Developer TheShortAndTheTall have had their third-person action puzzler The Body Changer in Steam’s Early Access program and it’s now available for Linux. I had a chance to play it and it is interesting although I’m not sure how fitting the “metroidvania” description is as it seems the developers aren’t either. What it does do well […]Full article: Early Accessed: The Body Changer
Aspyr is on a roll, and now they’re doing remasters. This time it’s Quantic Dream’s Fahrenheit. Or as I knew it here in the US, Indigo Prophecy. In addition to updating the graphics, and adding proper controller support, Aspyr has also decided to mash the names together with a colon. Fahrenheit is a weird adventure […]Full article: Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Released
It’s entirely possible that you were born after Tim Schafer’s adventure masterpiece, Grim Fandango, was originally released 17 years ago. If that’s the case, school sucks but here is some good news. Grim Fandango has been re-released with updated visuals, music, and the best part is that the tank controls are now entirely optional. Grim […]Full article: Grim Fandango Remastered Released
The developer of Dead Island has brought out another Adjective Noun zombie slasher. This time it has a greater focus on parkour and we get our Linux version on release day. Dead Island was pretty great, hopefully this one is even better. Dying Light on Steam.Full article: Dying Light Released
Many of us know Space Station 13 as "that awesome game I never played". Along with games like Dorf Fortress it stands as one of the pinnacles of the gameplay philosophy of fun through massive amounts of diversity. Originally developed in one of the most broken and unupdated platforms ever imaginable, BYOND, fans of the game have been trying to develop a standalone remake of the game for...Full article: Space Station 13 remake liberated!
Heroes of Steel has arrived on Linux with the v3.1.15 update today. During our Greenlight project, due to the high interest from Linux gamers, we added a commitment to release on Linux. It has taken almost a year, but we’ve finally tackled this last platform. The Linux release includes all of the features, content and enhancements of the Windows and Mac releases, as well as... Read More »Full article: ‘Heroes of Steel’ has arrived on Linux
Midgar Studios has been very busy this past year. With games like Hover: Revolt of Gamers doing their backer alpha and getting that alpha ready for Steam Early Access release for everyone else including Linux gamers. It’s no suprise that they are coming back to Kickstarter to let hungry RPG lovers get their hands on Edge of Eternity. They posted today on their EoE.com blog... Read More »Full article: Edge of Eternity will hit Kickstarter again on Feb 15th 2015.
More good news today for Warhammer fans on Linux, “Warhammer Quest” now available on Steam! About Ok, so we don’t have DoW2 yet on Linux, but with the release of Space Hulk Ascension a few weeks ago and now Warhammer Quest which is based on the classic Games Workshop tabletop game, we now have some very decent games set in the Warhammer universe. I’ve been... Read More »Full article: “Warhammer Quest” Just Released
Worth waiting for? Hell yeah! I’ve been waiting for “The Mims Beginning” to release ever since trying the demo several months ago! About The Mims Beginning is a visually beautiful God like Indie title from Squatting Penguins . It is reminiscent of the classic “Populous the Beginning”. It’s a mixture of RTS, fantasy and adventure, set in a very unusual and graphically stunning world. The game was... Read More »Full article: “The Mims Beginning” Is About To Hit Steam
Sid Meier’s Civilization V gets a fresh coat of paint with Civilization: Beyond Earth, available now. A successor to Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri in theme, this civilization from Aspyr and 2k switches from nations to factions and adds other sci-fi tropes. Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth on Steam.Full article: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth Released
Here come the Yanks! That’s right, version 1.45 is the update for US tank lovers! About War Thunder’s 1.45 update is a massive one bringing us new US tanks, new locations and new missions. Damage models have also been updated and damage done to vehicles is now much more realistic, when a planes wing is shot off it will break where it was shot as... Read More »Full article: War Thunder 1.45 Update Is Here
Godot winter iconA game dev jam to create a winter-themed open source game was community-initiated at the Godot forums. The (vote-determined) winner will get a budget of USD 50 to have donated to an open source project of their choice.What is Godot?...Full article: Godot Winter Game Jam
Just in case you can stand having Steam DRM installed in your system, I recommend taking a look at Strife: Veteran Edition. Strife is a Shooter/RPG based on the Doom Engine and dating back to 1996. The developers for this new remake had the wits and sensibility to use the Chocolate Doom engine as the main code base, which is, of course 100% licensed under the GPL. With so many top quality Free Software engine remakes around here,...Full article: Strife: Veteran Edition
The creaters of virtual reality headsets Oculus has taken over former developers of Kinect, who worked on the observation of hand movements with the Oculus Rift. Oculus has also acquired a company that specializes in the sketches of 3D models. Oculus acquires the company Nimble VR presumably because the developers and the product Nimble Sense. That is a device with a camera, and a depth sensor... Read More »Full article: Oculus acquires former Kinect developers
AMD Catalyst™ OMEGA Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver Release Notes This release note provides information on the latest posting of AMD’s Proprietary Linux Graphics Driver. This particular driver updates the Software version to 14.501.1003 The AMD Linux release notes provide information on the following: AMD Product Compatibility Linux Distributions Supported System Requirements System Recommendations New Features Resolved Issues AMD Product Compatibility: The AMD Catalyst Proprietary Linux... Read More »Full article: AMD Release New “Omega” Linux Driver
Oakland, CA – After playing the entire talos principle “public test” (a free downloadable version with limited content) TimeDoctor made the decision today to pre-order Serious Sam developer Croteam’s soon-to-be-released The Talos Principle. Said TimeDoctor: “It seems pretty cool, you know? It was kind of like Portal with the puzzles, but then they changed it […]Full article: I just pre-ordered The Talos Principle, you should do the same
Sci-Fi storytelling game, Elegy for a Dead World has been released from Dejobaan Games, makers of such fine games as AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome and Drunken Robot Pornography. Elegy tasks you with visiting dead planets and writing about them. You’ll be able to share and read fictionalized stories made in the game. Elegy for a Dead […]Full article: Elegy for a Dead World Launches
Valve has announced a service for live streaming of gameplay footage. With Steam Broadcasting Group is going to compete against Twitch and on Ustream. Steam users can see a ‘Watch Game’ option at friendslist to view the live session your friend is playing. Valve‘s new service doesn’t require an additional fee or apps to use. On the community page Valve provides an overview of current... Read More »Full article: ‘Valve’ to compete with Twitch in live steaming!
