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Humble Indie Bundle 9 Brings New Linux Games

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.
11 September 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle 9 - 30 Comments

Alien Arena: Combat Edition Released

Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released and with it has come an alpha demo of Alien Arena: Tactical.
6 September 2013 - Linux Gaming

Unvanquished Gets FXAA Renderer Support

The Unvanquished open-source game powered by the Daemon Engine now has built-in support for handling FXAA anti-aliasing.
4 September 2013 - FXAA Anti-Aliasing

Unvanquished Alpha 19 Carries New Features

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.
1 September 2013 - Unvanquished - 3 Comments

CS Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes On Linux

For those that didn't hear yet, Valve has put out a beta of Counter-Strike Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes for Linux gamers.
21 August 2013 - Counter-Strike - 5 Comments

Unigine Engine Still Working On The Visuals

Unigine Engine developers have talked about their latest round of improvements to their cross-platform visual masterpiece.
18 August 2013 - Unigine Engine Improvements - 13 Comments

Tropico 5 & Blitzkrieg 3 Will Be Released For Linux

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.
16 August 2013 - Tropico 5 - 14 Comments

Valgrind Finds Thousands Of Potential Issues With Mesa

An open-source developer has spotted thousands of potential memory problems with Mesa when using Valgrind.
14 August 2013 - Valgrind Mesa - 25 Comments

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

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