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Retro Style Games on Linux

By Alan Pope on 14 August 2018

Gaming on Linux doesn’t have to mean buying a ludicrously priced GPU (thanks crypto miners!). Nor does it require a beefy CPU. There’s a real resurgence in retro style gaming going on right now. We’ve pulled together a…

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Fresh Snaps from June 2018

By Alan Pope on 3 July 2018

It’s mid-way through the year, and we’re seeing no let-up with the flow of new snaps landing in the store, we can barely keep up! This month we’ve picked out some of our favourites from the last month or so of social…

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Fresh Snaps from November 2017

By David Callé on 20 December 2017

The past month has been exciting in the snap world, between getting ready to welcome our Google Code-in students, improving the developer dashboard and starting to land, piece by piece, the new store frontend, it’s time we take a…

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Fresh Snaps from September 2017

By David Callé on 18 October 2017

October, it’s almost time for a new Ubuntu release! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about spending relaxing time with your computer: playing games, listening to music and enjoying beautiful GNOME applications! If the…

Steam Client now available in Ubuntu Software Center

By Canonical on 14 February 2013

Starting today, users can install the Steam Client with a few simple clicks in our Software Center, the fastest and safest way to install thousands of paid and free applications on Ubuntu. Canonical and Valve have worked closely together…

Four new hot indie games arrive in Ubuntu Software Center

By Canonical on 19 December 2012

The Humble Indie Bundle 7 is in the Ubuntu Software Center and just in time for some holiday gaming. The masterful indie games coming to Ubuntu this time are Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot and Legend of Grimrock. These games debut in Ubuntu…

Unity Technologies releases 4.0 including game export for Ubuntu

By Canonical on 15 November 2012

The Unity cross-platform development tool version 4 has been released from beta into the growing world of Ubuntu game development. Every Unity developer is now only a few clicks away from publishing in the Ubuntu Software Center with Unity…

Splice, Walking Mars, Machinarium, and Crayon Physics Deluxe debut in Ubuntu Software Center

By Canonical on 8 November 2012

Another selection of mobile games from the Humble Bundle has been released with the fourth installment of the Humble Bundle for Android. As always we have awesome Ubuntu Desktop debuts: Splice, Walking Mars, Machinarium, and Crayon Physics…

Humble Indie Bundle 6 brings six new games to the Ubuntu Software Center

By Canonical on 18 September 2012

UPDATE: We’ve just added four more amazing titles to the Humble Indie Bundle 6! If you’ve already picked up a bundle, you’ll find BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Gratuitous Space Battles, Jamestown, and Wizorb available now if you beat the average. This…

Ubuntu and Unite 2012

By Canonical on 28 August 2012

We’ve already written about Unity Technologies, supporting publishing applications to Linux in the next release of their platform, Unity 4.0. Canonical attended Unity’s Unite developer conference in Amsterdam, held 21-24 August, to…