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

The First Unreal Engine 3 Game Ships For Linux

Phoronix

Published on 19 December 2012 06:12 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
43 Comments

While Epic Games hasn't allowed for Unreal Tournament 3 to be released for Linux, the first native Linux game using Unreal Engine 3 was released today. Yes, Unreal Engine 3 for Linux.

Launched today with Humble Indie Bundle 7 was Dungeon Defenders for Linux. Dungeon Defenders is a tower defense / action RPG originally released for the PC in 2011. What makes this game noteworthy is that it was developed on Unreal Engine 3 and now there's a native Linux port.

Ryan Gordon confirmed today via Twitter that he's responsible for this Linux port of the first UE3 title. It's also interesting as he's using SDL 2.0 for the port. "Dungeon Defenders is an Unreal Engine 3 game on Linux, and it's the first thing I've shipped with SDL 2.0!"

Ryan Gordon ported Unreal Engine 3 to Linux years ago but ultimately was never permitted to release the Unreal Tournament 3 Linux client... Hopefully going into 2013 we'll see more Unreal Engine 3 games being released natively for Linux to compete with Valve's Source Engine and Unigine Corp's Unigine Engine.

Below is the trailer for Dungeon Defenders.


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 Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. NVIDIA Announces Shield Set-Top Gaming Box
  2. Valve Launches $49 Steam Link, SteamOS-Powered Streaming Device
  3. Valve Announces Source 2, It's Going To Be Free To Content Developers
  4. Gitorious Gets Acquired By GitLab
  5. Unity 5.0 Brings PhysX 3.3, WebGL Preview, Animation System Work
  6. Linux 4.0-rc2 Kernel Released After Delay Due To Intel DRM Driver
  7. Linux 3.19 Officially Lands For Ubuntu 15.04
  8. Clutter Now Supports Quad-Buffer Stereo Displays, Mir Backend
  9. Pricing Details On The Alleged MJ Ubuntu Tablet Design
  10. Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. More Proof That Allwinner Is Violating The GPL
  2. The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22
  3. Krita 2.9 Released, Their Biggest Release Ever
  4. A Single UEFI Executable With The Linux Kernel, Initrd & Command Line
  5. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  6. LLVM 3.6 & Clang 3.6 Deliver More Features, Complete C++14 Support
  7. Firefox 36 Brings Full HTTP/2 Support
  8. ALSA 1.0.29 Released

Close Advertisement

Close Advertisement