Open gaming roundup for June 19-25, 2016

Pac-Man 256, Ashes of the Singularity, and more games out for Linux

Gaming artifacts with joystick, GameBoy, paddle
Image by :

Subscribe now

Get the highlights in your inbox every week.

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.

Open gaming roundup for June 19-25, 2016

Pac-Man 256

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

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.


About the author

Nitish Tiwari - Nitish is a software developer and open source enthusiast. He loves to read and explore anything open source. In his free time, he likes to read motivational books. He is currently working for Minio - an open source object storage server, compatible with AWS S3 API. You can follow him on twitter @nitisht_.