Category Archives: Linux Gaming News

Ryan “Icculus” Gordon next new games to port

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Since Ryan “Icculus” Gordon is back in the news. While the latest Twitter post highlights the demand to port more games to Linux. So yes, this is not new news. But the more impressive feature, Icculus is getting some solid support via Patreon. Well he is the man maintaining development tools like SDL 2. And yet eager to get more action given all the financial backing. So it’s time to parooze that Steam Wishlist.

I can’t believe how many people have shown up in the last 24 hours! There’s a ton of really good suggestions in the Patreon thread, in my Twitter mentions, my inbox, on Reddit…

I’m starting to build my _own_ wishlist from all these wishes I’m reading, and even made an initial pitch to a developer last night. We’ll see where it goes. There’s still so many responses from all of you to sort through, developers to contact, and work to be done!

I’m really overwhelmed by all this. Not just the money–which I genuinely appreciate!–but all the stories of games that are so loved and are _this close_ to coming to Linux. We’re all going to move this forward a little. We’re all gonna make a few dreams come true.

While having some solid work with Crytek, Valve, even Epic games and Activision. And quiet honestly, I’ve always found Icculus to be the go-to when it comes to porting games to Linux. Since he is not keeping to just one game engine, such as Unity 3D. And I’ll admit, I’ve referred a few developers to him in the past.

So what games would you suggest Icculus to port?

So the initiative is real. Yet what games would I like to see on Linux. Let’s start with Dishonored 2, Skyrim, Prey, wishful thinking but GTA V.

Therefore, if you are a developer or know developers eager to port their game. Now is the time to get Ryan “Icculus” Gordon into the mix. All of the contact information is available via the Icculus official website.
Find the game on Steam, hit the link for “Visit the website”. Look for hit up the developers Twitter and get @icculus in the tweet.

Cities: Skylines expanding again – Green Cities

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Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order are preparing to make players green. Hence the coming release of Green Cities, a new expansion. Coming available via Steam and Paradox Plaza. Keeping the games mojo kicking in the evergreen city-builder Cities: Skylines. Coming later this year to Linux, Mac and Windows. Green Cities will allow mayors to make sustainable cities, complete with organic stores. While also including electric vehicles. Plus new services to make pollution a quaint notion of the past.

See what awaits in a locally-grown trailer with no emissions:

Cities: Skylines – Green Cities Announcement Trailer:

So Cities: Skylines – Green Cities will add 350 new assets to the core game Adding a massive selection of new visual options. Complete with eco-friendly buildings, organic stores, electric vehicles. So now players can create more diversified cities. Or go completely green as the urban population grows. New in-game services and buildings arrive alongside revisions to noise and environmental pollution. Making the games skies safer for Chirper at last.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, with exciting new features such as:

  • Story to Story, Building to Building, Street to Street: New eco-friendly buildings, New specialization buildings, new alternative service buildings, new unique buildings, electric cars, new parks — 350 new assets in all giving a unique new look to Cities: Skylines
  • I Wish I Was Special, You’re So Very Special: New specialized options for all city zones, plus leveled-up specializations for the first time in Cities: Skylines
  • So What So What So What’s the Scenario: New scenarios, New policy options, and a new Monument to make your friends Green with envy
  • Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear More Stylish: Of course we’ve included a flower-crown hat for Chirper.

As always, the expansion will be accompanied by a free content update to the base game, which will include electric cars, road modding, changes to noise pollution, and more beautification options in the form of parks and trees, among other things.

Green Cities will arrive for $12.99 USD coming available via Steam and Paradox Plaza. Complete with a low-carbon-footprint digital delivery for Linux, Mac and Windows later this year.

For more information on Cities: Skylines, please visit the official website and .

Humble Spooky Horror Bundle games released

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Since we all like some aspects of horror. While there are a few other game we could name off. However this new bundle from undead buddies Frank and Barry called Humble Spooky Horror Bundle now released. Which also celebrates their favourite horror titles across Linux, Mac and Windows. Games such as Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition, Dead Age, and Alien: Isolation. Which we already know have native support and they are quality titles.

Grab a bowl of cereal and settle in with the nearest friendly zombie to enjoy a night of spoopy games.

