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Windjammers 2 added lobbies and full cross-play

By Liam Dawe,
Windjammers 2 is a fun PvP sports game about throwing discs around. It's Steam Deck Verified and works great on Linux and the latest major free update sounds great.

PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle: Chomp Champs heads to Steam in 2024

By Liam Dawe,
Finally! PAC-MAN Mega Tunnel Battle was a lot of fun back when it originally released in 2020, sadly it was exclusive to Google's shuttered cloud gaming service Stadia but a proper cross-platform release is coming in early 2024.

qomp2 is an artful reimagining of Pong that looks pretty wild

By Liam Dawe,
A sequel to the qomp, a minimilist and supremely clever reimagining of Pong was not on my bingo card but here we are. Atari and Graphite Lab recently revealed qomp2.

Murtop is a retro fusion of Dig Dug meets Bomberman

By Liam Dawe,
Dig Dug meets Bomberman? Yes that exists. Meet Murtop, a fast-paced arcade game packed with action, as if it was taken out directly from the 80s made with Godot Engine.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.2 definitely delivers

By Liam Dawe,
If you're a fan of retro games and you love your shoot 'em ups, you should check out Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol.2.

Marble It Up! gets Linux support and now Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
Marble It Up! Ultra is a new free overhaul of Marble It Up! that comes with Native Linux support, and it's also now Steam Deck Verified. The upgrade is also free for existing owners.

Quantum: Recharged from Atari gets a new trailer

By Liam Dawe,
Ahead of the upcoming release of Quantum: Recharged, the latest in the series of retro remakes from Atari and SneakyBox, a new trailer is live now.

Open Hexagon gets new content plus Linux and Steam Deck improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Open Hexagon is very much Super Hexagon hyped up to max, open source and just absolutely nuts to play. A fresh upgrade is out now and it sounds great, especially for Linux desktop and Steam Deck players.

Atari's 1981 classic revamp Caverns of Mars: Recharged is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Atari teamed up with SneakyBox to revamp another classic, with Caverns of Mars: Recharged officially out now with Native Linux support.

Neon-smashing one-button arcade game Ding Dong XL gets improved for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Released back in 2018, the one-button arcade game Ding Dong XL from Adamvision Studios that has an Overwhelmingly Positive Steam user rating gets upgraded ready for Steam Deck.

Zero Wing, Twin Cobra and other Toaplan classics get upgraded for PC

By Liam Dawe,
All your base are belong to us. Toaplan are having some absolute classics revived including Zero Wing, Out Zone, Twin Cobra and Truxton with a PC release and enhancements. Oh, and Native Linux support to ensure they're great on Steam Deck too.

Atari announce another 80s classic revival with Caverns of Mars: Recharged

By Liam Dawe,
Another revamp of a classic is on the way with Atari once again teaming up with SneakyBox, as the 1981 title Caverns of Mars is releasing as Caverns of Mars: Recharged.

Hyper Gunsport saves the original from the closure of Stadia

By Liam Dawe,
Hyper Gunsport released on Steam and with Native Linux support back in December 2022, and now the developer has sort-of rescued the original Stadia exclusive Gunsport with it.

Tetris Effect: Connected gets some fixes for Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Tetris Effect: Connected, the reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, has a big new update out that should solve some Linux and Steam Deck problems.

Missile Command: Recharged gets a revamp and relaunch on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Atari and Adamvision Studios have taken down the original Missile Command: Recharged, and replaced it with another Missile Command: Recharged of the same name but it has been upgraded.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 18: Run Away and Join the Circus

By Hamish,
Although being sold for Windows, I found a listing for a physical copy of the free game Circus Linux! as published by Alten8. At first I figured it would just be another keep case in my collection with "Linux" on the cover, but with the source code included, I decided it would be trivial to also build the game for Linux.

What if Pong had 'lore, special moves & gay aliens'? You get ZONERS

By Liam Dawe,
The developer of ZONERS certainly had an interesting pitch when introducing their new game over email and it turns out it's pretty fun.

Yars: Recharged from Atari launches August 23rd

By Liam Dawe,
Yars: Recharged is the latest remake from Atari with developers Adamvision Studios and SneakyBox and it's launching on August 23rd with Native Linux support.

Ex-Zodiac is a fast-paced 3D rail shooter inspired by the likes of Star Fox out now

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love classic 90s rail shooters like Star Fox? You should take a look at Ex-Zodiac, which just hit Early Access.

Relive memories of going to the arcade in Point Rescue Arcade

By Liam Dawe,
Point Rescue Arcade is a game that very much leans into the experience you might have had when going to a real Arcade, grabbing a big gun and sticking in some coins.
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