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What have you been playing and what do you think?

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Since the weekends are generally our quiet time, as I take them to spend a little time with family I'm asking a question: What have you been playing and what do you think?

I've been spending more time than I was expecting in Rust. It's strange really, as it's a game I previously didn't get along with at all and now I'm quite hooked on it.

Not everyone will agree with me on this, but I actually think Rust is one of the nicest looking games on Linux. Sure, there's a good bunch that are better, but there's been many moments in Rust where I have to completely stop and just take in the view. That's in-between all the moments of absolute panic when someone fires shots at me and I have no idea where they are.

I want to share this image I took recently too, from a little meet up we did on our server:

We ended up having some sort of in-game concert and it was rather amusing. What makes it even more interesting, is that community member woox2k managed to hook up some scripts (available on GitHub) to play custom music files in game with the guitars and it was incredible.

If you want to join us on our Rust server, details of our game servers are here.

Anyway, less of my ramblings, over to you! Tell us what you've been playing in the comments.

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gojul 8 October 2017 at 3:57 pm UTC
Arma 3.

Tried TW3 and still does not work for me. Will try later.
Dunc 8 October 2017 at 3:57 pm UTC
I have Rust (got it in some bundle or other), but the multiplayer-only thing is a deal-breaker for me.

Anyway, myself: Helium Rain, after your recommendation actually. Very nice, very good-looking, but maybe still a bit empty. That said, I haven't really got into the factional combat side of it, so perhaps I'm judging it prematurely.

Planet Nomads. Another game I saw here and thought would be right up my alley. Which it is. I'm loving the regular weekly update schedule, too. It shows the devs are properly committed, and gives you a new reason to play every Thursday.

Speaking of weekly, I'm still plugging away at Grid: Autosport's weekly challenges. I've never quite made it to #1, but I'm still quite proud of the occasional top 1% using a controller with all the driver aids off.

And, unusually for me, that's about it. Mainly because for the last couple of weeks I've mostly been “playing” with the Godot engine, trying to learn the ropes by recreating the first level of Manic Miner (of all things). It's going... surprisingly well, given my long (long, loooong) history of abandoned projects. If rather slowly. But I already have a few ideas floating around my head for what to tackle next. Stuff I might actually release (don't hold your breath)...
dvd 8 October 2017 at 4:06 pm UTC
Been playing rive and neon chrome from one of the deals featured here on GoL. Both are good fun.
Jahimself 8 October 2017 at 4:08 pm UTC
I've not much time for gaming, but I play Everspace whenever I can, really a pleasure to have such title on our platform.
WorMzy 8 October 2017 at 4:22 pm UTC
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I'm currently playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (native) and Skies of Arcadia: Legends (using Dolphin) on my Youtube channel. Other than that, I'm playing a lot of Everspace and Beholder (when I get a quiet moment).

On non-Linux fronts, I've just started the original Persona on my PSVita, and have just about completed Steins;Gate Zero (couple of non-true endings left to get). I've just picked up Stardew Valley on my switch, as well as the expansion pack for Zelda. On my PS4, I've just started a survival playthrough of Skyrim (using the free survival mode mod they're currently giving away through Creation Club). I have a preordered copy of South Park: Fractured But Whole coming for PS4 at some point this month (finally!), and since I've never played the original (never had a PS3), I'll be playing that through first.
aldy 8 October 2017 at 4:31 pm UTC
It happened to me the same with Borderlands 2. At the begining it was just a good game but when I finished the story mode and got the option to start the game again with more dificulty I started to get addicted.

Also I'm playing Hollow Knight, it's an amazing game. I tought it will be a good game but it's way better.
Gobo 8 October 2017 at 4:41 pm UTC
Playing Secret of Mana again right now and enjoying it as much as 20 years ago.

I played a lot of Wild Terra after the key toss here. Had a hard time clicking, the mouse actions are certainly weird there. Stopped playing after 58 hours because you cannot advance on your own after a certain point and the PVE server is mostly abandoned.

Was wishing Orborun to be a new kind of Marble Blast or Super Monkey Ball, but it is not even close. Very limited controls. Stupid wall bounce mechanic. Collision detection on items seems wonky, too.

Got Shoppe Keep gifted and gave it a go. Very shallow gameplay.

Played about half an hour of Back to Bed and think I will get back to it later on. Puzzles have been very easy, but it is kind of addicting.

Some time ago I was playing a lot of Ziggurat and love that game. Still trying to get the speedrun achievement ;)

Would have loved to play The Whispered World, but it won't play nice and keeps crashing.

Other than that I still fire up Dwarf Fortress every now and then.
Shmerl 8 October 2017 at 4:44 pm UTC
gojulTried TW3 and still does not work for me. Will try later.

Feel free to describe what's not working in TW3 thread. It should work now both for Mesa and Nvidia blob.


Last edited by Shmerl at 8 October 2017 at 4:45 pm UTC
cthulhusreign 8 October 2017 at 4:47 pm UTC
Native there is nothing to play that I haven't played a million times. I keep checking here every day in hopes that something decent will be released on linux. I haven't found a really good game to play since Civ 6 but it seems that everything getting ported these days are shovelware or strategy games.
On wine it seems that you have to sacrifice a new born kitten to get anything to work even with the walkthroughs. Unless you like Witcher 3 or games that came out 6 years ago there is nothing that really works on wine anymore. After Steam switched to 2.12 to be able to run, everything is broken. I have a Steam account that only has games that run in wine but after 2.12 out of 120 only 5 of them work. Overwatch running in wine is a joke. The only game that I really care for playing in wine is Dark Souls 3 and now with the new wine updates even though it wasn't playable before is even less playable. I am loyal to Linux and i refuse to go back to windows but i am tired of the only updates to wine being them trying to get the sky in Witcher 3 to look right.
That being said the games i have been playing native are civ 6 and salt & sanctuary and the wine games i have been playing are Dark Souls 2 and Fallout New Vegas (but it is like pulling teeth to get them to work)
Eike 8 October 2017 at 4:47 pm UTC
Played MechaNika.
What a strange humour... :-)
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