The first (and only planned) point release to QEMU 1.3 is now available. The QEMU 1.3.1 release fixes just over two dozen bugs, including critical issues for OpenBSD guests.
Back in November, Egosoft expressed interest in bringing their games to Linux over Steam, and now this effort is becoming a reality. X3 Reunion is in beta under their in-house porting efforts.
This coming week marks one year since there was the big shake-up at Linux Game Publishing where Michael Simms, the founder and CEO of twelve years, stepped down. A new CEO stepped in, and there were promises of future work, but so far there's been any major announcements and LGP continues to fade away.
Spearmint is another open-source game engine project. The objective of Spearmint is to build upon the ioquake3 game engine with further improvements. While it adds in some features, Spearmint has yet to see any widespread adoption.
In addition to yesterday's release of Half-Life for Linux, Counter-Strike 1.6 was added to the Steam CDR as another game that Valve Software is making natively available for Linux.
Last month I wrote how 2013 would be "the year of Linux gaming", but it turns out already in the three weeks to this year there's already been some surprise Linux game announcements thanks to Valve's Linux support.
The popular "Crusader Kings 2" game is now available with native Linux support and is available for digital download through Valve's Steam Linux client.
John Carmack, the veteran game programmer that co-founded id Software and was the lead developer on the id Tech engine and their most popular game titles, has shared some new opinions on C/C++ programming as it pertains to the id Tech game engine.
Oceania is a new Kickstarter-backed MMORPG game being developed atop the visually impressive Unigine Engine. Native Linux support for this massively multiplayer online role playing game is being planned.
Joining the array of Linux game console attempts is GCW Zero, an open-source game hand-held console. This isn't an Android-based solution but rather a pure Linux game console.
Aside from the X.Org meetings at FOSDEM, another interesting development track that takes place at the annual Free and Open-Source Developers' European Meeting is about open-source/Linux gaming.
In addition to the two peculiar games coming to Linux being done by Replay Games, another unique title coming to Linux is Euro Truck Simulator 2.
Replay Games has written into Phoronix to talk about two commercial game titles that they will be bringing to Linux.
While id Software isn't supporting Doom 3 BFG on Linux, thanks to releasing the Doom 3 BFG engine source-code, it's been successfully ported to Linux via the open-source development community.
The latest monthly alpha release of the visually-advanced Unvanquished open-source game has been released. Unvanquished Alpha 11 features faster generation of OpenGL GLSL shaders and many other user-facing improvements over last month's alpha release.
It took a while to cook, but the major update to Sauerbraten (a.k.a. "Cube 2") has finally shipped.
Blizzard Entertainment, the game studio behind wildly-popular games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft, is planning for a Linux game announcement in 2013.
The ioquake3 project, the main open-source effort around the id Tech 3 engine, has announced some organizational changes concerning the popular game engine's development.
There was supposed to be an update to Sauerbraten "Cube 2" in November, but that didn't happen in November or December. Fortunately, the major update to this long-standing open-source first person shooter is still forthcoming.
The Unvanquished project laid out plans this weekend for 2013 so that their impressive cross-platform first person shooter can be done with the alphas by January of 2014.
While 2013 is shaping up to be the best year for gaming on Linux with so many major milestones just ahead of us, it's not without some unfortunate sore points still present for gaming and the Linux desktop.
With the latest improvements made to the high-end Unigine Engine, there's now support for the seamless rendering of forests plus other improvements to its OpenGL renderer.
Earlier this month the first Unreal Engine 3 game that's native to Linux was released, thanks to the work of Ryan "Icculus" Gordon. Now with UE3 being "officially" ported to Linux in a released game, after Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux failed to be released, other UE3-based games have hope for a Linux debut.
Nine years after the project was conceived, ResidualVM saw its first stable release last week.
The Kickstarter-backed company to produce OUYA, an original game console built around Google's Android Linux-based operating system, is beginning to ship their developer consoles and SDK.
The Humble Indie Bundle 7, which has raised more than two million dollars in less than one week, is now offering up three additional games.
Many Phoronix readers have written in over the past few days about the new effort to bring the Torque 3D Game Engine to Linux. The desire for Torque 3D coming to Linux is because the engine developers believe Linux is turning into a commercially viable platform for gaming.
For improving the performance of OpenGL games on the Ubuntu desktop, an update pushed out for Ubuntu 12.10 this morning now has Compiz un-redirect fullscreen windows by default.
Another open-source game engine project similar in nature to Prequengine, OpenMW, and GemRB. OpenRA sets to remake bring Command and Conquer: Red Alert and other early Westwood real-time strategy games to Linux on an open-source engine.
It's been another successful Humble Indie Bundle so far with the latest pay-what-you-want, cross-platform, DRM-free game offering approaching the two million dollar mark.
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