The 20th alpha release of the high-quality Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is now available. This release marks the Unvanquished game being ported to SDL2 and there's also new game functionality.
As the latest good news for Linux gamers is that it appears 2K Games is bringing some of their titles to Linux like Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers has been released as the latest flight simulator title to come for Linux gaming.
As usual, with the start of a new month comes Valve's updated Steam Hardware Survey. The Linux usage is still floating around 1% with not much change compared to the prior month.
Unigine Corp has issued another status update concerning their cross-platform, visually amazing, and very advanced engine. Sadly while the Unigine Engine continues picking up more features that makes it further in front of the open-source game engine alternatives, it's still not widely powering many titles.
What are the best and worst Linux OpenGL graphics drivers from a game developer's perspective? Here's some feedback from one open-source game project.
The Audiokinetic Wwise engine middleware will be ported to Linux thanks to Valve's SteamOS.
Work is being prepared to merge support into the XBMC multimedia software so that support for various emulated/retro gaming platforms can be played and presented directly within the XBMC software.
The FlightGear open-source flight simulator has graduated to version 2.12 and with it comes many changes as it still sets out to try to compete with commercial flight simulators.
The SteamBox countdown page just expired!
Version 4.0 of the Dolphin Emulator has been released for running GameCube and Wii games on Linux.
There's just less than one week to go until the end of the Humble Indie Bundle 9 where you can pay what you want for a collection of cross-platform games, which already have pulled in $2.4 million dollars from 520 thousand gamers. Now there's four more games added to the bundle.
Doom 3 BFG Edition was released last year by id Software as an updated version of Doom 3 from nearly a decade ago. Id Software didn't release an official Linux port of Doom 3 BFG but they ended up releasing the source code changes to the id Tech 4 engine for which it's based and since then there's been a small community pushing an open-source Linux port of Doom 3 BFG.
The Unvanquished open-source game is one of the most fascinating open-source game projects as they've strived for fundamental improvements in the ioquake3 engine and also to deliver high quality art assets and in-game content. Unvanquished is powered by the Daemon Engine, which is derived from the ioquake3 engine at its core -- the open-source version of id's Quake III engine. With the original code being the better part of two decades old, the developers are seeking to modernize and rewrite the code-base.
Valve has released ported versions of Half-Life: Source and Half-Life Deathmatch: Source for Linux gamers.
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.
Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released and with it has come an alpha demo of Alien Arena: Tactical.
The Unvanquished open-source game powered by the Daemon Engine now has built-in support for handling FXAA anti-aliasing.
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.
For those that didn't hear yet, Valve has put out a beta of Counter-Strike Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes for Linux gamers.
Unigine Engine developers have talked about their latest round of improvements to their cross-platform visual masterpiece.
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.
An open-source developer has spotted thousands of potential memory problems with Mesa when using Valgrind.
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.
As was expected, SDL 2.0 has been officially released! This is a very important milestone for multi-platform game developers, among others.
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.
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.
In the latest monthly alpha update to the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter are some renderer improvements, art asset enhancements, and much more.
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%.
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.
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