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  • 8-bit inspired horror Sunshine Manor to release this Fall and has a new trailer up | GamingOnLinux

    Bringing on some 8-bit inspired horror, Sunshine Manor from Fossil Games is confirmed to be releasing this Fall and the developer put out a new trailer.

    Another game that was successfully funded from Kickstarter, Sunshine Manor is a standalone prequel to their previous game Camp Sunshine. It's designed as a love-letter to retro gaming and classic 1980s horror films. Taking inspiration from movies such as From Beyond, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, while mixing gameplay mechanics from games such as the beloved – and long-running - The Legend of Zelda, Resident Evil and Silent Hill series.

  • Steam on FreeBSD | [bobulate]

    Steam is a gaming platform that sells and manages games on Windows and Linux. Since FreeBSD has some pretty good Linux emulation, it is possible – with some footnotes – to run Linux Steam Games on FreeBSD. This was already possible in 2016 but the tooling keeps being updated, so let’s take a look at how things work.

  • Take on procedurally-generated bosses in Whisker Squadron from the dev of Race The Sun

    Race The Sun was a wonderful little game released back in 2013 and now Flippfly LLC are back with a new more combat-focused game called Whisker Squadron that might scratch your Star Fox itch.

    "Whisker Squadron is brought to you by the team who made Race The Sun. We are building on that game's technology to combine silky smooth, immersive flight with roguelike elements, to create an experience that's unlike anything on the market today. If you liked Starfox, you'll love the character banter and playful story. If you liked Race The Sun, you'll feel right at home with the forward-moving action and smooth controls. If you liked tactical roguelikes such as FTL or Slay The Spire, you're going to love the special events between worlds and tactical upgrade choices."

  • Vectorio is a new free to play survival tower defense game out on Steam | GamingOnLinux

    If you love tower defense games mixed with a little real-time strategy try out Vectorio, a new Early Access release on Steam that blends them together and it's free too.

    The main objective in Vectorio is simply to expand and claim the map in the one game mode currently available. A simple idea but it does end up quite tense! As you expand, your heat level rises and as it does so more and more enemies will be attracted towards you. A fun idea for gamers who love base building and optimising defences. You also have power to keep in mind so you can't just overload your defences as you will end up completely overrun.

Running Steam's Linux Build On FreeBSD Is Becoming Increasingly

  • Running Steam's Linux Build On FreeBSD Is Becoming Increasingly Capable For Gaming

    For many years it's been possible to run Linux games on FreeBSD along with other Linux applications thanks to FreeBSD's "Linuxulator" Linux binary compatibility layer. With that more recently it's becoming possible to run even more recent games thanks to improvements to FreeBSD's graphics drivers, the Linux binary compatibility code, and other FreeBSD improvements -- Steam is even working out for more titles.

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    If all went well, FreeBSD gamers can then just run steam and enjoy Steam on FreeBSD thanks to the Linux compatibility support. Though so far this method has only been tested for Linux-native games and trying to get Steam Play / Proton working on FreeBSD will likely be an extra can of worms.

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