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Egosoft Gets To Releasing Their Games On Linux

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.
28 January 2013 - Egosoft - 21 Comments

A Year Later, Linux Game Publishing Is Still Irrelevant

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.
27 January 2013 - LGP A Year Later - 49 Comments

Spearmint: A Further Improved Version Of Ioquake3

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.
25 January 2013 - ioquake3

Counter-Strike 1.6 Also Native To Linux

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.
25 January 2013 - Counter-Strike 1.6 - 19 Comments

An RTS Game Running Internally On 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.
22 January 2013 - Wargame: European Escalation - 12 Comments

Crusader Kings 2 Game Ships For Linux On Steam

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.
15 January 2013 - Crusader Kings 2 - 25 Comments

John Carmack's Comments On C/C++

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.
14 January 2013 - Doom 3 C++ - 66 Comments

Oceania: A New MMORPG Powered By Unigine

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.
14 January 2013 - Linux Support - 33 Comments

GCW Zero: Another Linux Game Console Attempt

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.
13 January 2013 - GCW Zero - 37 Comments

Linux Gaming At FOSDEM 2013 In Brussels

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.
13 January 2013 - Linux Gaming

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Coming To Linux

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.
12 January 2013 - Euro Truck Simulator 2 - 19 Comments

A Duo Of Peculiar Games Being Ported To Linux

Replay Games has written into Phoronix to talk about two commercial game titles that they will be bringing to Linux.
12 January 2013 - Replay Games - 55 Comments

Doom 3 BFG On Linux Gets In A Better State

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.
7 January 2013 - Doom 3 BFG - 17 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 11 Brings In New GLSL, Bloom

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.
7 January 2013 - GL Shading Language

Sauerbraten 2013 Released, Brings Many Features

It took a while to cook, but the major update to Sauerbraten (a.k.a. "Cube 2") has finally shipped.
7 January 2013 - Sauerbraten - 3 Comments

Blizzard Entertainment Planning A Linux Game For 2013

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.
6 January 2013 - Blizzard - 123 Comments

Ioquake3 Moves Code From Icculus.org To GitHub

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.
2 January 2013 - Ioquake3 - 1 Comment

The Sauerbraten Open-Source Update Is Still Cooking

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.
1 January 2013 - Sauerbraten - 17 Comments

Unvanquished Lays Out Open Game Plans For 2013

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.
31 December 2012 - Gaming

The Problems Right Now For Gaming On Linux

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.
30 December 2012 - Issues - 51 Comments

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