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Lots of exciting updates coming to the free & open source RPG Veloren

By nwildner,
Veloren, the free and open source action-adventure role-playing voxel game made in Rust keeps evolving. Since its last public v0.15 release in July 2023, much has changed and lots of improvements were made so far.

shapez 2 demo is sticking around for another month - you need to try this

By Liam Dawe,
shapez 2 is absolutely going to be a big success when it hits Early Access later this year, and you can try out the demo for a good while longer now so the developer can ensure they get it right.

Streets of Rogue 2 is going to be massive and I'm hyped

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Matt Dabrowski recently did a fresh developer video on the upcoming Streets of Rogue 2, and it's really going to be massive.

Free and open source evolution sim Thrive gets big new gameplay features in v0.6.5

By Liam Dawe,
Thrive is a free and open source evolution sim from Revolutionary Games Studio that's currently in-development, and a new release has rolled out with v0.6.5 bringing some gameplay additions.

Stardew Valley v1.6 confirmed to release in March, hits over 30 million sales

By Liam Dawe,
The next big free upgrade for Stardew Valley now has a release date in March and there's plenty to look forward to. Stardew Valley also just celebrated its 8th anniversary.

Windowkill is a clever multi-window twin-stick shooter that moves around your screen

By Liam Dawe,
This might be one of the most unique games I've ever played. Windowkill from torcado just released on Steam with Native Linux support and its use of multiple moving windows really changes the bullet-hell genre.

Stealthy platformer Kiyo in need of Linux testers

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Pixel Rats emailed in about their stealthy platformer that now has a Playtest available on Steam, and they're requesting backup from Linux players to see how it runs across different systems.

Upcoming GZDoom shooter Selaco will have Steam Workshop support

By Liam Dawe,
Selaco looks absolutely incredible, a first-person shooter built on GZDoom that I've covered a few times because the demos were so much fun. And at the Early Access release in May, it's going to have Steam Workshop support.

The Force Engine for classic Star Wars: Dark Forces now on Flathub

By Liam Dawe,
Want an easy way to get The Force Engine on Linux to play Star Wars: Dark Forces (and eventually Outlaws too)? Well, now it's available on Flathub.

Move over Diablo 4 and Path of Exile as Last Epoch 1.0 is here

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for your next action RPG? Diablo and Path of Exile fans may want to take a look at Last Epoch, which has finally left Early Access with the 1.0 update and there's plenty to love about it.

World of Goo 2 launches in May on the Epic Store - but Linux support from their website

By Liam Dawe,
World of Goo 2 was quite a surprise reveal late last year and now it actually has a released date, although it won't be on Steam.

Enjoyed Unpacking? Check out Furnish Master to design apartments, houses & more

By Liam Dawe,
If you enjoyed Unpacking and want perhaps a little something more to design the entire room and then some, Furnish Master looks like one you may want to try.

Halls of Torment the retro Diablo styled Vampire Survivors-like 'closing in on the finale'

By Liam Dawe,
Developer studio Chasing Carrots say they're "closing in on the finale" for the fantastic Halls of Torment, which blends a classic Diablo style with Vampire Survivors-like gameplay for a great mix.

Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters (open source Star Control 2) now available on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters, which is an open source version of the classic Star Control 2, has managed to get a Steam release from Pistol Shrimp Games.

Check out ChipWits, an upcoming remake of one of the first programming puzzle games

By Liam Dawe,
Originally released back in 1984, ChipWits is a programming puzzle game and it's getting a modern remake in Unity that will be released on Steam.

Hazard Pay is an upcoming dark and mysterious block-pushing puzzler

By Liam Dawe,
Want a puzzle game that's a little bit different to keep you wanting to find out more? Hazard Pay from Smitner Studio releases later this year and it sounds great.

Which Way Up: Space Olympics is anti-gravity party game chaos

By Liam Dawe,
Turtle Flip Studio plan to launch their physics-based anti-gravity party game Which Way Up: Space Olympics sometime in Q1 2025 but there's a demo up on Steam you can try with Linux support.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.3 is example of how to do retro right

By Liam Dawe,
Toaplan Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up Collection Vol.3 from Bitwave Games / Toaplan is another 4-pack of classic games, and a nice clear example of how to bring retro games the right way to modern platforms.

There's a new Godot Engine addon to simplify testing on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
For game developers using or looking at using Godot Engine, you may want to check out the Godot 4 DeployToSteamOS addon which gives you a one-click method to test your games on Steam Deck.

Metro Exodus hits 10 million sales - and there's more to come

By Liam Dawe,
4A Games announced that Metro Exodus has now crossed over 10 million sales, and the good news is they have plans for more games to come.
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