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Humble Strategy Bundle 2019 is out and it's another good choice for Linux players
13 March 2019 at 1:00 am UTC

I grabbed the $1 just for Niche. It's been on my wishlist for awhile, but I've never been keen enough to pull the trigger before. $1 is the right price

The Humble Indie Bundle 20 is now officially live!
5 March 2019 at 7:44 pm UTC Likes: 1

I grabbed the first tier - The First Tree and Tangledeep were both wishlist items for me.

I already have Tooth and Tail from a previous bundle (Strategy Bundle, I think?). I don't have a DRM free download. I've sent Humble an email asking if DRM free downloads will be made available for folks who already had Tooth and Tail prior to Indie Bundle 20.

[Edit]Humble got back to me - nope. Anyone who already has Tooth and Tail from a previous bundle will NOT be getting the DRM free build.[/Edit]

ATOM RPG to get a much improved English translation, modding support and tons of new features
5 March 2019 at 5:36 pm UTC Likes: 2

While I really appreciate the post-release support, it does make one wonder how they draw the line between "In Development", and "Released".

I wonder how they're handling modding support and the GOG version?

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
1 March 2019 at 4:01 pm UTC

Hamish
PangaeaI hated when they removed Baldur's Gate and the like and replaced them with the inferior money-grab editions and doubled the price, but thankfully I had bought the 'real' versions years prior.
A bit of a funny thing to post on a Linux gaming website, considering that your "inferior money-grab editions" include among many other things full Linux support.

Beamdog have been consistently great in this regard.

I know, right? The GOG forums are full of hatred towards Beamdog, and I can't quite figure it out.

  • All of their games support Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • All of their games are DRM free. The Steam versions don't even require the client to run.
  • They've done a good job of post-release support. Lot's of bug fixes and improvements.
  • They've generally done a good job of maintaining version concurrency between GOG and Steam.
  • They've learned from their past mistakes. IWD, Planescape and NWN were handled much better than the BG series.

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
27 February 2019 at 5:02 pm UTC Likes: 2

Draconicrose
hummer010
DraconicroseGoG is like third on my list of stores to look at, mostly because of what a PITA it is to download and install games bought there. So Humble and Steam usually get my money.

I'm curious how GOG is any more of a PITA than Humble? Both pretty simple: go to website, log in, download.

If you're using lgogdownloader, it's even easier than Humble.
Usually Humble also gives you a Steam key. ;)

Which has nothing to do with downloading and installing from Humble. Really, if you care about the DRM-free aspect, GOG is better than Humble. There are zero standards as to what you are getting from Humble. Sometimes it's an archive, sometimes its an installer. There isn't any real consistency with Humble - there are cases where the base game is DRM-free, but the DLC is steam-only. The updates at Humble are often just as haphazard as they are at GOG.

Other than the Steam key, there aren't many reasons to shop at Humble.

GOG are ending their 'Fair Price Package program', soon after letting staff go
27 February 2019 at 3:34 am UTC Likes: 1

DraconicroseGoG is like third on my list of stores to look at, mostly because of what a PITA it is to download and install games bought there. So Humble and Steam usually get my money.

I'm curious how GOG is any more of a PITA than Humble? Both pretty simple: go to website, log in, download.

If you're using lgogdownloader, it's even easier than Humble.

Little Mouse's Encyclopedia, a sweet journey about exploring nature is out with Linux support
26 February 2019 at 4:40 pm UTC

For $4, it's hard to say no! Bought it. I suspect my 9 year old will think he's too old, but my 4 year old will love it!

Impressive space combat sim 'ASTROKILL' has its first major update in a year
21 February 2019 at 4:58 pm UTC Likes: 1

liamdawe
mirv....aaaaaand I think I know what I'll be playing around with tonight. Good to see an update, and I'm incredibly curious about how well Unreal Engine with Vulkan will work on my Kaveri.
(I don't keep games installed if I'm not playing them, so I don't really see notifications about game updates unless they're posted here.)
And that's why I've got so much of my library installed, to keep everyone up to date

Thanks for taking one for the team!!

The ruthless in-development roguelike 'Jupiter Hell' is now on itch.io, fresh update out too
8 February 2019 at 10:07 pm UTC Likes: 5

TcheyIt's 40€ the beta !?

I know some devs want "real testers" and not just "players", and they set a higher price as a filter, but i find this stupid. I can be unable to afford this price for a game, and still be a good tester.

Also, as an early version, it has less content, and more bugs. I much prefer the opposite way : start low, and rise price with major milestones. Many games did that with success, example going from 2€ for the very first curious, to 20€ to the final release.

Unless i've missed something.

From the itch.io page:
QuoteThis release is BETA - PRE-EARLY ACCESS! The price is high to be fair to Kickstarter backers that backed the project early. The game WILL BE CHEAPER on Early Access release (June 2019). We suggest you do not buy now unless you want to help us out with beta development - financially or by providing feedback!

They don't expect anyone to buy it at $40. They explicitly warn you not to.

Loria, an RTS inspired by the classics like Warcraft II is now on Linux
5 February 2019 at 9:52 pm UTC

Looks great! Thanks for the tip - I picked it up today!

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