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It's Time To Ask Your Linux Gaming Questions For GDC

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.
20 March 2014 - GDC 2014 - 30 Comments

Crytek Announces "EaaS" For Indie Game Developers

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.
19 March 2014 - CryEngine - 20 Comments

The Witcher 2 Might Be Out For Linux Real Soon

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.
19 March 2014 - Witcher 2 - 49 Comments

Unreal Engine 4 Released, Source Code For $19 + Linux Support

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.
19 March 2014 - Unreal Engine 4 - 33 Comments

Unity 5 Announced With New Game Engine Features

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.
18 March 2014 - Unity - 16 Comments

GOG.com Will Begin Offering Linux Games

The GOG.com online game store that offers various DRM-free game titles will finally begin shipping Linux games.
18 March 2014 - GOG - 24 Comments

This Week Is GDC: Great News For Linux Gamers

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.
17 March 2014 - Linux Gaming - 9 Comments

NVIDIA GameWorks Should Be Out For Linux Before The Summer

GameWorks, NVIDIA's umbrella of technologies for enhancing PC gaming, should be available for Linux before the summer.
15 March 2014 - NVIDIA GameWorks - 12 Comments

Unvanquished Continues Work On Its PNaCl Support

Open-source Unvanquished developers continue working on support for using Google's Portable Native Client (PNaCl) to replace Quake III QVMs.
15 March 2014 - Native Client

SDL 2.0.2 Released With Mir & Wayland Support

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.
11 March 2014 - SDL - 9 Comments

Crytek Showing Off CryEngine On Linux At GDC

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.
11 March 2014 - CryEngine - 38 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 25 Drops Its Old GL Renderer

The very promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is out with a new monthly release.
3 March 2014 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment

Phoronix Linux Gaming Coverage At GDC 2014

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.
28 February 2014 - GDC 2014 - 10 Comments

Metro Last Light Should Now Be Running Well On Mesa

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.
26 February 2014 - Metro: Last Light - 26 Comments

ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 Shines On Linux

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.
21 February 2014 - ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 - 3 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 11 For Linux Gamers

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.
18 February 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle - 35 Comments

A Fork Called For In MonoGame For Lean XNA, SDL 2 Focus

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.
13 February 2014 - MonoGame - 4 Comments

Fake Debian Developers Try To Get Free Linux 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.
13 February 2014 - Imposters - 70 Comments

The Godot Engine Is Now Open-Source

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.
10 February 2014 - Godot Engine - 19 Comments

Warsow 1.1 In Beta With FXAA, Renderer Improvements

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.
9 February 2014 - Warsow - 7 Comments

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