Open gaming roundup: May 31 - June 6, 2015

Minecraft on Docker, new games, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at refunds on Steam, Minecraft on Docker, new games, and more!

Open gaming roundup: May 31 - June 6, 2015

A Minecraft server using Docker

If you like gaming, tinkering with open source, and the latest cloud technology, than this how-to is for you! On the Docker Blogs, you find part 1 on how to set up a Minecraft server, using Docker and Kitematic.

Kitematic is an open source project built to simplify and streamline using Docker on a Mac or Windows (coming soon). With your Minecraft server now running on Docker, you are ready to deploy it to the cloud and enjoy the game with family and friends.

Valve’s Steam Machines coming in October

VentureBeat tells us Alienware and Cyberpower they plan to release the first Steam Machines in October 2015. This is also around the same time the Steam Controller and Steam Link devices will debut. Preorders for the systems are now live on Steam, including the controller and Steam Link.

Steam now offering refunds

Starting this week, Steam is offering refunds to its platform users. If you are within 14 days after buying a game, and you spent less than two hours playing, you can get a full refund. Refunds apply to your Steam wallet. For full details on refunds, check out the Steam store.

New games for Linux

The Masterplan

The Masterplan is a tactical squad-based heist game set in the 1970s. "Hiring the right goons, getting the tools, and pulling off the perfect score is The Masterplan."

Tactical squad-based heist game set in 1970s. The 2D top-down view gives you a great overview of what's happening at any given moment, allowing you to be a real criminal mastermind. Can you pull off the greatest heist in the history of mankind?

Sword Coast Legends

n-Space and Digital Extremes announced that Sword Coast Legends will be released on Steam for Linux in Q3 of 2015.

When Sword Coast Legends releases later this year, it will introduce an entirely new way to play Dungeons & Dragons with Dungeon Master Mode and its introduction of real-time, active and reactive Dungeon Mastering. While Dungeon Master Mode is a truly innovative RPG “game changer,” Sword Coast Legends will also feature a massive single player campaign and complex storyline, deep character customization, engrossing party-based gameplay, and much, much more.

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