The Steam Summer Sale 2014 has just a few more days to go and the eighth one is actually very Linux-friendly, with some interesting titles discounted.Valve's Steam Summer Sale 2014 hasn't been as diverse as in past editions, but the Linux users now have some pretty good deals. The latest discounts that can be found today are actually much more interesting than what we had so far.
“The Steam Summer Sale continues today. Take advantage of huge savings throughout our store on thousands of games. Check back often to see our eight-hour Flash Sales and help select what goes on sale next with our Community's Choice Flash Sales. More than a hundred products will be featured as Daily Deals throughout the sale, with new deals popping up every 24 hours.”
“In addition to the sale is the bonus Steam Summer Adventure. Collect, trade, and craft 10 Summer Adventure cards that can only be earned during the sale. Players can earn in-game items, community rewards, and points for their team by crafting badges throughout the sale. At the end of each day, the team with the most points wins,” says Valve on the official website.
There are only three games with Linux support in today's Daily Deals, but all of them are major titles and they have many fans, not only from the open source platform.
Europa Universalis IV is a historical simulator developed and published by Paradox Interactive. The game allows users to control the development of a nation with the ultimate goal of becoming a global empire.
What sets this game apart is the historical accuracy of most of the gameplay. The major characters in the simulation have existed sometime in history, the events that take place outside the control of the player are inspired from the actual facts, and so on.
The second title on the Daily Deals list is Left 4 Dead 2, an online multiplayer coop FPS developed by Valve. It's one of the first titles that arrived on Steam for Linux and it's been discounted so many times that lots of Linux users already have it. If you didn't purchase it, now's as good a time as any.
The last game is the recently released Sid Meier's Civilization V from Firaxis and 2K Games. It's a turn-based strategy and Linux players will love it, if they haven't purchased it yet. The replay value of this game is through the roof, so make sure you don't miss this offer.
These three games have a 75% discount and the promotion is set to expire in a day and a half.