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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
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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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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