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Pixel-art people-sim Tiny Life adds gamepad support, works on Steam Deck too

By Liam Dawe,
It's like The Sims but pixel-art and comes from an indie developer, what's not to love about this? Tiny Life has you take care of a family, build up their home and try not to kill them.

Bee management game Hive Time gets a sweet update

By Liam Dawe,
Hive Time from developer Cheeseness is a mixture of hive-building and bee management and it recently had a rather sweet update for World Bee Day.

APICO is a very relaxing beekeeping game out now

By Liam Dawe,
Available now with Native Linux support, APICO from TNgineers and Whitethorn Games might be one of my new favourite was just to chill-out.

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.

Get an early look at The Garden Path with a few copies left on itch.io

By Liam Dawe,
The Garden Path is an upcoming casual chilled-out life sim that looks gorgeous. Now you can get access to it with the early bird limited access system on itch.io.

The Jackbox Party Starter coming this 'Summer' with more localization

By Liam Dawe,
The Jackbox Party Starter has been announced to launch this "Summer", which will be the perfect entry to get the party started with more languages supported.

Stardew Valley hits 20 million sales

By Liam Dawe,
Stardew Valley, the peaceful farming life sim from ConcernedApe has hit over 20 million sales two years on from hitting 10 million.

Relaxing and gorgeous city-builder Dorfromantik is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Dorfromantik is a masterful blending of genres to create something you don't often see. Bringing together elements of tile matching with a city-builder, it sure is a peaceful way to game.

Claustrowordia, a fun free crossword-type game from Ludum Dare 50

By Liam Dawe,
The Game Jam Ludum Dare 50 is over and the overall winner appears to be Claustrowordia, and it turns out it actually is a great crossword-type game.

Turn customers into food in Godlike Burger - out now

By Liam Dawe,
Turn customers into food in Godlike Burger, to serve more customers. This is like the opposite of the Overcooked series.

2013 classic Proteus gets an update for Linux and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Proteus, a relaxing casual exploration game from Ed Key and David Kanaga (with porting by Ethan Lee) was recently upgraded for Linux and the Steam Deck due to some graphical problems.

Wobbly Life looks like pure silly joy and it added Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Wobbly Life, an open world physics based sandbox that looks like a lot of fun recently had a huge update and with it comes Steam Deck support.

A Short Hike gets Steam Deck Support, and a 99 player multiplayer mod

By Liam Dawe,
You can now go on A Short Hike wherever you want with the Steam Deck and perhaps bring along a whole lot of friends too.

Online platformer DDraceNetwork gets Vulkan support

By Liam Dawe,
DDraceNetwork, a free and open source online co-op platformer now has Vulkan API integrated as of the latest update.

Lazy Galaxy 2 blends together an idle / clicker with some RTS elements out now

By Liam Dawe,
Love your casual games? Lazy Galaxy 2 from Coldwild Games is out now with a Linux version and it's a wonderful idle / clicker game that also blends in some other strategy elements too.

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.

Hyperbolica is a new Non-Euclidean adventure out now

By Liam Dawe,
Do you love games that might split your brain in half? Hyperbolica might just do that with the mind-bending world design based on Non-Euclidean curved space.

Getting Minecraft and mods on Steam Deck is nice and simple

By Liam Dawe,
Want to get Minecraft working easily on Steam Deck or a normal Linux desktop without much fuss? Here's one way you could do it and it makes it easy.

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.

Toy train set sandbox 'Tracks' gets upgraded for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Love trains? Tracks looks like quite a sweet little game really and it has a new release out to help with Steam Deck compatibility.
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