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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
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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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
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 - Add A Comment
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
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
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
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

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