New Steam Games with Native Linux Clients, including Pepper Grinder and Maniac - 2024-04-03 Edition


Between 2024-03-27 and 2024-04-03 there were 57 New Steam games released with Native Linux clients. For reference, during the same time, there were 475 games released for Windows on Steam, so the Linux versions represent about 12 % of total released titles. A lot of titles for just a week! A lot more than usual. And since the percentage of Linux native clients is also high, we end up with quite a few good titles to check out this week. Maniac looks like a very fun take on the situation where you are trying to get away from the police in GTA, with an excellent arcade vibe:

Maniac on Linux

Here’s a quick pick of the most interesting titles released in this past week:


Released on 3 Apr, 2024, developed by MythicOwl, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Indie, Strategy

About the game: Dive into Planetiles, where strategy and creativity converge. Build and transform barren planets into flourishing worlds. Outwit natural disasters, develop vibrant habitats, and navigate complex challenges. Embrace a boardgame-like depth with thoughtful planning and strategic decision-making.


Released on 2 Apr, 2024, developed by Team Samoyed, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Casual, Indie

About the game: Kitchen Crisis is a culinary defense game. You are abducted by aliens and must satisfy their appetite. If you want to live to see another day, efficiently arrange your cooking appliances, upgrade your ingredients and tools! In order to survive, make wise decisions according to everchaning recipes.


Released on 2 Apr, 2024, developed by Kerzoven and published by Kerzoven, . [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Indie, Simulation, Strategy, Early Access

About the game: Of Life and Land is a charming settlement-building strategy game paired with a rich simulation experience. Every animal and plant strives to find its place in nature while you lead your villagers to their future. Expand to different regions and trade with local factions to gain needed resources.


Released on 2 Apr, 2024, developed by Empty Head Games and published by Dear Villagers. [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie

About the game: Embark on a journey to The Smiling Islands, the realm of the Saviors, where an enigmatic guide beckons. The seasoned narrator has shared this story countless times, yet none have graced the miraculous land. Can you seize your narrative and ascend as a Savior?


Released on 2 Apr, 2024, developed by Cozy Frog Games, self-published. [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Casual, Indie

About the game: Interstellar Plunderer is an indie arcade-style 3D roguelike space shooter game. Take control of a pirate spaceship as you fly through wormholes, do battles with hordes of oncoming enemies, fight fearsome bosses, and gain plunder to spend on new ships and upgrades. How far can you go?


Released on 29 Mar, 2024, developed by and published by, . [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Indie, RPG, Strategy, Free to Play, Early Access

About the game: Free-to-play multiplayer extraction RPG set in the apocalyptic future world of Pangea. Fight against enemies, both other players and monsters, for resources. Craft items and earn skill points to build an unstoppable Apidom that matches your playstyle.


Released on 28 Mar, 2024, developed by Transhuman Design and published by Skystone Games. [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Indie, Racing, RPG, Simulation

About the game: Ever just tired of it all? Ready for change? Wanna bet it all on sheer mayhem and destruction? In comes Maniac, a rogue-lite crime action game in which the world goes against you, and your insanity creates chaos!


Released on 28 Mar, 2024, developed by Ahr Ech, and published by Devolver Digital. [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Indie

About the game: Pepper Grinder is an action-packed 2D adventure blending traditional platforming with an alternate drilling mode that allows you to dive in and out of the earth like a dolphin swims through water.


Released on 28 Mar, 2024, developed by Darkflow Software and published by Gaijin Network Ltd. [Steam Store Page]

Genre: Action, Massively Multiplayer, Early Access

About the game: In Enlisted, you are not only commanding a single soldier, but an entire squad! This MMO squad based shooter recreates the key battles of the bloodiest war of the 20th century, with hundreds of soldiers, tanks and aircraft taking part in each battle.