Four new games have been added to Humble Indie Bundle 8.
For those who missed it, the widely-used SDL library among commercial and open-source games is finally up to its version 2.0 release candidate. SDL2 has long been in development and as of last week the release is quite near.
The team of open-source developers and artists behind the Unvanquished game have released their sixteenth alpha with numerous improvements.
It was in early June of last year that developers behind the ioquake3 open-source game engine announced Baseio as a new standalone Quake3-inspired game to include assets licensed under the Creative Commons. One year later, there really isn't anything to show for this open-source game.
It's already time for another Humble Indie Bundle to get your hands on more multi-platform DRM-free games at whatever price you want. All of the games this time around are compatible with Linux via native clients except for a CrossOver/Wine-based copy of Dear Esther.
As pointed out in our forums, Football Manager 2014 will see a native Linux client.
One month after the release of X3: Terran Conflict for Linux, Egosoft has now released X3: Albion Prelude.
Timothree Besset, perhaps better known amongst Linux gamers as "TTimo" and the former main "Linux guy" at id Software, has announced es_core. The purpose of es_core is to provide an experimental framework for low-latency, high-FPS multi-player games.
It was one month ago that Activison and Raven Software open-sourced two of their games. While Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are old titles, they are now thriving as open-source software.
In Valve's continued Linux conquest, their latest titles they have ported natively to the penguin platform is Half-Life 2 and many of the add-ons.
Garry Newman, the creator of the popular "Garry's Mod" Source Engine game mod, has commented on their Linux release plans.
With today's debut of the Humble Double Fine Bundle, Linux gamers seem particularly excited by the debut of the Brütal Legend game for the penguin platform.
The latest Humble Indie Bundle has just launched and it includes games from Double Fine.
The 15th monthly alpha release of the open-source Unvanquished first person shooter has brought with it a modest assortment of updates.
Earlier this year Epic Games brought Unreal Engine 3 to web browsers in the form of WebGL and HTML5. Epic has now released a new technology demo for HTML5 web-browsers in the form of Citadel.
As expected, the beta of Left 4 Dead 2 is now natively available to Linux gamers via Valve's Steam.
The Turbulenz game engine has been open-sourced under the MIT license.
Unigine Corp has made another round of noteworthy updates to their visually amazing cross-platform game and simulation engine.
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.
Left 4 Dead 2 is going to be released as beta next week on Linux by Valve!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wildfire Games has released 0 A.D. Alpha 13 "Magadha", the latest development installment of this popular open-source ancient warfare game.
The popular "Garry's Mod" sandbox physics game built atop Valve's Source Engine is expected to be introduced to Linux gamers today.
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.
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