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  • Dragon Bros action platformer release in Early Access with Linux support

    We certainly aren't short on action platformers! Dragon Bros [Official Site, Steam] recently released with Linux support in Early Access.

  • Check out 'Binaries' if you fancy an eye bending challenge on Linux

    The developer of 'Binaries' [Official Site, Steam] sent me a copy of their game to check it out and it's impressive. It's a platformer where you're controlling two balls at the same time, each in slightly different level layouts, it's genius.

    The game was quietly released for Linux a few months after the Windows version and the developers forgot to even announce it. They only announced it at the start of this month. So you can be forgiven for not knowing about it.

    The game is made by Ant Workshop Ltd, who come from my own homeland of the UK. That hasn't swayed me towards it at all though (honest!), it's just a brilliantly designed game. It also has a small amount of our terrible humour in it.

  • Face hell in 'Devil Daggers', now available for Linux

    Are you ready to face hell? I sure wasn't apparently. Devil Daggers [Official Site, Steam] is now out for Linux and I took a little look.

    Devil Daggers is a first-person arena style shooter, you're essentially always trying to beat your previous scores, and everyone else. What's really cool is you can download a replay of anyone's game to see how they did it. The game is rather simplistic, but it's brilliantly designed to hook you in.

  • Unigine 2.3.1 Now Supports GPGPU Computing Via Compute Shaders, Renderer Improvements

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Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet

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A few times in your life, you have a life changing experience. Maybe it’s getting married, having your first child, or finishing your college degree.

Well, I just had a life changing experience. And it was because of a video game. Not just a video game, but a video game that I played on Linux.

As I am sure many of you are aware, Linux gets the unfortunate notoriety of being a poor operating system for games (this seems to be changing in the public's eyes). Sure, we do have less games than other platforms, but that certainly doesn’t mean the games themselves are of poor quality.

I was reminded of this when I completed the recently ported game to Linux, ‘Life is Strange’ [Official Site, Steam]. Developed by Dontnod Entertainment, and ported to Linux by the awesome folks at Feral interactive. With the combined work on developing the game itself from Dontnod, and the wonderful port by Feral, I have just had one of my best gaming experiences ever. And it was all done on Linux.

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Also: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Heads to Linux and Mac, Courtesy Feral Interactive

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