Of Life and Land is a promising settlement-building game with rich simulation out on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Released into Early Access today is Of Life and Land (prev called Circle of Kerzoven), a settlement-building game from developer Marco Burri made in Godot.

Get famous or die trying - grab Content Warning free for the next few hours

By Liam Dawe,
Content Warning is the latest release from Landfall Publishing (Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, Clustertruck), which seems like a mix of Lethal Company with a blend of being a YouTuber. It's also free to claim until 4PM UTC later today, April 2nd.

Linux share on Steam bounces back to nearly 2% for March 2024

By Liam Dawe,
Thanks to all of Valve's effort with Proton, Steam Deck and their funding of people working on various other bits of Linux code like GPU drivers - the Linux share on Steam as of March 2024 bounced back to a near multi-year high.

Flathub now prominently notes unverified Flatpak apps

By Liam Dawe,
After all the issues with Canonical's Snap package scams lately, it seems the Flathub folks are continuing to ensure their platform is trustworthy.

Get a whole lot of Fallout games in this Fanatical bundle

By Liam Dawe,
If you somehow still don't own the Fallout games, and with the Amazon series coming up, maybe this Fallout Bundle from Fanatical might be a good time for you to dive in.

Here's the most played Steam Deck games from March 2024

By Liam Dawe,
Another month down and Valve have released the list of what was popular on Steam Deck for March 2024.

Heroic Games Launcher v2.14 has GOG and Amazon fixes, category customization improvements

By Liam Dawe,
The Heroic Games Launcher version 2.14.0 has been released and with it some category customisation improvements, to make them easier to work with. Along with fixes for their GOG and Amazon integrations and plenty more.

Free Settlers II inspired strategy game Widelands version 1.2 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
It's free, open source and full of features. Widelands, a game inspired by The Settlers II, has a big new release out now with version 1.2.

XZ tools and libraries compromised with a critical issue

By Liam Dawe,
There's been an urgent security bulletin sent out in a few places today in the Linux sphere that relates to the XZ tools and libraries with liblzma, as certain version have been compromised.

Proton Experimental updated for The Finals, Red Alert 2, deals with high core count CPUs

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has released a new Proton Experimental update that pulls in some nice fixes for Linux Desktop and Steam Deck gamers, and this update should improve quite a few games!

Maniac is classic GTA meets Vampire Survivors - out now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
From Transhuman Design we have the next survivor-like game with Maniac, that puts it into a classic GTA setting while you go on a bit of a frenzy.

Multiplayer comes to Cassette Beasts on May 20th

By Liam Dawe,
The fantastic monster collection game Cassette Beasts is adding in online multiplayer, with a Beta available now with the full update due out on May 20th.

Humble Spring Screams Bundle has Amnesia: The Bunker and My Friendly Neighborhood

By Liam Dawe,
Humble have a pretty good bundle here for those of you who like your games a little bit more on the scary side in the Humble Spring Screams Bundle.

The Triple-i Initiative gaming showcase is coming April 10th

By Liam Dawe,
So we finally know what the mysterious Triple-i Initiative thing is! It's a big gaming showcase full of announcements and new footage for upcoming games centred around triple-i games and studios (big indies).

Fanatical's Play on the Go Bundle Spring Edition plus a Humble Store Handheld sale live

By Liam Dawe,
Two good chances here for you to fill up on some great games for your Steam Deck this Easter Weekend, as both Fanatical and Humble Store have some good deals doing.

Squad-based online shooter Enlisted: Reinforced now on Steam with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Gaijin Network (War Thunder) and Darkflow Software (CRSED: Cuisine Royale) have today released the online squad-based shooter Enlisted: Reinforced into Early Access on Steam.

Take-Two Interactive buying Gearbox from Embracer, more Borderlands on the way

By Liam Dawe,
Embracer Group continue to sell off more with the latest being Gearbox, which has been picked up by Take-Two Interactive in a $460 million deal.

Oh Snap! Canonical now doing manual reviews for new packages due to scam apps

By Liam Dawe,
After repeatedly suffering issues with scam apps making it onto the Snap Store, Canonical maker of Ubuntu Linux have now decided to manually look over submissions.

PUNKCAKE Délicieux just added Linux support to a whole bunch of games

By Liam Dawe,
PUNKCAKE Délicieux are a game dev duo that release small fun games around once a month, and they've just now given all of their available titles the Linux (and macOS) treatment.

SDL 3 will prefer Wayland Over X11, if certain protocols are available

By nwildner,
Less than a week ago, SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) developers restarted the discussion regarding whether Wayland should be configured as the preferred over X11, but now Wayland will be sticking if certain Wayland protocols are available.