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A look at what hot Linux gaming deals you can find this weekend

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The weekend has crashed into our lives once again, I'm here to give you a little look into what good deals you can find on some Linux games.

First up, the new Humble Monthly is out and it comes with the strategy game Northgard which has a Linux version as an early unlock, a game I'm actually quite a big fan of! It also has Absolver and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden as early unlocks which do not have Linux versions but they might work in Steam Play. As always, subscribing there also gives you access to tons of DRM-free titles in the Humble Trove (many have Linux versions too).

Humble are also doing a good deal on the Shadowrun titles, with them all on sale. If you prefer a good strategy game, Humble are also doing a deal on tons of Total War titles like Thrones of Britannia, ATTILA and so on which you can find here. There's also a big SEGA sale going on Humble as well, plenty of Linux games there.

GOG have a Weekend Sale live that has some pretty great Linux games like Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Grim Fandango Remastered, Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut, River City Ransom: Underground and more.

Steam has a bunch of Warhammer titles on sale with native ports of Dawn of War III, Dawn of War II + the standalone expansions from Feral Interactive all going pretty cheap. Steam also have probably the best action platformer ever made, Broforce, on a seriously good deal not to be missed with 75% off!

Fanatical's Bundlefest is also going on, with around two days left and some of the bundles do have some fun Linux games too so they're worth remembering.

For any game developers reading, Humble also have a Fantasy Game Dev Bundle full of assets you might be interested in.

If you like to tinker with things like the Raspberry Pi, Humble have the Microcontrollers Raspberry Pi & Arduino book bundle which could be interesting too.

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SpaceNomad 3 March 2019 at 11:42 am UTC
Fanatical currently has the Paradox games and DLCs on sale.
dpanter 3 March 2019 at 11:59 am UTC
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Y'all NEED to get Broforce.
g000h 3 March 2019 at 11:42 pm UTC
Feel this is a good place to quickly mention a few things about the Humble Monthly Subscription bundles:

I'm something of a regular when it comes to buying the Humble Monthly, and literally just pause it whenever the Early Reveals don't appeal to me (Typically when there are no Linux titles in the early reveals). The last Monthly I bought was the previous one, which included Cultist Simulator, which was a wishlist title for me. I'm certainly tempted with the next one which includes Linux game Northgard.

There is additional motivation for me to buy the bundles even when the Linux titles are a bit lacking, owing to Valve's Steam Play / Proton: It would particularly irritate me if I bought a Monthly and then once the Late Reveals were shown, then there was a distinct lack of Linux titles. Now, this isn't so much of a problem, as a decent amount of them will just work fine on Linux thanks to Proton.

In the last Humble Monthly bundle, 8 games total - 3 games were native Linux (1 in early reveal), the remainder for Windows (and at least 50% of them should definitely work on Linux with Proton). Then as an additional benefit, 4 of the games were DRM-Free Downloads (2 on Linux) and a downloadable soundtrack. Another pleasing thing was the fact that (despite my huge existing game collection) I didn't own any of the titles in the bundle (Hurray!). Access to the Humble Trove, containing masses of DRM-Free Download Games of which many are Linux titles is the icing on the cake.


Last edited by g000h at 3 March 2019 at 11:43 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 4 March 2019 at 9:16 pm UTC
g000hFeel this is a good place to quickly mention a few things about the Humble Monthly Subscription bundles:

I'm something of a regular when it comes to buying the Humble Monthly, and literally just pause it whenever the Early Reveals don't appeal to me (Typically when there are no Linux titles in the early reveals). The last Monthly I bought was the previous one, which included Cultist Simulator, which was a wishlist title for me. I'm certainly tempted with the next one which includes Linux game Northgard.

There is additional motivation for me to buy the bundles even when the Linux titles are a bit lacking, owing to Valve's Steam Play / Proton: It would particularly irritate me if I bought a Monthly and then once the Late Reveals were shown, then there was a distinct lack of Linux titles. Now, this isn't so much of a problem, as a decent amount of them will just work fine on Linux thanks to Proton.

In the last Humble Monthly bundle, 8 games total - 3 games were native Linux (1 in early reveal), the remainder for Windows (and at least 50% of them should definitely work on Linux with Proton). Then as an additional benefit, 4 of the games were DRM-Free Downloads (2 on Linux) and a downloadable soundtrack. Another pleasing thing was the fact that (despite my huge existing game collection) I didn't own any of the titles in the bundle (Hurray!). Access to the Humble Trove, containing masses of DRM-Free Download Games of which many are Linux titles is the icing on the cake.
I basically agree with all of that, all things considered if you do make use of Steam Play it's a fantastic deal and more titles from previous months will start working as Steam Play matures too.
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