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Games: OpenRCT2, MewnBase, Baba Is You, Heroes of Hammerwatch, Fanatical

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  • OpenRCT2, the open source game engine for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 was updated

    Some fresh news about a wonderful open source game engine this morning, as OpenRCT2 for RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 has a new release out.

    This release v0.2.2 code-named "Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook" brings in an almost completely new Hungarian translation, a replay system, a sprite sorting benchmark, a shortcut to advance one tick, allow for steep slopes on the side-friction roller coaster, they added Powered Launch mode to Inverted RC (for RCT1 parity), an optional chat button to top toolbar in multiplayer games, the handy feature to download missing objects when loading a park and new object types: station, terrain surface, and terrain edge.

  • The cute base-building survival game 'MewnBase' has some new buildings available

    MewnBase, a space-cat base-building survival game currently in development just recently had a new update, which includes some fun new buildings.

    Added in are Wind Turbines allowing you a new means of generating power, a Lightning Rod/Collector to protect your base from strikes, a Large Battery for more storage and Powered Rain Collectors to automatically transfer rain water into your Water Supply modules.

    There's also new tooltips, some UI updates, Engines now have their own tech-tree level, improvements to the map view to include pan and zoom along with some bug fixes.

  • In the puzzler 'Baba Is You', you mess with the rules and it's out now

    Baba Is You from developer Hempuli Oy is a very interesting looking puzzler and it's out now with Linux support.

    Don't let the simplistic visuals fool you, the whole idea is honestly brilliant. To complete each level, you need to change the rules. These rules are blocks in each level you move around and combine to overcome challenges.

  • Pyramid of Prophecy, the first DLC for Heroes of Hammerwatch is out

    Heroes of Hammerwatch, the great looking rogue-lite action-adventure just expanded with the Pyramid of Prophecy DLC.

    The release also comes with a big free patch to the base-game for all owners, even without the DLC so that's awesome too. The free update adds in a sixth tier to the Town Hall including new levels, new voices, new items, a new Luck stat to tip the RNG in your favour and more.

  • Your mid-week (sort of) look at some games on sale, plenty of goodies

    This is you sort-of mid-week look at some epic Linux gaming deals going on right now, a look across various stores to find you some deals ready for the weekend ahead.

    First up, Fanatical are doing a big Spring Sale (Linux games here) and if you use the discount code "FANATICAL10" up until March 31st you get an extra 10% off. They have a pretty amazing deal going on Skullgirls + 2nd Encore DLC with 91% off. They also have Two Point Hospital at the lowest price so far with 25% off.

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