Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, the well known independent Linux game developer that's single-handedly brought many games to Linux, is set to be giving a presentation in two weeks on a to-be-announced topic.
It looks like another game is likely to come to Linux: Wasteland 2. Wasteland 2 is the sequel to the wildly successful post-apocalyptic role-playing video game from 1988.
It's time for another release of 0 A.D., the game that had been under development for nearly one decade before it was open-sourced in 2009. The developers, however, are expecting this real-time strategy game will finally go into beta by late 2012.
Pushed publicly yesterday was the test profile to run benchmarks of the popular Half-Life 2 game under Linux. As a result, coming out soon will be benchmarks of Half-Life 2 on Linux with an assortment of graphics cards and drivers.
The open-source Xonotic gaming community has released version 0.6.0 of their DarkPlaces-powered Nexuiz-forked game. Xonotic 0.6.0 offers up some mighty improvements as Xonotic nears version 1.0.
Our friends at Unigine Corp released version 3.0 of their very impressive OpenGL tech demo and benchmark today. Unigine Heaven 3.0 works on Linux and Windows platforms along with support being introduced for torturing Apple's Mac OS X.
The last time that Mono was talked about on Phoronix, which is a re-implementation of Microsoft's .NET platform for Linux and other operating systems, was when Miguel de Icaza was calling for more Mono-based C# games. This time around, Miguel is highlighting Mono when it comes to Phalanger, a .NET-based PHP implementation.
While some indie Linux game sales have generated more than two million dollars in two weeks, that isn't the case for all indie Linux games. One example of a Linux game struggling is the latest title from Kot In Action, the well-known game studio behind the Steel Storm series.
Unigine Corp is reporting today several key enhancements to their visually-impressive Unigine Engine.
FlightGear, a leading open-source flight simulator, has hit a major milestone with the release this week of FlightGear 2.6 and the many improvements it brings to free software flying.
Kot In Action, the developers behind the Steel Storm series, has announced the alpha release of their forthcoming Tomes of Mephistopheles title.
The latest Humble Indie Bundle ended earlier this week without much fanfare and less than $1M USD in sales, but there's a new special weekend bundle that's a bit different from the rest... This new bundle lasts for only the weekend (28 hours left) as three teams compete to each make a brand new game in the span of this weekend.
Xonotic, the open-source multi-platform game that succeeded Nexuiz, is finally moving closer to its 1.0 release.
Clive Crous, the new CEO of Linux Game Publishing following the resignation of founder and CEO Michael Simms, has issued a message to Linux gamers concerning the future of LGP.
While id Software may have recently lost its main Linux game developer (Timothee Bessett), they haven't abandoned their open-source ways. This afternoon John Carmack had an interesting tweet.
Besides the Linux Game Publishing shake-up, there's more Linux gaming news to report today: there's a new Humble Indie Bundle. Besides being the usual spiel of being a collection of DRM-free cross-platform games, Android mobile support was added to all of the available games.
There's some news today out of Linux Game Publishing, but it's not about a new game being ported to Linux. Rather, it's an apology from Michael Simms, the CEO of LGP, and to announce his resignation. Linux Game Publishing though isn't going away but a new CEO has been announced.
Timothee Bessett, the id Software developer that was responsible for porting many of id Software's popular games like Doom 3 and Quake 4 to Linux, has resigned from the popular game company.
Desura, the Steam-like game distribution service that came natively to Linux last year, is now open-source.
Relics of Annorath, a game announced last year, is nearing its alpha release. This forthcoming MMORPG game is built atop the Unigine Engine and will feature a native Linux client.
Red Eclipse, a total conversion mod of the "Cube 2" engine, is now at version 1.2 after racking up many changes to this open-source game.
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon doesn't have any new Linux game ports to report on for now, but he does have some announcements concerning some open-source development tools he's been working on recently for some of the Linux ports of the Humble Indie Bundle game titles.
There's open-source development work on re-implementations of BioWare's 3D game engines, principally at this point for the Aurora engine as used by Neverwinter Nights.
Alien Arena, an open-source first person shooter that's often overlooked, is out with their 7.53 release. This version brings many enhancements to the alien-themed game.
The Humble Indie Bundle #4 has now ended with a record-setting $2.3+ million dollars in revenue.
There's some news to pass along today from Unigine Corp.
An update has been released to Wargus, an open-source version of the Warcraft II game that was originally released back in the 90's.
Wildfire Games has released their eighth alpha release of their 0 A.D. ancient warfare game.
The Humble Indie Bundle #4 just crossed the two-million dollar threshold as four days remain to pick-up a collection of multi-platform indie games at whatever price you wish.
More than a month ago I was the first to write about the CoreBreach racing game coming to Linux. Well, there's some more interesting news to deliver today.
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