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Four New Linux Games Debut WIth New Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle with Android 7 was announced this afternoon where you can pay-what-you-want for the next two weeks to get the collection of cross-platform DRM-free titles that work on Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android systems. As part of this indie game bundle are also four titles making their debut on Linux for the first time.
15 October 2013 - Humble Bundle Android 7 - 35 Comments

Why A Popular Open-Source Game Isn't On Steam

While more and more closed-source games -- ranging from indie titles to AAA games -- are heading to Steam ahead of SteamOS and Steam Machines, there still isn't too many open-source games on Valve's digital distribution platform. Here's some information why one of the more popular cross-platform open-source first person shooters isn't yet to be found on Steam.
14 October 2013 - Xonotic - 32 Comments

Battlefield 4 Developers Would Love To Get Into Linux

The game studio DICE responsible for hit titles like the Battlefield series, has expressed "strong" interest in Linux. DICE, which is owned by EA, is just the latest of many game studios now exhibiting strong interest in Linux following Valve's leading Linux actions.
13 October 2013 - DICE - 104 Comments

The Dark Mod 2.0 Now A Complete Standalone Game

The Dark Mod started out a few years ago as a Doom III mod and now with today's release of The Dark Mod 2.0 it's a standalone game that no longer depends upon Doom 3 assets. Finally we have a new standalone game on Linux powered by the id Tech 4 engine.
10 October 2013 - Doom 3 Mod - 13 Comments

Total War: Rome II To Be Ported To Linux For SteamOS

Thanks to Valve's SteamOS Linux distribution, Creative Assembly is going to be bringing their popular Total War game series to Linux.
10 October 2013 - Total War Series - 35 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Starts Rendering On Linux

Having raised $42,358 USD this summer of a $20,000 goal on Kickstarter, the Leadwerks Game Engine has been in the process of being ported to Linux. While the Leadwerks Linux port isn't yet ready for game developers, it is making progress and the first 3D rendering was just achieved.
7 October 2013 - Leadwerks - 6 Comments

Unvanquished Ported To SDL2 With Bots & Firebombs

The 20th alpha release of the high-quality Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is now available. This release marks the Unvanquished game being ported to SDL2 and there's also new game functionality.
7 October 2013 - Unvanquished Alpha 20 - 3 Comments

Civilization V Might Be Heading To Linux

As the latest good news for Linux gamers is that it appears 2K Games is bringing some of their titles to Linux like Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
5 October 2013 - 2K Games - 61 Comments

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Released For Linux

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers has been released as the latest flight simulator title to come for Linux gaming.
2 October 2013 - Linux Gaming - 6 Comments

Steam's September Hardware Survey For Linux

As usual, with the start of a new month comes Valve's updated Steam Hardware Survey. The Linux usage is still floating around 1% with not much change compared to the prior month.
2 October 2013 - Valve - 30 Comments

Unigine Keeps Tuning Its Beautiful Renderer

Unigine Corp has issued another status update concerning their cross-platform, visually amazing, and very advanced engine. Sadly while the Unigine Engine continues picking up more features that makes it further in front of the open-source game engine alternatives, it's still not widely powering many titles.
2 October 2013 - Unigine Renderer - 4 Comments

The Good & Bad OpenGL Drivers On Linux

What are the best and worst Linux OpenGL graphics drivers from a game developer's perspective? Here's some feedback from one open-source game project.
28 September 2013 - Dolphin Perspective - 56 Comments

Wwise Engine Being Ported To Linux, SteamOS

The Audiokinetic Wwise engine middleware will be ported to Linux thanks to Valve's SteamOS.
28 September 2013 - Audiokinetic Wwise - 8 Comments

XBMC Prepares Support For Running Emulated Games

Work is being prepared to merge support into the XBMC multimedia software so that support for various emulated/retro gaming platforms can be played and presented directly within the XBMC software.
27 September 2013 - XBMC RetroPlayer - 19 Comments

FlightGear 2.12 Is Flying

The FlightGear open-source flight simulator has graduated to version 2.12 and with it comes many changes as it still sets out to try to compete with commercial flight simulators.
24 September 2013 - FlightGear 2.12 - 11 Comments

The SteamBox Countdown Is Complete

The SteamBox countdown page just expired!
23 September 2013 - SteamBox - 100 Comments

Dolphin Emulator 4.0 Released For GameCube, Wii

Version 4.0 of the Dolphin Emulator has been released for running GameCube and Wii games on Linux.
23 September 2013 - Open-Source Emulator - 28 Comments

At $2.4 Million Dollars, HIB #9 Gets Four More Titles

There's just less than one week to go until the end of the Humble Indie Bundle 9 where you can pay what you want for a collection of cross-platform games, which already have pulled in $2.4 million dollars from 520 thousand gamers. Now there's four more games added to the bundle.
18 September 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle 9 - 7 Comments

Doom 3 BFG Edition Linux Port Is Still Being Developed

Doom 3 BFG Edition was released last year by id Software as an updated version of Doom 3 from nearly a decade ago. Id Software didn't release an official Linux port of Doom 3 BFG but they ended up releasing the source code changes to the id Tech 4 engine for which it's based and since then there's been a small community pushing an open-source Linux port of Doom 3 BFG.
16 September 2013 - Doom 3 BFG Edition - 8 Comments

Unvanquished Is Rewriting, Modernizing The Quake 3 Engine

The Unvanquished open-source game is one of the most fascinating open-source game projects as they've strived for fundamental improvements in the ioquake3 engine and also to deliver high quality art assets and in-game content. Unvanquished is powered by the Daemon Engine, which is derived from the ioquake3 engine at its core -- the open-source version of id's Quake III engine. With the original code being the better part of two decades old, the developers are seeking to modernize and rewrite the code-base.
15 September 2013 - Unvanquished Daemon - 45 Comments

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