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OpenMW, the open-source engine re-implementation of Elderscrolls III: Morrowind, has a new version out. OpenMW 0.23 features the initial implementation of NPC movement AI, item repairing, enchanting, levelled items, texture animation, basic particles, and a lot more. This release comes just ahead of Morrowind's eleventh birthday.
29 April 2013 - OpenMW 0.23 - 1 Comment
Left 4 Dead 2 is going to be released as beta next week on Linux by Valve!
25 April 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 41 Comments
SPGT, short for Single Player Game Transmitter, is an open-source project that provides support for remote desktop transmission of games and other interactive 3D applications.
14 April 2013 - SPGT Gaming - 10 Comments
Unigine Corp has finally brought their in-house OilRush game to Valve's Steam Linux client. The debut on Steam came as part of the game's v1.34 update.
12 April 2013 - Unigine OilRush - 10 Comments
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the latest installment to Valve's Counter-Strike franchise, is being tested on Linux and might soon be released to the general public.
10 April 2013 - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - 38 Comments
The 14th alpha release of the visually impressive Unvanquished open-source game has been released. Notable to this month's alpha update are enhancements to the game engine's OpenGL 3.x renderer.
8 April 2013 - Unvanquished Alpha 14 - 4 Comments
The Spearmint Game Engine, which aims to be a more impressive and feature-rich version of ioquake3, as well as Watermint, a "realistic" fork of Spearmint, are still actively being pursued.
7 April 2013 - Open-Source Gaming
While ioquake3 projects continue to thrive as open-source projects spun off from the id Tech 3 game engine, when it comes to the open-source Doom 3 (id Tech 4) engine, there is barely any public activity.
7 April 2013 - Doom 3 - 16 Comments
The Activision and Raven Software game studios have open-sourced two of their games for "for people to learn from and play with" the code.
4 April 2013 - Jedi Gaming - 35 Comments
Wildfire Games has released 0 A.D. Alpha 13 "Magadha", the latest development installment of this popular open-source ancient warfare game.
3 April 2013 - 0 A.D. Magadha
The popular "Garry's Mod" sandbox physics game built atop Valve's Source Engine is expected to be introduced to Linux gamers today.
1 April 2013 - Garry's Mod - 15 Comments
For those that have followed Phoronix over the years know that I am a big supporter of the Unigine game/3D engine. The engine delivers absolutely beautiful graphics and there is first-rate Linux support. The developers at Unigine Corp are very Linux-friendly. Unfortunately, games and other software based upon Unigine aren't too quick to come to the Linux gaming scene.
31 March 2013 - Unigine - 9 Comments
Ryan Gordon has released a "heavily-upgraded" version of Postal 1 to Steam Linux users along with other titles.
28 March 2013 - Postal - 45 Comments
Another round of updates have gone into the impressive multi-platform multi-renderer Unigine Engine.
26 March 2013 - Updates - 9 Comments
Aside from the Urban Terror game update, there's also a new version of Red Eclipse this weekend.
23 March 2013 - Red Eclipse 1.4 - 2 Comments
The Urban Terror open-source first person shooter has been updated to version 4.2.010, with the new version bringing a variety of improvements throughout the game.
23 March 2013 - Urban Terror - 9 Comments
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is one of the newest game titles being ported to Linux that's worth mentioning and is being distributed via Steam.
21 March 2013 - Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition - 32 Comments
While Left 4 Dead 2 was the first Valve game I saw natively running on Linux when meeting with Valve to talk about their Linux plans early last year, the Source Engine game still hasn't been publicly released. Fortunately, the public release is getting closer.
21 March 2013 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 28 Comments
The company behind the Humble Indie Bundle is now trying to promote weekly sales of DRM-free cross-platform games.
20 March 2013 - Humble Bundle - 5 Comments
Last year I wrote about the Torque 3D game engine wanting to come to Linux and they were attempting a crowd-sourced campaign to finance the port. The campaign was a flop, but a developer has been bringing the support anyways to Linux.
15 March 2013 - Torque 3D - 8 Comments
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