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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.

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Feist 7 October 2018 at 2:51 pm UTC
Jupiter Hell! I had forgotten about that game, wishlisting it at once.

As for what I've been playing it's been "Vigilantes" all the way. Originally, I intended to wait but then I decided to give "Pathfinder" some extra bug-fixing time, so after I finished "Tesla Effect" I dove right in.

Very nice and quite addictive, as you build up a team and fight crime in the big city. You develop your "lair" for various bonuses and homemade equipment and then go out on raids and surveilliance missions in your hunt for the "Big Bosses".


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tuubi 7 October 2018 at 3:00 pm UTC
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liamdaweThe 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.
It might not mean anything to developers, but it sure means a lot to me.

BTW, The Interwebs do not forget! ;)
I've always made jokes about the saying, i guess the winky face there wasn't clear enough ;)
There was a winky face at the end of my comment as well.
liamdawe 7 October 2018 at 3:05 pm UTC
tuubi
liamdawe
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liamdaweThe 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.
It might not mean anything to developers, but it sure means a lot to me.

BTW, The Interwebs do not forget! ;)
I've always made jokes about the saying, i guess the winky face there wasn't clear enough ;)
There was a winky face at the end of my comment as well.
You have bested me sir. I shall now commit seppuku.
Dunc 7 October 2018 at 4:09 pm UTC
Until GOG bunged me that free copy of Shadow Warrior 2, I'd found myself playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 again. I hadn't played it in ages - I think the Scandinavia DLC had just come out, and I don't think I'd seen the real licenced Mercedes trucks until now - and I'm beginning to wonder if it was before I bought my current graphics card. I was never able to run it at the highest settings before (in fact, when I loaded it up, it was on the lowest).

What with that and some of the improvements that have been made since I last played, and I'm really enjoying it. And I'm still not sure why.

I wish the Steam Controller would work with it, though. In the last update, the release notes say that it was fixed on Linux. But it just plain doesn't work.

GuestBeen trying out Shadow Warrior 2 as well since it was given out free by GOG.com, mind you I've been dual booting to play it and probably going to try it under wine at some point, from what I can gather it uses DX11 so will probably need to use DXVK on top of that. It's already a very demanding game under windows 10 so interested to find out how it will run under latest Wine
I don't know what your specs are, but I was surprised at how well it runs here. I haven't checked the framerate (it'll only annoy me), but it's perfectly playable. Of course, I don't dual-boot, so I've nothing to compare with. But with DXVK, I can't imagine there's a huge performance hit.
Purple Library Guy 7 October 2018 at 4:30 pm UTC
I've been playing FreeOrion, actually. There was an article here a little while ago and I added the repository and gave it a whirl. Not bad. It has the basics, you know--colonizing, growth, big tech tree, hostile and nice planets, enemies to kill. Kind of bare bones, the way open source games often are, and certainly still developing. But you can do all the four Xes, and you can say, "In one more turn I'll have that colony, take that enemy planet, develop that tech, terraform that world".

Still, you can certainly see places where it's not finished. Like, there's Happiness, but all it does is start from zirp when you first start a colony or conquer a world, and then go up 1 per turn until it reaches standard level, and until it gets to 5 the world won't do certain things. So there's no such thing as problems that make worlds unhappy or changes to productivity from happiness levels or, for the most part, techs to improve happiness, or anything. So thus far, Happiness is basically a stub, and there are other things like that.


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jens 7 October 2018 at 6:09 pm UTC
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Still busy with GTA5
Shmerl 7 October 2018 at 7:06 pm UTC
By the way, did you skip the monthly statistics post for September? I haven't seen one.
buenaventura 7 October 2018 at 7:16 pm UTC
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I've streamed at twitch for the first time, making levels in DASH, I think I will do that at least a few evenings a week, it was really fun! So yeah DASH - Danger Action Speed Heroes.

Otherwise I've played alot of Overwatch and Magic the Gathering Arena (wine both of them - altho the latter apparently the devs might be bringing to linux in the end!).
Micromegas 7 October 2018 at 8:09 pm UTC
I'm finally playing a game of Stellaris long enough to arrive at the end phase with controlling a large federation reigning over more than half of the galaxy and best friends with 90% of the galaxy - except the fallen empires. So I guess some kind of end game crisis will arise soon. It was hard work. I need a weekend now to relax. Oh, wait.
MacGyver69 8 October 2018 at 4:10 am UTC
I've been playing South Park: The Stick of Truth. Works perfectly with Proton+Steam Controller! I'm waiting Linux version of The Bards Tale 4 to be released. Hopefully we won't have to wait long anymore.
I have also been testing Steam Link again and it has improved a lot! Works very well even over WiFi. Last time I used it was over a year ago and it was a total mess back then.
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