It’s totally almost Halloween, right? Spookiness has no season in our hearts! Our undead buddies Frank and Barry have put together a new bundle for your… horror. Grab a bowl of cereal and settle in with the nearest friendly zombie to enjoy a night of spoopy games!

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Pay what you want in the Humble Spooky Horror Bundle. Since the total cost for these games totals $143. Although the Humble Bundle let’s you choose the price. As per usual.

Humble Spooky Horror Bundle comes with all games available on Steam and some DRM-Free. Since this is quite the interesting bundle they released. Since there are some great titles for Linux. As well as Windows and Mac. So pay $1 or more to access Steam keys. With half of the game actually available with native support. There are decent games, while there are a few great Windows games. And I have yet to try playing Dead by Daylight via Wine/PlayOnLinux yet.

So also go on and support charity. Since you choose where the money goes, as usual with the Humble team. Either between the developers or charity of your choice via the PayPal Giving Fund. While you could also give a Humble Tip as well. Either way, the money all goes somewhere reasonable. And this latest bundle is actually quite good.

MOTHERGUNSHIP check out the newest trailer

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Be it man or tree-frog, everyone is welcome in the resistance. Since players will be helping to fight off unending hordes of alien invaders.
Yet this is the second trailer for MOTHERGUNSHIP. So utilize humor and the sheer havoc provided by ceaseless waves of weapon-fire.
The developers at Grip Digital and Terrible Posture Games will literally immerse players into bullet-hell. Seeing the player is stuck aboard an orbiting spacecraft. While fighting interminable, procedurally generated enemies. All in an attempt to make it to a final boss. And due to sheer size alone, this instils fear in the hearts of even the bravest resistance commanders.


“I’m afraid I can’t talk much more about Linux yet. There are a few people on the dev team who are absolute Linux diehards. I will not likely know more until much further into development, about whether the game is destined for Linux.”

So MOTHERGUNSHIP is an explosive collision of a first-person-shooter. A bullet-hell genre, while the player faces off against nearly endless swarms of mechanical enemies. All while aboard randomly generated alien spaceships. With some of the largest bosses the FPS genre has ever seen. Therefore MOTHERGUNSHIP brings a fresh experience into the first-person shooter genre. Since this combines unique features and old-school first-person-shooter mechanics. Since the games coming to Steam for Windows, and hopefully Linux. Considering the fact that Unreal Engine 4 is being used for development. Check out the trailer:


  • Shoot – Face off against overwhelming odds in a brutal, non-stop combat. Forget negotiation, forget stealth, forget reloads. Just let go and kill them all.
  • Craft – For the first time ever, build guns exactly the way you like them, with the deepest gun-crafting system ever seen in a videogame.
  • Want to have a gun with twelve barrels that shoots homing rockets? Go for it!
  • Resist – Join the ranks of global resistance movement. Taking back Earth together with your friends. Cut through the alien fleet to reach the ultimate goal – bringing down the MotherGunShip.

MOTHERGUNSHIP is coming with a full release to Steam in 2018 for Windows. Yet Linux and Mac could be in the mix as well. Since it is still to early in the games development, there is no formal confirmation. Visit to enroll into the resistance movement now. Get exclusive information, content and other members-only perks too.

Surviving Mars releases new Gameplay Trailer

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Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games that mix Opportunity and Curiosity. While revealing a new in-game trailer for Surviving Mars. Hence the upcoming management strategy game from Haemimont Games. Coming to Linux, Mac, Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2018 via Steam. Surviving Mars will put players in charge of the first functioning colony on the Red Planet. Since the resources are thin, the environment is hostile. So the human colonists will need to balance productivity with sanity. Since this new video features footage captured from inside the game itself. Which provides a first look at what players can expect.
While Surviving Mars arrives on Earth next year. There is no official release date announcement just yet.

Surviving Mars – colonists in the new trailer:

In Surviving Mars, players will lead a colonization effort on the surface of Mars. From the very first rovers and supply drops to the construction of suitable habitats. Supporting those brave settlers from Earth. Every colonist will be vital to the mission as the colony struggles to gain a foothold. Since the environment is hostile and resources are scarce. With each success, however, players will gain the ability to expand further. While even establishing a thriving society. Leading a new generation that has never known the Earth.

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

So take the first small step towards landing on Mars via Steam. Therefore players can sign up now for upcoming news and community activities around Surviving Mars. Eager settlers can find details here.