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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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