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Super Hexagon is getting a big overhaul available in Beta now

By Liam Dawe,
Super Hexagon Neo is the upcoming big upgrade for Super Hexagon from Terry Cavanagh, originally released in 2012 it's remained a rather popular title.

Peglin turns Peggle into a Slay the Spire styled roguelike

By Liam Dawe,
It may be a little rough around the edges since it's brand new and in Early Access but Peglin might be another game I end up sinking 100s of hours into.

Space Invaders fused with awesome music, Beat Invaders gets a huge 2.0 update

By Liam Dawe,
Quite possibly one of my absolute favourite games released in 2022, Beat Invaders is a marvellous fusion of the classic Space Invaders with slick beats and neon lighting. Version 2.0 is out now adding in a lot and overhauling even more.

DEMON'S TILT gets updated for Steam Deck to solve graphical issues

By Liam Dawe,
DEMON'S TILT, a frantic pinball game from WIZNWAR / FLARB LLC currently has a Playable rating for Steam Deck but it may get bumped up to Verified.

Space Invaders gets reinvented with Beat Invaders and it's slick

By Liam Dawe,
Wow, I didn't think I would be playing a fresh version of Space Invaders in 2022 but here I am sucked right into the new Beat Invaders from developer Raffaele Picca.

Windjammers 2 is out and it works perfectly on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
A little flying-disc on the go when you get your shiny Steam Deck? Windjammers 2 is out from Dotemu and it's absolutely brilliant, although I am completely horrible at it.

Buck Up And Drive! is a retro-racing delight now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Buck Up And Drive! is a fusion of classic retro endless racing with a few fun twists, like 1v1 car fighting mode.

Open Hexagon, a spiritual successor to Super Hexagon is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Inspired firmly by Super Hexagon with approval from Terry Cavanagh, the fast-paced and adrenaline-inducing paced arcade experience Open Hexagon is now available after leaving Early Access. It's also open source!

Competitive action-puzzler Petal Crash Online arrives on Steam as a free update

By Liam Dawe,
Petal Crash Online is the free update to the original Petal Crash, a block-matching game where you push blocks around and smash them together to score points. It's pretty great actually.

Check out the demo for arcade-puzzle runner MAZEMAN from the Monster Prom team

By Liam Dawe,
MAZEMAN is a slightly difficult game to pin down to a genre or explain it properly. You run through mazes, collecting gems and to find the key to unlock the exit. It seems like it's going to be pretty fun.

Jetboard Joust looks frantic and hilarious plus it's coming to Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Jetboard Joust, an arcade-style shoot 'em up blended with the hardcore tactical elements found in a lot of modern roguelikes and it's coming along to Linux in May.

pureya gives you a mini-game that changes every 10 seconds

By Liam Dawe,
What if you combined a bunch of small arcade games into something that changes every 10 seconds? pureya answers that question with over 30 small games you can unlock.

Irena Genesis Metal Fury is an upcoming shoot 'em up for the Sega Mega Drive

By Liam Dawe,
Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis)? That's not a piece of Linux gaming hardware last I checked? No but Irena Genesis Metal Fury is a new game coming for the retro console and will provide the rom file for your favourite emulators.

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.

Glitchangels is a fantastic glitchy retro-arcade shooter out now

By Liam Dawe,
Love twin-stick shooters? Need a fresh modern take on retro classics with plenty of upgrades? Glitchangels is pretty much all you need and it's fantastic.

Pushamo is a challenging and award-winning arcade push-em-up out now on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Love block pushing puzzlers? Have fond memories of Tetris and want something a bit more complex? The arcade push-em-up Pushamo is out now and you can support charity with it.

Gravity Ace is an excellent take on classic twin-stick cave-flying and it feels awesome

By Liam Dawe,
Cave-flying is a genre that was big a very long time ago, now though not so much but Gravity Ace from John Watson entered Early Access recently and it's absolutely brilliant.

The runner-shooter 'Vecter' is intense, colourful and free - out now

By Liam Dawe,
With sleek arcade-racing action, the bright and colourful Vecter has left Early Access today along with the recently launched Linux version.

Petal Crash is an absolutely beautiful block-smashing match puzzler out now

By Liam Dawe,
Built like the arcade action-puzzlers of the mid-90s, Petal Crash is a very welcome addition to the block matching genre and is a joy to play.

Breakpoint is an arcade high-score seekers dream and it's ridiculously fun

By Liam Dawe,
Breakpoint released today and it's an absolute joy. I don't need to bury the lead on this one, as I just want to tell you how freaking-awesome it is.
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