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A big fan of platformers, puzzle games, point-and-click adventures and niche indie games.

I run the Hidden Linux Gems group on Steam, where we highlight good indie games for Linux that we feel deserve more attention.

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Thoughts on first-person exploration game ESSENCE prototype, Linux crowdfunding roundup

By flesk,
ESSENCE is a surreal first-person exploration adventure which had me mesmerized when I first saw it on Kickstarter last year. It's back on the crowdfunding platform with a prototype, and there are also a few other campaigns there worth a look.

First act of noir point-and-click adventure The Slaughter reviewed for Linux

By flesk,
A look at the first act of the crowdfunded point-and-click adventure game; now available on the Humble Store and Steam.

LittleBigPlanet developers seeking funding for co-op action adventure, Linux confirmed

By flesk,
Two former key developers of PlayStation hits like Tearaway, LittleBigPlanet and Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction have teamed up to develop a co-op action adventure inspired by Earthbound and Secret of Mana, and are seeking funding on Kickstarter.

Review of casual puzzle adventure Panmorphia, available DRM free on

By flesk,
Panmorphia made its Linux debut this weekend and is a game that draws my mind to the Myst and Dream Chronicles series of games.

Review of point-and-click adventure The King's Challenge, available DRM free and on Steam

By flesk,
Order of the Thorne: The King's Challenge is the latest game from Quest for Infamy developer Infamous Quests, and is the first game of a planned anthology series, now available on GOG,, Humble Store and Steam.

A closer look at some DRM free Linux games available on

By flesk, has become a popular distribution platform among developers for its many and flexible tools for distributing and promoting games. We take a closer look at what they have to offer us Linux gamers.

Multiplayer arena platformer Mighty Switch Force! Academy released for Linux on Steam

By flesk,
Developer WayForward has been developing games for consoles for well over a decade, and have now released their first game for Linux.

Noire crime thriller Blues and Bullets released for Linux on Steam

By flesk,
This is the first of five planned episodes in a retelling of the story of Eliot Ness—the agent who brought down mob boss Al Capone.

Atmospheric puzzle platformer Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) now available for Linux on Steam

By flesk,
The story driven puzzle platformer is now officially available for Linux with the Foxtales DLC and is currently on sale.

Puzzle game Volvox released on Steam, has WebGL demo

By flesk,
Volvox was released on Steam last week and instantly caught my attention because of its appealing watercolor painted look.

The Funding Crowd 54, the latest in Linux crowdfunding news

By flesk,
Read the latest in crowdfunding news for Linux in the last issue of The Funding Crowd this side of New Year's.

3D adventure platformer Poi available for Linux in Steam Early Access

By flesk,
Poi is the latest of a small handful of 3D platformers to release for Linux these last couple of months, and is worth a look for fans of 90s era 3D platformers.

SquareCells, a new puzzle game from the developer of Hexcells, has been released on Steam

By flesk,
Developer Matthew Brown's new game is similar in style to his popular Hexcells trilogy, and seems like another great buy for fans of Japanese style logic puzzles.

Double Fine has launched crowdfunding campaign to fund Psychonauts 2

By flesk,
The story-driven 3D platformer could get a most excellent sequel, as Double Fine has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Fig to secure the funds needed to revisit one of their most beloved franchises.

Western style top-down shooter '12 is Better Than 6' released on Steam for Linux

By flesk,
12 is Better Than 6 was funded on Kickstarter last month and is already available as a full release on Steam.
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