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Mind-melting portal-platformer Ingression out with Linux / Steam Deck support

By Liam Dawe,
Ingression is a an unforgiving & mind-bending precision platformer where you'll think and platform with seamless portal travel that will make your head spin.

Braid, Anniversary Edition updated to improve Steam Deck OLED support

By Liam Dawe,
Braid, Anniversary Edition (which released recently) got updated that should make it feel better specifically on the Steam Deck OLED model, and the frame limiter.

Surge Engine, the open source Sonic-like game engine (and game) gets upgraded

By Liam Dawe,
Surge Engine is a 2D retro game engine with an included Sonic-like game (Surge the Rabbit) for anyone who wants to make their own platformers like classic Sonic. The developers just released a big new version.

Ultimate Chicken Horse gets its biggest sale yet with a new content update

By Liam Dawe,
Ultimate Chicken Horse is easily one of the funniest and stupidest party-platformers I've ever played, and it just had a free content update with a big discount.

Nerobi is a new gorgeous looking platforming adventure

By Liam Dawe,
Hitting Early Access today is Nerobi, a gorgeous looking platforming adventure that blends in what the developer says are "several elements typical of a graphic adventure".

Dark fantasy 2D platformer Saviorless is out now with a real unique style

By Liam Dawe,
In Saviorless, you'll explore treacherous landscapes, fight nightmarish monsters, unravel a mysterious narrative and experience dynamic gameplay as three unique characters all while bathed in an atmospheric soundtrack.

SCHiM is a unique platformer about jumping between shadows

By Liam Dawe,
Sometimes I come across a game feel like I just need to play it, and the latest is SCHiM, a puzzle game with a really fun visual look and setting where you jump between shadows.

Clever light-manipulating puzzler Closure from 2012 gets upgraded for modern PCs

By Liam Dawe,
Eyebrow Interactive have given a fresh coat of paint to their 2012 game Closure, thanks to bringing in game porter Ethan Lee to get some technical issues sorted out.

Nanuka: Secret of the Shattering Moon is a colourful cinematic 2D puzzle platformer

By Liam Dawe,
OutOfTheBit Ltd are doing it again. After the wonderful Full Void last year, they've announced Nanuka: Secret of the Shattering Moon, another great looking cinematic platformer.

Cute gravity-bending platformer ROTA is now free and open source

By Liam Dawe,
Always nice to see more developers open up their games. ROTA released back in 2022 is now not only free, but it's also been made open source by the dev.

Screenbound is a platformer where you play in 2D and 3D together

By Liam Dawe,
An upcoming game from Crescent Moon Games and Those Dang Games is Screenbound, and it really does look interesting for blending together 2D and 3D gameplay.

Hilarious physics-platformer Mosa Lina has a Director's Cut update - dev passed the torch

By Liam Dawe,
Mosa Lina is one of my little favourites from last year, a physics-platformer gem that's just completely ridiculous. The original developer has given it a Director's Cut update and has passed the torch to another to continue it on.

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.

Dead Cells will be finished with the upcoming Update 35

By Liam Dawe,
Motion Twin have announced that the upcoming Update 35 for Dead Cells will be the end, so it will be actually finished and complete with no more content updates.

Atmospheric narrative adventure A Void Hope launches February 29th

By Liam Dawe,
From the team that gave us Alwa's Awakening and Alwa's Legacy, Elden Pixels have announced the release date for their latest gorgeous looking adventure platformer with A Void Hope launching February 29th.

Sonic x Shadow Generations announced with a Sonic Generations remaster

By Liam Dawe,
Gotta go fast! Sonic x Shadow Generations was just announced by SEGA that is technically two games, so here's all you need to know for the upcoming PC release.

Celeste gets a 3D makeover in Celeste 64 for the sixth anniversary

By Liam Dawe,
Celeste is easily one of the most popular indie platformers ever made, and it's still going strong six years later. To celebrate, the developers put up a 3D version with Celeste 64: Fragments of the Mountain.

Never Grave from the Palworld developer looks a lot like Hollow Knight

By Liam Dawe,
Pocketpair formed another studio called Frontside 180 that are working on Never Grave: The Witch and The Curse, which looks a whole lot like Hollow Knight.

Challenging platformer VVVVVV gets a big upgrade and now Steam Deck Verified

By Liam Dawe,
VVVVVV is an indie classic from Terry Cavanagh that just got a nice juicy upgrade with version 2.4 now officially released that brings with it a Steam Deck Verified status.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 reimplementation gets a new release with Flatpak support

By Liam Dawe,
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a much loved classic that continues to live on thanks to the Jazz² Resurrection project, with a new release that went live recently bringing Flatpak support.
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