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Save the Bees on May 20 with the release of APICO

By Liam Dawe,
Probably one of the most important creatures on Earth and now you'll be looking after them in APICO on May 20, 2022.

Core Keeper gets dedicated servers, upcoming Sunken Sea Biome sounds huge

By Liam Dawe,
Core Keeper is another big indie hit and for good reason, it's a total gem and it's expanding to become a lot bigger.

Transport Fever 2 patch adds more control, new options and extends modding

By Liam Dawe,
Transport Fever 2, the building and transport route sim from Urban Games and Good Shepherd Entertainment just got a fresh major upgrade.

Building and management sim Tavern Master comes to Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Now you have a chance to build up and run your own tavern, with the positively reviewed Tavern Master now having a Native Linux build released.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 reimplementation OpenRCT2 has a new save system

By Liam Dawe,
Work that has been ongoing for some time now, OpenRCT2 the free and open source reimplementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 version 0.4.0 is out now and it's big.

Space station building and management sim is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Fancy a fresh take on building up a space station? from LAB132 and Klabater is out now.

Terraformers, a relaxed game about turning the Red Planet green, out now

By Philadelphus,
Released into early access on April 21, Terraformers is a game about growing and developing a network of cities on Mars, with the eventual goal of (what else) terraforming it.

RimWorld now includes full Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Ludeon Studios have updated RimWorld, tweaking lots of areas to improve their support of the Steam Deck.

Space Haven adds gamepad support, gets Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
Good news space sim colony-building fans, as Space Haven just got a fresh upgrade and now it's Steam Deck Verified.

Factorio improves low resolutions for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Playing Factorio on Steam Deck and low screen resolutions gets better, with a fresh update out now for all players.

FreeRCT sees a first release trying to capture the feel of RollerCoaster Tycoon

By Liam Dawe,
While there is the popular OpenRCT2 for an open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, it does rely on the original data files, and so the FreeRCT project aims to be a completely free and open source inspired game.

RimWorld gets a fresh Beta with big Steam Deck upgrades

By Liam Dawe,
Building up a settlement on the go is going to be a reality soon for RimWorld fans, as a fresh Beta version is now available and ready for testing with the Steam Deck.

Stormworks: Build and Rescue massively improves gamepad support for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Stormworks: Build and Rescue is a popular sim where you design, create and pilot your own air sea rescue service and now it should work a lot better on Steam Deck and gamepads in general.

Core Keeper is the latest indie hit with over 250,000 sales in one week

By Liam Dawe,
With gameplay that's a fun mix of Stardew Valley, Minecraft and survival games it seems Core Keeper has become an instant hit on Steam.

Two Point Hospital: Speedy Recovery expansion is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Two Point Studios might be currently working on Two Point Campus but they're not done with their modern take on Theme Hospital with the Two Point Hospital: Speedy Recovery DLC out now.

Core Keeper is a great blending of Minecraft, Terraria and more

By Liam Dawe,
Possibly one of the best starts for a game I've seen in Early Access for some time, Core Keeper seems like an absolute delight so far.

Factory building sim got mod support recently

By Liam Dawe, is a game about building an ever-expanding factory, that cuts up various shapes to make other shapes. It's gloriously engrossing and time consuming and now there's modding involved too.

Popular vehicle building sandbox 'SimplePlanes' updates for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Even more developers get their games ready to be played on the Steam Deck! SimplePlanes looks like a lot of fun and it's quite a popular one too.

Oxygen Not Included got a few improvements recently to help Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Klei Entertainment did say in their January Roadmap that support for the Steam Deck would come, and some of that work has now be made live.

Factorio devs experimenting with Steam Deck improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Factorio is one game that I've yet to try on my Steam Deck but it sounds like it's not ideal right now. Thankfully Wube Software LTD. are working on it.
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