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C4 Game Engine Continues Supporting Linux

At the beginning of the year was the announcement of the C4 Engine dropping Linux support with its lead developer referring to Linux as "Frankenstein OS" and citing numerous difficulties with Linux. However, quietly this game engine seems to be back to supporting Linux.
19 April 2015 - C4 Engine - 3 Comments

Age of Wonders III Released For Linux

Following Age of Wonders III going for beta on Linux last month, today this game has been officially released for both OS X and Linux.
14 April 2015 - AoW III - 5 Comments

BioWare Opens Up The "Orbit" Project

Making the rounds on the Internet this weekend is that BioWare -- which is owned by EA Games -- has released their first open-source project.
5 April 2015 - Open-Source - 4 Comments

Godot 1.1 Engine Now In Beta

Version 1.1 of Godot, an impressive open-source game engine, is now out in beta form.
4 April 2015 - Godot 1.1 - 5 Comments

The Big SuperTuxKart Update Is Almost Ready

Towards the end of last year a development version of a big new version of SuperTuxKart was released that brought a new OpenGL 3.1+ graphics engine and other improvements. The new SuperTuxKart game looks great (especially for being an open-source game) and is now closer to being officially released with now having an RC version out.
1 April 2015 - SuperTuxKart 0.9 RC - 4 Comments

Shadow Warrior Is Being Released For Linux Next Week

The Shadow Warrior remake of the 1997 3D Realms' game of the same name is seeing its native Linux release next week! The remake of Shadow Warrior has been out since 2013 by Flying Wild Hog while next week will mark its debut for Linux and OS X.
27 March 2015 - Shadow Warrior - 10 Comments

Cube2-Forked Red Eclipse 1.5 Sees Huge Update

Version 1.5 of the open-source, cross-platform Red Eclipse first person shooter was released this weekend. Red Eclipse, which in turn is based on the Cube Engien 2, has seen some significant updates with this being the first major update in about two years.
22 March 2015 - Red Eclipse 1.5 - 4 Comments

BioShock Infinite Linux Gaming Benchmarks

Yesterday BioShock Infinite was finally released for Linux as the latest high-quality game being ported over from Windows. Judging from the comments, this is going to be one of the more popular Linux games for the time being. The good news is I've adapted the game for serving as our latest Linux gaming benchmark.
18 March 2015 - BioShock Infinite Linux Performance - 55 Comments

BioShock Infinite Now Available For Linux, Demands Binary Graphics Drivers

BioShock Infinite is now available to Linux gamers... assuming you're okay with using the binary AMD and NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers.
17 March 2015 - BioShock Infinite - 72 Comments

Divinity: Original Sin Is Still En Route To Linux Gaming Systems

Many Linux gamers have been looking forward to Divinity: Original Sin, a single-player and cooperative multiplayer fantasy RPG that was released for Windows and OS X in 2014. For those wondering about the state of its native Linux release, here's an update from the developers.
16 March 2015 - Divinity: Original Sin - 15 Comments

0 A.D. Alpha 18 Brings Nomad Game Mode

The eighteenth alpha release of 0 A.D. is now available for this impressive open-source ancient warfare game.
14 March 2015 - 0 A.D. Alpha 18 Rhododactylos - 1 Comment

X Rebirth Linux Alpha Now Available

Not to be confused with the X (X11/X.Org) Server, Egosoft's X Rebirth is now publicly available in alpha form for Linux gamers.
14 March 2015 - X Rebirth On Linux - 19 Comments

Age of Wonders III Now In Beta For Linux

The latest game to make it over to Linux is Age of Wonders III. We've known for a while the game was being ported to Linux while now it's finally in open beta via Steam.
12 March 2015 - Steam On Linux - 8 Comments

Feral Interactive Confirms Their Latest Linux Game Ports

Last week during Valve's SteamOS / Linux game sale that happened during the Game Developers' Conference, a number of new Linux games were confirmed. We now know who is working on porting some of these new titles over to Linux.
11 March 2015 - Feral Linux Game Ports - 13 Comments

There's Now More Than 1,000 Games On Steam For Linux

There's now more than one thousand native games available via Steam for Linux / SteamOS.
11 March 2015 - Linux / SteamOS - 39 Comments

Prospects For Open-Source Engines Now That UE4/Source2/Unity Are Free?

How do you think the community-based game engine projects like ioquake3 will evolve now that Unreal Engine 4, Source 2 Engine, and Unity 5 are "free" for use by game developers?
8 March 2015 - Thoughts - 40 Comments

Reported Steam Linux Usage Battles To Stay Above 1.0%

With all of the GDC2015 announcements this week from Valve developing an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver to confirming a lot of new Linux games, I just noticed today that Valve published their Steam Survey results for February and it shows a decline in Linux gamers.
6 March 2015 - Steam Linux February - 72 Comments

Valve Launches SteamOS Sale, Confirms A Lot Of New Linux Games

Making GDC2015 week even more exciting for Linux gamers on top of the Source 2 Engine, the Steam Link streaming device, and Steam Machines shipping this year is a big SteamOS game sale via Steam. This sale is selling not only existing Linux/SteamOS game ports but also several AAA games being ported to Linux.
4 March 2015 - Steam Store SteamOS Sale - 57 Comments

ZOTAC Announces Steam Machine SN970, Powered By SteamOS

The latest excitement this week for Linux gamers is hardware vendor ZOTAC announcing today the Steam Machine SN970, their new living room PC powered by the Debian-based SteamOS.
4 March 2015 - ZOTAC SN970 - 21 Comments

NVIDIA Announces Shield Set-Top Gaming Box

After Valve announced their Steam Link streaming device, NVIDIA announced the Shield set-top box.
3 March 2015 - Shield Set-Top Box - 24 Comments

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