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Many Phoronix readers have written in over the past few days about the new effort to bring the Torque 3D Game Engine to Linux. The desire for Torque 3D coming to Linux is because the engine developers believe Linux is turning into a commercially viable platform for gaming.
26 December 2012 - Torque 3D - 5 Comments
For improving the performance of OpenGL games on the Ubuntu desktop, an update pushed out for Ubuntu 12.10 this morning now has Compiz un-redirect fullscreen windows by default.
26 December 2012 - Performance Improvement - 15 Comments
Another open-source game engine project similar in nature to Prequengine, OpenMW, and GemRB. OpenRA sets to remake bring Command and Conquer: Red Alert and other early Westwood real-time strategy games to Linux on an open-source engine.
25 December 2012 - OpenRA - 12 Comments
It's been another successful Humble Indie Bundle so far with the latest pay-what-you-want, cross-platform, DRM-free game offering approaching the two million dollar mark.
24 December 2012 - Humble Bundle - 13 Comments
Lately there's been an increasing number of open-source projects sprouting up to design open-source game engine implementations around older closed-source engines to handle certain game content. Another one of these projects is Prequengine, which is for Little Big Adventure.
24 December 2012 - Prequengine - 2 Comments
The Unvanquished open-source game is preapring for a great year ahead and for kicking off the New Year they will soon be releasing Unvanquished Alpha 11.
23 December 2012 - Unvanquished - 2 Comments
When writing a few days ago about the GemRB project as an open-source re-implementation of the Infinity Engine for Baldur's Gate and then OpenMW as an open-source re-implementation of the engine used by Morrowind, a Phoronix reader pointed out Xoreos.
21 December 2012 - Xoreos - 14 Comments
Just in time for Christmas there is a new Humble Indie Bundle. Unlike the recent THQ Humble Bundle that were Windows-only titles, this new bundle is back to being cross-platform and DRM-free.
19 December 2012 - Humble Bundle - 29 Comments
Id Software released Doom 3 BFG Edition back in October as a re-release of Doom 3 with improved graphics, better audio support, 3D display handling, and other features to enhance the popular eight year old first person shooter. There wasn't a Linux client for Doom 3 BFG unlike the original release, but with the recent open-source release, it's now been ported to Linux.
19 December 2012 - Doom 3 BFG - 3 Comments
OpenMW, the open-source game engine re-implementation for The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, is out with a new release this week.
19 December 2012 - Morrowind - 1 Comment
The twelfth alpha release of 0 A.D. is now available as one of the leading open-source real-time strategy (RTS) games.
17 December 2012 - Linux Gaming - 3 Comments
THQ, the American game company responsible for a great deal of computer games and was the company behind the recent controversial Humble Bundle, is currently evaluating the market for bringing their titles to Linux.
16 December 2012 - THQ Games - 23 Comments
With word this week that Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition is being ported to Linux, GemRB came to mind. GemRB is the project that aims to provide an open-source implementation of Bioware's Infinity Engine to run games like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale. Fortunately, the project is still active and putting out new releases.
16 December 2012 - Infinity Game Engine - 2 Comments
Back in August I wrote that a Linux port of the Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition game was being considered. There's now word that a native Linux port of this game is indeed coming.
13 December 2012 - Baldur's Gate - 15 Comments
Unvanquished, one of the few open-source games that actually has good art assets, saw its tenth alpha release this weekend. The first person shooter derived from the ioquake3/XReaL engine has improvements to its OpenGL 3.x renderer, initial x32 architecture support, and other enhancements.
3 December 2012 - Unvanquished - 2 Comments
The ET: Legacy project is an open-source initiative that seeks to create a fully-compatible client and server for the award-winning Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
2 December 2012 - Enemy Territory - 7 Comments
IndieCity, a software client similar to Valve's Steam and Desura, will soon be making its way to Linux boxes.
1 December 2012 - IndieCity - 8 Comments
While this week saw the release of the Doom 3 BFG source-code and word that a Sauerbraten update and a major Alien Arena advancement advancement are forthcoming, what's the state of the impressive XReaL open-source game engine and the similar OpenWolf engine?
1 December 2012 - Gaming - 10 Comments
The open-source Alien Arena game is going to see a major update soon that will enhance its renderer and bring other improvements. Alien Arena 7.65 is this exciting game update that's forthcoming.
30 November 2012 - Renderer - 10 Comments
Dear Esther, a unique first person adventure game powered by Valve's Source Engine, will soon be released as a native Linux client. Currently the company is seeking out testers to try out the Linux port.
28 November 2012 - Dear Esther - 13 Comments
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