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Unigine Continues Improving Engine Quality

With Valve's Source Engine now on Linux, Unigine Corp finally has greater competition for the spot of the most demanding and visually impressive game engine native to Linux. At this point it really comes down to a fight between the Source Engine and Unigine Engine with id Tech 5 and Unreal Engine 3 not being natively available.

16 November 2012 - Unigine Engine - 20 Comments
Unity 4.0 Game Engine Released

The Unity 4.0 Game Engine was officially released today with this being the first major release of the popular cross-platform game engine to support Linux.

14 November 2012 - Unity Gaming - 11 Comments
Unvanquished Reaches Alpha 9 State

Unvanquished, one of the few open-source game projects to actually deliver fairly good graphics quality and art assets, is out with another monthly alpha release.

5 November 2012 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment
CoreCode's CoreBreach Game Goes Open-Source

Last year there was the release of CoreBreach, a racing game originally developed for Mac OS X that came out of the Austrian-based CoreCode game studio. Back in June the studio exclusively shared with Phoronix that they want to open-source CoreBreach while now to kick off November, they have released the game's source-code. CoreBreach was ported to Linux from OS X using GNUstep, etc.

2 November 2012 - CoreBreach - 17 Comments
Ubuntu Wants More Games Running On OpenGL ES

Now that Ubuntu's been ported to the Google Nexus 7 and there's other interesting Ubuntu work going into the tablet/mobile-space, developers want more open-source games ported to using OpenGL ES rather than the full OpenGL stack.

31 October 2012 - GLES - 17 Comments
Ubuntu Sees Need To Improve Unity's Performance

As part of the push to make Ubuntu a competitive gaming platform, developers at Canonical and within the Ubuntu community will be working to improve the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager performance for Ubuntu 13.04.

29 October 2012 - Ubuntu Unity - 11 Comments
A Proposal To Fix The Full-Screen Linux Window Mess

Ryan Gordon, the well-known Linux game porter and developer of SDL and other open-source projects, along with Sam Lantinga, another key SDL developer and recent hire for Valve's Linux team, have proposed a window manager change to work out the full-screen X11 window mess.

25 October 2012 - Proposing - 64 Comments
Gentoo Developers, Users Look At Gaming Future

One of the events being co-hosted alongside LinuxDays is a Gentoo mini-conference. A session held this morning concerned the state of Linux 3D graphics drivers and gaming for Gentoo Linux.

21 October 2012 - Gentoo For Gaming? - 10 Comments
id Software Has No Plans For Doom 3 BFG On Linux

Yesterday when mentioning that Doom 3 BFG Edition is already cleared for a GPL open-source release, I mentioned it was unlikely id Software would be providing a native Linux client for this brand new game. Those fears have now been confirmed with id Software saying they have no plans for a Linux version.

21 October 2012 - Fail - 32 Comments
Doom 3 BFG Approved For GPL/Open-Source

id Software released "Doom 3 BFG Edition" this week, a revised version of the Doom 3 game that came eight years after the original release of Doom 3. The engine source-code for Doom 3 BFG, which is still a modified id Tech 4 engine, is already approved for open-sourcing.

20 October 2012 - Doom 3 BFG - 41 Comments
Unigine Engine Does Real-Time Global Illumination

The Unigine Engine has been revised with a number of new features and impressive capabilities. One of several new features is "real-time global illumination with spherical harmonics", which may be a mouthful but is for delivering even more beautiful graphics.

20 October 2012 - Unigine Engine - 8 Comments
Update On The GOG Game Service For Linux

After months of Linux gamers wanting GOG to come to their favorite operating system, there's a new status update from those behind this game sale and electronic distribution service.

15 October 2012 - GOG.com - 30 Comments
An Attempt To Push Ubuntu As A Gaming Platform

At the Ubuntu Developer Summit later this month in Copenhagen, a number of gaming-related development sessions are scheduled as Ubuntu developers try to push their Linux distribution as a first-rate gaming platform.

12 October 2012 - UDS-R - 41 Comments
GPU Driver Updates To Come Quicker To Ubuntu

In an effort to make Ubuntu Linux a better gaming platform and make the open-source operating system more attractive to game developers, hardware vendors, and end-users, Canonical will make it easier to upgrade your graphics driver.

11 October 2012 - For Gaming - 17 Comments
ioDoom3 - Open-Source id Tech 4 - Is Dormant

id Software published their Doom 3 / id Tech 4 source-code nearly one year and one day after pushing out the game engine source-code under the GPL license, the ioDoom3 project was born. The ioDoom3 engine project intentions were similar to that of the successful ioquake3 engine as a flavor of the open-source id Tech 3 code-base, but unfortunately ioDoom3 is yet to be as popular.

11 October 2012 - Updates - 6 Comments
Torque 3D Game Engine Going Open-Source

Torque 3D, the game engine that's been in development for more than one decade and premiered with the Tribes 2 game in 2001, is being released as open-source by GarageGames.

10 September 2012 - Torque 3D - 40 Comments
Linux Multi-Monitor Support Could Be Improved

While some want Linux multi-monitor support removed, others are looking for it to be improved. Multiple display support for Linux has improved over the years with X.Org and desktop environment advancements, it's still generally less than ideal, especially for Linux gamers.

8 September 2012 - Multi-Monitor - 38 Comments
GameTree Linux Isn't Growing (Cedega)

Back in January of 2011 it was announced that TransGaming would be retiring Cedega, the proprietary software formerly known as WineX that began as a fork of the MIT-licensed Wine. Cedega was to be succeeded by GameTree Linux, but this new TransGaming project hasn't been making much headway.

8 September 2012 - GameTree - 6 Comments

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