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Liberated Pixel Cup - Free Software Game Reviews

The Liberated Pixel Cup has been going on since April as a free-as-in-freedom game development competition being hosted by the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, and OpenGameArt. For those more (or equally) interested in the license of the game rather than quality, here are some reviews of the different Liberated Pixel Cup submissions.

20 August 2012 - Liberated Pixel Cups - 6 Comments
New Humble Bundle Launches With Android Focus

It's time for another Humble Bundle game offering where it's pay-what-you-want, DRM-free, and cross-platform. This new bundle is Humble Bundle Android #3, but titles are also available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

15 August 2012 - Humble Bundle Android - 20 Comments
GDC Europe: Linux Gaming Announcements This Week?

Last week was the SIGGRAPH graphics conference in Los Angeles and now this week in Köln, Germany is the European Game Developers Conference (GDC). Will there be any new Linux gaming news to emerge this week?

13 August 2012 - GDC Europe - 3 Comments
Dante: Open-Source Doom 3

Oliver McFadden has been working on renderer improvements to the open-source id Tech 4 engine for the Doom 3 game. This project is now going under the name Dante.

4 August 2012 - Doom 3 - 7 Comments
id Software: Linux Hasn't Produced Positive Results

While id Software was known for years as being a Linux-friendly game company with providing native ports of their in-house titles with support for the id Tech engines on Linux, this is no longer the case. John Carmack, the founder of id Software, has lost his commitment to seeing Linux support.

4 August 2012 - id Software - 345 Comments
Warsow 1.0 Is A Nice Game, Decent GL Benchmark

Warsow 1.0 was released on Sunday as a major update to this multi-platform open-source game that actually has good game artwork, is quite unique and interesting, and serves as a decent Linux OpenGL benchmark.

30 July 2012 - Warsow 1.0 Released - 6 Comments
Talking Linux Gaming On The Linux Action Show

As I alluded to yesterday, on Sunday I'll be on the Linux Action Show broadcast to discuss Linux gaming with the recent public Valve Linux news that I have been exclusively talking about for months/years, etc.

22 July 2012 - Linux Action Show - 11 Comments
Electronic Arts Lacks Exciting Linux Strategy

With all the excitement this week about Valve confirming their Linux plans on their blog and other worthwhile developments like collaborating with Intel on their open-source Mesa driver and Valve wanting to do things for open-source, EA and their Linux efforts have once again been brought up.

21 July 2012 - Not Much Good - 16 Comments
Finding Bottlenecks In Your Linux Game, Application

If you are curious how Valve and Intel improved the OpenGL performance of their Mesa driver and also at the same time finding areas for performance optimizations within the Source Engine, here's some of the tools used.

21 July 2012 - Scouting It Out - 5 Comments
OpenGL ES 2.0, GLSL Support For Open Doom 3

There's finally some open-source id Tech 4 / Doom 3 advancements to report on today. Oliver McFadden has released his new OpenGL ES 2.0 renderer with GLSL support for Doom 3.

17 July 2012 - Open-Source Doom 3 - 3 Comments
OUYA: A $99 Android Linux Game Console

In the hours today while being pre-occupied with Debian-related matters in Nicaragua, a new Android-based sub-$100 Linux game console received over one million dollars in funding from the community.

10 July 2012 - Funded - 112 Comments
Tryst: The Forthcoming Unigine RTS Will Be On Linux

Last August I wrote about another Unigine-based game being developed, which at the time didn't have an announced title and details were scarce. In recent weeks, more information on this Unigine title -- which will have a native Linux client -- has been released and it's called Tryst.

5 July 2012 - Tryst Game - 22 Comments
id's Former Linux Guy Joins Another Game Company

Timothee Besset (a.k.a. "TTimo") left id Software earlier this year. For years Timothee was id's main "Linux guy" responsible for the ports of Doom 3, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and other Linux and Mac OS X titles. It's now been shared that Timothee is joining another game company due to his Linux and OS X experience.

3 July 2012 - TTimo - 4 Comments
A New Linux Game To Try And Benchmark

While most of the native Linux games that can be easily automated are built atop the id Tech engine or some spin-off there of the open-source id Tech 2/3/4 engines, here's something new to play with this weekend. There's also some early results to explore.

1 July 2012 - CoreBreach - 15 Comments

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