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The Most Amazing OpenGL Tech Demo In 64kb

While we see lots of interesting OpenGL tech demos and graphics benchmarks at Phoronix, a demo we saw this weekend is perhaps the most impressive yet... And the compiled size of the GL4 demo is only 64kb!
20 April 2014 - OpenGL 4.3 - 39 Comments

Borderlands Is Being Considered For Linux

Gearbox Software is currently evaluating consumer interest in bringing Borderlands 2 to Linux.
19 April 2014 - Borderlands 2 - 25 Comments

Wasteland 2 Is Finally Released For Linux Gamers

The Wasteland 2 post-apocalyptic role-playing game is now out for Linux by inXile Entertainment. The Kickstarter-backed game is still in beta for the Linux version just surfaced via Steam on Linux.
18 April 2014 - Wasteland 2 - 6 Comments

Star Citizen Will Be Coming To Linux

For those that missed the news from this past weekend at PAX East 2014, a Linux game port of Star Citizen has been officially confirmed.
15 April 2014 - Star Citizen - 8 Comments

PlaneShift Open-Source 3D RPG Gets Enhanced

The PlaneShift role playing game, which is open-source on both the client and server ends, is out with version 0.6.1 that represents a few months of improvements.
14 April 2014 - PlaneShift - 7 Comments

It Doesn't Look Like AMD Mantle Is Coming To Linux, SteamOS

A few days ago when word got out that Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming out for Linux, many speculated and wondered whether this game would be the launch title for AMD's Mantle graphics API to be introduced on Linux. It's already been confirmed that Beyond Earth will feature a Mantle renderer to complement OpenGL, but will AMD's Catalyst Linux driver bring support for Mantle?
14 April 2014 - Mantle - 25 Comments

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Is Coming To Linux

Sid Meier's next major game release in the Civilization franchise will see a native Linux game port.
13 April 2014 - Civilization: Beyond Earth - 18 Comments

CRYENGINE For Linux Appears Within The Steam Database

As a potential sign of Linux gamers soon to see CRYENGINE outside of Windows, a Steam database listing for Crytek's flagship game engine has appeared.
8 April 2014 - CRYENGINE - 12 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 26 Improves Rendering & Graphics

The latest monthly development release of the open-source Unvanquished first-person shooter is now available.
7 April 2014 - Unvanquished

Steam On Linux Use Reported At About 1.2%

Valve has updated their monthly statistics for operating system use and other system attributes via their Steam Hardware Survey.
7 April 2014 - Steam on Linux - 20 Comments

Recommendations For Porting Your Game To Linux

Leszek Godlewski, the developer that ported Painkiller to Linux and previously talked about lessons in porting games to Linux (plus more), he's now out with an article covering other recommendations for potential Linux game developers.
6 April 2014 - Linux Gaming - 7 Comments

HL2-Based GoldenEye: Source Gets Open-Sourced

For those Linux gamers that want to reminisce over the fond days of GoldenEye 007 from two decades ago on the Nintendo 64, it will hopefully be easier going forward. GoldenEye: Source has gone open-source.
5 April 2014 - GoldenEye - 18 Comments

Epic Games Loves Linux, Rolls Out UE4 Linux/SteamOS Support

One month after releasing Unreal Engine 4 and talking about Unreal Engine 4 Linux support, Epic Games released Unreal Engine 4.1 preview today and it's paired with first-rate Linux support.
3 April 2014 - Unreal Engine 4 - 26 Comments

Star Conflict Takes Off On Linux

A few days ago I wrote about the Star Conflict game coming to Linux and as of today this space adventure game is officially available on Steam for Linux.
2 April 2014 - Star Conflict - 12 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 9 For PC & Android

The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now available for both PCs and Android systems.
1 April 2014 - Humble Bundle - 3 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Dormant

While Linux gaming keeps taking off left and right, one of the longest-standing organizations that's been involved with Linux game porting and distribution for more than one decade is still apparently doing nothing and increasingly becoming irrelevant, especially as more game studios pickup their own Linux development capabilities.
1 April 2014 - LGP - 5 Comments

Star Conflict Is Soon Landing On Linux

The 2013 Star Conflict game will soon be appearing on Steam for Linux.
1 April 2014 - Star Conflict - 3 Comments

Warsow 1.4 Release Candidate Adds Game Improvements

The latest test version of the Qfusion-powered Warsow open-source first person shooter is now available.
30 March 2014 - Warsow - 2 Comments

Natural Selection 2 Open-Sources Its HLSL To GLSL Converter

Following in the steps of Valve's kind actions towards open-sourcing some components that can help out game developers in going from Windows to Linux support (and Direct3D to OpenGL), the code used by the Natural Selection 2 game to translate from Microsoft HLSL to OpenGL GLSL shaders has been opened up.
28 March 2014 - HLSL To GLSL - 9 Comments

Unigine Rolls Out More Engine Updates, Ends DX9-Era Support

Our friends at Unigine Corp have rolled out another major revision to their cross-platform Unigine Engine. Unigine Engine hasn't seen too much use in PC gaming recently but they're still going strong within the simulation space. These latest round of updates advance their visually-amazing engine even more.
25 March 2014 - Unigine Engine - 4 Comments

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