Valve teased in their year in review 2020 post that they will have more coming for Linux gaming, like new ways for prospective users to get into Linux gaming.
Starting off as nothing but a tiny little cell in a massive world, Thrive is a free and open source evolution sim backed up by the power of science.
Minecraft in VR that's a bit more hands on? cyubeVR (pronounced Cube VR) looks absolutely delightful, and the developer has confirmed their full intention to support Linux too.
Free, open source and a lot of fun to get mixing, FamiStudio is a wonderful application for making some retro tunes and there's a new release available.
A lot of game developer still worry about being more open with their code but it seems Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV, Super Hexagon, Dicey Dungeons) believes it was worth it.
Here's something we missed with the latest NVIDIA driver updates on Linux - turns out that NVIDIA had multiple security issues that they put out in a recent security bulletin.
Asahi Linux is the name of a new project aiming to get Linux properly supported and working on Apple Silicon, the new ARM based chips designed by Apple like the Apple M1 found in their latest hardware.
Looks like 2021 really could properly be the year of Wayland on the Linux desktop. For plenty it already is but NVIDIA have been a sore spot and it looks like they're moving forward now too.
Looking forward to 2021 for gaming on Linux? We are and there's plenty of sweet indie games coming to get interested in and follow along.
A look over some popular topics towards the end of 2020 for Linux and Linux Gaming.
For newer Linux users or people looking to switch, it can be a minefield to try and find accurate and up to date info on what Linux distro to game with. Here to help. What is the best Linux distribution for gaming? It's actually not a tough question.
The day has arrived, it seems with Vulkan 1.2.162 the Ray Tracing extensions have become part of Vulkan bringing it from provisional status to official.
Steam has now been available on Linux, at least in Beta, for eight years now and it's come a long way.
Superliminal's timed exclusive period on the Epic Games Store is now up, and it has released on Steam along with full Linux support with a port from Ethan Lee.
Build up and maintain an amusement park in the classic RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 in the free and open source modern game engine OpenRCT2.
Gamescope from Valve developer Pierre-Loup A. Griffais is described as a micro-compositor that can spoof a virtual screen with a desired resolution and refresh rate and control/resize the output as needed. Here's a few early scaling tests taken.
Want to see the dirty innards of more Valve code? Well you're in luck as they now have a lot of work involved in the Steam Runtime on GitLab including the Pressure Vessel container.
Collabora have been doing presentations during the Open Source Summit, with one particular talk from Gabriel Krisman Bertazi on the "State of Linux Gaming" being quite interesting. Plus Collabora are hiring.
Despite this feeling like the longest year ever, time continues moving on and there's been a number of great games released with Linux support in the last few months.
Frictional Games have announced that they've now open source the game engine behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs as open source under the GPL.