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A New & Exciting OpenGL 3 Benchmark To Run

There's finally a new and visually exciting OpenGL benchmark to try out for Linux, OS X, and Windows users alike. The benchmark also supports OpenGL 3.x contexts for making testing more exciting with regard to the Linux graphics driver stack.
9 July 2013 - Unvanquished - 26 Comments

Crytek Goes Public On Linux Coder For CryENGINE

Crytek is hiring a new Linux programmer for maintaining their Linux (client-side) portion of their popular and very advanced CryENGINE game platform.
8 July 2013 - Crytek Hiring - 18 Comments

Unvanquished Improves OpenGL 3 Renderer, Installer

The seventeenth alpha release of the very promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter was released today. This monthly development update to the Tremulous-derived game continues to improve its GL3 renderer and other game functionality.
7 July 2013 - Unvanquished Alpha 17 - 1 Comment

RAD Game Tools To Take On Linux Debuggers

RAD Game Tools, the video game development tooling company responsible for Telemetry and Pixomatic and other high-end development products, is looking to work on improving Linux debuggers for game developers.
5 July 2013 - Improving Linux Debuggers - 11 Comments

Natural Selection 2 Is Getting Closer To Linux Debut

The Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS game out of Unknown Worlds Entertainment is getting closer to its Steam-powered Linux debut.
4 July 2013 - Natural Selection 2 - 7 Comments

Left 4 Dead 2 Officially Released For Linux

Valve Software has finally made public their native (non-beta) Linux build of the very popular Left 4 Dead 2 game.
3 July 2013 - Linux Gaming - 24 Comments

Half-Life 2 Is Now Stable On Linux

Valve's popular Half-Life 2 game and its sequels are now out of beta on Linux!
27 June 2013 - Valve Half-Life 2 - 10 Comments

8-Way Desktop Comparison On Ubuntu 13.10 Linux

Up this Saturday morning on Phoronix are some OpenGL/gaming performance benchmarks of eight different desktop environments currently available from the Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" package archive when using Intel Core i7 "Haswell" graphics with the Linux 3.10 kernel and Mesa 9.2.
22 June 2013 - Intel Haswell - 32 Comments

Lessons For Developers In Porting Games To Linux

A programmer from The Farm 51, the game studio responsible for Painkiller: Hell and Damnation and other games, has shared their experiences in porting games to Linux. It's a technical presentation of interest to both game developers and Linux enthusiasts.
21 June 2013 - The Farm 51 - 69 Comments

Planetary Annihilation Released For Linux Gamers

Planetary Annihilation, a real-time strategy game out of Uber Entertainment, is now available in alpha form on Linux.
19 June 2013 - Planetary Annihilation - 7 Comments

QFusion Game Engine Advanced With New Features

QFusion is the game engine that's derived from the Quake 2 code-base but has advanced a great deal and presently powers the popular open-source Warsow first person shooter. Since Warsow 1.0, the QFusion engine has advanced a great deal and the code has now been released.
15 June 2013 - QFusion - 3 Comments

Native Port Of Dear Esther Now Available

The native port of Dear Esther, a unique game powered by the Source Engine, is now available to Linux gamers.
12 June 2013 - Source-Based - 15 Comments

Unigine Shows Off New Technology Demo

Unigine Corp, the creators of the visually-amazing Unigine Engine and is supported by all major desktop and mobile platforms, has released a trailer for a new technology demo.
10 June 2013 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments

Xonotic 0.7 Has New Compiler, Game Features

It's been over one year of waiting for Xonotic 1.0. The popular open-source game's 1.0 release still isn't here, but Xonotic 0.7 has been released this weekend. Xonotic 0.7 brings forward a lot of in-game updates, including a new QuakeC compiler.
9 June 2013 - Xonotic 0.7 - 30 Comments

Unigine Now Does A-Sync Terrain Data Streaming

The visually-amazing Unigine Engine now supports asynchronous Terrain data streaming and other new functionality.
8 June 2013 - Unigine - 7 Comments

Garry's Mod Running On Linux

The Garry's Mod sandbox physics mod game powered by the Source Engine is now running well natively on Linux.
6 June 2013 - Garry's Mod - 13 Comments

Four New Titles Added To Humble Indie Bundle 8

Four new games have been added to Humble Indie Bundle 8.
4 June 2013 - 4 Games - 21 Comments

SDL 2.0 Finally In Release Candidate Stage

For those who missed it, the widely-used SDL library among commercial and open-source games is finally up to its version 2.0 release candidate. SDL2 has long been in development and as of last week the release is quite near.
4 June 2013 - SDL2 - 8 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 16 Improves Renderer, Minimaps

The team of open-source developers and artists behind the Unvanquished game have released their sixteenth alpha with numerous improvements.
3 June 2013 - Unvanquished 16

Baseio Game From Ioquake3 Failing To Advance

It was in early June of last year that developers behind the ioquake3 open-source game engine announced Baseio as a new standalone Quake3-inspired game to include assets licensed under the Creative Commons. One year later, there really isn't anything to show for this open-source game.
29 May 2013 - Baseio - 4 Comments

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