Open gaming roundup for April 26 - May 2, 2015

Reddit gamers, changing trends, and more Linux and open source gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Project Ascension (created by Reddit users upset by Steam announcement), changing trends in Linux and open source gaming, new releases for Linux, and more.

Open gaming roundup for April 26 - May 2, 2015

Changing trends

The Steam Linux platform is growing, there are 1100 titles available to play on open source operating systems, and game developers are now looking to add Linux support from the start. 100 titles alone came to Steam for Linux last month.

Reddit users bash Steam

Developers and gaming fans on Reddit created Project Ascension, an open source game launcher, as a competitor to Valve and Steam for Linux. The reason behind it stems from the controversy over Steam's paid mod initiative that was announced on April 23. Read the full story here.

Kerbal Space Program 1.0 available

The Kerbal Dev Team announced this week that Kerbal Space Program 1.0 is available. "Kerbal Space Program 1.0 is what we envisioned when development of the game started four years ago." As player of this game, you are given ultimate control over the exploration of space. Design your own rocket, launch and fly them to their destination, all through a realistic, modeled universe. This is the biggest update so far, with new and updated features, improvements to the game system, and more.

Check out the preview below by KSP guru Scott Manley.

Three years since Steam Linux reveal

Michael Larabel, principal author at Phoronix.com, reminds us it has been three years since Valve announced its plans for the Steam Linux client, for Steam Linux distribution on consoles, and more. Now we know we can look forward to them to be released later this year.

It has been a good year for Linux gamers, with new hardware and a growing numbers of games.

New games out for Linux

Parcel block-pushing puzzle for Linux

Parcel is a multi-character puzzle game by Finnish game developer Polar Bunny Ltd. The player must solve interlocking, laser puzzles using the unique abilities of different characters. The game can be played alone or cooperatively and features over 120 puzzles.

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Robin Muilwijk - Robin Muilwijk is Advisor Internet and e-Government. He also serves as a community moderator for Opensource.com, an online publication by Red Hat, and as ambassador for The Open Organization. Robin is also Chair of the eZ Community Board, and Community Manager at eZ Systems.