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Steam Summer Sale 2019 is live, here’s what to look out for Linux fans

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Another year, another massive sale is now live on Steam. Let’s take a look at what Valve are doing this year and what you should be looking out for.

This time around, Valve aren’t doing any special trading cards. They’re trying something a little different! You will be entering the "Steam Grand Prix" by joining a team (go team Hare!), earning points for rewards and having a shot at winning some free games in the process. Sounds like a good bit of fun, the specific-game challenges are a nice touch.

As for what to pick up? That’s very subjective but I’ve decided to break it down into some lists for you this year to do it a little differently. All games will be ordered from highest to lowest discount at time of writing.

Indie Games - Some fun titles with Linux support from smaller developers, those who likely need that bit of extra support.


Bigger Games - Big and beautiful, featuring Linux support.


Steam Play - Games worth checking out, that work well.


Obviously there's a ton more, far more than I could ever recommend personally, those are just some games I consider to be worthy of some attention.

The sale ends on July 9th. Plenty of time, as expected the Steam store completely died when the sale went live and is still up and down even now, so picking titles has been difficult. I may add more suggestions later.

Do come back and let us know what awesome deal you pick up!

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Phlebiac 26 June 2019 at 1:28 am UTC
For anyone who doesn't already know it, SteamDB has some very nice filtering options:
Salvatos 26 June 2019 at 2:28 am UTC
SalvatosInteresting event, although I don't have any games currently tied to its achievements. Very interesting prizes too. The way it's designed, though, it looks like everyone should just join the same team (i.e. corgi) to ensure they are eligible for the free games.
Wrong. Only X players from the top 3 teams will win prizes. Meaning that you want to be one the smallest winning team. Corgi is probably the biggest now, not the best choice.
Well, so far it seems impossible to gauge which teams will be #2 and #3, so it's a risky call to make since you can't change your team. Since lower positions also have fewer random winners AND fewer prizes per winner in the case of the final draws, the best position depends on the actual number of entrants per team, and it might not be worth risking being completely excluded from the draws. Perhaps a safe position will have emerged by the end of the first period tomorrow, but every other team has been uncharacteristically close ever since I started looking at the race.
ageres 26 June 2019 at 2:31 am UTC
Go team Penguin!
ElectricPrism 26 June 2019 at 2:54 am UTC
Steam Sale?

Last edited by ElectricPrism at 26 June 2019 at 2:58 am UTC
RFSharpe 26 June 2019 at 3:11 am UTC
QuoteYou will be entering the "Steam Grand Prix" by joining a team (go team Hare!)

Go Team Hare!

aka: Liam's Team!
aka: The Gaming On Linux Team!

Erzfeind 26 June 2019 at 6:39 am UTC
I kind of got all the games already ...
chancho_zombie 26 June 2019 at 6:56 am UTC
I joined team tortoise because they are always bullying it for being slow. It's time to square this up.
bird_or_cage 26 June 2019 at 7:57 am UTC
Finally bought Hollow Knight and also Vanquish (Steam Play, whitelist candidate)
Dedale 26 June 2019 at 2:39 pm UTC
Tss tss. I must set my finances straight but i bought Helium Rain Anyway.
Hori 26 June 2019 at 2:52 pm UTC
finaldestGRRR. I feel I was denied critical, Neeeeeeeed to know, Information.

I have dropped £60 this week on Games/DLC and now a steam sale appears.

Guess I have no option but to check out the wishlist which has 100 games on it.

Gaben, Why do you always do this to me.
You can refund them and buy them again.
As far as I know Valve considers buying games right before a sale as a valid refund reason.

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