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SPGT: Open-Source Remote 3D Gaming

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 OIlRush 1.34 Released, Now On Steam

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: GO Might Soon Be Out On Linux

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

Unvanquished Alpha 14 Enhances Its GL3 Renderer

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

Spearmint, Macwerks/Watermint Engines Still Running

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

Open-Source Doom 3 Projects Aren't Cultivating

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

Activision & Raven Open-Source Two Games

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

0 A.D. "Magadha" Provides New Game Features

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

Garry's Mod Being Released For Linux Today

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

There Isn't Too Much Progress On Unigine Linux Titles

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

Heavily-Upgraded Postal Hits Steam

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

Unigine Engine Works On Panorama, OpenGL

Another round of updates have gone into the impressive multi-platform multi-renderer Unigine Engine.
26 March 2013 - Updates - 9 Comments

Red Eclipse 1.4 Brings Many Game Changes

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

Urban Terror 4.2.010 Brings Improvements Throughout

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 Is Getting Ported To Linux

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

Left 4 Dead 2 Getting Closer To Release On Linux

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

Humble Bundle Gets Into Weekly Game Sales

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

Torque 3D Port To Linux Materializes

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

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Now On Linux

One day after Day of Defeat was released for Linux, Valve has made Half-Life 2: Deathmatch available via the Steam Linux client.
14 March 2013 - Steam - 29 Comments

Latest Humble Bundle Crosses One Million Dollars

The latest Humble Indie Bundle game offering, "Humble Bundle with Android 5", has crossed one million dollars in sales. There's still time to go and more DRM-free cross-platform games have been added to the pay-what-you-want sale.
12 March 2013 - Humble Bundle - 7 Comments

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