March, here we are! And just like in the last month, Boiling Steam looks at the latest data dumps from ProtonDB to give you a quick list of new games that work (pretty much?) perfectly with Proton since February 2021 – the Median rating indicates that games work either out of the box (5) or well enough with tweaks (4):
|1||Valheim (note: native client also available!)||14||5|
|2||Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator||5||5|
|3||Skul: The Hero Slayer (native client also available!)||4||4|
|5||Gorilla Tag (VR)||3||5|
|6||Zombie Army 4: Dead War||3||5|
Valheim is a bit of a different beast in that list. It has a Linux client in the first place, but there’s apparently enough people who had trouble with it not working properly that they ended up falling back on Proton (and it looks like it works perfectly under Proton). So, do not take this as a recommendation to play the game on Proton, but simply as an alternative in case you have issues.
Note that Skul the Hero Slayer also has a Linux client but some users have no visuals (only audio) with it but managed to get the game working right with Proton. Again, if the native client does not work, this is a good fallback.
And now here’s our monthly video showing all these very nice titles in one go:
I had a go at DorfRomantik during the indie game fest and it’s quite relaxing (and pleasant to play – like doing a puzzle but less involved). Is there anything you are playing these days in that list?
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