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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
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 - 71 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
Another CryEngine Game Looks Towards Linux

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.

2 February 2014 - CryEngine Linux - 16 Comments
Unigine Engine Splits Into Game And Sim Products

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.

31 January 2014 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments
The First CryEngine Game Planned For Linux

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.

24 January 2014 - Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 23 Comments
New SteamOS Beta Has Non-UEFI Support

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.

21 January 2014 - Non-UEFI Support - 20 Comments
Ryan Gordon's Linux Game Porting Guidance

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.

17 January 2014 - Icculus - 24 Comments
Open-Source RPG Projects Worth Mentioning

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.

10 January 2014 - Open-Source Gaming - 19 Comments
Game Console Shipping With SteamOS + Android

Back in October I wrote about an Android gaming console looking to support SteamOS. That development gaming console,, is now shipping out secondary drives to developers of their console's development kit with SteamOS support.

8 January 2014 - - 8 Comments
SDL2 Gets Useful Dynamic API Support For Games

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.

8 January 2014 - SDL2 Dynamic API - 9 Comments
The GNU's RPG Game Engine Is Of Very Poor Quality

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.

8 January 2014 - Rpge - 29 Comments
SteamOS Didn't Use Ubuntu Over Legal Issues

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.

7 January 2014 - SteamOS Debian - 102 Comments
SteamOS Update Now Officially Supports Intel

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.

7 January 2014 - SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Beta - 8 Comments
A New Open-Source Game Engine Being Released

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.

2 January 2014 - Not Ioquake3 - 97 Comments

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