DRAG Will Finally Be Getting an Update with a Campaign Mode and Progression System

DRAG Will Finally Be Getting an Update with a Campaign Mode and Progression System
DRAG is a tough-as-nails racing game that’s available natively on Linux. It went to Steam in early access, and it hasn’t been updated in over a year (and unsurprisingly, the developers didn’t get back to me when I asked on their Discord how progress was coming along). But now it seems like we’ve finally got an update. Not an actual software update; just a general update on what the roadmap for the game is.
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Splitgate Season 2 Now Live

Splitgate Season 2 Now Live
If you have Splitgate installed on your system, prepare for a massive 15 GB update. Season 2 for the Halo-meets-Portal shooter has now landed. Key features include: a new matchmaking system, making it more likely you will pair with people who are the same skill level as you new battle pass with a crapton of skins remastered version of the Abyss stage new game modes: Juggernaut, Hotzone, and Lockdown revamped progression system various adjustments to guns, from fire rate to ammo count and everything in-between updated UI improvements to the map editor other smaller details Check the official blog post for more info.
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Them’s Fightin’ Herds Version 3.0 Coming Soon

Them's Fightin' Herds Version 3.0 Coming Soon
Seems like it’s been a long time since we got an update from the 2D fighting game Them’s Fightin’ Herds. Well, not to worry, we’ve finally been updated on what’s going on with the game. Last year, the game got ported to Linux. Some time later the Mac version went up as well. Now the game will be heading to consoles later this Fall. While it may not seem like a big deal for us Linux gamers, the good news is all versions will have cross-platform multiplayer, meaning on PC you can play against someone on Switch, for example.
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Project Heartbeat 0.15 Adds a Skin Editor, A New Song, and Quality-of-Life Improvements

Project Heartbeat 0.15 Adds a Skin Editor, A New Song, and Quality-of-Life Improvements
Project Heartbeat gets an update today. Here’s a quick list of what’s new: new song: Reprisal skin editor visualizer rework and new main menu visualizer new UI elements rework of the Controls editor sorting system a cross is displayed when a note is missed plenty of bug fixes Check out the patch notes on Steam. Cover image credit: Project Heartbeat developer
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Psychonauts 2 - Linux Version Now Live

Psychonauts 2 - Linux Version Now Live
True to Double Fine Productions’ word, Psychonauts 2 is now available natively on Linux. The Mac port coincides with this update, along with two new text languages. The stability for the Strike City checkpoint at the end of the level has also been fixed. They left a few notes regarding both the Linux and Mac versions. Here’s the rundown for the Linux version: save file location is in ~/.config/Epic/Psychonauts2/ game may crash on launch or when changing the Display settings.
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2 Games Get Linux Support, Another 2 Games Get Steam Deck Support

2 Games Get Linux Support, Another 2 Games Get Steam Deck Support
Looks like we’re starting off a pretty strong week. Two titles have either received a Linux version or will be in the near future, and two titles have received Steam Deck support. Psychonauts 2 should be releasing on Linux later this week too if everything goes according to plan. Swordbreaker: Origins now has a native Linux version, and along with the update came a few fixes. Casebook 1899 is an upcoming point-and-click mystery adventure; the demo will come on May 31 with native Linux support.
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A Game Developer Sheds Light on Linux Versus Windows Sales

A Game Developer Sheds Light on Linux Versus Windows Sales
It’s not often that a game developer reveals the sales numbers for their games. But I noticed a Reddit post by the developer of the puzzle game Rob Riches who goes over not only the total sales of the game, but how many copies were sold per platform. A total of 266 copies were sold. 237 of those copies were bought on Windows. 27 were bought on Linux. That’s a little over 10% of total sales!
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Project Heartbeat v0.15 Released as Beta, Adds a New UI Skin Editor

Project Heartbeat v0.15 Released as Beta, Adds a New UI Skin Editor
Good things just seem to keep coming to Project Heartbeat. Last month the game got an audio engine overhaul. Now we’ve got a UI skin editor, with Steam workshop integration. You can use your own textures and fonts. Even animated textures are supported. Apparently a health system has been incorporated as well. Meaning if you miss too many beats, game over. Since this is a beta, you’ll need to opt-in to the beta branch in the game’s properties menu.
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HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed - Action Figures with Guns

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed - Action Figures with Guns
As a kid, I loved the original Toy Story animated movie. Fast forward almost 30 years later, and I find myself reliving that toy-figures-come-to-life nostalgia, albeit in a more mature setting with guns. HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed is a first- and third-person shooter where you’re in control of a toy action figure. That action figure could be a Ryu look-alike, a reptile, a Storm Trooper look-alike, an insect, a standard human, and plenty of other species.
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HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed Linux Version Now Picks Up Windows Servers

HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed Linux Version Now Picks Up Windows Servers
While it was already big news that HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed (first/third-person shooter with toy soldiers) got a Linux port last Thursday, what’s even better is the in-game servers are now cross-platform between the Windows and Linux clients. Previously, the Linux version did not pick up any servers that were hosted on Windows, but after getting in touch with the developers, I can now confirm the servers work between the two operating systems.
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