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.
Earlier this week on Phoronix I noted the new release of the GNU RPG Engine. To no surprise given its very rudimentary feature-set for a game engine in 2014, it was laughed at by many Phoronix readers and several were appalled it is even a GNU project.
SteamOS, Valve's Debian-based Linux gaming platform for Steam Machines and other living room PCs, now officially supports Intel HD Graphics and AMD graphics (via Catalyst).
Back in October I wrote about an Android gaming console looking to support SteamOS. That development gaming console, iConsole.tv, is now shipping out secondary drives to developers of their console's development kit with SteamOS support.
MKXP is a fully open-source implementation of the Ruby Game Scripting System that's used by the popular Windows-focused RPG Maker XP game creation software.
Ryan Gordon has added dynamic API support to the SDL2 library that's commonly used by cross-platform games. This dynamic API library should prove to be very useful for games and allows gamers to easily override the SDL library used by a particular game.
For those not interested by this week's Valve/SteamOS Linux gaming news due to being devout open-source game enthusiasts, the GNU Rpge engine is out with a new release. Sadly, progress on GNU Rpge isn't too much better than the rate of development for GNU Hurd.
The latest Humble Indie Bundle game collection where you can pay what you want for the next two weeks for the cross-platform, DRM-free titles is now available.
Last month when SteamOS was publicly made available in beta form there were many surprised that Valve based their Linux distribution off Debian rather than Ubuntu, which they had been heavily promoting up to this point for Linux gaming. There was some speculation why Valve went with Debian, but Gabe Newell has now confirmed the reasoning for not basing their operating system off Ubuntu.
Valve has issued another SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" beta update during CES week. This latest beta now comes with official Intel HD Graphics support for SteamOS but they are still going without any official support for the AMD Catalyst driver.
The very promising open-source Unvanquished game is out with their first release of the New Year.
Paradox Interactive announced today that the Cities in Motion game franchise will be steaming ahead to Linux.
A very promising game engine that's been in development for several years and has already been ported to multiple platforms plus the popular game consoles is set to be out under as open-source in the coming weeks. This game engine has a feature-set similar to Unity and has been developed from scratch, including the various libraries commonly needed by game engines. Read on more in this Phoronix exclusive.
As of this morning the Deadfall Adventures action game is now out in beta form for Linux gamers on Steam.
0 A.D. is one of the best known open-source real-time strategy games and with this week's Alpha 15 "Osiris" release it's been made even better.
While in some of the past years we have seen new Sauerbraten / Cube 2 game releases around Christmas and the end of the year, there's no indications of any imminent releases this year, but the Tesseract fork is continuing to show signs of hope for another non-ioquake3-based game engine with improved visuals. Tesseract is derived from Cube 2: Sauerbraten but with much better visuals.
The OpenRA project that seeks to remake the classic Command and Conquer real-time strategy titles is out with a 2013 holiday release.
The Unvanquished open-source game made a heck of a lot of progress in 2013, which they've recapped the progress of their first person shooter game on their web-site.
Here's some quick dual AMD Radeon graphics card tests with the Catalyst driver of Valve's SteamOS beta.
The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now available, this time known as Humble Bundle PC and Android 8.
The latest update to Urban Terror 4.2 is now available and with this new update (v4.2.016) comes a few new features.
While Valve only advertises NVIDIA graphics driver support in the SteamOS Beta released on Friday, I already found that AMD Radeon GPUs work with Catalyst on this Debian Linux derived OS. With a simple tweak, Intel HD Graphics can also run quite fine on SteamOS.
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