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  • Free Game Tuesday - get 100% off on Nubarron, an adventure of an unlucky gnome

    Here's your quick tip of the day! Until May 9, you can grab a free permanent copy of Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome on Steam. The developer, Nastycloud, originally tried crowdfunding it on Kickstarter and it wasn't successful. That was back in 2014 and then surprise - it launched anyway back in early 2020 which we completely missed. Now it's free for a while!

    "Guide Gnome across the dangers of this twisted fairytale world. Can you break the make the annoying cloud go away? And recover his stolen Lucky Hat? Trust your friends? Find out in this, a casual platformer set in a beautiful painted world full of weird creatures you'll have to deal with."

  • GOG are having a big Polish games sale with a discount on the Razer store

    Maybe time for a new game and some extra fancy hardware? DRM-free store are offering you 15% off in the Razer store, if you buy from them during the Polish Games Festival. The celebration is going on due to Constitution Day which was on May 3.

  • Katja's Abyss: Tactics turns Minesweeper into a turn-based tactics game

    What joy! Seeing even more developers try and take on the basic idea of Minesweeper with a fresh spin. Like Bonesweeper, the basics are the same as Minesweeper with you counting squares to find things. In Katja's Abyss: Tactics, you're mining for energy but there's enemies lurking in the mines that can take down your units.

    "So you're the captain they just promoted at Echo Mining Corp, yeah? Listen, you've got the task of leading our crew of brave miners and engineers into the dangerous caves of Montmane. Your goal is to collect potent runoff from volatile Nodes of energy in the walls.

  • Nadir is an upcoming roguelike deckbuilder with 'artwork burning of infernal fire'

    Polish studio Shockwork Games are working to bring us Nadir, an roguelike deckbuilder with artwork burning of infernal fire aimed at an adult audience due to the themes.

    They actually say it's a "JRPG" mixed with a deckbuilder, although they're not situated in Japan, they're taking some elements from the popular genre. Taking inspiration from the likes of Dante's Divine Comedy and many more "extraordinary" works. In the game you "control powerful, yet extremely blemished teams of characters, each representing one of the deadly sins".

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment announced a minority investment in Discord | GamingOnLinux

    What does all this mean for the PC/Linux version? Thankfully, nothing. No changes are planned other than some new integration on PlayStation platforms.

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is free on Stadia Pro, Head of Product at Stadia leaves

    May the 4th be with you, if you're a Stadia Pro subscriber as you can now claim Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order free. Yes, that's right. The Stadia team haven't even announced it, it's just there on the Stadia store ready to claim!

    A pretty massive game to be giving away, although it wouldn't be the first since over time Stadia has given away a number of big titles with Stadia Pro.

  • Battle of wits: Antiguans revel in ancient board game

    In addition to its cultural significance, there is another reason Mr Simon is one of Warri's staunchest advocates. Co-founder of the country's Warri Academy, he has seen the dividends it reaps in children's mathematical ability.

    "When you teach kids to play, you don't just teach them the game but also our history and how it can help them mathematically," he tells the BBC. "We write a maths problem out for them and show them how Warri can solve it."

  • Steam Play Proton 6.3-3 is out now with Origin Overlay working, vkd3d-proton v2.3.1

    Ready for another fun week testing out more games? Valve have you covered with the latest update to Proton.

    If you're not clear on what Proton and Steam Play are, be sure to check out our constantly updated dedicated page. It's a special compatibility layer for running Windows games and apps from Steam on Linux.

Portal Reloaded adds 'preliminary' Linux and macOS support...

  • Portal Reloaded adds 'preliminary' Linux and macOS support on Steam

    Portal Reloaded, a very popular community made mod for Portal 2 recently arrived on Steam and as of the latest update the developer added in preliminary Linux and macOS support.

    In this community made mod you play as test subject [4-5-0-9]. Awoken from stasis by an automated AI, you are expected to complete a very special test course. Within the depths of Aperture Science, secluded from the rest of the facility, lies a previously unknown and long forgotten testing track. Mixing up the gameplay from the originals, it adds in a third portal that allows for time travel into 20 years in the future.

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