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Old World from the Civilization IV designer releases on Steam along with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Old World is a new Native Linux historical strategy game from Soren Johnson, Lead Designer of Civilization IV and Offworld Trading Company and Mohawk Games.

Stellaris 3.4 'Cepheus' and Stellaris: Overlord out now

By Liam Dawe,
Paradox Interactive has released the major Stellaris: Overlord expansion, along with a free Stellaris 3.4 version update. Let's go over what's new.

Relaxing and gorgeous city-builder Dorfromantik is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Dorfromantik is a masterful blending of genres to create something you don't often see. Bringing together elements of tile matching with a city-builder, it sure is a peaceful way to game.

Kaiju Wars seems like Into the Breach but it's much more and it's out now

By Liam Dawe,
Taken at face value, you could easily think that Kaiju Wars was close to Into the Breach but after playing it, I can safely tell you it's a whole lot more than that.

Nightmare Reaper is a quality retro-themed FPS out now

By Liam Dawe,
Nightmare Reaper, a retro-inspired FPS that blends together elements of a looter-shooter and a sprinkle of RPG mechanics, recently left Early Access and it works great on Linux and Steam Deck.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 15: Square Cubed

By Hamish,
John Carmack's generosity in releasing his older source code resulted in a proliferation of free first person shooters in the 2000s, but Dutch programmer Wouter van Oortmerssen rejected this path to forge Cube based in the same "just for fun" spirit with which Linus Torvalds first began work on the Linux kernel.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 14: Return to Na Pali

By Hamish,
One of the selling points of Unreal Tournament pitched to the modding scene by Epic Games was its ability to load assets from the original Unreal into the new engine. After a few years this snowballed into a concerted community effort to make the entire Unreal single player mode playable from within its own sequel.

Steam Deck desktop mode plus other stores — Epic Games Store

By Liam Dawe,
You have your shiny new Steam Deck, which I’ve gone over in an initial look on — but what about desktop mode apps and other stores? I’ve also been testing that with the Epic Games Store.

The Steam Deck has released, here's my initial review

By Liam Dawe,
The Steam Deck has arrived and Valve were kind enough to ship GamingOnLinux a review unit — here’s my own initial thoughts after spending a couple weeks with it.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 13: Looks Almost Unreal

By Hamish,
It is rare for Linux to see support from both sides of an industry battle, but that is exactly where we were with the release of Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament. With both games aiming to package the full breadth of the online multiplayer shooter experience into a standalone title, the competition between the two was fierce.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 12: In Tremendous Pain

By Hamish,
In 1998 developer Raven Software acquired the rights to Soldier of Fortune to make a video game inspired by the mercenary magazine of the same name. The plan was the make a realistic tactical shooter, with consultant John Mullins brought in to add both his insights and likeness to the project.

OlliOlli World is ridiculously good fun and works great with Proton Experimental

By Liam Dawe,
Want to Kickflip, Heelflip and Ollie your way to becoming a master and impress the skating godz? OlliOlli World is out and it works right away on Linux with Steam Play Proton Experimental.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 11: Forgotten Heresies

By Hamish,
Almost from the very start Raven Software and id Software had a symbiotic relationship. Given the Linux friendly atmosphere at id, it is no surprise that some of that would start to rub off on Raven, culminating in Loki Software negotiating to make a port of Heretic II.

Aquamarine tries to make survival seem peaceful and it's out now

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Moebial Studios has released Aquamarine, an underwater survival game that wants you to relax and soak in the atmosphere.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 10: For I Have Sinned

By Hamish,
At heart XEvil is a basic deathmatch, but it is the anarchic elements that keep it entertaining. There is no reason XEvil has to die a death, other than its modern obscurity. Another with the talent could revive XEvil and bring all of its features back home again.

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is out, run it on Linux with one small change

By Liam Dawe,
Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem is out now as a partnership between Timelock Studio and Croteam. It can run rather well on Linux, although you do need a quick adjustment for Steam Play Proton.

Building a Retro Linux Gaming Computer - Part 9: Ancient Archaeology

By Hamish,
After the demise of Loki Software, one of their former employees found himself forced to work behind a cash register for a living. Desperate to get back to porting games, he found the email address of an artist working for the Croatian developer Croteam, creators of the game Serious Sam.

Heck Deck is a brilliant fusion of bullet-hell and a card game

By Liam Dawe,
What do you get when you cross a twin-stick bullet-hell with a card-game? Heck Deck. It's not a particularly long game but the idea is excellent.

Send help as I have discovered Bloons TD 6

By Liam Dawe,
Stepping slightly out of my comfort zone recently to try something different, I picked up a copy of Bloons TD 6 and I think I now may need help to tear myself away from it.

Death Stranding absolutely sold me and you should play it

By Liam Dawe,
I don't actually often play the big AAA games but for Death Stranding, I finally took the plunge and thanks to Steam Play Proton running it on Linux was a fantastic experience overall.
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