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Weekly Linux Gaming Picks

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Linux gaming has picked up a lot of pace in recent years, and in many ways this is thanks to Steam pushing their gaming client out onto Linux. Also the fact they have created their own distribution titled SteamOS which is aimed at the living room should push Linux further than ever before.

Here are this weeks picks of games you need to give a go on your Linux machines!


Kingdom Rush

Kingdom Rush is a brand new just-released game for Linux, it had a short beta test which has now concluded.

It is a blend of traditional strategy mixed in with a tower defence game. It boasts some lovely graphics and it is highly rated by critics so it’s not to be missed. There is a free expansion coming soon for the game too, filled with tons of new content to keep the game fresh.

Kingdom Rush


Journey Of A Roach

Another brand new and just-released title for Linux, it has also just come out of a beta test.

Journey of a Roach is a fantastic point-and-click adventure game with some lovely graphics and funny comic style cartoons included to help tell the story.

Journey Of A Roach


Pier Solar HD

This is easily my top pick, while not released just yet it will be soon!

Pier Solar HD is actually a revamp of a homebrew Sega Megadrive 16-bit RPG game, featuring beautiful 2D visuals that will blow you away with their detail, it’s a true love letter to oldskool RPG games with a really good soundtrack too.

They need votes on Steam’s greenlight system to get released there, so go give them a vote.

Pier Solar HD


Tropico 5

We don’t have many quality city-builders on Linux, and this looks like it will easily fill the void! Tropico 5 will be the first Tropico game to build its way onto Linux!

Tropico 5


That’s it for this week, I will be aiming to write one article every Friday for World of Gnome to keep you up to date on the world of gaming outside of just open-source games. Until then feel free to check GamingOnLinux.com for daily Linux gaming news.

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