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Wasteland 2 Looks Towards Linux Client

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.

16 March 2012 - Wasteland 2 - 23 Comments
Released: 0 A.D. Alpha 9 Ides of March

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.

15 March 2012 - New Game - 2 Comments
Half-Life 2 Benchmarks On Linux Are Imminent

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.

14 March 2012 - Wine-Based - 9 Comments
Xonotic 0.6 Offers Impressive Game Improvements

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.

9 March 2012 - Xonotic 0.6.0 - 6 Comments
Unigine Releases New Heaven For Linux

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.

7 March 2012 - Unigine Heaven - 10 Comments
Phalanger: Stuffing PHP With Mono, .NET

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.

5 March 2012 - Miguel's Mono - 34 Comments
Mephistopheles: Not All Linux Games Sell Well

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.

29 February 2012 - Tomes of Mephistopheles - 78 Comments
FlightGear 2.6 Rotates With Many Changes

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.

22 February 2012 - New Release - 7 Comments
Humble Bundle Mojam: Games Made In One Weekend

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.

18 February 2012 - New Bundle - 14 Comments
id Software Consolidates Open-Source Code

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.

31 January 2012 - They Like GitHub - 3 Comments
New Humble Indie Bundle Launches For Linux, Android

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.

31 January 2012 - Gaming - 15 Comments
Linux Game Publishing Shake-Up: CEO Steps Down

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.

31 January 2012 - LGP Company - 13 Comments
Ryan "Icculus" Gordon Has Some New Tools

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.

4 January 2012 - Linux Gaming - Add A Comment
Alien Arena 7.53 Brings Many Improvements

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.

30 December 2011 - Open-Source Gaming - 1 Comment

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