Another year, another simulation game from S.C.S Software. I should preface this article by saying I am not usually a fan of simulation game-- whether they be truck, plane, bus, or anything else. That being said... I might be a convert after this.
While the open-source Doom 3 community hasn't been too vibrant since id Tech had open-sourced the Doom 3 code (id Tech 4) back in 2011, one of the more vibrant open-source D3 projects is looking at adding Vulkan renderer support to the engine.
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a new title being developed by New World Interactive for release in 2017 on Linux, OS X, Windows, and the game consoles.
Godot, the cross-platform game engine that was open-sourced two years ago, is up to version 2.0.
Ethan Lee who has ported dozens of games to Linux (mostly indie titles like FEZ, VVVVVV, Waveform, and others) while also leading the development of FNA as a Microsoft XNA re-implementation presented at this year's MAGFest conference in Maryland about Linux/SteamOS gaming.
It looks like the Talos Principle Linux build on Steam has been publicly updated with support for the 64-bit build and the Vulkan renderer option.
Tomb Raider along with other Square Enix games are coming to NVIDIA's SHIELD platform via GeForce NOW, which should be as exciting to you as a Linux gamer.
One of the positive side effects of Vulkan is that hopefully we're going to be seeing more 64-bit Linux games.
For the past few weeks there have been rampant rumors about Tomb Raider 2013 being ported to Linux, largely based upon SteamDB updates indicating an in-progress Linux port of this popular game.
If you are a Linux gamer and not using the open-source Radeon driver with an AMD GPU, chances are your Linux gaming system is running a GeForce graphics card with the proprietary NVIDIA driver. So with yesterday's latest Dota 2 benchmarks with the R600g and RadeonSI drivers, this morning I finished up some complementary Dota 2 OpenGL comparison with the NVIDIA 361.28 proprietary driver with an assortment of Kepler and Maxwell GeForce graphics cards.
With now having a workaround for Dota 2 for my benchmarking needs, here are some benchmarks finally of this popular multiplayer online battle arena under Linux when using the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers with the latest Linux 4.5 and Mesa 11.2 components.
While the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver stack is capable of running The Talos Principle puzzle game by Croteam, the performance is rather poor and there are some bugs.
While first person shooter games tend to dominate the Linux gaming landscape, if you are curious about some numbers for a puzzle video game like Talos Principle, here are some fresh benchmark results for a slew of different GeForce graphics cards on the latest Linux driver.
Well this comes as bit of a surprise... Our friends at Amazon have announced Lumberyard, a new AAA game engine they have been developing that's free and with the source code being public.
The team working on the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter released their 48th monthly alpha release on Sunday night. At least it's looking like a beta release is getting closer.
A few days back was the news about Croteam's intentions for supporting the Vulkan graphics API. They confirmed they intend to support Vulkan for Serious Sam 4 and will also be supporting it with their Talos Principle game. Today they confirmed this information again.
Tonight's the launch for XCOM 2 while those really excited about this game can already begin pre-loading it on Steam. Are you interested in this successor to XCOM: Enemy Unknown?
While many Phoronix readers were looking forward to playing Batman: Arkham Knight natively on Linux, the port has been canned.
XCOM 2, the turn-based tactical video game developed by Fireaxis Games off Unreal Engine 3, is set to be released this Friday! However, come 5 February, hopefully you are a NVIDIA Linux gamer using the proprietary drivers otherwise you may have a hard time running the game.
SNOW is now available for Linux, a game that's currently in Steam early access and is a free-to-play winter game.
The Black Mesa third-party remake of Half-Life is confirmed for being ported to Linux.
Feral Interactive announced that next week Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies will be released for Linux and OS X.
Darkest Dungeon is a roguelike, dungeon crawler game that's been in early access for the better part of a year while its full release is set for today.
Feral Interactive just announced that the Medieval II: Total War Collection will be released for Linux (and OS X) this week.
Released last weekend to not much fanfare was SDL 2.0.4, a significant update to the Simple DirectMedia Library, which is commonly used by cross-platform games.
The crew working on the open-source Unvanquished game powered by their Daemon Engine announced their Alpha 47 release last weekend.
If you are into retro gaming, there's a Quake 2 game mod that might now see a Linux port.
For those relying upon PlayOnLinux for playing various Windows games on Linux rather than using CodeWeavers' CrossOver or interacting with Wine directly, the newest version of this open-source program is now available.
Microsoft has blocked a Linux game port from happening over their publishing deal with a studio.
Unigine Corp has shared a video of some new rendering tech that they're working on for their advanced engine in 2016.
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