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GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today.
24 July 2014 - GOG - 31 Comments

Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator

While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't fully rode the Linux gaming wave with there still being very few games powered by this visually stunning engine that has supported Linux for many years, they are at least finding commercial success in other areas -- namely around simulation and industrial licenses. One of the company's recent endeavors is with a driving simulator.
23 July 2014 - Unigine Engine - 2 Comments

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Beta Update Now Uses SDL2

A new beta update to Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is now out.
20 July 2014 - DN3D Megaton - 2 Comments

Leadwerks: Blender Exporter, Steam For Linux Coming

There's another update out for the Leadwerks Game Engine on Linux.
19 July 2014 - Leadwerks - 3 Comments

OpenMW 0.31 Has A Ton Of Changes

For fans of Elderscrolls III: Morrowind, the open-source re-make of it done by the community is out with a new version. The OpenMW 0.31 release has many smaller features and tons of fixes for this engine re-implementation.
17 July 2014 - Open Morrow Wind - 1 Comment

Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux.
12 July 2014 - Darksiders - 79 Comments

The Witcher 2 Works On Beta Improvements

Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2.
10 July 2014 - Witcher 2 - 30 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 29 Makes Use Of libRocket

It's time for another monthly development update to the Unvanquished open-source, cross-platform first person shooter.
8 July 2014 - UIs - 2 Comments

A Variety Of Unreal Engine 4 Linux Demos Are Now Available

Linux developers and fans of Unreal Engine 4 have started offering compiled builds of several UE4 tech demos and some simple games for 64-bit Linux.
7 July 2014 - UE4 - 31 Comments

Oculus Acquires RakNet Middleware & Open-Sources It

At the same time as announcing Oculus Connect, a new developer conference for the popular virtual reality gaming device, Oculus has shared they have acquired RakNet and open-sourced the software.
7 July 2014 - Oculus VR - 9 Comments

Two Months & Counting, LGP Remains Offline

At the end of April LGP was migrating servers and expected to "keep downtime to an absolute minimum" while more than two months later the once leading Linux game publishing company remains offline.
5 July 2014 - LGP - 7 Comments

Speed Dreams 2.1 Is Planned For Release Next Week

The Speed Dreams open-source racing game forked from TORCS is planning for their next major release in the days ahead.
2 July 2014 - Speed Dreams - 1 Comment

Steam Linux Usage Was Up Slightly In June

With the start of a new month brings our monthly recap and it also brings Valve's updated Steam hardware/software survey numbers.
2 July 2014 - June 2014 - 19 Comments

Warsow 1.51 Brings GLSL, Multi-Threaded Sound, Engine Improvements

I just noticed Warsow 1.51 was released earlier this month and this open-source first person shooter has some decent changes for being a release coming not too long after the introduction of Warsow 1.5.
23 June 2014 - Warsow 1.51 - 12 Comments

Goat Simulator Now In Beta On Linux

The comical Goat Simulator game is finally in beta for Linux and OS X gamers.
20 June 2014 - Goat Simulator - 20 Comments

XCOM: Enemy Unkown Released For Linux

Many Linux gamers have written in today with excitement that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available via Steam on Linux.
19 June 2014 - XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 16 Comments

Rich Geldreich: A Bad Catalyst GL Driver Is Bad For Everyone

Rich Geldreich, the former Valve OpenGL developer that left the company and has been publicly expressing the poor OpenGL driver landscape, has another new post out today.
17 June 2014 - OpenGL - 48 Comments

War Thunder MMO Combat Game Is Coming To Linux

Several Phoronix readers have been writing in with word via a video recording that War Thunder is coming to Linux. War Thunder is an online multiplayer combat game that's currently in open beta for all major (non-Linux) platforms.
16 June 2014 - War Thunder - 3 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Offline

While LGP was once the leading source for providing Linux-native games, these days there isn't much to say for them and their web-site remains offline one and a half months after trying to do a server upgrade.
14 June 2014 - LGP - 48 Comments

Age of Wonders III Will Be Coming To Linux

Ages of Wonders III, a turn-based strategy game released earlier this year by Triumph Studios for Windows will be coming to Linux with a native port.
12 June 2014 - Age of Wonders - 7 Comments

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