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.
Ryan Gordon has released a "heavily-upgraded" version of Postal 1 to Steam Linux users along with other titles.
Another round of updates have gone into the impressive multi-platform multi-renderer Unigine Engine.
Aside from the Urban Terror game update, there's also a new version of Red Eclipse this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
The company behind the Humble Indie Bundle is now trying to promote weekly sales of DRM-free cross-platform games.
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.
One day after Day of Defeat was released for Linux, Valve has made Half-Life 2: Deathmatch available via the Steam Linux client.
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.
The Unigine Game Engine has picked up several new features, including support for different panorama modes and multi-channel projection rendering.
Continued work by AMD is flowing into the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for supporting the Radeon HD 7000 (and future HD 8000) series graphics cards with an open-source driver.
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.
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.
The Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game -- one of the few free software titles that actually sport decent quality graphics and art assets -- is celebrating the one year anniversary of its first release.
New games are now available from the Steam Linux client.
Linux Game Publishing has quietly shutdown PenguinPlay, the game match-making service offered by the UK-based company that ported games to Linux.
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.
The Unigine Sanctuary/Crypt tech demo has been ported to run natively in modern web-browsers -- without any plug-ins -- through the use of Emscripten.
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.
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.
The Dagon Game Engine that powers the first person adventure "Asylum" horror game has been open-sourced.
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.
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.
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.
A development log update posted to the Unigine website reaffirms what I wrote this past weekend with Unigine Valley and Unigine Heaven 4.0 Coming Next Week.
The latest update to the Alien Arena open-source first person shooter is now available for gamers. Alien Arena: Mercury Edition has a whole lot in the way of changes.
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.
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