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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

Unigine Now Does Panoramas, MC Projection Rendering

The Unigine Game Engine has picked up several new features, including support for different panorama modes and multi-channel projection rendering.
12 March 2013 - Unigine - 2 Comments

A Few More Games Now Work With "RadeonSI" Driver

Continued work by AMD is flowing into the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for supporting the Radeon HD 7000 (and future HD 8000) series graphics cards with an open-source driver.
7 March 2013 - Gallium3D - 2 Comments

Another Unreal Engine 3 Game Coming To Linux

Nordic Games has announced today that Painkiller Hell and Damnation is being ported to Linux. This popular successor to the Painkiller first person shooter is powered by Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3.
7 March 2013 - Painkiller - 10 Comments

Another Humble Bundle For Linux, Android

Humble Bundle Inc has launched the "Humble Bundle with Android 5", while a focus on mobile platforms, the selection of games are also supported on Linux, OS X, and Windows.
5 March 2013 - Humble Bundle with Android 5 - 9 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 13 Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game -- one of the few free software titles that actually sport decent quality graphics and art assets -- is celebrating the one year anniversary of its first release.
2 March 2013 - Unvanquished

Counter Strike: Condition Zero Now Ported To Linux

New games are now available from the Steam Linux client.
26 February 2013 - Counter Strike: Condition Zero - 15 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Shuts Down PenguinPlay

Linux Game Publishing has quietly shutdown PenguinPlay, the game match-making service offered by the UK-based company that ported games to Linux.
24 February 2013 - The Start Of Liquidating? - 11 Comments

OpenMW 0.21.0 Brings Fixes

OpenMW 0.21.0 has been released that provides a number of fixes for this open-source game engine that seeks to re-implement support for Elderscrolls III: Morrowind.
20 February 2013 - OpenMW - 5 Comments

Unigine Demo Ported To Web Browser With Emscripten

The Unigine Sanctuary/Crypt tech demo has been ported to run natively in modern web-browsers -- without any plug-ins -- through the use of Emscripten.
20 February 2013 - Emscripten - 11 Comments

FlightGear 2.10 Lands New Features & Enhancements

FlightGear 2.10 was released today as the newest feature-release of this leading open-source flight simulator. This sixteen-year-old open-source project now features more than 400 aircraft and a world-wide scenery database.
19 February 2013 - FlightGear 2.10 - 6 Comments

Liberated Pixel Cup Winners Announced

Liberated Pixel Cup, a game development competition that's just based around using free artwork that's licensed under the Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0) and GPLv3 while the game being under the GPLv3+ license, has announced its winners.
18 February 2013 - Liberated Pixel Cup - 1 Comment

Dagon Adventure Game Engine Open-Sourced

The Dagon Game Engine that powers the first person adventure "Asylum" horror game has been open-sourced.
15 February 2013 - Dagon - 38 Comments

Source Engine Garry's Mod Coming Soon To Linux

While a lot of people are fretting today over a minor reduction in the head count at Valve Software (as I was quick to say yesterday on Twitter, I'm not worried), there is some good Valve-related Linux news to report. Garry's Mod, the sandbox physics game built atop Valve's Source Engine, will soon be released for Linux.
14 February 2013 - Valve - 9 Comments

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Technology Demo Released

Just as I said would happen a few days ago, Unigine Heaven 4.0 was officially released. This is one very demanding OpenGL tech demo for Linux (and Windows / Mac OS X) systems, but Thursday's release of Unigine Valley will be even more jaw-dropping.
13 February 2013 - Unigine Heaven 4.0 - 6 Comments

Unigine Engine Is Back To Slamming GPUs, Drivers

While Unigine Valley is finally being released this week as a beautiful OpenGL (and Direct3D for Windows users) tech demo, it's very demanding on the system's graphics card and drivers. The open-source Mesa/Gallium3D drivers are out of the question and even the proprietary graphics drivers drop to their knees.
11 February 2013 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments

Unigine Engine Now Complies With OpenGL 3.2 Core

A development log update posted to the Unigine website reaffirms what I wrote this past weekend with Unigine Valley and Unigine Heaven 4.0 Coming Next Week.
11 February 2013 - Unigine Features - 3 Comments

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