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It's Friday, things are terrible everywhere so how about a nice casual and relaxing free game? Sono is what you need. Released earlier in March, the developer added a Linux build recently too.

Quite a relaxing and almost meditative experience, and one that requires very little effort. You control a tiny little organism that you guide through an abstract microcosm collecting lost fragments of sound.

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It was originally made as an Alt.Ctrl game utilizing a MIDI controller's jog wheel but now it's been updated so it works fine with a normal Keyboard and a gamepad should be okay too.


  • Simple & Satisfying - Glide gracefully through a relaxing space, with no fear of failure.
  • Quick Gameplay Experience - Depending on how exploratory you feel, the game's 3 worlds should last between 10-15 minutes.
  • Entrancing Environment - Dive into Sono's universe, a beautiful and mysterious place where sounds are your friends.

The initial Linux version had some performance issues, thankfully the developer was very responsive to this and after some testing together during this week they put out a Vulkan build which has solved it completely and it now works very smoothly.

Find Sono free on Steam.

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Tags: Casual, Free Game, Indie Game, Steam | Apps: Sono
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no_information_here Mar 27, 2020
Nice. I just downloaded and played it. Very fun little journey.

Played with steam controller, performance fine (1050ti). No way to exit without forcing through the steam overlay, though.
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