Another week has flown by and it’s been a pretty good one, here’s a roundup of some odds and ends that we didn’t fit in this week plus a quick look over some good deals.
First up, the open source racing game ‘Yorg’ has a release candidate available for testing, which includes a new track, improved multiplayer, a new camera, an improved driving model and more.
Developer Leslaw Sliwko is working on a revamp of the original Age of Fear named “Age of Fear: The Undead King GOLD”. With the original being around 7 years old, it’s a good time to modernise it a bit. Find out more on the Steam page, no release date set yet.
GOG recently released ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery) with a Linux version, this rather successful roguelike is pretty engrossing and well worth a look if you mainly stick to GOG for your gaming needs.
The recent Prison Architect alpha update that brings in multiplayer is now on Linux. Initially when released back in early September it was only for Windows. You can grab it from Humble Store, GOG (I’ve personally checked, GOG have the multiplayer build for Linux) and Steam.
As for some fun Linux games on sale:
- Humble Monthly has HITMAN, Hollow Knight and 7 Days to Die as early unlocks—amazing deal.
- The Humble Overwhelmingly Positive Bundle 2 has 9 days left with some great Linux titles too.
- Total War: WARHAMMER is 75% off on Steam which is another great deal.
- Shadow of Mordor is 50% off on the Feral Store, a good chance to support Feral’s continued Linux ports directly.
- GOG also have a bunch of Linux games on sale, as well as some bundles for their 10 year celebration, which ends later tonight so act fast if you were planning to get some.
Parkitect, the theme park building game that’s currently in Early Access released Beta 11, which includes a brand new buildable ride, new statues, a new operating profit scenario goal, guests can now take photos and more. It can be found on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.
Knights of Tartarus, a rather retro looking 2D RPG that’s currently in Early Access recently added Linux support. It doesn’t have many reviews, but early thoughts from users seems positive enough. Have a look on Steam.
Varion, a local multiplayer arcade-action game is now aiming to release on November 8th with Linux support. The gameplay seems pretty amusing, with you bouncing shots off the walls of enclosed arenas to take down your opponents. From the trailer, it looks like it could get pretty manic! Find out more on their Steam page.
Jupiter Hell, the modern sci-fi roguelike from the creator of DRL (D**m, the Roguelike) that was crowdfunded on Kickstarter has released a Beta, which has Linux support! The developer has provided me with an early key, so once it hits Early Access we should have some thoughts up. They also now have a Steam page live.
Also, on the Crate and Crowbar podcast the developer of Gunpoint and Heat Signature comments on Steam Play’s Proton system. This link should take you to the exact point. The laughs the “no tux no bux” comment got says it all, I’ve never particularly liked that saying and I’ve said numerous times before how it means nothing to developers—I think they proved my point. That aside, they sound pretty positive about it.
Additionally, I had a quick chat on the Destination Linux podcast on Friday night (episode release later this week). They asked me to come back each month, so that's going to be fun.
Finally: What have you been playing this week? Tell us what you think about it! I’ve been playing a lot (understatement) of Rocket League, to the point that I even had a dream about it…
See you all tomorrow for another week of awesome Linux gaming news, plenty still to cover.