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Familiars.io is a MMO monster catching game where the creatures have permadeath

By Liam Dawe,
Well this is quite unusual. You've played monster catching games before but not like this. Familiars.io put a fresh spin on it all and it's quite ingenious.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin launching along with Linux support this Summer, third update out now

By Liam Dawe,
WRATH: Aeon of Ruin is a dark fantasy-horror FPS powered by the original Quake engine from publishers 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment and developer KillPixel Games.

Rocket Shipment is a slick homage to Thrust and Crazy Gravity now in Early Access

By Liam Dawe,
Rocket Shipment is a tricky, physics based, space delivery game. The game is a love letter to the old style lander games like Thrust, Solar Jetman and Crazy Gravity.

Valve's Source 2 shows early teasers of Ray Tracing - weirdly in Artifact updates

By Liam Dawe,
We know that Source 2 from Valve is a pretty capable game engine, and we've seen what they've been able to do with it over the years (and Half-Life: Alyx turned it up a notch) but what's next? Ray Tracing perhaps.

Beamdog need your help to test Enhanced Editions of Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate

By Liam Dawe,
Getting real close to release now is the huge 2.6 upgrade for the Beamdog classic RPGs now including Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition.

Axiom Verge gets a first ever free update six years later with the Randomizer Mode

By Liam Dawe,
While work continues on the sequel, Axiom Verge has a first ever free content update following the release back in 2015 with a new Randomizer Mode.

Stockholm to host the 2021 CS:GO Major, with the biggest ever prize pool

By Liam Dawe,
Valve along with PGL have announced the return of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's next Major Championship that will take place this year in Sweden.

Proton 5.13-5 is now up bringing in some of the experimental changes

By Liam Dawe,
The Proton compatibility layer for running Windows games on Steam for Linux has levelled up some more with the latest Proton 5.13-5 now available to everyone.

Get a free copy of Bomber Crew during the Humble Winter Sale

By Liam Dawe,
How about a free game for the coming weekend? Humble Store has Bomber Crew going free during their new Winter Sale so you can pick up some other cheap games too.

Prison Architect: Going Green announced for release on January 28

By Liam Dawe,
Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven have announced the next expansion and free update for Prison Architect with the Prison Architect: Going Green DLC launching on January 28.

Wine compatibility layer version 6.0 released

By Liam Dawe,
Wine, the compatibility layer designed to run Windows games and applications on other systems has a big 6.0 release now officially available with thousands of improvements.

Love turn-based strategies? Check out the Turn-Based Tactical Bundle on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
It appears that more developers are teaming up to create game bundles on Steam, where you get a couple games from different teams plus a discount to get them all together.

What Never Was: Chapter II gets a teaser trailer and a Steam page

By Liam Dawe,
What Never Was is a free short, story-driven first-person puzzle-solving adventure that released back in 2019. It was so popular that the developer is bringing out What Never Was: Chapter II.

Dead Cells: Fatal Falls releases January 26 and gets a new trailer

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for more Dead Cells? I know I am! Motion Twin and Evil Empire have announced the Dead Cells: Fatal Falls expansion will release on January 26.

Mali Midgard and Bifrost GPUs to get OpenGL 3.1 with Mesa 21.0 - first RC up

By Liam Dawe,
With the first Mesa release of 2021 for open source Linux GPU drivers upcoming with Mesa 21.0 hitting the Release Candidate stage, Collabora have been busy bringing up OpenGL on ARM Mali GPUs.

Valve's review of 2020 shows off pretty big numbers - 120 million monthly active users

By Liam Dawe,
With 2020 done and out the way, Valve have put up a 'Year in Review' post highlighting a bunch of facts about what people were doing on Steam and some of the numbers are pretty surprising. Valve also tease more coming for Linux gaming and their continued support.

Kitsune Tails is an upcoming Japanese mythology inspired adventure platformer

By Liam Dawe,
From the developer of MidBoss and Super Bernie World (Kitsune Games) and 2064: Read Only Memories (MidBoss, LLC.) comes Kitsune Tails. An adventure platformer inspired by beloved classics steeped in Japanese mythology.

Grab some indie goodies in the Devolver Digital Hidden Gems Bundle

By Liam Dawe,
Need some more games to get you through 2021? The Devolver Digital Hidden Gems Bundle is live up on Steam (again) and comes with some quality experiences.

Shot in the Dark is a clever tough platformer where enemies blend into the background

By Liam Dawe,
Shot in the Dark needs you to have good platforming skills, good point and click aiming skills and it's a whole lot of fun if you're up for the challenge.

PRIM looks like an incredible gothic burtonesque adventure with a demo coming soon

By Liam Dawe,
Common Colors are currently creating PRIM, a point and click adventure with traditional frame-by-frame animation and a dark gothic style that's inspired by Tim Burton.
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