Very nice new movie from the Xonotic community:It gives a pretty good idea about the vanilla game mode, although the very popular (some say too popular) "Minstagib" (one shot kills) and the total conversion mod Overkill (All new player-models and weapons, with team-spawn etc.) are also shortly shown.Not shown are the popular vehicle mod and the recently added lightning gun (still WIP), but you can try everything yourself easily by getting the auto-downloader of the latest development build here.As with most FOSS games, they are looking for more developers (& players) and if you have some cash to spare you can currently also pledge for...Full article: Xonotic community frag movie and other FOSS arena FPS news
Planning on buying a new rig this holiday season? ZaReason’s got you covered! About A while back we reviewed the ZaReason Zeto Linux powered PC. It was a joy to use and we were pretty surprised and very happy with its performance, you can find the review HERE. If you are still in the market for a shiny new, awesomely cool piece of hardware this... Read More »Full article: Giva A Gift Of Openness This Holiday Season!
Having recently brought a handful of games to Linux, Aspyr has opened a Linux games section of their GameAgent store. It’s interesting to see Aspyr come to Linux after having been known as a Mac developer for so long. Though this store just seems to be another interface to buy Steam download keys, instead of […]Full article: Aspyr opens Linux Game Store
Surprisingly, Activision (under the resurrected Sierra “indie” label) has released Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions for Linux. Originally an Xbox 360 Arcade (digital download) game, this arcade twin-stick shooter has high score challenges and a ton of fun if it’s anything like the original. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions on Steam.Full article: Geometry Wars: 3 Dimensions Released
The waiting time is over. Now is the MMORPG time for goats eveywhere. It’s a free update for Goat Simulator owners and you can play dozens of quests across five classes to level up to level 101. Goat Simulator on Steam.Full article: Goat MMO Simulator Released
Another very interesting and different title just released on Steam for Linux, experience war from the other side in “This War of Mine”! About We might not yet have all the triple A titles or MMORPGS we’d like but where Linux gaming is coming into its own is in the Indie world. Over the past year we have seen the release of some very interesting... Read More »Full article: “This War Of Mine” Available On Steam
Lords of Xulima is a Role-playing game set on the mythical continent of Xulima, where Gods and humans once walked side by side. Experience a genuine RPG featuring over 100 hours of gameplay, and discover one of the most epic sagas ever told.Full article: Linux release ‘Lords of Xulima’ next month!
The beautiful Action-RPG, Transistor, from Supergiant Games (the team that built the Bastion), has been brought to Linux by Ethan Lee. He details his travails and technical challenges in this blog post: Basically, I took all the files in their MonoGame branch that referred to OpenTK, and replaced them with the FNA versions of those […]Full article: Transistor Released
No more World of Tanks running sub par in WINE for me, War Thunder here I come! About We’re happy to announce today that War Thunder is now available for Linux users. War Thunder is a next generation MMO combat game involving WWII and Korean War era, military aviation, armoured vehicles, and fleets. It is one I’ve been waiting for and really looking looking forward to... Read More »Full article: “War Thunder” Is Now Available On Linux
Last year ‘Linden Labs’ acquired ‘Desura’, we interviewed Desura founder Scott Reismanis about Desura’s future and development. In which he was enthusiastic about the transition and shared high hopes for it’s team and possible new features. Today ‘Bad Juju Games‘ announced they acquired ‘Desura’ from ‘Linden Lab‘ on their website; Linden Lab has begun an ambitious project to create the next generation of virtual worlds,... Read More »Full article: ‘Bad Juju Games’ acquires ‘Desura’