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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

SDL 2.0 Has Been Officially Released

As was expected, SDL 2.0 has been officially released! This is a very important milestone for multi-platform game developers, among others.
13 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 29 Comments

Metro: Last Light Horror FPS Game Is Out For Linux

Metro: Last Light, a first-person shooter horror video game of AAA quality, is now out for Linux. This post-apocalyptic game can be found on Steam for Linux.
12 August 2013 - Metro: Last Light - 69 Comments

A New Flight Simulator Game Is Flying To Linux

It's been revealed that a new aircraft flight simulator game, which last year was released for Windows and the Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 consoles, will soon see a native port released for Linux as well as OS X via Steam.
5 August 2013 - Air Conflicts: Pacific Carrier - 23 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 18 Further Boosts Its Renderer

In the latest monthly alpha update to the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter are some renderer improvements, art asset enhancements, and much more.
5 August 2013 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment

Steam's Hardware Survey Shows Not Much For Linux

Valve's Steam Hardware Survey has been updated for July 2013 and it indicates not much for Linux in the way of change. The Linux gamer base using Steam remains at just over 1%.
3 August 2013 - Not Much Change - 106 Comments

A New Alien Arena Linux Game Is Coming Soon

To be released soon is the Alien Arena 7.66 game update, but more interesting than this small update that just provides minor optimizations and an overhauled menu system, is the introduction of a new Alien Arena game. Alien Arena: Tactical is the new CRX-powered open-source game.
1 August 2013 - Alien Arena: Tactical - 8 Comments

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Now In Linux Beta

The Linux beta of the Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition game is now available via Steam.
29 July 2013 - Linux Beta - 9 Comments

A New Game Ported To Run On Wayland/Weston

A new open-source game (actually, two games) have been ported to run on Wayland without a dependence on X11.
28 July 2013 - Neverball / Neverputt - 41 Comments

Watermint Game, Open-Source Engine Move Forward

It's been a while since last talking about the Spearmint and Watermint game engines, but I'm pleased to report that activity on them is progressing.
25 July 2013 - Watermint Game - 14 Comments

Warsow Open-Sources Game Matchmaker Service

The game developers behind Warsow, an open-source Qfusion-powered first person shooter, have opened up the code-base to Warmama. Their Warmama component serves as an online game matchmaker / statistics service.
23 July 2013 - Warmama

OpenGL Frame Latency / Jitter Testing On Linux

Beyond there finally being Team Fortress 2 benchmarks on Linux, at Phoronix is now also support for OpenGL frame latency benchmarks! It's another much sought after feature and request for graphics hardware and driver testing.
18 July 2013 - Phoronix Test Suite Support - 18 Comments

Finally, Team Fortress 2 Benchmarks For Phoronix!

There's finally a Phoronix Test Suite test profile for being able to benchmark Valve's Team Fortress 2 on Steam in a (semi-) automated manner on Linux.
18 July 2013 - Team Fortress 2 - 78 Comments

Unigine Cradle Game Shows Signs Of Life

Cradle, a "science-fiction first-person quest" game that's powered by the visually astounding Unigine Engine, is finally showing signs of life.
17 July 2013 - Unigine Cradle - 12 Comments

Updates To Linux As A Gaming Platform

Last month we shared slides from a presentation about Linux as a gaming platform. After that generated much interest, the developer of this presentation has revised his slides.
14 July 2013 - Linux Gaming - 23 Comments

Epic Games Is Building A New Triple-A Shooter

Epic Games is working on a new first person shooter that's said to be a triple-A game, but it's not necessarily part of their famed Unreal series.
12 July 2013 - Epic Games - 8 Comments

Unigine Gets Physical Noise, Render Enhancements

Unigine Corp has readied another batch of changes for their visually stunning and multi-platform Unigine Engine.
12 July 2013 - Unigine Engine - 1 Comment

Dota 2 Is Now Available For Testing On Linux

Dota 2, the popular game out of Valve Software that was just talked about earlier today for being soon on its way for a Linux release, is now available for testing.
10 July 2013 - Valve's Dota 2 Game - 25 Comments

Leadwerks Engine Will Be Coming To Linux

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Leadwerks Software will be bringing their Leadwerks Engine and development tools to Linux.
10 July 2013 - Kickstarter Success - 42 Comments

Desura Acquired By Linden Lab

Desura, the digital game distribution service similar to Valve's Steam that also supports Linux gaming, has been acquired by Linden Lab.
10 July 2013 - Desura On Linux - 24 Comments

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