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Move over Sonic, Surge has arrived with Open Surge - a game engine and retro platformer

By Liam Dawe,
I grew up playing the early Sonic games so Open Surge really speaks to me. A retro Sonic-inspired platformer (that's actually quite polished already) and a game engine for others to create with it.

When Kickstarter goes wrong for indie games: Drift Stage

By Liam Dawe,
A lot of the time Kickstarter (and other crowdfunding) for indie games goes well, in fact the vast majority of the time all is fine. Sometimes though, everything breaks down as is the case with Drift Stage.

Up for a retro adventure? The Space Quest II remake is now available on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Space Quest II from Sierra On-Line, originally released back in 1987 not long before I was born, has been revived by Infamous Adventures.

Fates of Ort, a fantasy RPG focused on strategic action releases March with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
A retro inspired fantasy RPG with a focus on strategic action? With a story? Fates of Ort looks and sounds like it's going to be very interesting to play.

Exhumed/PowerSlave can now be played easily with a cross-platform game engine

By Liam Dawe,
Exhumed, also known as PowerSlave, a retro shooter from the 90s has been revived with the power of open source.

Open Fodder, the open source game engine for Cannon Fodder has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
Now this is some classic gaming. Cannon Fodder is a game I remember playing on the Amiga and it's being kept alive with a cross-platform open source game engine called Open Fodder.

GB Studio, a free and open source retro adventure game creator

By Liam Dawe,
Want to create your own seriously retro games? The free and open source GB Studio can certainly help you to do that.

Thanks to Proton, you can have 'A Date in the Park' in this intriguing free short adventure; some thoughts

By Sunburst,
A Date in the Park is a lightweight point and click adventure that will take you approximately one hour to solve. It was actually released more than five years ago, but thanks to Proton 4.11, it is now possible to enjoy it on Linux -almost- without any problems.

More classics like Time Gate: Knight's Chase and The Legacy: Realm of Terror arrive on GOG

By Liam Dawe,
Thanks to the awesome power of DOSBox, even more classics are now available on GOG with Linux bundled builds available for your holiday retro gaming needs.

Basketball Classics looks like a great 5 on 5 retro sports game now available

By Liam Dawe,
Developed Namo Gamo recently released their retro-inspired sports game Basketball Classics, what they say "bridges the gap between retro and today’s simulation games".

Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown are out, completing the series

By Liam Dawe,
Starting off with a successful crowdfunding campaign back in 2013 has grown into a massive multi-part 8-bit inspired world with Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove now finally finished.

Kharon's Crypt - Even Death May Die heads to Early Access with a new trailer

By Liam Dawe,
Kharon's Crypt - Even Death May Die, a nonlinear dungeon crawler inspired by old Nintendo Game Boy Color games and Zelda is getting closer to an Early Access release and they have a sweet new trailer.

Love the classics? The Atari Vault has added 50 more retro titles with a new DLC

By Liam Dawe,
Sometimes you just can't beat the classics, if you feel like that and love the old Atari games this is for you.

Mainframe Defenders, retrofuturistic squad-based strategy now has a Linux demo

By Liam Dawe,
Mainframe Defenders from Old Byte Apps is an in-development retro take on a squad-based strategy roguelike. They just announced today that they've now added a Linux demo.

Metroidvania-styled retro adventure game Cathedral is out with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Decemberborn Interactive recently released Cathedral, a homage to classic 8-bit and 16-bit classics with a large hand-crafted connected world to explore.
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