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    Classic open source platformer SuperTux is coming to Steam / GamingOnLinux · Tuesday, 4 January, 2022 - 09:38 · 1 minute

One we don't cover or hear about too often is SuperTux, a free and open source platformer that's been around for some time now and it's getting a Steam release.

"Run and jump through SuperTux, the sidescrolling 2D platformer starring Tux, the Linux mascot. Squish and knock out enemies, collect powerups, and solve platforming puzzles throughout the Icy Island and the Rooted Forest, as Tux tries to save his beloved Penny from her kidnapper, Nolok!"

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Game Features:

  • Platforming gameplay similar to original Super Mario games, with some unique abilities such as backflipping and dynamic swimming
  • Lovingly hand-crafted graphics contributed by a variety of artists, alongside engaging and catchy music
  • Engaging levels designed with casual gameplay, puzzling and speedrunning in mind
  • Weird, quirky and some not-so-adorable enemies that might be too cute to kill
  • Two full worlds packed with unique and challenging levels, castles, and boss fights
  • Other contrib levels, including seasonal worlds, storyless bonus islands, and downloadable Add-ons, which feature new and unique stories and levels
  • Simple, flexible Level Editor, which allows for the creation and sharing of levels of any complexity

Follow on Steam or grab it from the official site / Flathub .

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    Wounds of Eventide brings the final chapter for Blasphemous out now / GamingOnLinux · Monday, 13 December, 2021 - 10:37 · 1 minute

Blasphemous has a fresh update out with Wounds of Eventide, which brings overall the story to a close.

Coming as part of a series of updates that began with Stir of Dawn in 2020, this free upgrade provides us with the usual assortment of new levels, bosses, items and allows you to unearth "secrets that will unlock another fate for Cvstodia – leading into the events of the Blasphemous sequel (launching in 2023)". The developer did say that late-game saves may not be able to access all of the content "but you will get clues on what to do when you replay the game".

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Game Features:

  • Explore a Non-Linear World: Overcome fearsome enemies and deadly traps as you venture through a variety of different landscapes, and search for redemption in the dark gothic world of Cvstodia.
  • Brutal Combat: Release the power of Mea Culpa, a sword born from guilt itself, to slaughter your foes. Acquire devastating new combos and special moves as you purge all in your path.
  • Executions: Unleash your wrath and relish in the gory dismemberment of your adversaries - all in beautifully rendered, pixel-perfect execution animations.
  • Customise Your Build: Discover and equip Relics, Rosary Beads, Prayers and Sword Hearts to give you the new abilities and stat boosts you need to survive. Experiment with different combinations to suit your playstyle.
  • Intense Boss Battles: Hordes of gigantic, twisted creatures stand between you and your goal. Learn how they move, survive their devastating attacks and emerge victorious.
  • Unlock the Mysteries of Cvstodia: The world is full of tormented souls. Some offer you aid, some may ask for something in return. Uncover the stories and fates of these tortured characters to gain rewards and a deeper understanding of the dark world you inhabit.

You can buy Blasphemous from Humble Store and Steam for a key, sadly the Linux build is still not available on GOG .

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    Dead Cells gets a crossover with multiple indie games / GamingOnLinux · Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 - 16:49 · 1 minute

Motion Twin / Evil Empire have released a big free upgrade for Dead Cells, bringing with it a number of items taken from other popular indie gems. This crossover takes the form of new weapons and outfits for your character, although you do need to hunt for clues and go find them to actually use them.

"As we wanted to make this year's Christmas special, our gift itself needed to be special. Something great, something more, something you've never seen before... something literally out of this world.

And that's why we decided to snoop around the world of indie games, and bring you crossover items from six of your favorite licenses, with one outfit and one weapon each!"

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Here's all that you can get:

  • Blasphemous
    New weapon: Face Flask - They say this was supposed to heal you, but it doesn't seem to work that well... Eh, who cares, it looks cool as heck.
    New outfit: Penitent's Outfit
  • Curse of the Dead Gods
    New weapon: Machete and Pistol - Slash, slash, bang. But like, big strong bang. Basically.
    New outfit: Explorer's Outfit
  • Guacamelee
    New weapon: Pollo Power - Unleash your inner chicken and bring wrath to your enemies, as you lay egg-bombs all over the island.
    New outfit: Luchador's Outfit
  • Hollow Knight
    New weapon: Pure Nail - Looks like Blobespierre has finally learnt that he's not obliged to stop running everytime he wants to take a swing.
    New outfit: Vessel's Oufit
  • Hyper Light Drifter
    New weapon: Hard Light Sword / Hard Light Gun - Shoot with one to mark your enemy, hit with the other to get your ammo back.
    New outfit: The Magician's Outfit
  • Skul
    New weapon: Bone - One swing, two swings, one uncontrollable whirlwind... You know the deal.
    New outfit: Little Bone's Outfit

To actually find them though, you need to seek out special rooms that have been added to the game during your run. The developer said to look out for a hints book that you can find in the Prisoners' Quarters, that might help you on your journey to get 'em all.

