1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

CoreBreach Aims To Go Open-Source

Gaming

Published on 06 June 2012 12:33 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
18 Comments

CoreCode, the company behind the CoreBreach, has exclusively shared with Phoronix their plans to open-source this multi-platform anti-gravity racing game. The Core3D engine is also set to be opened up along with the game itself.

CoreBreach came to Linux last year following its availability on Mac OS X and Windows. Back on December it launched and I mentioned at that time they may plan to eventually open-source it.

Besides being a unique racing game, what also makes CoreBreach interesting is that it's written in Objective-C and was originally written for Mac OS X and the libraries available on Apple's operating system, but was made available natively for Linux via GNUstep -- the de facto open-source implementation of Apple's Cocoa libraries. (There's more technical details in this earlier article.)

Well anyhow, CoreCode is now ready to announce their plans to open-source their custom 3D game engine as well as CoreBreach itself. The engine is to be LGPLv2 licensed while the game will be put out under the GPLv2. The game assets (artwork, etc) will continue to be closed, just like what happens when id Software open-sources their older id Tech engines.

The open-sourcing is set to happen once CoreCode has hit their 33,333 sales -- a total for all platforms combined, including via any online distribution services (e.g. Steam and Desura), and does count already existing sales since the game was released a year ago. This amount is what they say will "cover the costs" of development. However, they haven't shared with me yet how many copies of the game they actually have sold already to know how close this goal is to becoming a reality. If the goal is not reached, they may still open-source it, but not immediately.

As far as why CoreCode is open-source friendly, they say, "CoreCode has a long history in working on and publishing open-source software. Since 2004, CoreCode has published about two dozens applications liberally licensed under the BSD/MIT licenses as well as contributed to more than a dozen other open source projects. Even during the development of the commercial game CoreBreach a significant part of the developement-time has been spent on contributing to other open source projects like Cocotron, GNUstep and freetype-gl through bug reporting/analysis and patches."

Julian Mayer of the Austrian-based CoreCode also mentioned that the idea for open-sourcing CoreBreach came as a result of comments made within the Phoronix Forums -- this is in part why they're letting Phoronix run with the exclusive open-source plans first.

For those wishing to buy CoreBreach for their favorite operating system or to learn more information, visit the CoreCode.at web-site. The cost of the game is only $7 USD. Below are some videos showing off the racing game.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  2. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  3. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
  4. AMD's Windows Catalyst Driver Remains Largely Faster Than Linux Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. IMP Launches As Another Open-Source Computer Attempt
  2. Git 2.2.0 Released With 550+ Changes
  3. GNOME 3.15.2 Released
  4. Quantum OS Aims For A Linux Desktop With QML, Wayland & Material Design
  5. New Open-Source, Linux Benchmarks To Feast On
  6. FreeBSD Plans For The Next Ten Years
  7. Qt 5.4 Planned For Release On 9 December
  8. Meizu's Ubuntu Phone Not Expected Until Early Next Year
  9. DragonFlyBSD 4.0 Drops i386 Support, Improves Graphics
  10. Expensive "Free/Libre Software Laptop" Uses A NVIDIA GPU
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Hurrican SDL Port
  3. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  4. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  5. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  6. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  7. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k
  8. Script for Fan Speed Control