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Anatomy, an intriguing horror game created by an auteur developer on

By HadBabits,
This past week I played a small game by an interesting character who goes by Kitty Horrorshow. To call her games horror in a conventional video game sense would be misleading. They're abstract, graphically primitive, albeit striking, and tend to leave me with a lingering sense of dread and loneliness, as well as a sense of otherworldly wonder.

Kill The Bad Guy: Vindictive Impressions Of A Vindictive Physics Puzzler

By HadBabits,
Do you fancy things like revenge fantasies and silly physics games? If so, then Kill The Bad Guy might do for you. The game has you playing as the invisible hand of an organization trying to murderize people they find unsavory in various ways.

Shovel Knight - An NES Inspired Platformer Released On Linux

By HadBabits,
Today should be a good day for you nostalgia lovers, because Shovel Knight has been released for Linux! Shovel Knight is a charming NES-Inspired platformer that was funded on Kickstarter and release for Windows back in June. The game has received a lot of critical praise; being described as a love letter to old school platformers.

Ibb & Obb Coming To Linux Soon, Developer Looking For Testers

By HadBabits,
It looks like Sparpweed is bringing us a shamelessly cute title, ibb & obb, a challenging cooperative platformer. However, before the penguin masses can get there hands on it the developer is looking for testers. Those interested can fill out this form. Please only apply if you actually intend on helping Sparpweed find bugs before release!

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Coming In November

By HadBabits,
Those of you who passed on The Binding of Isaac due to it being a flash game are in luck! The popular rogue-lite title is being remade from the ground up, with plenty of new content for new and old players alike this November. The most significant change from a gameplay standpoint will probably be the addition of an interesting local co-op mechanic.

Review: Electronic Super Joy A Beat-Bumping Platformer

By HadBabits,
This week I took a look at Michael Todd's Electronic Super Joy: a fast-paced unforgiving platformer. I missed the initial release last year, and it must be said I was missing out. It's certainly not perfect, but the soundtrack alone may be enough for many of you.

OlliOlli Brings Skatboarding And Arcade Fun Together On Linux

By HadBabits,
Back yonder in the days of yore, I poured hour after hour into my Tony Hawk games on the PS2. It was a catharsis long forgotten until now. Roll7 brings me back a bit with their title OlliOlli: a 2d retro skate-em-up. Unlike the skating games I used to play, OlliOlli drops world exploration for a more arcade-like experience focusing on keeping your combos up and your speed high.

Grim Platformer Monochroma Has Been Released On Steam

By HadBabits,
Monochroma, a grim indie platformer (where have we heard that before?), has been released on Steam. The developer, Nowhere Studios, managed to fund the game last year on Kickstarter and Greenlit on Steam. It appears to be set in a dark industrial world with an orwellian vibe. Carried by plot sans dialogue and some great 2.5D visuals, this game definitely looks to have potential.

No Time To Explain Coming To Linux By The End Of This Year

By HadBabits,
Get ready for some crazy action platforming, because it looks like No Time To Explain will be coming to Linux. I've contacted the developer, Tiny Build Games, who have confirmed that we should expect to see it by the end of this year.

SpeedRunners Will Be Coming To Linux!

By HadBabits,
Get ready to be competitive, it looks like the multiplayer platformer, SpeedRunners, is going to be on Linux! A developer from Double Dutch Games has confirmed via email that there are plans for a Linux port.

Influent Educational Language Game Out Now

By HadBabits,
Influent, a new vocabulary building language game has been released. I decided to purchase it myself to improve my Spanish vocabulary and so far I'd say mission accomplished!

GOL Cast: Dogfight Ballet In LUFTRAUSERS

By HadBabits,
Hey guys, this will be my first video contribution to GOL; let me know what you think. Today I'm playing LUFTRAUSERS (yes, all caps) and taking on an army all by my lonesome and having a lot of fun doing it!

Papers, Please Still Coming To Linux

By HadBabits,
The passport of the dystopian Indie "bureaucracy-em-up" has been green stamped and it is set for Linux!
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