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Dead Mage have confirmed that their story-driven action RPG Children of Morta is still coming to Linux
19 June 2019 at 11:06 am UTC Likes: 2

First impression: "Sigh, pixel graphics."
Second impression: "You shut up, first impression. This game is dope!"


The perils of crowdfunding for Linux games: Eco edition
18 June 2019 at 1:09 pm UTC Likes: 2

I've never crowdfunded anything, but I think the concept is great. It's a means for people who have great ideas to look for support and backing from the world writ large---unconventional financing for unconventional ideas.

It's not like the risk is hidden ... in a way, it strikes me less as a form of investing than a form of gambling: don't bet what you can't afford to lose. It's why I never gamble.

I see crowdfunding more like giving money to friends. I never loan money to friends---I decided long ago to just give them money. I tell them that if they ever want to pay me back, it'll be a loan---but let's just call it a gift. I would approach supporting a crowdfunding campaign no differently.

Starbound's massive 1.4 "Bounty Hunter" update is out now
15 June 2019 at 12:58 pm UTC

MakiProfiles are transferrable between computers...

Well that's good news. Where would those be stored?

Relic Hunters Legend to enter Alpha later this month, includes Linux support
14 June 2019 at 11:47 am UTC

Free to play? Any word on what model of ftp they're going to do? Also, this project doesn't have the word "roguelike" written anywhere, does it? It looks fun, that's for sure.

In The Middle Of Zombies, a promising in-development action game with Linux support
14 June 2019 at 11:00 am UTC

I've made up a new word! It's "vute." Right? It's for games like this that are both violent and cute!

"Vute" purists insist that the violence itself must also be cute for a game to be considered truly "vute," but most folks are ok with a game that looks cute but has non-cute violence also being called "vute." As one guy in Berlin said, "what else are you going to call it?"

Oh, god. There's already "vute" factions. Anyway, wishlisted.

Valve release a new stable Steam Client from all the recent Beta builds, nice fixes for Linux
14 June 2019 at 10:50 am UTC Likes: 2

Well, I'm pleased. Restarting after the new update didn't result in having to re-install a few dozen games worth of shaders ... again. Yay! All the other things are good too. ;)

Starbound's massive 1.4 "Bounty Hunter" update is out now
14 June 2019 at 10:42 am UTC

I got pretty sucked in to this game on vacation last summer, only to find out that my character wasn't cloud saved and was doomed to live on my laptop. So I started again on my desktop and when I got to the first boss ... let's just say I was no longer "Starbound" because I gave up after my umpteenth death.

Still, if any of this new update is available at the beginning then I might go back and play more "Planetbound." I have plenty of that first planet to hollow out, after all.

Steam to get a public beta for the Library overhaul in "weeks"
12 June 2019 at 12:43 pm UTC Likes: 2

Anything Steam can do to improve either of their clients will be something I'll look forward to. I kinda like the big banner of the game there at the top more than the current faded one we have now (even if the one we have now might use a screenshot of ours). This one seems to make better use of the screen's space too, though fonts are still too small to read on my TV screen with any ease.

I'd like to see maybe a "tags" list, or perhaps the same pop-up we get when hovering over a title on the Store page. Sometimes I can't remember enough details about a game from just its name and a picture alone, but this is a minor nicety than any feature I feel is missing.

Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary, the (currently) free DLC is out, but not for Linux yet
12 June 2019 at 12:15 pm UTC

EhvisNot entirely sure why people are so happy with Proton on this one.

Going by the ProtonDB reports for Borderlands 2, there seems to be quite a range of experiences of performance. My guess is that we who are happy with Proton (specifically SteamPlay, in my case) are mostly the lucky ones who're not having problems---not any major ones, at least.

Maybe look over the ProtonDB reports and see if anyone with a similar setup to you had/is having similar probs as you and maybe what work-arounds they might have discovered?

WHAT THE GOLF? is another Linux game that's now going to the Epic Store first
11 June 2019 at 11:30 am UTC

It's been a long time since I updated my "I must never crowdfund game devs" list.



Okay, done. Updated.


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