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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
Left 4 Dead 2 Getting Closer To Release On Linux

While Left 4 Dead 2 was the first Valve game I saw natively running on Linux when meeting with Valve to talk about their Linux plans early last year, the Source Engine game still hasn't been publicly released. Fortunately, the public release is getting closer.

21 March 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 28 Comments
Torque 3D Port To Linux Materializes

Last year I wrote about the Torque 3D game engine wanting to come to Linux and they were attempting a crowd-sourced campaign to finance the port. The campaign was a flop, but a developer has been bringing the support anyways to Linux.

15 March 2013 - Torque 3D - 8 Comments
Latest Humble Bundle Crosses One Million Dollars

The latest Humble Indie Bundle game offering, "Humble Bundle with Android 5", has crossed one million dollars in sales. There's still time to go and more DRM-free cross-platform games have been added to the pay-what-you-want sale.

12 March 2013 - Humble Bundle - 7 Comments
Another Unreal Engine 3 Game Coming To Linux

Nordic Games has announced today that Painkiller Hell and Damnation is being ported to Linux. This popular successor to the Painkiller first person shooter is powered by Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3.

7 March 2013 - Painkiller - 10 Comments
Another Humble Bundle For Linux, Android

Humble Bundle Inc has launched the "Humble Bundle with Android 5", while a focus on mobile platforms, the selection of games are also supported on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

5 March 2013 - Humble Bundle with Android 5 - 9 Comments
OpenMW 0.21.0 Brings Fixes

OpenMW 0.21.0 has been released that provides a number of fixes for this open-source game engine that seeks to re-implement support for Elderscrolls III: Morrowind.

20 February 2013 - OpenMW - 5 Comments
FlightGear 2.10 Lands New Features & Enhancements

FlightGear 2.10 was released today as the newest feature-release of this leading open-source flight simulator. This sixteen-year-old open-source project now features more than 400 aircraft and a world-wide scenery database.

19 February 2013 - FlightGear 2.10 - Add A Comment
Liberated Pixel Cup Winners Announced

Liberated Pixel Cup, a game development competition that's just based around using free artwork that's licensed under the Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0) and GPLv3 while the game being under the GPLv3+ license, has announced its winners.

18 February 2013 - Liberated Pixel Cup - 1 Comment
Source Engine Garry's Mod Coming Soon To Linux

While a lot of people are fretting today over a minor reduction in the head count at Valve Software (as I was quick to say yesterday on Twitter, I'm not worried), there is some good Valve-related Linux news to report. Garry's Mod, the sandbox physics game built atop Valve's Source Engine, will soon be released for Linux.

14 February 2013 - Valve - 9 Comments
Unigine Heaven 4.0 Technology Demo Released

Just as I said would happen a few days ago, Unigine Heaven 4.0 was officially released. This is one very demanding OpenGL tech demo for Linux (and Windows / Mac OS X) systems, but Thursday's release of Unigine Valley will be even more jaw-dropping.

13 February 2013 - Unigine Heaven 4.0 - 6 Comments
Unigine Engine Is Back To Slamming GPUs, Drivers

While Unigine Valley is finally being released this week as a beautiful OpenGL (and Direct3D for Windows users) tech demo, it's very demanding on the system's graphics card and drivers. The open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers are out of the question and even the proprietary graphics drivers drop to their knees.

11 February 2013 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments
John Carmack Shares More Of His Linux Views

John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software that's widely known through gaming circles due to his remarkable work on developing Doom and Quake and other titles, sparked some controversy earlier this week when he promoted Wine for Linux gaming over native Linux game ports. He's now provided some additional clarification and thoughts.

6 February 2013 - id Software - 21 Comments

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