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Jackbox Games get their engine ported to Vulkan and SDL2, try it with Jackbox Party Pack 7

By Liam Dawe,
Jackbox Games emailed in to notify us of something big: they've worked with game porter and FNA developer Ethan Lee to port their engine to Vulkan and SDL2 and you can try it in a Beta for The Jackbox Party Pack 7.

Zorin OS 16 gets a Beta with 'the largest library of apps' available on any Linux desktop

By Liam Dawe,
The Zorin team are making some bold claims with the release of the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS 16 Beta that anyone can go ahead and try out now. It sure does look slick!

Time to get testing Ubuntu 21.04 ahead of release, plus Canonical loses another face

By Liam Dawe,
We seem to have missed the actual Ubuntu Testing Week but a late reminder is better than none at all right? With Ubuntu 21.04 coming soon it's time to report the bugs.

Theme park builder 'Parkitect' gets a Beta for cross-platform multiplayer

By Liam Dawe,
This is wonderful! Texel Raptor, developer of the absolutely fantastic theme park building game Parkitect have announced a new Beta is available that brings in cross-platform online multiplayer.

NVIDIA releases the 465.19.01 Beta driver for Linux, looks like more Wayland work coming

By Liam Dawe,
Get ready to do some more testing NVIDIA users, as a fresh Beta just went up for their mainline Linux drivers with 465.19.01 now available. Plus, news for pass-through on virtual machines.

Space station building sim Starmancer gets a Beta on March 31, pre-orders to stop

By Liam Dawe,
Ominux Games have announced their exciting upcoming space station building sim Starmancer is coming along nicely, and there's a Beta going up on March 31.

Warzone 2100 4.0 gets a second Beta to polish up the huge release with Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Warzone 2100 is getting an absolutely massive 4.0 release soon and a second Beta is out now with plenty of bug fixes to polish up this excellent free and open source RTS.

FMV adventure Dark Nights with Poe and Munro gets a Linux Beta

By Liam Dawe,
From the creators of The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and The Shapeshifting Detective, D'Avekki Studios have put up a Linux Beta version of Dark Nights with Poe and Munro.

EVE Online getting a full browser-based version with EVE Anywhere, will work on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Ready to sink a ton of hours into an MMO but don't have the computing power and / or not working well for you in the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer on Linux? Enter the new EVE Anywhere for EVE Online.

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition getting another major upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
Showing some big continued dedication to Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Beamdog have put up another huge Beta version with some pretty major additions.

Skullgirls: Annie goes up in Beta along with the Season Pass and a Linux support update

By Liam Dawe,
Ready to beat 'em up? Get ready for a fight as Skullgirls 2nd Encore now has the Annie DLC available in Beta along with the Season Pass and Linux users can get in on the fun.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 455.50.10 rolls out for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Need the absolute latest special fixes? The developer-focused NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 455.50.10 has rolled out and it includes quite a few fixes - including some just for Linux.

Tower Defense with deck-building 'Core Defense' set to get an expansion

By Liam Dawe,
Core Defense, a positively rated tower defense game by users (and one we enjoyed) from developer ehmprah that sprinkles in a little deck-building is getting an expansion with a Beta you can try.

Free and open source RTS Warzone 2100 gains Vulkan support in the 4.0 Beta

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for even more open source goodness? The classic real-time strategy game Warzone 2100 is gearing up for a new release with some absolutely huge changes.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe reimplementation OpenTTD has a fresh Beta with OpenGL

By Liam Dawe,
OpenTTD, the free and open source game that's a reimplementation and much enhanced version of Transport Tycoon Deluxe has a big new Beta up with some huge changes.

Team Cherry upgrade the excellent Hollow Knight with Vulkan for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Team Cherry have given their excellent action-platformer metroidvania Hollow Knight a bit of an upgrade, which you can test out on Steam in a fresh Beta test.

Minetest 5.4.0 to make downloading mods and games a lot easier

By Liam Dawe,
Minetest is the free and open source voxel game engine, inspired originally by Minecraft it's gradually becoming bigger and better with lots of available games for it.

Steam Festival returns February 3, plus new Steam Beta fixes up shader processing

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for another huge Steam Festival? It shall be returning with the Steam Game Festival, February 2021 edition. Plus there's a fresh Steam Beta that Linux users will want to try out.

The Machinery game engine adds Linux support in Preview

By Liam Dawe,
The Machinery, an upcoming game engine from people who previously worked on the likes of Stingray, Bitsquid, and Diesel engines released a new build with the first Preview of Linux support.

Transport Fever 2 to release Vulkan API support on February 23

By Liam Dawe,
More Vulkan API goodness is coming with Urban Games announcing that Transport Fever 2 will release the big Vulkan update on February 23 along with a macOS version.
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