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.
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.
Valve has released ported versions of Half-Life: Source and Half-Life Deathmatch: Source for Linux gamers.
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.
Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released and with it has come an alpha demo of Alien Arena: Tactical.
The Unvanquished open-source game powered by the Daemon Engine now has built-in support for handling FXAA anti-aliasing.
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.
For those that didn't hear yet, Valve has put out a beta of Counter-Strike Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes for Linux gamers.
Unigine Engine developers have talked about their latest round of improvements to their cross-platform visual masterpiece.
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.
An open-source developer has spotted thousands of potential memory problems with Mesa when using Valgrind.
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.
As was expected, SDL 2.0 has been officially released! This is a very important milestone for multi-platform game developers, among others.
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.
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.
In the latest monthly alpha update to the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter are some renderer improvements, art asset enhancements, and much more.
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%.
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.
The Linux beta of the Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition game is now available via Steam.
A new open-source game (actually, two games) have been ported to run on Wayland without a dependence on X11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cradle, a "science-fiction first-person quest" game that's powered by the visually astounding Unigine Engine, is finally showing signs of life.
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.
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.
Unigine Corp has readied another batch of changes for their visually stunning and multi-platform Unigine Engine.
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.
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Leadwerks Software will be bringing their Leadwerks Engine and development tools to Linux.
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