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Gaming and Linux graphics talks at FOSDEM 2019

Linas,
I spent the last weekend in Brussels, Belgium attending the FOSDEM conference -- a free event focused on free open-source software, and a place where free-software developers can meet, share idea and collaborate.

Details on how Slay the Spire sold on Linux plus some thoughts

liamdawe,
In the past, I've spoken to many developers about how their games sold on Linux and this time we have information on Slay the Spire to share.

A quick run over some details from the recent ProtonDB data

liamdawe,
Every now and then, the people behind ProtonDB release data dumps from user generated reports of games tested in Steam Play. Here's a look.

The war of the PC stores is getting ugly, as Metro Exodus becomes a timed Epic Store exclusive

liamdawe,
While this might not be specific to Linux gaming, it's still something interesting I've wanted to talk about. Metro Exodus from 4A Games and Deep Silver has jumped ship from Steam to the Epic Store.

Talking point: What are you playing this weekend?

liamdawe,
It's nearly the end of January already, feels like the year is going rather quickly! With all the releases we've had lately along with some excellent games last year, what are you clicking on this weekend?

Putting games across multiple stores is not easy, as developers keep noting recently

liamdawe,
One thing we see often, is that developers stick to one store. When they do put their game across multiple stores, the Linux version is often late or left out entirely. There are reasons for that, as developers have spoken about recently.

Unity have updated their Terms of Service and they seem a lot more fair

liamdawe,
After the debacle over Unity and Improbable's SpatialOS, it seems Unity has made some solid steps after a lot of feedback on their Terms of Service.

The 'Linux Steam Integration' project has a fresh minor release out

liamdawe,
Back to work at Intel, developer Ikey Doherty has put out a fresh release of the Linux Steam Integration project.

Epic and Improbable are taking advantage of Unity with the SpatialOS debacle, seems a little planned

liamdawe,
As an update to the ongoing saga between Improbable and Unity in regards to SpatialOS, Epic Games have now jumped in to take advantage of it.

Unity have changed their terms of service, which has essentially blocked SpatialOS and streaming services

liamdawe,
While not directly related to Linux gaming, this is still some interesting news to be aware of for those working with the Unity game engine.

The developer of Smith and Winston made an interesting blog post about supporting multiple platforms

liamdawe,
I recently talked about the Steam release of Smith and Winston but I didn't realise until late last night, that the developer actually made a very interesting blog post about supporting multiple platforms.

Paradox Interactive have purchased the rights to Prison Architect from Introversion

liamdawe,
This is a very curious one, Paradox Interactive have just announced that they've acquired Prison Architect from Introversion Software.

Some Linux games we’re excited to see in 2019, a list to keep you going

liamdawe,
Now that 2019 is here, let's take a look at what interesting games Linux fans can expect to see across this year.

Looks like the 'Linux Steam Integration' project is being continued with Intel's Clear Linux

liamdawe,
Linux Steam Integration, the project originally made while developer Ikey Doherty was working on the Solus Linux distribution now seems to be continuing on under Intel with their Clear Linux distribution.

Epic Games have confirmed a Linux version of their store is not on the roadmap

liamdawe,
Thanks to a post on Reddit, we've learned that Epic Games currently have no plans to put their store on Linux.
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