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Left 4 Dead 2 Beta Surfaces For Linux Gamers

As expected, the beta of Left 4 Dead 2 is now natively available to Linux gamers via Valve's Steam.
3 May 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 44 Comments

Turbulenz Game Engine Open-Sourced

The Turbulenz game engine has been open-sourced under the MIT license.
3 May 2013 - Turbulenz - 3 Comments

Unigine Adds In Support For Oculus Rift & WebGL

Unigine Corp has made another round of noteworthy updates to their visually amazing cross-platform game and simulation engine.
1 May 2013 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments

OpenMW 0.23 Brings NPC Movement AI, Item Repairing

OpenMW, the open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrolls III: Morrowind, has a new version out. OpenMW 0.23 features the initial implementation of NPC movement AI, item repairing, enchanting, levelled items, texture animation, basic particles, and a lot more. This release comes just ahead of Morrowind's eleventh birthday.
29 April 2013 - OpenMW 0.23 - 1 Comment

Left 4 Dead 2 Beta On Linux Coming Next Week

Left 4 Dead 2 is going to be released as beta next week on Linux by Valve!
25 April 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 41 Comments

SPGT: Open-Source Remote 3D Gaming

SPGT, short for Single Player Game Transmitter, is an open-source project that provides support for remote desktop transmission of games and other interactive 3D applications.
14 April 2013 - SPGT Gaming - 10 Comments

Unigine OIlRush 1.34 Released, Now On Steam

Unigine Corp has finally brought their in-house OilRush game to Valve's Steam Linux client. The debut on Steam came as part of the game's v1.34 update.
12 April 2013 - Unigine OilRush - 10 Comments

Counter-Strike: GO Might Soon Be Out On Linux

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the latest installment to Valve's Counter-Strike franchise, is being tested on Linux and might soon be released to the general public.
10 April 2013 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 38 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 14 Enhances Its GL3 Renderer

The 14th alpha release of the visually impressive Unvanquished open-source game has been released. Notable to this month's alpha update are enhancements to the game engine's OpenGL 3.x renderer.
8 April 2013 - Unvanquished Alpha 14 - 4 Comments

Spearmint, Macwerks/Watermint Engines Still Running

The Spearmint Game Engine, which aims to be a more impressive and feature-rich version of ioquake3, as well as Watermint, a "realistic" fork of Spearmint, are still actively being pursued.
7 April 2013 - Open-Source Gaming

Open-Source Doom 3 Projects Aren't Cultivating

While ioquake3 projects continue to thrive as open-source projects spun off from the id Tech 3 game engine, when it comes to the open-source Doom 3 (id Tech 4) engine, there is barely any public activity.
7 April 2013 - Doom 3 - 16 Comments

Activision & Raven Open-Source Two Games

The Activision and Raven Software game studios have open-sourced two of their games for "for people to learn from and play with" the code.
4 April 2013 - Jedi Gaming - 35 Comments

0 A.D. "Magadha" Provides New Game Features

Wildfire Games has released 0 A.D. Alpha 13 "Magadha", the latest development installment of this popular open-source ancient warfare game.
3 April 2013 - 0 A.D. Magadha

Garry's Mod Being Released For Linux Today

The popular "Garry's Mod" sandbox physics game built atop Valve's Source Engine is expected to be introduced to Linux gamers today.
1 April 2013 - Garry's Mod - 15 Comments

There Isn't Too Much Progress On Unigine Linux Titles

For those that have followed Phoronix over the years know that I am a big supporter of the Unigine game/3D engine. The engine delivers absolutely beautiful graphics and there is first-rate Linux support. The developers at Unigine Corp are very Linux-friendly. Unfortunately, games and other software based upon Unigine aren't too quick to come to the Linux gaming scene.
31 March 2013 - Unigine - 9 Comments

Heavily-Upgraded Postal Hits Steam

Ryan Gordon has released a "heavily-upgraded" version of Postal 1 to Steam Linux users along with other titles.
28 March 2013 - Postal - 45 Comments

Unigine Engine Works On Panorama, OpenGL

Another round of updates have gone into the impressive multi-platform multi-renderer Unigine Engine.
26 March 2013 - Updates - 9 Comments

Red Eclipse 1.4 Brings Many Game Changes

Aside from the Urban Terror game update, there's also a new version of Red Eclipse this weekend.
23 March 2013 - Red Eclipse 1.4 - 2 Comments

Urban Terror 4.2.010 Brings Improvements Throughout

The Urban Terror open-source first person shooter has been updated to version 4.2.010, with the new version bringing a variety of improvements throughout the game.
23 March 2013 - Urban Terror - 9 Comments

Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Is Getting Ported To Linux

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is one of the newest game titles being ported to Linux that's worth mentioning and is being distributed via Steam.
21 March 2013 - Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition - 32 Comments

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