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MineClone2 'The Fire and Stone release' is out now

By Liam Dawe,
MineClone2 is a free and open source survival sandbox game built to resemble Minecraft on the Minetest game engine, and their latest release Fire and Stone is out now.

Brocula is a life sim with a dark side - grow crops, go fishing, grow a cult as a Vampire

By Liam Dawe,
I'm all for playing more life-sims but they're all just a bit too cute aren't they? Brocula looks like it's going to be the opposite, with you being a Vampire.

The Garden Path, a quiet life sim about the joy of gardening releases Spring 2024

By Liam Dawe,
The Garden Path was originally due to release earlier this year, but the developer pushed it back to continue improving it and now you can again grab an early copy with a new full release window revealed.

Kind Words 2 (lofi city pop) announced - a game about being kind to real people

By Liam Dawe,
Remember the game Kind Words? A tiny little thing that came out in 2019 that let you send letters to real people, along with listening to some chill beats. Well, it's getting an expanded sequel with Kind Words 2 (lofi city pop).

Check out the demo for Planetiles, a chilled city-builder like Dorfromantik

By Liam Dawe,
Enjoy games like Dorfromantik that have you build tiles and expand while mostly just chilling? Then you're going to want to look at Planetiles.

Minetest 5.8.0 is out now with improved settings, Minetest Game no longer default

By Liam Dawe,
Minetest, the popular free and open source voxel game engine, one that can be used to play various different games (like a Minecraft clone) just released version 5.8.0.

Roots of Pacha 1.1 adds new content and a fix for Steam Deck external controllers

By Liam Dawe,
The single-player and co-op life sim / farming game Roots of Pacha has a big update out now, with it there's plenty of new content and a nice fix for Steam Deck players docking to the big screen.

Please save me I have discovered Leaf Blower Revolution

By Liam Dawe,
It's cold and blowy outside, there's leaves everywhere and so the obvious solution to keep warm is to stay inside and play a game about blowing away leaves.

Bite-sized cafe management sim with a noir-like setting Zipp's Café is out now

By Liam Dawe,
In the mood for something a bit smaller and more bite-sized this weekend? Zipp's Café just released and looks nice and chilled.

Begin your industrial revolution in the latest Minecraft Snapshot

By Liam Dawe,
Now that Minecraft Live is over the developers have begun pushing out preview builds ahead of the upcoming release of Minecraft 1.21. A fresh Snapshot was just released with new features like the Crafter block.

Sweet Dreams Alex is a wholesome puzzle and construction game

By Liam Dawe,
Mixing together puzzles and room building, Sweet Dreams Alex is a rather wholesome idea for a game about keeping away nightmares and it's out now with Native Linux support.

Mudborne is an upcoming laid-back nature sim about breeding & collecting Frogs

By Liam Dawe,
You've seen APICO where you collect and breed Bees but what about Frogs? Well that's exactly what Mudborne from the same developer will have.

DAVE THE DIVER gets a big free content update

By Liam Dawe,
DAVE THE DIVER is probably one of the best games I've played this year, and certainly made some travelling more fun recently with my Steam Deck. A new update is out now adding in a whole bunch of extra content.

Relaxing poolside sim Placid Plastic Duck Simulator gets new DLC

By Pengling,
The latest DLC for Placid Plastic Duck Simulator, "So Many Ducks", made a splash on October 5th, adding 27 new collectible ducks to the breakout hit rubber-duck sim.

Terra Nil gets better performance and Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Terra Nil, a building game about restoring nature just got upgraded with better performance they've now officially released their Native Linux and macOS versions too.

Minecraft Live returns October 15, you're voting for the Penguin right?

By Liam Dawe,
Linux gamers, it's your time to shine. Minecraft Live is coming up again on October 15th where Mojang will do another vote on what mob to add next so obviously you're going to vote for the Penguin right?

Farming sim with dinosaurs 'Paleo Pines' is out now - Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
Farming and dinosaurs, that's certainly an odd combination but Paleo Pines looks cute as heck and seems to be another nice title to add to your casual gaming collection. A sweet family-friendly game.

Tiny Atolls is a comfy and relaxing minimalist city-builder

By Liam Dawe,
Tiny Atolls is a new release from developer MONKE, this is actually the same developer as BRUTE FORCE under a different name who made the dynamic physics platformer Crumble.

Creature-collecting life-sim Moonstone Island is out now

By Liam Dawe,
With a curious blend of deck-building, creature-collecting and a little sprinkle of a life-sim, Moonstone Island is a colourful and very inviting game to add to your collection.

Here's some details on the upcoming Stardew Valley 1.6 update

By Liam Dawe,
Stardew Valley is still not completely done, with a 1.6 update on the way and now the developer has revealed some of what to expect from it.
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