storm" series to overall positive reviews, work on Steel Storm 2, the first person shooter follow up and third title in the series, is now under way.


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