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Open gaming roundup for June 19-25, 2016
Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity, and more games out for Linux
In this week's edition, we take a look at Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity's plan for a Linux release, and more.
Pac-Man needs no introduction. Pac-Man 256 is a new variant of the arcade classic with extra twists. You can now play in co-op multiplayer mode with up to 4 players. There's a new villain called The Glitch. There's the gang of revived retro-ghosts, including Sue, Funky, and Spunky. Best of all, Pac-Man 256 was released on Steam with Linux support from day one.
Ashes of the Singularity plans Linux support
Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy game that will have you managing vast armies and fighting a war on multiple fronts against your enemies. A developer stated that both Vulkan and Linux/SteamOS releases are planned for the big RTS game.
New games out for Linux
The Wardrobe is a 2D point-and-click game inspired by the great '90s classics Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle. You control the main character, Skinny, from a third-person perspective, moving between locations to solve puzzles found along the way. Here's what Gaming on Linux has to say about the game:
For each hotspot, you can choose from among four types of actions: Look, pick up, use, and talk. All dialogues have multiple choices (and are full of funny answers to try)!
Goetia is another point-and-click adventure where you play the ghost of a young lady named Abigail Blackwood. Here's what Gaming on Linux has to say about the game:
It's getting some really good reviews too, so it looks like a solid point-and-click to add to your collections. I have requested a review key, so hopefully we can give it some proper thoughts soon.