Your Sunday paper has arrived, come pick up a copy and see what you might have missed out on lately.
The popular YouTube channel Gear Seekers have announced they're going to be testing GPUs on Linux, in addition to the regular Windows testing. Really good, as we need Linux being talked about and tested by bigger faces. It goes to show how things are changing though, we've seen multiple big YouTube channels start checking on Linux more and more.
Recently, a Twitter post from a developer/publisher talking about Linux gaming did the rounds on Reddit after a user asked them if Linux was worth it. This time it was Mike Rose from No More Robots (publisher of Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw, Nowhere Prophet and more), showing about 0.8% sales from Linux and they claimed that "Linux itself is a nightmare anyway" due it being open source and different ways of having Linux setup.
We can argue about those above points all day but that wouldn't get us anywhere. Instead, have a chuckle at the Twitter post from game porter/developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon (one from Ethan Lee too) and they make a good point, each time this happens more developers use it to avoid Linux. Unless something big happened to the Linux market share, it's just not worth asking right now. Not all bad though, the developer of Jupiter Hell certainly had something nice to say about supporting Linux.
ProtonDB, the handy unofficial website you can use to check Windows game compatibility with Steam Play Proton recently passed 10K games reported. Worth noting though, that is including native titles.
The Climate Trail is a Free multi-platform game about climate refugees fleeing ever worsening conditions after inaction on climate has rendered much of the USA (and the world) uninhabitable. The game combines the adventure and play of the journey north with visual novel elements where characters reveal how and why this climate apocalypse unfolded.
The developer of Intrepid, a sci-fi escape room game, emailed in to let us know their game is available on Linux. It's free to grab from itch.io and Steam, plus the code is up on GitHub if you're interested in learning from it (built with Godot Engine).
- Humble Store Fall Sale
- Paradox Interactive sale on Humble Store
- Steam Autumn Sale (+ Steam Awards voting)
- GOG's Black Friday Sale
During November we posted around 185 articles. Here's a few really interesting posts from November in case any readers missed them:
- Steam for Linux can now run games in a special container - 10-11-2019
- In the latest Steam Beta Client for Linux, Valve have added a new way to run Linux games through a special container.
- Some early first impressions of Google Stadia played on Linux - 22-11-2019
- Stadia has launched if you have the Founder Edition, our unit and code came a little late but it's here and surprisingly it all seems to be working well.
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition released with Linux support - 05-11-2019
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition from Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal and Square Enix has been released with a Linux port available from Feral Interactive. With an included port report.
- Microsoft confirm their new Chromium-powered Edge browser is coming to Linux - 05-11-2019
- Not Linux gaming related, sure but still very interesting news. During their Ignite conference, Microsoft confirmed their new Chromium-based Edge browser will release for Linux.
- Valve has now confirmed Half-Life: Alyx, their new VR flagship title - 18-11-2019
- Valve have now officially confirmed that Half-Life is back with their flagship VR title named Half-Life: Alyx. No Linux confirmation yet.
- Looks like Valve could be set to launch something called Steam Cloud Gaming - 06-11-2019
- We have Google Stadia, PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Streaming, EA's Project Atlas is coming and more but what about Valve with Steam? Well, sounds like Steam Cloud Gaming is coming.
- Epic Games have awarded the FOSS game manager Lutris with an Epic MegaGrant - 30-11-2019
- The Lutris team announced that Epic Games have now awarded them a sum of money from the Epic MegaGrants pot.
- D9VK developer is working on allowing DXVK to help Linux ports for Direct3D to Vulkan - 15-11-2019
- You have a fancy game using Direct3D 11 and you want to port it to Linux? In future, DXVK may be able to help with that.
Quick Upcoming Highlights
- Imperator: Rome free Punic Wars DLC - December 3
- Mosaic - December 5
- Interrogation: You will be deceived - December 5
- Shovel Knight: King of Cards - December 10
- Shovel Knight Showdown - December 10
- WarriOrb: Prologue - December 10
- Transport Fever 2 - December 11
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York - December 11 (delayed from Dec 4)
- Dead End Job - December 13
Also, if anyone is interested in testing Red Eclipse 2 before the Steam release on December 19, we still have over 100 keys available to redeem in this previous article.
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Once again I shall return Monday for another full week of news, unless something big/interesting pops up before the end of today. Do email in your tips if something is missed, it's incredibly helpful.
Hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!