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Godot 1.1 Engine Release Brings New 2D Engine

Version 1.1 of the Godot Game Engine has been released. This open-source game engine update brings a new 2D engine and claims to be one of the most advanced 2D engines for cross-platform games.
22 May 2015 - Godot 1.1

Spec Ops: The Line Is The Latest Linux Shooter

Spec Ops: The Line is the latest Steam on Linux title, however, not everyone will be happy with the Linux port of this third-person shooter.
15 May 2015 - Spec Ops: The Line

Crytek Finally Moves Along With The CryENGINE Linux Port

For over one year we've been looking forward to Crytek bringing CryENGINE to Linux with an OpenGL renderer. That was announced back at GDC 2014 and we haven't heard much lately, but finally there's an update and the Linux support is expected soon.
8 May 2015 - CryENGINE On Linux - 10 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Down For The Count

This week marks one year since Linux Game Publishing vanished from the Internet.
5 May 2015 - One Year Later - 6 Comments

Godot Game Engine 1.1 Up To RC State

One month after Godot 1.1 went into public beta, the release candidate of this open-source game engine is now available.
2 May 2015 - Godot 1.1 - 1 Comment

Unreal Engine 4.8 Adding SteamVR Support

Next week Epic Games is expected to ship the first preview version of Unreal Engine 4.8, which will come with SteamVR support.
30 April 2015 - UE4 SteamVR - 3 Comments

Unigine 2.0 Beta 2 Brings PBR, SSR, Kinect 2 Support

While we sadly don't hear too much these days from Unigine on the Linux gaming front, their high-end 3D graphics engine remains Linux-compatible and they seem to be doing well off in the area of simulations and more. Unigine 2.0 has been out in preview form since last year and coming out today is the second beta.
24 April 2015 - Unigine 2

Running Benchmarks On The Newest Open-Source OpenGL 3.1+ Game

With the newest OpenGL 3.1+ game now updated on OpenBenchmarking.org, prepare yourself for a new flow of graphics tests from this GPLv3-licensed game. Feel free to run this test profile too, in order to see how your system compares against other Linux gamers.
21 April 2015 - phoronix-test-suite benchmark - 20 Comments

SuperTuxKart 0.9 Released With Its New OpenGL 3 Engine

SuperTuxKart 0.9 has been released! This is the very significant update to this open-source, penguin-themed racing game. SuperTuxKart 0.9 introduces its new engine that now requires OpenGL 3.1+ with providing significantly better graphics potential.
21 April 2015 - SuperTuxKart 0.9 - 14 Comments

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 - 21 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 - 11 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

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