Let's lighten the mood a bit shall we? It's question time here on GamingOnLinux! Let's have a talk about what you've been playing recently.
I will of course go first: Dota Underlords. I have quite the sweet spot for it already, even though I'm absolutely terrible at it. This might be the game to finally get me to kick my unhealthy Rocket League obsession, which is amazing considering how radically different they are. I adore strategy games though and unlike normal Dota, I don't need to think ridiculously quickly. Since you don't need any kind of reflexes for it, sitting back and relaxing with the Steam Controller is another reason I quite like Dota Underlords. In the evenings on weekends especially, I can be quite the lazy-gamer, so anything that allows me to kick back with it is likely to get my vote.
After only being out for a few days, it's already annihilated the player record for Artifact. Artifact's all-time high was only just over 60K whereas Underlords has sailed past 190K, although that shouldn't be too surprising since Underlords is free and isn't rammed full of micro-transactions (yet?) and it helps being on mobile as well of course (According to one of the SteamDB folk, the mobile players are being counted too).
Based on what the Underlords team have said, coming "soon" will be:
- Full Scoreboard
- Social features: Scrolling through the map, hearing other player's fights and full chat.
- Hero VO.
- Balance: Dragon Alliance, Dragon Units and Items (Boots)
They also said they're exploring a "Turbo Mode" for those who find games a bit too long. I also love the sound of that very much!
What else? ISLANDERS! An instant purchase the moment Linux support became available, what a beautiful city-builder that's not really like any other. Incredible style, with fun game-play that has you trying to get your score constantly higher and it doesn't take a huge amount of attention from a tired mind.
On top of that I also played the Linux Distribution-Hopping Game 2.0, with a full switch to Manjaro. So far, so good. Everything installed smoothly, grabbing extra software is easy and KDE shines on it. I also managed to get our livestreamer, Sin, to get rid of Windows finally too—result! Although her install wasn't so smooth, as the NVIDIA driver failed the first time much to my annoyance. A quick update, a second driver install attempt and all up and running once again.
So, what have you been playing recently and what do you think about it?