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.
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.
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