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Oh goodie, more sales of awesome Linux games for you and another free game for you to be able to claim.

The Humble Store Winter Sale is officially live and it will run until January 24th. For the next ~48 hours you can grab a free copy of 'A Story About My Uncle' here.

Keys for the free game need to be redeemed by January 17th, 2019 so if you do grab it don't hang around and redeem it as soon as you can.

Here's a few top Linux gaming deals currently on offer, games I particularly enjoyed:

There's plenty of other deals on, some especially nice deals for those of you making good use of Steam Play. I'm especially happy about the free game, since I didn't own it so that's a big win for me.

See all their Linux games on sale with this handy link. See all games regardless of platform on sale here.

As always, you can check our dedicated Sales Page for all this and more any day.

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CFWhitman 10 January 2019 at 11:06 pm UTC
I thought it was interesting that Shadow of the Tomb Raider is already shown with a Linux compatibility icon. I'm guessing that this doesn't mean the port is actually available yet, just that they know it will be.
dpanter 10 January 2019 at 11:22 pm UTC
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CFWhitmanI thought it was interesting that Shadow of the Tomb Raider is already shown with a Linux compatibility icon. I'm guessing that this doesn't mean the port is actually available yet, just that they know it will be.
I think that speaks to how fantastic Feral are. No fake news bullshit there.
Cestus 10 January 2019 at 11:54 pm UTC
thanks for the tip!
Dunc 11 January 2019 at 2:59 am UTC
trawzAlready played A Story About My Uncle, it's a really fun but short game. Has very nice platforming and some beautiful visuals, recommended!
Yep. It's always annoying when one of these giveaways turns out to be something you already have, but it's definitely worth picking up.
stretch611 11 January 2019 at 3:04 am UTC
stretch611As much as I like a good sale.... Isn't this a bit overkill?

The Steam Sale just ended a week ago, so did GOG's Winter Sale, AND Humble... What's left to buy that wasn't on sale a week ago? Also, who has money in the budget left for more?
Well, the free game is free so *shrugs*

The thing is, everyone is different. This one is after the festive period and possibly after people got paid again, the timing here might suit a lot of people more than the dates on other sales.

As always, what's bad for one is good for another. For some people, the addition of helping a charity in a small way is also a factor, you can argue they could donate directly (valid point) but it's an additional thing on top of getting something you want.

On top of that again, for Humble Monthly subs they get additional money off and so on.

I'm not really complaining. After all, a sale is still a sale.

And yes, the free game is news and is important.
But, it is true that pretty much everything here was on sale a week ago... And even though those holiday sales were not announced in advance (although the steam sale always seems to leak online) people expected them and budgeted for them. If people had spare money to spend, likely it was done in the previous sale.
cRaZy-bisCuiT 11 January 2019 at 7:31 am UTC
Well, guys, I decided not to buy too many games in the last sale and for some I decided to buy them later. Maybe I'll get another 1-2 games. Maybe some others did the same thing...
Grabby 11 January 2019 at 9:31 am UTC
A Story About My Uncle is a nice little game. Getting it for free is definitely a steal.
jens 11 January 2019 at 9:53 am UTC
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BrisseGot 165 hours according to Steam. Completed the game three times (NG+3) with my main character and did quite a lot of multiplayer as well. Levelled up my character a bit too much (lv181) which I regret because it affects multiplayer matchmaking. People who make pvp characters and such tend to aim for lv120.
Wow, I'm unworthy, these are serious stats. ;) I'm at lvl 74 with some attack power (528), but it gets difficult with very fast or more than one enemy.

BrisseIf it gets too frustrating, make sure your weapon is upgraded as much as possible as it makes a huge difference. Maybe pop an ember and summon some sunbros to help out, although be aware that bosses are buffed when you call in phantoms. Manage the stamina bar and don't get greedy. Maybe try and change up your strategy, like rolling instead of blocking. Blocking costs a lot of stamina and rolling gives you a few invincibility frames so if it's timed right you don't take any damage even if it looks like you are getting hit.

Yeah, looking into co-op would be an alternative. Until now I've kept to single player with the exception of one or two invasions of others into my game.
Brisse 11 January 2019 at 12:21 pm UTC
jensI'm at lvl 74 with some attack power (528), but it gets difficult with very fast or more than one enemy.

Sounds about right for Irithyll. In your defence I'll say that the difficulty of the game is pretty much at it's peak in this area so if you can get through this then you will have no problems completing the game.
Brisse 11 January 2019 at 9:10 pm UTC
Facing Pontiff Sulyvahn at level 1 as we speak
Pretty insane when even the common mobs in Irithyll kills me in one hit
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