In this open gaming roundup, we take a look at the release of Civilization VI for Linux, the upcoming Game Developer Conference, and more open gaming news.
Open gaming roundup for January 29-February 11, 2017
Civilization VI released for Linux
Civilization VI is now available on SteamOS and Linux. Its predecessor, Civilization V, is on the list of 7 most popular Linux games, so I thought this deserved a spot in our news section. In the comments of the official announcement, the developers mention the game is only supported on NVIDIA graphics cards.
Gaming On Linux has a detailed review of the game, including a short video of some actual gameplay.
Game Developer Conference 2017 will take place February 27-March 3 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. It looks to be an interesting event for open source and Linux gamers and developers.
Attending companies include AMD, NVIDIA, Khronos, Unity, and more. Talks will include topics such as Vulkan, "Making Night in the Woods better with open source," "Open source game analytics powered by AWS, " and lots more.
In other news
- Steam beta client updated, fixing notification issues
- Wine 2.1 is out with more Shader Model 5 work
- Feral Interactive have released the HITMAN system requirements for Linux
- Mesa 13.0.4 stable released, time to update to get the latest fixes
New games on Linux
Nyheim, a digital strategy card game, has been released on Steam for Linux. From the game description:
Nyheim is a single-player digital board game about rebuilding the titular city of Nyheim after a lethal pandemic. As survivors of the disease, your party must explore the districts of Nyheim, face mutated rats, gather supplies and lead the efforts towards a new society!
EZRA: The Stranger
EZRA: The Stranger, a unique puzzle platformer, has been released on Steam for Linux. From the game description:
The adventurous journey of the Stranger begins with an unexpected UFO crash. He will have to face unfamiliar Earth creatures and human-made mechanisms. His name is EZRA.
Bleed 2 is an arcade action game featuring air-dodging, bullet-reflecting, and tons of bosses. It's available on Steam for Linux.