At some point we expect to also hear more Dead Cells related news, as they're clearly not done with it just yet.

You can pick up Dead Cells from Humble Store , GOG and Steam . Absolutely recommended, it's a fantastic game!

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    Blast through a comic book online in the latest Fury Unleashed update / GamingOnLinux · Tuesday, 16 November, 2021 - 17:23 · 1 minute

Fury Unleashed, a modern action-platformer that has an awesome style to it recently had a huge upgrade finally bringing with it online co-op support. Taking inspiration from other rogue-lite platformers including Dead Cells and Rogue Legacy with a little explosive flair from Contra and Metal Slug it certainly delivers.

One of the key points of interest in Fury Unleashed is how you're playing through a living comic book, with ink being your main valuable resource. Each room you blast through is a different panel from this comic.

Release at the end of October was the big free online co-op upgrade for the game. Trailer is below:

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Other fixes that came with the update include:

  • Addition of the controller vibration with different preset modes included. Try it out, it's awesome!
  • The Save & Quit feature can now be used in every game mode, that includes Online Co-Op.
  • In co-op modes, combo time is now increased by 50% while both players are alive.
  • Difficulty spike reduction tweaks for the second and third page of the first comic-book world.
  • The shield of enemies that wield it, can now be pierced, blocking 60% of damage (from 100%).
  • More improvements to translations, with support for the new online-related lines.
  • Another set of minor improvements and bug-fixes to both co-op modes.

Available on Humble Store and Steam . The GOG release does not support online on Linux, due to it needing GOG Galaxy.

On top of that, they've begun working on their next game. They haven't formally announced it or even said what it's called but they did give us a little teaser:

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    This new mod puts Jazz Jackrabbit in the Doom engine / GamingOnLinux · Monday, 15 November, 2021 - 14:45

Jazz Jackrabbit and Doom together? Can't say I ever expected that but Doom engine modders constantly surprise me. Jazz Jackrabbit Doom - Episode 1 is out now.

"Jazz Jackrabbit is at it again to rescue his love, Eva Earlong, from his nemesis Devan Shell and his goons. It's up to you to finally end this chase once and for all. Episode 1: Rabbit Rescue follows Jazz, as he starts his journey to save his family and take down Devan once and for all. Taking you through Carrotus, Diamondus, Tubelectric, Medivo, Letni, Technoir and Orbitus, with some hidden maps for the keen-eyed ones."

Check out the trailer:

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What ever will they come up with next?

The developer mentions it works well with GZDoom 3.7.2 - 4.3.3 and LZDoom 3.85, with it needing the IWAD from Doom 2. You will also want to ensure jumping, crouching and free look are enabled. There's 9 maps, 2 bonus maps and 2 secret stages to find.

Download free from Mod DB .

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    Silly platformer metroidvania Clunky Hero is now in Early Access / GamingOnLinux · Wednesday, 10 November, 2021 - 17:14 · 1 minute

Chaosmonger Studio, developer of Encodya, has released their latest with the comedic platformer metroidvania Clunky Hero with it beginning life in Early Access.

"Clunky Hero is a story-driven, platformer metroidvania, with a touch of RPG and tons of humor. If you’d love a platformer game where you have a funny storyline, can talk with characters, solve side quests, find and buy items, change weapons and wearables, with great hand-drawn-looking backgrounds, presented in a very comical way, then Clunky Hero might be the game of your dreams!"

