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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.
2 March 2013 - Unvanquished
New games are now available from the Steam Linux client.
26 February 2013 - Counter Strike: Condition Zero - 15 Comments
Linux Game Publishing has quietly shutdown PenguinPlay, the game match-making service offered by the UK-based company that ported games to Linux.
24 February 2013 - The Start Of Liquidating? - 11 Comments
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
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.
20 February 2013 - Emscripten - 11 Comments
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 - 6 Comments
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
The Dagon Game Engine that powers the first person adventure "Asylum" horror game has been open-sourced.
15 February 2013 - Dagon - 38 Comments
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
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
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
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.
11 February 2013 - Unigine Features - 3 Comments
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.
8 February 2013 - Alien Arena - 10 Comments
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
John Carmack, the co-founder of id Software and lead developer of the id Tech engine for the Doom and Quake franchises, is now promoting Wine for Linux gaming rather than native Linux ports.
5 February 2013 - Carmack - 81 Comments
The popular Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game that promises to deliver on good quality in-game graphics and compelling game-play, is now out with its monthly alpha release.
4 February 2013 - Unvanquished
While it was speculated it would come to Linux as a key developer stated internally they were running the game on Linux, Wargame: European Escalation has now been officially announced for Linux. The game is currently undergoing closed beta testing on Linux before its official Steam debut.
2 February 2013 - Wargame - 27 Comments
Aeon Command is a space war strategy game that's now been released for Linux.
31 January 2013 - Aeon Command - 3 Comments
Heroes of Newerth, the game that's had a Linux client available from the start and back in 2009 excited many Linux gamers as we gave away thousands of early access keys to the game, has released a major new version of the game.
31 January 2013 - HoN 3.0 - 25 Comments
A new beta of the Serious Sam 3 game has been released for Linux via Steam.
29 January 2013 - New Beta - 17 Comments
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