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Games: Heroic Games Launcher, Project Zomboid, Townseek and Rail Route

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  • Heroic Games Launcher for Epic Games on Linux version 1.5.8 is out fixing a critical bug

    Have plenty of games on the Epic Games Store? The Heroic Games Launcher continues maturing to allow you to download and play them on Linux through a native application.

    While the Heroic Games Launcher is a native application built for Linux, sadly Epic still don't support Linux at all with their store so games will be run with compatibility layers like Wine. Version 1.5.8 is out now adding in macOS support along with initial support for downloading from the Unreal Marketplace - making it easier than ever to grab your goodies on Linux.

  • Project Zomboid has recently seen a nice surge in players on Steam | GamingOnLinux

    Project Zomboid, the long-running Early Access zombie survival game has recently seen a very interesting surge, repeatedly blowing away their previous records for players online.

    As of yesterday, April 25 it managed a new peak player count of 7,191. For a game that's been in Early Access since 2013, it's actually pretty incredible to finally see it getting some player recognition. It's a great game too, one that has continued to evolve in some pretty huge ways.

    While the "stable" build is generally quite behind, they also have a "IWBUMS" (I Will Back Up My Save) Beta on Steam you can opt into at any time, which I imagine most players are on. The upcoming build has masses of new content including new gameplay styles, new character creation, new zombie behaviour, improved combat and gunplay, a new blood system, visibly ripped and damaged clothing, new sound effects, improvements to the levelling system, new visuals for many parts of the game, an improved tutorial - and the list goes on forever.

  • Townseek is an adorable game about a shark exploring the world by airship | GamingOnLinux

    Now and then a Game Jam entry comes along that's simply wonderful and the latest discovery is Townseek, a game about flying a shark around the world.

    "Born undersea, but with an appetite to soar the skies and explore the world! Now that you've got yourself a reliable airship, it's time to make those dreams come true! Travel far and wide, discovering the exotic landmarks that the world has to offer! Meet the locals from towns far away from each other! Engage in the old tradition of exchanging goods for money! Fish like sharkfolk have never fished before!"

    Completely absurd of course, but the whole idea and the presentation is simply marvellous. Created for the Global Game Jam 2021 and made in Unity, there's a nice Linux build available to try out on itch.io. It's free too but you can also donate to the developer.

  • Railroad dispatching management sim Rail Route to release on June 23, try out the new demo | GamingOnLinux

    You've built cities, factories with never-ending conveyor belts, rail lines connecting up everything and more - but have you been in charge of train dispatch before? Rail Route brings another fresh take.

    "Rail Route is a management/tycoon/puzzle game based on railroad dispatching. Control the traffic, build out your own network, then optimize and expand. Unlock new technologies, upgrade the infrastructure, and automate operations! Design and share your own maps with the in-game editor."

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