It's been one heck of a week already for Linux gamers with so many pro-Linux announcements during the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, but now it's time to get more of your Linux questions answered.
The latest exciting announcement for gamers and game developers out of this week's GDC is word of Crytek starting an "Engine-as-a-Service" program.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, while first released for Windows gamers in 2011, might see its release in the very near future for Linux gamers.
The latest announcement out of this week's Game Developer's Conference (GDC) in San Francisco is that Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 publicly available! Not only is the engine available today, but licensing starts out much cheaper than with earlier versions of the Unreal Engine... For just $19 USD per month, you can get access to the UE4 engine code-base. UE4 is also Linux compatible.
Coinciding with today's announcement that Mozilla is bringing Unity to the web via ASM.js and WebGL, the Unity 5 game engine has been announced during the Game Developers Conference.
The GOG.com online game store that offers various DRM-free game titles will finally begin shipping Linux games.
Beginning today in San Francisco is the Game Developers Conference, where Linux gaming will be a popular topic, and will feature live Phoronix coverage later in the week.
GameWorks, NVIDIA's umbrella of technologies for enhancing PC gaming, should be available for Linux before the summer.
Open-source Unvanquished developers continue working on support for using Google's Portable Native Client (PNaCl) to replace Quake III QVMs.
As some other exciting Linux gaming news this morning besides Valve open-sourcing their Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer and Crytek publicly confirming their Linux CryEngine port, the open-source community is out this week with SDL 2.0.2.
Well, I've mentioned for a long time that Crytek was joining the Linux gaming scene... Later this month at GDC they have confirmed they will be showing off CryEngine on Linux.
The very promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is out with a new monthly release.
It turns out I'll be out at the Game Developers' Conference for two days in March to look at AMD's happenings and their greater Linux focus.
The Metro: Last Light game that's been exciting Linux and Windows gamers alike since its much anticipated debut is now starting to render correctly and run with the open-source Mesa / Gallium3D open-source graphics drivers.
ShiVa is a French-developed multi-platform game engine and coming up is the ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 release that brings with it many improvements.
Humble Indie Bundle 11 is out with a new collection of cross-platform, DRM-free indie games and this time around all of the titles are supported on Linux.
The lead developer of MonoGame-SDL2 is investigating the forking of the library from upstream MonoGame to focus solely upon SDL2 platform support and being a lean implementation of Microsoft's XNA4 for games.
With Valve giving away their games free to Debian developers and now Valve's games are free to Ubuntu developers too, sadly it's no surprise there's some individuals trying to be impostors and get these games for free by posing as the developers.
Last month Phoronix was the first to share about an in-house game engine that's powered several multi-platform games would be going completely open-source. The game engine, Godot, is now publicly available under an MIT license.
At long last we're on the heels of a new Warsow game release. Warsow, one of the more interesting open-source first person shooters and is powered by Qfusion rather than ioquake3 and others, has now reached a beta state for its forthcoming 1.1 release.
The latest alpha release of the very promising, open-source Unvanquished first person shooter is now available.
Last month we wrote about a CryEngine game coming to Linux and now there's word of another game in the works that's powered by Crytek's highly-impressive game engine and will see a Linux port.
The Dark Mod, the game that started as a Doom 3 mod and ended up evolving into its own standalone game built atop the id Tech 4 engine, has been updated to version 2.01.
Unigine Corp has shared that their flagship advanced 3D engine, which originally was targeted for games but is now seeing greater use within simulators and professional 3D visualization areas, is forking into Unigine Sim and Unigine Game.
Many Phoronix readers have been writing in recently about Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a successfully-funded Kickstarter game powered by CryEngine that promises a Linux port.
A new SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Beta was made available on Monday night. This latest SteamOS beta has support for installing Valve's Debian-based Linux distribution on non-UEFI systems.
Well known Linux game developer and porter Ryan "Icculus" Gordon spoke at this week's first-ever Steam Dev Days about porting games from Windows to Linux. For those curious about what's involved in porting a modern game from Windows to Linux, he's shared his slides to cover the process.
Google has outed the Chrome 33 browser beta with several new features.
Version 0.28 is now available of the open-source engine implementation for Elderscrolls III: Morrowind.
For those that missed it, Cities in Motion and Cities in Motion 2 were both released for Linux this week via Steam.
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