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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

Half-Life: Source Released For Linux Gamers

Valve has released ported versions of Half-Life: Source and Half-Life Deathmatch: Source for Linux gamers.
13 September 2013 - Half-Life: Deathmatch Source - 16 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 9 Brings New Linux Games

While the quality of Humble Indie Bundles have been somewhat sporadic as of late and there's been some Windows-only offerings, the Humble Indie Bundle 9 launched today and it ushers in three new Linux titles for the first time.
11 September 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle 9 - 30 Comments

Alien Arena: Combat Edition Released

Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released and with it has come an alpha demo of Alien Arena: Tactical.
6 September 2013 - Linux Gaming

Unvanquished Gets FXAA Renderer Support

The Unvanquished open-source game powered by the Daemon Engine now has built-in support for handling FXAA anti-aliasing.
4 September 2013 - FXAA Anti-Aliasing

Unvanquished Alpha 19 Carries New Features

Unvanquished, one of the most promising open-source games when it comes to delivering compelling graphics and technology compared to its open-source competition, is out with its monthly alpha update.
1 September 2013 - Unvanquished - 3 Comments

CS Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes On Linux

For those that didn't hear yet, Valve has put out a beta of Counter-Strike Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes for Linux gamers.
21 August 2013 - Counter-Strike - 5 Comments

Unigine Engine Still Working On The Visuals

Unigine Engine developers have talked about their latest round of improvements to their cross-platform visual masterpiece.
18 August 2013 - Unigine Engine Improvements - 13 Comments

Tropico 5 & Blitzkrieg 3 Will Be Released For Linux

Tropico 5 was announced yesterday as the latest in a 12-year-old game franchise of this island maker game. What makes Tropico 5 really exciting is that when released in 2014 this construction/management simulation game will have native Linux support. The Blitzkrieg 3 World War II game is also being ported to Linux.
16 August 2013 - Tropico 5 - 14 Comments

Valgrind Finds Thousands Of Potential Issues With Mesa

An open-source developer has spotted thousands of potential memory problems with Mesa when using Valgrind.
14 August 2013 - Valgrind Mesa - 25 Comments

SDL2 Plans With Wayland, SDL3 Already On The Mind

While SDL 2.0 was finally released this week after being in development for years, future SDL 2.x features and changes are already being plotted and even some early thoughts concerning SDL 3.x for game developers and other cross-platform developers relying upon this important Simple DirectMedia Layer library.
14 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 13 Comments

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