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Strategy god game Godhood from Abbey Games has released into Early Access with Linux support
11 July 2019 at 7:32 pm UTC

I'm also a supporter, I really liked their game Reus and this really caught my eye on Kickstarter. And now I see that my money were good invested.

Valve release an official statement about the future of Linux support, they "remain committed" to Linux gaming
27 June 2019 at 8:41 am UTC Likes: 2

As a Fedora user and full-time developer I'm glad to hear that Fedora is mentioned as one of the distributions providing great gaming desktop experience.

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ShmerlGreat to hear about Valve working closely with more distros! And especially backing efforts to improve desktop experience. I suppose the recent KDE/KWin work announcement is related to that.

Can you remind me what that KDDe kwin stuff was about ?

KWin is windows manager for KDE, the changes will introduce better handling of games in fullscreen and address issues with game windows.

Settlement building game The Colonists has officially released for Linux
31 May 2019 at 11:39 am UTC

This looks like a very relaxing Settlers like game.

id Software going all-in with Vulkan, some interesting details about that and Linux for Stadia
16 May 2019 at 10:33 am UTC

MaathI don't understand why Linux fragmentation is an issue. First, should the Linux Standard Base have largely homogenized Linux distributions to reduce such potential issues? Secondly, why isn't there an official "standard" distribution? I think Arch (and perhaps Linux From Scratch) try to minimize making any changes to the libraries and core software packages from the original developers, so it seems like that should be considered the "default" Linux desktop configuration. Deviation from the default should be the onus of the distribution, not the game developer.

I can understand a binary software release needing access to a software library not normally available on a system. In those cases, just statically link the library in. Since this is not open source software, we're already outside the scope of code reuse, and besides, it's not like people are firing up several games at once, so the image bloat isn't really an issue.

Also the distribution in Flatpak or Snap can solve most of the issues with fragmentation or distributing the game over Steam also solves plenty of issues with fragmentation.

id Software going all-in with Vulkan, some interesting details about that and Linux for Stadia
14 May 2019 at 7:47 am UTC

monyarmOne thing i'm still confused about, will the Devs who release Stadia versions release those version for the general Linux gaming public ? Or will they stat just on Stadia ?

The devs will probably only target the Stadia hardware and Ubuntu distribution and most of them will not release it on Linux, because of the fear of bad performance on other hardware, distributions (things, they need to pottentialy address).

But this is only my own opinion.

Cultist Simulator is getting more DLC, plus an Anthology Edition with all DLC included later this month
7 May 2019 at 10:47 am UTC

Sir_DiealotIn other words they'll quit working on this one soon. Remember their big "Game and all DLC we'll ever release if you pre-order now" deal? Yeah, that's like three small pieces of DLC and you can get everything by buying that final edition as well? Probably soon at a lower price? Yes, that and that the game is pretty bad is why it's the last time I've fallen for something like that.

I don't know if you can say that the game is bad. I for change enjoyed the game, but it is really different from anything I played before. There are plenty of things you need to watch and you can get pretty lost sometimes, but it's always rewarding when you open up something new you didn't knew about before.

Be prepared to build from nothing as 'Kingdom Two Crowns' now has a Linux beta
5 April 2019 at 11:42 am UTC

I played the "Kingdom Classic" and it was really nice game. This looks interesting.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
5 April 2019 at 8:30 am UTC

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ShmerlQA costs a lot more than you might think.

Yes, QA is very costly. But if the Google could provide some testing machines, that could run your tests, you could at least some QA to your customers. But this depends on Google itself, if it wouldn't want to promote Linux gaming and only support Stadia, this will not be the case.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
4 April 2019 at 6:18 pm UTC

SalvatosA false sense that they are protecting an industry they care about, probably.

This could be a valid point, but as you said it's only a false sense. Best is if you buy directly from developer.

Google announce ‘Stadia’, their new cloud gaming service built on Linux and Vulkan
4 April 2019 at 11:53 am UTC Likes: 1

ShmerlFeel free to comment in that thread. It's surprising how many DRM proponents are commenting there. I suspect most of them aren't sincere users, but represent the pro-DRM side of publishers.

Probably, because I can't understand why any gamer wants to promote DRM gaming. Don't know much of the gamers, that are happy, when the game can't be played offline or not starting because of DRM.

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