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There Isn't Too Much Progress On Unigine Linux Titles

Gaming

Published on 31 March 2013 02:04 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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For those that have followed Phoronix over the years know that I am a big supporter of the Unigine game/3D engine. The engine delivers absolutely beautiful graphics and there is first-rate Linux support. The developers at Unigine Corp are very Linux-friendly. Unfortunately, games and other software based upon Unigine aren't too quick to come to the Linux gaming scene.

To date, the only major Unigine Engine title to ship with a native Linux client is OilRush, which is a title by Unigine Corp themselves rather than a licensee. There's also been games like Tryst, Syndicates of Arkon, and Petshop released, but the developers have gone without providing any Linux binaries.

Among the upcoming titles are Cradle, Dilogous: The Winds of War, and MMT Online. Sadly though, there hasn't been too much user-facing progress on these titles.

Many of these slated Unigine-powered titles are years old and have yet to be released. Arguably the most interesting game title is Dilogus: The Winds of War, with a slated Linux port, but there's been no news on this game in many months. The only small Unigine-powered game update I have been able to find is that at least Cradle is progressing, at least as of early March.

Aside from games, Unigine at least seems to be used well within architectural visualization and other customized areas.

Regardless, the Unigine Engine proves to be an interesting game engine with an OpenGL 3.2+ renderer and first-rate Linux support. Hopefully more games will come to this visually impressive game engine as Linux gaming finally takes off.

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 .
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