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Prequengine: Another Open-Source Game Engine

Lately there's been an increasing number of open-source projects sprouting up to design open-source game engine implementations around older closed-source engines to handle certain game content. Another one of these projects is Prequengine, which is for Little Big Adventure.
24 December 2012 - Prequengine - 2 Comments

Unvanquished Prepares For A Great 2013

The Unvanquished open-source game is preapring for a great year ahead and for kicking off the New Year they will soon be releasing Unvanquished Alpha 11.
23 December 2012 - Unvanquished - 2 Comments

Xoreos: An Open-Source Engine Of BioWare's Aurora

When writing a few days ago about the GemRB project as an open-source re-implementation of the Infinity Engine for Baldur's Gate and then OpenMW as an open-source re-implementation of the engine used by Morrowind, a Phoronix reader pointed out Xoreos.
21 December 2012 - Xoreos - 14 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 7 Launches, New Linux Games

Just in time for Christmas there is a new Humble Indie Bundle. Unlike the recent THQ Humble Bundle that were Windows-only titles, this new bundle is back to being cross-platform and DRM-free.
19 December 2012 - Humble Bundle - 29 Comments

Open-Source Doom 3 BFG Ported To Linux

Id Software released Doom 3 BFG Edition back in October as a re-release of Doom 3 with improved graphics, better audio support, 3D display handling, and other features to enhance the popular eight year old first person shooter. There wasn't a Linux client for Doom 3 BFG unlike the original release, but with the recent open-source release, it's now been ported to Linux.
19 December 2012 - Doom 3 BFG - 3 Comments

OpenMW 0.20.0 Brings New Gaming Features

OpenMW, the open-source game engine re-implementation for The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, is out with a new release this week.
19 December 2012 - Morrowind - 1 Comment

0 A.D. Alpha 12 Loucetios Released

The twelfth alpha release of 0 A.D. is now available as one of the leading open-source real-time strategy (RTS) games.
17 December 2012 - Linux Gaming - 3 Comments

THQ Is Looking At Bringing Their Games To Linux

THQ, the American game company responsible for a great deal of computer games and was the company behind the recent controversial Humble Bundle, is currently evaluating the market for bringing their titles to Linux.
16 December 2012 - THQ Games - 23 Comments

GemRB Is Still Advancing As An Open Infinity Engine

With word this week that Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is being ported to Linux, GemRB came to mind. GemRB is the project that aims to provide an open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine to run games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. Fortunately, the project is still active and putting out new releases.
16 December 2012 - Infinity Game Engine - 2 Comments

Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition Is Coming To Linux

Back in August I wrote that a Linux port of the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition game was being considered. There's now word that a native Linux port of this game is indeed coming.
13 December 2012 - Baldur's Gate - 15 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 10 Supports x32, Better Renderer

Unvanquished, one of the few open-source games that actually has good art assets, saw its tenth alpha release this weekend. The first person shooter derived from the ioquake3/XReaL engine has improvements to its OpenGL 3.x renderer, initial x32 architecture support, and other enhancements.
3 December 2012 - Unvanquished - 2 Comments

ET: Legacy - Reviving The Old FPS

The ET: Legacy project is an open-source initiative that seeks to create a fully-compatible client and server for the award-winning Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
2 December 2012 - Enemy Territory - 7 Comments

New Online Game Distribution Client Coming To Linux

IndieCity, a software client similar to Valve's Steam and Desura, will soon be making its way to Linux boxes.
1 December 2012 - IndieCity - 8 Comments

The State Of XReaL, OpenWolf Game Engines

While this week saw the release of the Doom 3 BFG source-code and word that a Sauerbraten update and a major Alien Arena advancement advancement are forthcoming, what's the state of the impressive XReaL open-source game engine and the similar OpenWolf engine?
1 December 2012 - Gaming - 10 Comments

Alien Arena 7.65 To Bring Huge Renderer Enhancements

The open-source Alien Arena game is going to see a major update soon that will enhance its renderer and bring other improvements. Alien Arena 7.65 is this exciting game update that's forthcoming.
30 November 2012 - Renderer - 10 Comments

Dear Esther: Another Source Engine Game On Linux

Dear Esther, a unique first person adventure game powered by Valve's Source Engine, will soon be released as a native Linux client. Currently the company is seeking out testers to try out the Linux port.
28 November 2012 - Dear Esther - 13 Comments

Sauerbraten Update Coming, Tesseract Still Going

An official update to the Sauerbraten game atop "Cube Engine 2" is imminent while work on the Tesseract project -- basically a modernized and more visually advanced version of the open-source Cube Engine 2 -- is still in development.
27 November 2012 - Gaming - 8 Comments

id Software Releases Doom 3 BFG Source-Code

There's more good open-source news today besides NVIDIA publishing open-source 2D acceleration code for Tegra. id Software has just released the source-code to their new Doom 3 BFG game under the GPL license!
26 November 2012 - Doom 3 BFG - 12 Comments

The Dark Mod For Doom 3 On Linux

When writing earlier this week about the poor state of the open-source id Tech 4 / Doom 3 community even after one year of the id Software game engine being GPL licensed, several readers wrote in and tweeted about "The Dark Mod" having not been mentioned.
24 November 2012 - The Dark Mod - 18 Comments

One Year Later, Open-Source Doom 3 Is Moving Slowly

While this week marks one year since the Doom 3 (id Tech 4) game engine was open-sourced under the GPL, there still isn't too much adoption by open-source game developers. The few forks of the id Tech 4 code-base also aren't seeing frequent activity.
20 November 2012 - Open-Source Doom 3 - 10 Comments

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