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.
The binary Catalyst graphics driver is pre-installed and does work on Valve's SteamOS.
A former NVIDIA engineer joined Valve some months ago and is responsible for lots of the work on SteamOS and their Linux support. A long-time Microsoft employee is also involved in designing SteamOS. Here's also a few other bits of information in my SteamOS adventures this evening.
Here are more details on the innards of SteamOS along with some screenshots of the GNOME-based desktop environment outside of the Steam Big Picture Mode.
More details regarding the Debian-based SteamOS are emerging. There's also a SteamOS installer now available but the server is getting slaughtered at the moment by those trying to download SteamOS.
Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong.
A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.
It's been a long time since last having anything to report on with the Warsow, the open-source first person shooter powered by the Qfusion game engine. However, a Warsow 1.1 (or 1.5) update is still being worked on and it will be landing heavy with new features/improvements.
Developers behind the ioquake3 engine that serves as the community's leading open-source fork of id Software's once incredible id Tech 3 engine are still working on new features. The latest sub-project of ioquake3 is working on a new game launcher.
The Humble Jumbo Bundle premiered today where you can pay what you want for Garry's Mod, Serious Sam 3: BFE, and other new game titles.
Last week marked the one year anniversary of id Software open-sourcing their Doom 3 BFG engine changes. While they didn't release a Linux client for Doom 3: BFG Edition, a small group of open-source developers did a community Linux version via the RBDOOM-3-BFG project. That though appears to be the only major development work still around the open-source Doom 3 code.
While Linux gaming is quickly gaining ground, it seems not many are interested this year in speaking about open-source game development.
OpenMW is the growing open-source project seeking to re-implement Elderscrolls III: Morrowind on an open-source engine. The latest update to this open-source Morrowind remake inroduces OpenCS as an open-source way to edit the game's contents.
Just a few reminders should you be partaking in any "Black Friday" online shopping today or holiday shopping in general.
For the fans out there of SuperTuxKart, an open-source racing game inspired by Mario Kart that's available for countless platforms, the v0.8.1 release is finally available.
While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't taken off in the expanding world of Linux gaming, Unigine appears to be successfully luring in commercial customers with using the advanced 3D game engine for visualization and simulation purposes.
While the open-source Unvanquished game's Daemon Engine began as a fork of the ioquake3 engine, it's morphed into a radically different and more advanced creation. As noted recently, the Unvanquished developers are in the process of overhauling the engine and rewriting significant portions of the code. That code is now beginning to land.
There's another game studio now backing AMD's Mantle graphics rendering API that aims to be faster and easier to implement for games than OpenGL. However, we're still waiting for AMD Mantle on Linux.
Last week I provided some new NVIDIA GeForce Team Fortress 2 benchmarks for Valve's popular Team Fortress 2 game and those Linux benchmark results were followed by 9-Way AMD Radeon Linux results for this Source Engine game. Now for starting off a new week is just not new benchmark results but a Counter-Strike: Source test profile for benchmarking.
Leadwerks, one of the recent commercial game engines that's being ported to Linux following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has shared more of their Linux game engine progress from a developer's perspective.
After Project CARS, the latest popular PC game title that's been officially confirmed as heading to Linux for SteamOS is Total War: Rome II.
The Project CARS racing simulation video game out of Slightly Mad Studios has been confirmed now as a title that's coming to Linux via Valve's SteamOS.
The very promising open-source open-source Unvanquished first person shooter game that's powered by the Daemon Engine is now out with its latest monthly alpha release.
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