There I am, in bed about to fall asleep when my phone lights up as I forgot to put it on silent. Thankfully so, as it turns out Valve just expanded the Steam Play whitelist and that's always a bit exciting.
What is the whitelist? These are titles that Valve are confident enough that work out of the box with no additional configuration required. You don't need to turn any extra options on, they should just be click and play like any other Linux game on Steam.
The list has some interesting titles in it as seen on SteamDB, here's the full list of new titles sorted in alphabetical order for easy viewing:
- 12 Labours of Hercules VII: Fleecing the Fleece (Platinum Edition)
- A Raven Monologue
- AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
- Acid Nimbus
- Alien Shooter 2: Reloaded
- Bullet Candy
- DARK SOULS™ III
- Dungeon of the Endless™
- Endless Road
- Final DOOM
- FlatOut 2
- Glass Masquerade
- Hags Castle
- I’m not a Monster
- LEGO® Star Wars™ III - The Clone Wars™
- Mega Man Legacy Collection
- Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
- Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast
- PAC-MAN™ Championship Edition DX+
- Pathfinder Adventures
- Picross Fairytale: Legend of the Mermaid
- Poker Night at the Inventory
- SEPTEMBER 1999
- STAR WARS™ - Dark Forces
- Samorost 2
- South Park™: The Stick of Truth™
- Star Explorers
- Starless Night
- The Curse of Monkey Island
- The House of Da Vinci
- The Room
- Tiny Bridge: Ratventure
- Year Walk
Some rather varied titles available there, on top of all the titles previously added. Good to see Valve reasonably quickly add more, as things do progress forward with projects like DXVK (which forms part of Steam Play) quite quickly.
I'm assuming they won't be adding anything on the store to indicate Steam Play, until they've done a some more rounds on adding to the whitelist. They want it to make an impact of course, so the bigger they can do this the better it's going to be.
Will you be checking out any of the newer titles added? The LEGO game is tempting, since my son would probably absolutely love it and there's simply no sign of any LEGO game of that sort making its way to Linux officially through a proper port so this is the next best thing.
Hat tip to mphuZ on Twitter.