Just a regular Linux user (not even a programmer at the moment of contributing) who used to mostly write about obscure but still interesting games with native support, in an effort to help them gain a bit of deserved exposure.
February 2016 - September 2016
December 2019 - April 2020
September 2016 - July 2017
Opinions at the moment of writing the articles were mine, though in some cases contents were edited or critical information was added by GOL Editors before approval.
3D Buzz was an online learning platform about programming, game development and animation which has now shut down.
Last August, the developer responsible for the excellent mod Brutal Doom, revealed after a month of absence that he was working on a new project called VietDoom, which takes place during Vietnam War.
A Date in the Park is a lightweight point and click adventure that will take you approximately one hour to solve. It was actually released more than five years ago, but thanks to Proton 4.11, it is now possible to enjoy it on Linux -almost- without any problems.
Redie is a top-down shooter clearly inspired by Hotline Miami that was released three years ago on Steam. Just one month ago, an official announcement stated that the title has become absolutely free for everyone.
Contributor Sunburst gives their thoughts on SIGIL, the free DOOM Megawad from Romero Games. Article contains some minor spoilers.
I must say that at the very beginning I thought the concept of the game was going to be extremely simple and boring, but by the tenth level it not only proved me wrong, but also I was completely hooked with it (no pun intended). There are free levels on Kongregate if you want to give them a try!
According to an official announcement, to celebrate the release of the game soundtrack the developers are adding a whole new level along with Trading Cards on Steam and several bug fixes and performance improvements.
'Disturbed' is a free visual adventure that was released some months ago, which got a lot of favorable reviews from Steam users. Because of this, the single developer behind the game announced, only a few weeks after its release, that there would be a sequel. And now the Steam Greenlight page is finally live.
After an announcement made by the developers, now there is a Steam store page available for the upcoming The Journey Down: Chapter Three, which will be released on August 25th. And as you can see in the System Requirements, Linux is already listed.
'Fruits of a Feather' is a short mini-game which has been out there for a while, whose general concept and gameplay intend to provide a relaxing experience as a main priority, so you should expect a pretty unconventional and minimalistic title.
Three weeks after the previous retro Weekly Sale, GOG is celebrating another one with Linux supported games from the late 80's and 90's (mostly). Some of them are titles which are totally unmissable.
I think the premise of this title has a lot of potential, and I hope the developers prove capable of offering a good story in upcoming episodes. In the mean time, the demo is available on itch and GameJolt.
If you enjoy exercising your reflexes with games like 'Velocibox', then you can't miss this new and good-looking action game which is available on itch since a few days ago, under the Pay What You Want scheme.
'The Dweller' is one of those obscure games that for some reason, despite being well made and original they pass completely unnoticed under the radar, and once you finally play them you not only feel you've spent a couple of hours on a worthy title, but also the fact itself of finding them is totally rewarding.
In its current Weekly Sale, GOG is featuring a couple of games with Linux support from the late 80's and 90's. You have until Monday to buy them.