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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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edmondo 26 June 2019 at 4:02 pm UTC
PatolaAs of me, I highly recommend the deep space trade sim X4: Foundations (and just ignore the bad ratings, these crybabies are all wrong).

Here we go, I already waited too long. X4: Foundations added to my library.

Last edited by edmondo on 26 June 2019 at 4:03 pm UTC
Arten 26 June 2019 at 8:40 pm UTC
Shadow warior 2 has new home in my library. SW1 has linux build, but 2 only with proton...
ziabice 26 June 2019 at 9:19 pm UTC
Just bought Dead Cells: it's so good it hurts!
PieOrCake 27 June 2019 at 8:51 am UTC
Arg! My wallet hurts! There goes my house deposit...
tonyrh 27 June 2019 at 6:55 pm UTC
Just picked up:

- The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
- Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
- Crypt of the NecroDancer

all three for less than €13
Comandante Ñoñardo 28 June 2019 at 6:25 pm UTC
I know that buying a Windows game via the Linux Steam client and playing it via PROTON counts as a Linux purchase.
But what about gifts?
What if I buy a windows game as a gift using the Linux steam client? Will it count as a Linux sale too?
Salvatos 28 June 2019 at 7:44 pm UTC
I think if the recipient plays it on Windows within the first two weeks it will count as a Windows sale. I hope that the reverse is true for Linux users receiving gifts from Windows users.
WJMazepas 30 June 2019 at 5:51 pm UTC
Comandante ÑoñardoI know that buying a Windows game via the Linux Steam client and playing it via PROTON counts as a Linux purchase.
But what about gifts?
What if I buy a windows game as a gift using the Linux steam client? Will it count as a Linux sale too?

The way Steam works is that the sale counts on what machine you first play the game IIRC. So if i buy my games on Windows, but play then on linux, in less than 2 weeks after my purchase, it will count as a linux purchase.

So it depends on the OS your friend will play and if he will play the game in 2 weeks. If he took longer than that then probably it will count as a Linux sale
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