Hyper Gunsport released on Steam and itch.io with Native Linux support back in December 2022, and now the developer has sort-of rescued the original Stadia exclusive Gunsport with it.
In the mood for a simpler action game to play with friends in local or online multiplayer? MageQuit isn't a new game, but I did miss that it added full Native Linux and Steam Deck support.
While their foray into interactive storybooks did fail to impress, it did help remind me of BlackHoleSun Software, one of the earliest Indie developers to create games with Linux in mind. Their most famous game Bunnies was released as shareware in 2001, providing a demo version you could later update through use of a retail key. Thankfully, the story does not have to end there.
Love the style of this one, Toy Tanks is a physics-based tank battler with a campaign mode and player versus player combat.
Wave Break, originally a timed-exclusive for Stadia that released on Steam in June 2021 just had a big upgrade, which also included a new Native Linux version.
Duck Game, an action platformer from Landon Podbielski and Adult Swim Games has been updated to enable it to work properly with the current version of Proton 7 and gets it working on Steam Deck.
I had honestly never heard of Super Bunny Man until a reader emailed it in but it seems quite popular, one of those games to have a proper laugh with a friend as you fail together.
Want to build up a bigger collection of games to play with friends or a partner? Check out the Friendship Games Week that's live now on Steam.
Love local multiplayer action games? Do check out Steelbreakers, a free 2D top-down multiplayer arena fighter.
A Gummy's Life might not be as well known as say Gang Beasts but it's a great wobbly-physics party game that really is a lot of fun to play and it just got a lot bigger.
Ultimate Chicken Horse from developer Clever Endeavour Games just had another free content pack upgrade so perhaps it's time to mess with your friends again.
Out for your next local multiplayer experience? Steelbreakers takes the style of classic Zelda games and turns it into an arena-styled brawler with different maps and modes.
Inspired in parts by the likes of Puyo Puyo Tetris, Aloof is a wonderfully designed puzzle-fighter with enough differences and a wonderful atmosphere that make it worth picking up.
Up for some hilarious multiplayer fun? Dashing Dodgems is an upcoming party game all about driving around in bumper cars while trying to smash your opponents off the map.
A puzzle-battler? Think like Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and Puyo Puyo Tetris but with a new and fresh spin and that's what you're going to get with Aloof on March 25.
Remember the classic Sensible World of Soccer or the original Sensible Soccer? Classics from the 90s and Ballsy! World Cup 2020 is a wonderful take on it.
Jump across platforms to turn them your colour, use abilities to mess with your opponents and try to keep platforms your colour as they fall off the screen to score - Jumpala is a lot of fun.
Yokereba Games have teamed up with publisher Versus Evil for the release of Jumpala, a game that takes competitive platforming and turns it into a high-speed score-fight.
Enjoy your family-friendly kart-racing styled arcade games? Slide was pretty good from the demo we tried back in September, and it now has a release date.
Gang Beasts from Boneloaf is the super-silly party game that sees various gelatinous characters engage in brutal fisticuffs and it's bigger and better than ever.