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Game Features:

  • Nearly 40 different levels set in 7 different areas
  • 15+ Interiors
  • 6 Skills: Double Jump, Dash, Dive, Cling, Range Shot and Blasting Attack
  • Combine 8 different bonus items on 3 bonus slots to boost your character's skills and abilities
  • Defeat tough bosses
  • Humorous dialogues and funny items/weapons
  • Trade Items on various shops along the game
  • Various side quests to level up your character
  • Original Music

The CEO of Chaosmonger Studio, Nicola Piovesan said: "I've been developing Clunky Hero for about 2 years and many things changed in the meantime. Lots of new additions, and a lot of polishing each time we were making a new build. And it's amazing how the simple details (like a new UI, a sound, or a simple visual effect) can improve the game and make it look more professional. All in all, despite the development is yet to be done, our team is very happy with the Early Access version!"

You can buy it on GOG and Steam .

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    Apogee Entertainment gets another remaster out with Monster Bash HD / GamingOnLinux · Tuesday, 2 November, 2021 - 09:43 · 1 minute

Originally released back in the '90s, Monster Bash HD is a fresh remaster from Apogee Entertainment and Emberheart Games and it's available for Linux. Continuing their work to upgrade games following Crystal Caves HD and Secret Agent HD, sounds like it won't be their last either.

One of the most challenging games of its time returns, with touch-ups like new environmental effects, smoother and improved gameplay, and support for modern resolutions. Preserving the classic while giving it a new life for new and old players alike.

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"We’re learning a ton from today’s talented developers about how to bridge the gap between our past and present," said Scott Miller, Apogee founder and game industry pioneer of shareware, episodic releases, bullet time, and more. "It’s the perfect time of year to revisit Monster Bash and update the classic to scare a whole new generation, plus the seasoned gamers who’ve been with us since the beginning."


  • Help Johnny rescue all the kidnapped pets by guiding him through all 3 original episodes in HD!
  • Uncover hidden achievements in previously unknown areas of the game and be the first to earn all of the achievements!
  • Try and keep your number one seat on the online leaderboards as players discover all the extra points that can be achieved throughout the game!
  • Challenge your friends to beat your own haunted adventures using our built-in level editor from the Steam Workshop!
  • New difficulty options, improved gameplay dynamics and cloud saves!
  • And don't worry, we didn't touch the OST or any of the sound effects!

Available to buy from GOG and Steam for $9.99 / £7.19 / €8.19 with a 25% discount until November 5.

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    Atmospheric rogue-lite RPG Himno - The Silent Melody is now in Early Access / GamingOnLinux · Thursday, 21 October, 2021 - 14:50 · 2 minutes

Developer David Moralejo Sánchez has taken the popular mechanics from the first peaceful Himno, and adapted them into a much bigger game in Himno - The Silent Melody. This time around it's not a peaceful experience, there's dangers lurking in the dark.

"You play as Fash, an intrepid Guardian Explorer who has seen this world fall. Now after hundreds of years, Fash must bring together the other guardians and restore that world of light and color.

Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange machines, beautiful procedurally generated maps, and surprises. Craft powerful gear, find other explorers and save this old world."

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Game Features:

  • Silent World Exploration:
    • No instructions. No words. At your own pace, explore, craft, fight (or not), research and discover the secrets this world awaits you.
  • Emotional Soundtracks and Vibrant Visuals:
    • A perfect mixture of darkness, colors, and lights to highlight this odd and unique 2D world.
  • Randomly Generated Biomes:
    • Each Biome is generated as you teleport down. With exotic creatures, hostile machines, and unique ores and vegetation, each biome provides a different experience and challenge that will test your skill and knowledge of Himno.
  • Melodic & Smooth Combat:
    • Although it is not necessary to fight, thanks to a large number of movements as wall-jumps, slides, dashes and unique weapons and runes, combats are smooth and satisfactory. Enjoyable by a wide variety of player skill.
  • Build Your Arsenal:
    • Create your way of moving and fighting. Craft hundreds of weapons & items using loot gathered from the environment and from slaying enemies like bows, swords, grappling hooks, essence weapons, boomerangs, spears, throwable weapons like bombs and much more!
  • Build Mode:
    • Customize your camp to your liking, grow plants from different biomes to create unique potions and equipment, or create homes for rescued NPCs.
  • NPCs & Lore:
    • Unlock new explorers and the secrets behind this silent world. The more NPCs you save, the more knowledge you'll acquire about the Himno's mysterious history. Who designed you? What is your purpose to exist?

I've managed to play a little bit of it myself before release and it is absolutely gorgeous. Mixing together some simple (but quite nice) pixel-art with fancy lighting really does give it a great look. All the atmosphere and feel of the original is there it's just a whole lot more of it with many new feature additions.

You can buy it on Steam .

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