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Icculus Grows Fond Of Open-Source GPU Drivers

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, the famed Linux game developer, in the past has sharply criticized open-source Linux graphics drivers as not being mature and putting the Linux desktop into a dangerous position. In speaking to Ryan this weekend, his views on the open-source graphics drivers have changed.

2 April 2012 - Graphics Drivers - 23 Comments
Linux Tycoon: A Game Where You... Build A Distro

If first person shooters aren't your thing, you are not interested in Trine 2, or just too impatient waiting for Source games on Linux, there's a new Linux game that was released today: Linux Tycoon.

2 April 2012 - Linux Tycoon - 6 Comments
Quake2World Goes Into Beta With Nice Graphics

Quake2World, a standalone game built atop the id Tech 2 engine but with sharply better graphics and other improvements, has finally reached a beta state. There's a number of features to this latest open-source first person shooter.

1 April 2012 - New Game - 11 Comments
A Linux Game That's Still Not Selling Well

While the new Humble Bundle is already pulling in hundreds of thousands of dollars, there's a new Source Engine game coming to Linux, and Wasteland 2 is likely coming to Linux, as just some of the recent Linux gaming achievements, there's still not a surplus of Linux-native games. Even without there being excessive amounts of Linux-native games, not all of the titles that do come are destined to sell well.

21 March 2012 - Kot In Action - 26 Comments
Dear Esther: A Source Engine Game On Linux

You may have heard a few days ago that Dear Esther, a game built upon Valve's Source Engine, would be ported to Linux and released in the coming months. Well, here's more details about that Source-based game is getting to Linux.

20 March 2012 - Dear Esther - 27 Comments
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

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