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Ah Sunday, that special day that's a calm before the storm of another week and a time for a community chat here on GOL. Today, it's our birthday! If you didn't see the post earlier this week, GamingOnLinux as of today has hit the big 11 years old! Oh how time sure flies by.

Onto the subject of gaming on Linux: honestly, the majority of my personal game time has been taken up by Into the Breach. It's so gorgeously streamlined, accessible, fun and it's also ridiculously complex at the same time. Tiny maps that require a huge amount of forward thinking, as you weigh up each movement decision against any possible downsides. It's like playing chess, only with big mecha fighting off aliens trying to take down buildings.

It's quite surprising how much room there is for coming up with a strategy, as the game continues surprising me many hours later with what's possible. Made by the same team behind FTL, Into the Breach reminds me of the same feeling I got when first discovering FTL and having that nagging need in the back of my mind calling me back to play more. Fantastic game.

I've also been quite disappointed in Crayta on Stadia, as it so far hasn't lived up to even my smallest expectations for the game maker. It just seems so half-baked, with poor/stiff animations and a lack of any meaningful content to start with. I'll be checking back on it in a few months but for now it's just not fun.

Over to you in the comments: what games have been taking up your time over the last week? Let us know what you've found to be particularly interesting.

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tmtvl 5 Jul
Chrono Trigger on the SNES. Still one of the best, if not simply THE best jRPG around. I like the PSX version as well with the Toyama cutscenes, but unfortunately it's not quite as nicely optimized.
Dedale 5 Jul
I am away from my computer at week ends so i watched a stream of the eternal castle by Samsai. Besides, i don't game these times because of Folding@Home.


Last edited by Dedale on 5 July 2020 at 2:42 pm UTC
emphy 5 Jul
Having recently acquired a raspberry pi 4, I decided to test its opengl capability with Aquaria, a game even older than gamingonlinux. It compiled without problems (just follow the instructions on the github page), and runs okey on the pi4, I think its opengl drivers still need some work.

It's one of the earlier original humble games, never got around to dig into it (the downside of the rise of all those bundles ^_^), so taking the opportunity to do so now. It's really a beautifully crafted little game.


Last edited by emphy on 5 July 2020 at 3:16 pm UTC
riusma 5 Jul
* The Suicide of Rachel Foster (runs almost fine with Proton 5.0-9, sometimes you are forced to kill the process after exiting the game) : not a bad game, almost a mix between Gone Home and Firewatch with a more "horrific" atmosphere...

* The Darkside Detective a nice pixelart point & click!

* A Short Hike a very nice and relaxing (short) experience!
seven 5 Jul
Mutant Year Zero and the dlc, just awesome
hands down the most fun turn based strategie game i played this year
brokkr 5 Jul
Also Into the Breach. But I can feel my interest slipping much sooner than it did with FTL. It's extremely well put together, no question, and when I'm in the middle of it, it holds my attention 100%. When I'm away from it, though, there's not pull to get back... into the breach (sorry).

Maybe it's the lack of FTL-style story telling glue? I was never much into completely abstract puzzle stuff and this feels closer to that than campaign strategy.
kernelkid 5 Jul
Black Mesa
Doom Eternal

Looking forward to these soon:
Beyond a Steel Sky
Bloodstained CotM2
Destroy All Humans!
Horizon Zero Dawn
Maid of Sker
Tesla Force


Last edited by kernelkid on 5 July 2020 at 2:52 pm UTC
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Quoting: brokkrAlso Into the Breach. But I can feel my interest slipping much sooner than it did with FTL. It's extremely well put together, no question, and when I'm in the middle of it, it holds my attention 100%. When I'm away from it, though, there's not pull to get back... into the breach (sorry).

Maybe it's the lack of FTL-style story telling glue? I was never much into completely abstract puzzle stuff and this feels closer to that than campaign strategy.
You may be on to there something. I'm currently also very into Into the Breach and spending an unreasonable amount of time on it to get all of the achievements on hard. I also feel it's missing the same pull.

Maybe it's also the higher complexity of FTL. In FTL you have different crew races, many different weapons/drones, different ship layouts, different subsystems with upgrades. Certain events depend on each of those and give you a reason to keep exploring the universe. Into the Breach has different combinations of pilots, squads and secondary weapons, but less of them. And nothing to explore since there is no story.
Dirt 4
Heroes of the Storm
SuperTuxKart
Street Fighter V
NBA 2K20
Need for Speed Most Wanted


Oh yes, thanks proton and wine exist.
Lolo01 5 Jul
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I've been playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 for a few weeks now.
It's running smoothly with Proton.
The first episode is one of my favorite RPGs.
The second one is just as good, but a bit harder.
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