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Team Cherry upgrade the excellent Hollow Knight with Vulkan for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Team Cherry have given their excellent action-platformer metroidvania Hollow Knight a bit of an upgrade, which you can test out on Steam in a fresh Beta test.

KUR is an upcoming retro-styled FPS where you'll be kicking flesh-wearing robots

By Liam Dawe,
With the retro-themed first-person shooter genre alive and well we have another entry upcoming with KUR, in development by Really Ragdoll with publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild.

It's officially game over for Rochard with studio Recoil Games shutting

By Liam Dawe,
Recoil Games appear to have filed for bankruptcy a while ago and sadly a casualty of that is their game Rochard, which has now been removed for sale.

Blasphemous: Strife & Ruin free upgrade out now with a Boss Rush Mode

By Liam Dawe,
Blasphemous has another free expansion out now with Blasphemous: Strife & Ruin, pulling in Miriam from Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night along with more free content.

CrossCode: A New Home expansion announced for February 26

By Liam Dawe,
CrossCode, the retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future is set to get an expansion with CrossCode: A New Home confirmed to be releasing on February 26.

Rogue Star Rescue is a fun mix of twin-stick bullet-hell and tower defence out now

By Liam Dawe,
Released out of Early Access as a full game on February 4, Rogue Star Rescue blends together a furiously good mix of twin-stick bullet-hell action with tower defence.

First-person hack and slash Lichenvale has an Alpha Demo available

By Liam Dawe,
Enjoy classic hack and slashers? Lichenvale looks like it could be promising and you can try out an early build now.

Gravity in Space is a highly unusual physics-based space shooter out in Early Access

By Liam Dawe,
Here's your chance to try out the most unusual physics-based space action game I've ever seen. In Gravity in Space you fly around various weird maps filled with small planets, rocks and more in a tiny little spaceship you control with six degrees of freedom.

Dungeon crawling action-RPG Sword of the Necromancer is out now

By Liam Dawe,
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the dungeon-crawling action-RPG Sword of the Necromancer is out now.

FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project releases version 21.0.0

By Liam Dawe,
FreeSpace and FreeSpace 2 are two of the absolute best space shooters around, and thankfully FreeSpace 2 continues living on very nicely with the FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project. A new release is up after another year of work.

With some epic 8-bit styled artwork Cyber Shadow is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Cyber Shadow from Aarne "MekaSkull" Hunziker and Yacht Club Games is an epic throwback to the likes of Ninja Gaiden and Shadow Of The Ninja and it's out now with Linux support.

Try the demo for Bittersweet Birthday, a creepy action game with you being hunted

By Liam Dawe,
Bittersweet Birthday is an upcoming action game set inside a mysterious building. You wake up dazed and confused, there's people after you but someone is trying to help you escape.

Skul: The Hero Slayer is a delightful repeatable head-swapping action rogue-lite out now

By Liam Dawe,
After being in Early Access since February 2020, SouthPAW Games have now released their head-swapping rogue-lite action platformer Skul: The Hero Slayer.

Quirky comedy action-adventure Skellboy Refractured is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Skellboy Refractured, the new and fresh release from UmaikiGames is out with Linux support as an expanded version to the game that originally released for the Nintendo Switch.

Jumpala is an intense score-fighting highly competitive action-platformer out now

By Liam Dawe,
Jump across platforms to turn them your colour, use abilities to mess with your opponents and try to keep platforms your colour as they fall off the screen to score - Jumpala is a lot of fun.

Space Otter Charlie looks like a truly charming upcoming Zero-G puzzle platformer

By Liam Dawe,
Space Otter Charlie is a Zero-G platformer puzzler with cute characters and visuals, odd weapons and it looks thoroughly charming. It's due out later in this year.

Aveliana is a beautiful upcoming infiltration-action game mixing 2D and 2.5D styles

By Liam Dawe,
TheFrenchDev have announced Aveliana, what they're calling an infiltration-action-adventure game that mixes together 2D and 2.5D to create a unique looking style.

Irena Genesis Metal Fury is an upcoming shoot 'em up for the Sega Mega Drive

By Liam Dawe,
Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis)? That's not a piece of Linux gaming hardware last I checked? No but Irena Genesis Metal Fury is a new game coming for the retro console and will provide the rom file for your favourite emulators.

Shot in the Dark is a clever tough platformer where enemies blend into the background

By Liam Dawe,
Shot in the Dark needs you to have good platforming skills, good point and click aiming skills and it's a whole lot of fun if you're up for the challenge.

Fast-paced competitive score-fight platformer Jumpala releases January 19

By Liam Dawe,
Yokereba Games have teamed up with publisher Versus Evil for the release of Jumpala, a game that takes competitive platforming and turns it into a high-speed score-fight.
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