For those that missed the news from this past weekend at PAX East 2014, a Linux game port of Star Citizen has been officially confirmed.
The PlaneShift role playing game, which is open-source on both the client and server ends, is out with version 0.6.1 that represents a few months of improvements.
A few days ago when word got out that Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming out for Linux, many speculated and wondered whether this game would be the launch title for AMD's Mantle graphics API to be introduced on Linux. It's already been confirmed that Beyond Earth will feature a Mantle renderer to complement OpenGL, but will AMD's Catalyst Linux driver bring support for Mantle?
Sid Meier's next major game release in the Civilization franchise will see a native Linux game port.
As a potential sign of Linux gamers soon to see CRYENGINE outside of Windows, a Steam database listing for Crytek's flagship game engine has appeared.
The latest monthly development release of the open-source Unvanquished first-person shooter is now available.
Valve has updated their monthly statistics for operating system use and other system attributes via their Steam Hardware Survey.
Leszek Godlewski, the developer that ported Painkiller to Linux and previously talked about lessons in porting games to Linux (plus more), he's now out with an article covering other recommendations for potential Linux game developers.
For those Linux gamers that want to reminisce over the fond days of GoldenEye 007 from two decades ago on the Nintendo 64, it will hopefully be easier going forward. GoldenEye: Source has gone open-source.
One month after releasing Unreal Engine 4 and talking about Unreal Engine 4 Linux support, Epic Games released Unreal Engine 4.1 preview today and it's paired with first-rate Linux support.
A few days ago I wrote about the Star Conflict game coming to Linux and as of today this space adventure game is officially available on Steam for Linux.
The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now available for both PCs and Android systems.
While Linux gaming keeps taking off left and right, one of the longest-standing organizations that's been involved with Linux game porting and distribution for more than one decade is still apparently doing nothing and increasingly becoming irrelevant, especially as more game studios pickup their own Linux development capabilities.
The 2013 Star Conflict game will soon be appearing on Steam for Linux.
The latest test version of the Qfusion-powered Warsow open-source first person shooter is now available.
Following in the steps of Valve's kind actions towards open-sourcing some components that can help out game developers in going from Windows to Linux support (and Direct3D to OpenGL), the code used by the Natural Selection 2 game to translate from Microsoft HLSL to OpenGL GLSL shaders has been opened up.
Our friends at Unigine Corp have rolled out another major revision to their cross-platform Unigine Engine. Unigine Engine hasn't seen too much use in PC gaming recently but they're still going strong within the simulation space. These latest round of updates advance their visually-amazing engine even more.
Here was the major news last week from the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco as is relevant to Linux gamers.
While there were several Linux gaming announcements this week -- including CRYENGINE on Linux and Unreal Engine 4 on Linux -- Linux was rarely seen at GDC 2014 aside from Android gaming devices.
When at the Game Developer's Conference one of the leading questions from Phoronix readers via our forum was to find out about any Linux plans by Ubisoft.
One of the big announcements this week at GDC was Crytek finally announcing CRYENGINE on Linux. The visually impressive CRYENGINE that powers many popular titles will be natively available on Linux. I spoke with a lead Crytek Linux developer at the Game Developer's Conference about their great engine on Linux.
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.
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