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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.

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.

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.

Diablo game engine devilutionX fixes up multiplayer in v1.5.2

By Liam Dawe,
The modern cross-platform Diablo game engine devilutionX has a new release available, and although small it does have some important fixes.

Super Pocket Taito Edition Review - Licensed Linux Retro-gaming on a Budget

By Pengling,
Blaze Entertainment's latest Evercade-compatible device makes for an excellent entry to licensed emulation on Linux.

Game Boy homebrew scene alive and well thanks to the open source GB Studio

By Liam Dawe,
GB Studio is a free and open source cross-platform game engine, that allows you to make fully-features games for the classic Nintendo Game Boy.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 38: The Stagnant Demesne

By Hamish,
When I first got the original Linux port of Doom working it was done to satisfy my curiosity. This being Doom though I soon found myself drawn in, but there were some oddities I encountered. This also made me inclined to try playing all of Heretic and HeXen, a feat I had never managed up to that point. Would I encounter any more issues with these early source ports?

AdventureQuest 8-Bit: Dungeons & DoomKnights an actual NES game now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
AdventureQuest 8-Bit: Dungeons & DoomKnights is a really properly retro adventure, funded on Kickstarter for the NES back in 2019 it now has a fancy PC release too.

Multiple shoot 'em ups from Taito like G-Darius HD got fixed up for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Taito and M2 have been bringing some updated shoot 'em up classics to Steam with lots of enhancements, and players seem to love them. Now titles like G-Darius HD should work great on the Steam Deck.

Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol. 3 announced

By Liam Dawe,
Even more classics are getting a new life on PC with the Toaplan Arcade Shoot 'Em Up Collection Vol. 3 announced for release on February 1st along with Linux and Steam Deck support just like the previous collections.

The Caribbean Sail adds Steamboat Willie as a playable character

By Liam Dawe,
With Steamboat Willie now being in the public domain, no doubt we're about to see a lot more of it. One of the first is Victorian Clambake's game The Caribbean Sail which added Steamboat Willie as a playable character.

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.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall remake Daggerfall Unity 1.0 out now

By Liam Dawe,
Another really impressive project that just got a big final release is The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall game engine remake Daggerfall Unity which has hit the 1.0 meaning it's now complete!

ScummVM 2.8.0 released with new game support and plenty of upgrades

By Liam Dawe,
Just before the end of 2023 the ScummVM team released ScummVM 2.8.0 bringing with it support for running various new games along with improvements to other already supported classics.

Heroes of Might and Magic II game engine fheroes2 v1.0.11 released

By fheroes2,
The team is pleased to present the new version of the fheroes2 engine - 1.0.11 after a month of hard work. As in any other release, we made many changes and are happy to share the news with you.

Vibrant fantasy retro magical FPS 'Wizordum' is a joy to blast through

By Liam Dawe,
Wizordum is a new retro FPS that puts you in the role of a Mage on a quest to track down the source of Chaos. If you adored early first-person shooters, you're going to really enjoy this one.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 37: Dashing Through the Snow

By Hamish,
A common refrain has always been that if developers would just provide access to their source code, then the Linux community would be happy to step in and do the heavy lifting for them; and when Slingshot Game Technology decided to call our bluff and released Soul Ride under the GNU General Public License in 2003, the Linux community did indeed rise to the challenge.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 36: Entertainment for X Windows

By Hamish,
While still being the most elaborate, 100 Great Linux Games was far from the only shovelware set of games released for Linux, with several UNIX CD-ROM vendors also seeking a piece of the action for themselves.

DUSK HD + SDK & Steam Workshop out now - needs Proton on Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
David Szymanski + New Blood Interactive have released DUSK HD as a free DLC for the retro FPS, but you'll need Proton to play it on Linux Desktop and Steam Deck.

Eviternity II is a massive 36-map megawad for DOOM II

By Liam Dawe,
Not enough DOOM in your life? How about trying out the massive release of Eviternity II, a full 36-map megawad sequel to Eviternity.
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