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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

Unigine Tests Key Enhancements To Unigine Engine

Unigine Corp is reporting today several key enhancements to their visually-impressive Unigine Engine.
28 February 2012 - Unigine - 2 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

Tomes of Mephistopheles Alpha Released

Kot In Action, the developers behind the Steel Storm series, has announced the alpha release of their forthcoming Tomes of Mephistopheles title.
21 February 2012 - New Game - 12 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

Xonotic 1.0 Is On The Linux Gaming Horizon

Xonotic, the open-source multi-platform game that succeeded Nexuiz, is finally moving closer to its 1.0 release.
6 February 2012 - Nexuiz-Successor - 6 Comments

What The New Linux Game Publishing Will Look Like

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.
4 February 2012 - Message From The CEO - 43 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

id Software's Main Linux Game Developer Resigns

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.
27 January 2012 - Besset - 22 Comments

Desura Game Client Is Now Open-Source

Desura, the Steam-like game distribution service that came natively to Linux last year, is now open-source.
21 January 2012 - Steam-Like - 20 Comments

Another Unigine-Based Linux Game Soon To Alpha

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.
18 January 2012 - Relics Of Annorath - 6 Comments

Red Eclipse 1.2 Racks Up Many Changes

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.
6 January 2012 - Cube 2 Overhaul - 9 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 - 9 Comments

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