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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
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, 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
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
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
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
Prior to going on their Thanksgiving holiday, Valve's Linux cabal opened up the Steam Linux Beta program to an additional five-thousand applicants.
22 November 2012 - Steam Linux Beta - 32 Comments
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
In part due to Steam now being available on Linux, Egosoft wants to hire a Linux game developer to continue bringing their X3 games to the penguin platform.
18 November 2012 - Egosoft - 62 Comments
Valve is adding more individuals to its select group of beta participants on a regular basis. So far things are going well for the Valve Linux beta.
17 November 2012 - Valve Linux - 8 Comments
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
Valve's initial roll-out of their Steam client for Linux is all centered around Ubuntu. With Ubuntu having the largest market-share on the Linux desktop, Valve is focusing upon proper Ubuntu support as their first priority. In the days that the Ubuntu/Debian package has been available of the Steam Linux Beta, it's already been reported to work on other Linux distributions. Some Linux distributions have also begun to package the Steam Linux binary for their own platforms, but now there's some concerns about doing this, at least from the Arch Linux camp.
15 November 2012 - Concerns - 37 Comments
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
Valve is working on a new game engine following in the success of their widely-popular Source Engine that is now running nicely on Linux.
12 November 2012 - Confirmation - 14 Comments
There's an interesting and very promising open-source first person shooter game that does offer impressive graphics but is still a couple years from reaching a beta state.
12 November 2012 - Unvanquished - 7 Comments
OpenMW, the project to create an open-source remake of the Elderscrolls III: Morrowind game, continues to move along. This weekend was the release of a new version with many changes.
12 November 2012 - OpenMW - 2 Comments
The company behind the popular Humble Indie Bundle series has hired a Linux game porting veteran to work on their staff full-time for porting new games to Linux and Mac OS X.
7 November 2012 - Humble Indie Bundle - 12 Comments
Finally... After talking much about Steam on Linux at Phoronix over the years and many people that have doubted the earlier Phoronix exclusives, Valve is rolling out the Steam Linux Beta today!
6 November 2012 - Valve - 144 Comments
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
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
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