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Voxel Doom II gets updated with Parallax Textures

By Liam Dawe,
Continuing the day of DOOM announcements following the release of SIGIL II, we also have a big update to Voxel Doom II.

SIGIL II from John Romero out now for classic DOOM

By Liam Dawe,
To go along with the 30th anniversary of DOOM, John Romero has released SIGIL II, a second megawad to blast through with 9 new levels.

DOS_deck brings DOS games to your browser with a Steam Deck interface

By Liam Dawe,
This is a fun idea for classic games. DOS_deck is a website where you can go and play some classic DOS games right in the browser with an interface much like the Steam Deck / Steam Big Picture Mode.

Powers in the Basement is a free, short comedy point and click adventure

By Liam Dawe,
Free game Thursday? Check out Powers in the Basement, a point and click adventure that won't take you forever to get through, with plenty of comedy inspired by the 80s / 90s with a specific sweet spot for LucasArts classics.

Check out Doom Infinite, a Doom-based FPS roguelike mod for GZDoom

By Liam Dawe,
Tired of GZDoom mods for DOOM II just adding some maps or some gore? Be sure to take a look at Doom Infinite, which turns it into a FPS roguelike.

Dominatrix is a fresh updated port of Ritual Entertainment's SiN

By Liam Dawe,
Remember SiN? The classic shooter from Ritual Entertainment released in 1998? Well there's a new updated port of it for modern systems.

Bzzzt is a gorgeous looking jump-dash-run retro platformer out now

By Liam Dawe,
Inspired by the 80s tech revolution, this beautiful pixel-art precision platformer transports you back in time with a brand new adventure, paying homage to the popular and much loved gaming designs of the past and it's out now with Native Linux support.

KeeperFX open-source remake and expansion of Dungeon Keeper 1.0 out now

By Liam Dawe,
While it (sadly) doesn't yet have proper Native Linux support, it's still great to see more open source remakes like this and Dungeon Keeper is a true classic. KeeperFX has hit the big 1.0!

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 35: The New Stories

By Hamish,
Just like with the original Quake, it did not take long for established publishers to seek out new and aspiring game development talent to create third party expansion content for Quake II. The first out the gate was Juggernaut: The New Story For Quake II released by HeadGames Publishing in early 1998, soon to be followed by a number of other packs including Zaero developed by Team Evolve.

WRATH: Aeon of Ruin finally has a release date for February 2024

By Liam Dawe,
After being in Early Access since 2019 and multiple launch windows missed, the Quake engine powered retro shooter WRATH: Aeon of Ruin finally has an actual real release date. No, I can't quite believe it either.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 34: Abusing the System

By Hamish,
Having already played the Abuse Linux shareware, the next step seemed to be getting my hands on the registered version. Abuse was later picked up to be published by Origin Systems and Electronic Arts in 1996. Clearly not everything was an improvement, but it was this release that would have its source code opened up in 1997, allowing for the creation of source ports.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer Part 33: I Hate Mondays

By Hamish,
After I installed the Flash Player plugin my first thoughts were of Garfield.com, an award winning website which, while a bear to navigate back in the day, was home to a wide array of Flash based games and amusements based around the titular comic cat created by Jim Davis. Caches of the old Garfield.com content can still be found hosted on the Internet Archive.

Mortisomem is a horror-adventure based in early 20th century Brazil

By Liam Dawe,
Love retro styled horror adventure games? Mortisomem looks like it could be interesting, and another that's going with the old PlayStation 1 graphics style. Mortisomem is set in early 20th century Brazil and seems quite spooky.

Mini monster-catching MMO 'Familiars.io' heads to Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Familiars.io is a very retro-styled mini-MMO about catching monsters and battling, and it's now heading to Steam.

Retro shooter DUSK is getting a full free HD revamp

By Liam Dawe,
Coming around the 5 year anniversary, DUSK HD is going to be a big full visual remaster of the very popular shooter so here's what they've said about it.

Swords of Freeport is a text-mode social RPG like retro MUDs and BBS door games

By Liam Dawe,
Now this is certainly retro that slightly older readers might be interested in. Swords of Freeport is a new text-mode social RPG heavily inspired by the style of Bulletin Board System door games from back in the '90s.

The explosive Ion Fury: Aftershock expansion is now available

By Liam Dawe,
Voidpoint and 3D Realms have now released the explosive Ion Fury: Aftershock expansion, giving you more of the good stuff from the original game to blast through as Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison.

PS1 inspired survival-horror Fear the Spotlight is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Fear the Spotlight from developer Cozy Game Pals is out now, inspired by the style of classic PlayStation games.

Heroes of Might and Magic II game engine fheroes2 v1.0.8 out now

By fheroes2,
A fresh 1.0.8 version of the Heroes of Might and Magic 2 game engine has been released recently and here're some tips about what's new in the fheroes2 project.

Murtop is a retro fusion of Dig Dug meets Bomberman

By Liam Dawe,
Dig Dug meets Bomberman? Yes that exists. Meet Murtop, a fast-paced arcade game packed with action, as if it was taken out directly from the 80s made with Godot Engine.
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