Epic Games appears to be taking Linux support for Unreal Engine 4 quite seriously, per their latest blog post. They'll also be exploring Phoronix Test Suite support so that we'll be able to run benchmarks and test improvements of the graphics driver stack.
The 0 A.D. ancient warfare real-time strategy game is out this weekend with a significant update.
Yesterday marked the first release of Tesseract, the open-source game forked from the Cube 2: Sauerbraten code-base two years ago and since then has just been worked on by a handful of open-source developers. After trying out this inaugural Tesseract version, it's quite a nice small game with decent OpenGL visual capabilities and okay textures with its in-game assets being comparable roughly to Xonotic or Unvanquished.
While ioDoom3 is still dormant with not much activity and not nearly as much interest as ioquake3 has been over the years, RBDOOM3 and in particular RBDOOM-3-BFG is seeing a lot of new work. The latest addition to this fork of the open-source Doom 3 code-base is adding support for fast soft shadow mapping to improve the visual richness of the engine.
Tesseract is a open-source game project we covered when the project was in its infancy back in early 2012 as a very interesting fork of Cube 2 / Sauerbraten.
Epic Games is in the process of making a new Unreal Tournament game, the studio has just announced.
Leszek Godlewski, the former developer at The Farm 51 who has ported games like Painkiller Hell and Damnation and Deadfall Adventures to Linux / SteamOS, has given another presentation on porting games to Linux.
Epic Games has published a bit of a public road-map for Unreal Engine 4.
Besides CRYENGINE coming to Linux, Crytek is reading from Valve's playbook and trying to be a bit open-source friendly as well... Crytek today open-sourced Renderdoc, their graphics debugger for game developers.
Codemasters, the game studio behind many popular PC racing games, eventually plans to support Linux.
The SuperTuxKart open-source Mario Kart inspired racing game will soon be presenting a brand new graphics engine to power the game.
The Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game is out with its monthly development update.
The Torque 2D game engine now has full support for Linux along with Android and web support.
After a number of test releases, Warsow 1.5 was officially released yesterday.
Next week there's set to be an announcement concerning the very popular Unreal Tournament game franchise in relation to Unreal Engine 4.
Earlier this month we wrote about Epic Games "loving" Linux/SteamOS and that they'd be bringing the support to UE4 with their next update. That next update, Unreal Engine 4.1, is now available with preliminary native support for gaming on Linux and SteamOS.
Nuclear Dawn, the Source Engine game now with full Linux support after a major game update was rolled out on Steam this week, seems to be running fine on AMD Linux hardware.
Nuclear Dawn, the post-apocalyptic first-person RTS hybrid video game powered by Valve's Source Engine, is now out of beta on Linux -- two years after the game was formally released for Windows gamers.
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!
Gearbox Software is currently evaluating consumer interest in bringing Borderlands 2 to Linux.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Sid Meier's next major game release in the Civilization franchise will see a native Linux game port.
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.
The latest monthly development release of the open-source Unvanquished first-person shooter is now available.
Valve has updated their monthly statistics for operating system use and other system attributes via their Steam Hardware Survey.
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.
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.
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