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Take on procedurally-generated bosses in Whisker Squadron from the dev of Race The Sun

By Liam Dawe,
Race The Sun was a wonderful little game released back in 2013 and now Flippfly LLC are back with a new more combat-focused game called Whisker Squadron that might scratch your Star Fox itch.

Irena Genesis Metal Fury is an upcoming shoot 'em up for the Sega Mega Drive

By Liam Dawe,
Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis)? That's not a piece of Linux gaming hardware last I checked? No but Irena Genesis Metal Fury is a new game coming for the retro console and will provide the rom file for your favourite emulators.

Glitchangels is a fantastic glitchy retro-arcade shooter out now

By Liam Dawe,
Love twin-stick shooters? Need a fresh modern take on retro classics with plenty of upgrades? Glitchangels is pretty much all you need and it's fantastic.

Roguelike shoot 'em up Good Robot is now open source

By Liam Dawe,
Fast-paced roguelike shoot-em-up Good Robot released in 2016 from Pyrodactyl has now had the code opened up under the MIT license.

Fast-paced low-poly 3D rail shooter Ex-Zodiac looks awesome - demo up now

By Liam Dawe,
Do a barrel roll! If you remember that classic, you will probably want to take a look at Ex-Zodiac which is now crowdfunding on Kickstarter with a demo up.

Battle through a hostile alien planet in a massive mech, BE-A Walker is out now

By Liam Dawe,
BE-A Walker from Tequilabyte Studio puts you in the pilot seat of a massive mechanized walker, as you battle through a hostile alien world. Out now with Linux support.

Dezatopia, a unique feeling multi-directional shoot 'em up is out now - it's awesome

By Liam Dawe,
Developer HEY and Japanese publisher Hanaji Games have released Dezatopia, an imaginative and unique feeling multi-directional shoot 'em up with Linux support.

Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo arcade shooter released

By Liam Dawe,
Super Mega Space Blaster Special Turbo is a long name and this is supposed to be the expanded edition of the 2019 release, giving additional arcade-style shoot 'em up action.

Wave-based shoot 'em up PuPaiPo Space Deluxe released with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
BolHut (You Died but a Necromancer revived you) just released their latest game, a wave-based shoot 'em up PuPaiPo Space Deluxe.

Sky Racket is a brilliant and colourful mix of a shoot 'em up and a block breaker, out now

By Liam Dawe,
Sky Racket combines two styles of gameplay in such a fantastic way, with beautiful bright colours and feel like a classic Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) game. It's out today and it's a huge amount of fun.

The very unique block breaking shoot 'em up Sky Racket has a release date

By Liam Dawe,
Releasing on October 22nd, Sky Racket is a shoot 'em up that's also a bit like Arkanoid/Breakout. A strange mix but it works well!

Physics-based space shoot 'em up Hyper Ultra Astronautics allows up to 16 players for total madness

By Liam Dawe,
FRACTiLE Games just released Hyper Ultra Astronautics, a physics-based local multiplayer space shoot 'em with Linux support. It also includes an open source app to turn your phone into a stylish gamepad.

NARWHAR Project Hornwhale, a really wacky shoot 'em up that reminds me of the Amiga days

By Liam Dawe,
The developer of NARWHAR Project Hornwhale emailed in recently about their new arcade style shoot 'em up being released with Linux support. It's a bit wild.

Colourful retro arcade inspired shoot 'em up Laservasion is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Red Phoenix Studios recently released Laservasion, a retro inspired arcade styled shoot 'em up with Linux support. It's pretty darn colourful once you get into it.

Laservasion looks like a nice twist on Asteroids with great music and colourful visuals

By Liam Dawe,
Laservasion is the next game from Red Phoenix Studios (prev. Poly Towns, A New World: Kingdoms), a shoot 'em up that resembles the classic Asteroids only it seems to get a lot more intense.

Waves 2: Notorious, an absolutely mad twin-stick shooter arrives on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
As a follow-up to 2011's Waves, Waves 2: Notorious has arrived on Linux as part of the 0.73 Early Access update on Steam.

The excellent shoot 'em up "Risk System" updated, now with better Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Risk System doesn't seem to have gained much attention, a shame really since as far as shoot 'em ups go it's fantastic and at least tries to be a little different.

Monolith, the top-down shoot 'em up with random levels is now available on GOG, it's a bit good

By Liam Dawe,
Okay, I might be pushing the "New Release" tag a bit far but Monolith is newly released on GOG today and it's a good one.

Risk System is an absolutely awesome shoot 'em up that's worth some time

By Liam Dawe,
Some thoughts on Risk System, a high-speed shoot 'em up that requires you to fly real close to enemy fire.

Risk System looks like a shoot 'em up not to be missed, out with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
I will admit, I almost missed Risk System thinking it's just another retro-looking shoot 'em up but upon closer inspection it actually looks and sounds pretty damn good.
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