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Steam Linux Usage Continued Falling In June

With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Survey results for hardware/software information of their gaming customers. Sadly, this is yet another month with the Linux usage continuing to erode.
2 July 2015 - Steam Linux Freefall

The State of Unity 3D Game Engine, Editor On Linux

After the recent article about the state of the Unity Editor's porting to Linux, the Unity team has put out a more concise post on the company's official blog.
1 July 2015 - Unity On Linux

The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux

The Unity developers have been porting their Unity Editor to Linux from Windows / OS X to complement their existing Unity runtime support for Linux.
28 June 2015 - Unity Editor

Terraria 1.3 Release Coming Later This Month With Many Improvements

Terraria 1.3 is slated to be released in a few days on June 30, and coming with it are 800 new items, new mini-Biomes, achievements, a harder 'expert mode' and “more unknown stuff.” Why does this matter? Because in July, following the 1.3 release, there are going to be Mac and Linux ports of the game!
28 June 2015 - Terraria 1.3

Spring RTS Engine 99.0 Brings Improved Performance

Version 99.0 of the Spring RTS 3D open-source game engine was released today.
26 June 2015 - Spring RTS

Unigine 2.0 Release Candidate Arrives

The release candidate to the Unigine 2.0 Engine is now available.
25 June 2015 - Unigine 2

Dota 2 Reborn Begins Rolling Out For Steam Linux Gamers

Last week the beta of the Dota 2 Reborn that's powered by Valve's Source 2 Engine began rolling out but was initially limited to Windows. The Dota 2 Reborn for Linux has now started rolling out today for those wanting to experience this big update to Dota 2 and Valve's underlying game engine.
22 June 2015 - Dota 2 Reborn On Linux

CryEngine 3.8.1 Adds The Linux & OpenGL Support

Last month we found out Crytek was finally moving along with their Linux support and now with yesterday's release of CryENGINE 3.8.1, the Linux and OpenGL rendering support is in place.
20 June 2015 - Crytek CryENGINE

Is The AMD A10-7870K Fast Enough For Steam Linux Gaming?

This week I started Linux testing of the AMD A10-7870K "Godavari" APU with Radeon R7 Graphics. I delivered some preview graphics numbers for this high-end APU yesterday, but for those wanting tests from Steam Linux games, here's some numbers covering that aspect of Linux gaming.
12 June 2015 - A10-7870K Radeon R7

Unreal Engine 4.8 Released With Nearly 200 Changes

Epic Games just announced the release of Unreal Engine 4.8 with "189 great changes" for game developers leveraging this AAA game engine.
10 June 2015 - Unreal Engine 4.8

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

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