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.
Desura, the digital game distribution service similar to Valve's Steam that also supports Linux gaming, has been acquired by Linden Lab.
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.
Crytek is hiring a new Linux programmer for maintaining their Linux (client-side) portion of their popular and very advanced CryENGINE game platform.
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.
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.
The Natural Selection 2 FPS/RTS game out of Unknown Worlds Entertainment is getting closer to its Steam-powered Linux debut.
Valve Software has finally made public their native (non-beta) Linux build of the very popular Left 4 Dead 2 game.
Valve's popular Half-Life 2 game and its sequels are now out of beta on 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.
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.
Planetary Annihilation, a real-time strategy game out of Uber Entertainment, is now available in alpha form on Linux.
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