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With Valve's Source Engine now on Linux, Unigine Corp finally has greater competition for the spot of the most demanding and visually impressive game engine native to Linux. At this point it really comes down to a fight between the Source Engine and Unigine Engine with id Tech 5 and Unreal Engine 3 not being natively available.
16 November 2012 - Unigine Engine - 20 Comments
The Unity 4.0 Game Engine was officially released today with this being the first major release of the popular cross-platform game engine to support Linux.
14 November 2012 - Unity Gaming - 11 Comments
There's an interesting and very promising open-source first person shooter game that does offer impressive graphics but is still a couple years from reaching a beta state.
12 November 2012 - Unvanquished - 7 Comments
OpenMW, the project to create an open-source remake of the Elderscrolls III: Morrowind game, continues to move along. This weekend was the release of a new version with many changes.
12 November 2012 - OpenMW - 2 Comments
The company behind the popular Humble Indie Bundle series has hired a Linux game porting veteran to work on their staff full-time for porting new games to Linux and Mac OS X.
7 November 2012 - Humble Indie Bundle - 12 Comments
Unvanquished, one of the few open-source game projects to actually deliver fairly good graphics quality and art assets, is out with another monthly alpha release.
5 November 2012 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment
Last year there was the release of CoreBreach, a racing game originally developed for Mac OS X that came out of the Austrian-based CoreCode game studio. Back in June the studio exclusively shared with Phoronix that they want to open-source CoreBreach while now to kick off November, they have released the game's source-code. CoreBreach was ported to Linux from OS X using GNUstep, etc.
2 November 2012 - CoreBreach - 17 Comments
Now that Ubuntu's been ported to the Google Nexus 7 and there's other interesting Ubuntu work going into the tablet/mobile-space, developers want more open-source games ported to using OpenGL ES rather than the full OpenGL stack.
31 October 2012 - GLES - 17 Comments
As part of the push to make Ubuntu a competitive gaming platform, developers at Canonical and within the Ubuntu community will be working to improve the Unity desktop and Compiz window manager performance for Ubuntu 13.04.
29 October 2012 - Ubuntu Unity - 11 Comments
Ryan Gordon, the well-known Linux game porter and developer of SDL and other open-source projects, along with Sam Lantinga, another key SDL developer and recent hire for Valve's Linux team, have proposed a window manager change to work out the full-screen X11 window mess.
25 October 2012 - Proposing - 64 Comments
Many Phoronix readers have been writing in over the past day getting excited that it looks like Team Fortress 2 is coming to Linux.
24 October 2012 - TF2 For Linux - 23 Comments
One of the events being co-hosted alongside LinuxDays is a Gentoo mini-conference. A session held this morning concerned the state of Linux 3D graphics drivers and gaming for Gentoo Linux.
21 October 2012 - Gentoo For Gaming? - 10 Comments
Yesterday when mentioning that Doom 3 BFG Edition is already cleared for a GPL open-source release, I mentioned it was unlikely id Software would be providing a native Linux client for this brand new game. Those fears have now been confirmed with id Software saying they have no plans for a Linux version.
21 October 2012 - Fail - 32 Comments
id Software released "Doom 3 BFG Edition" this week, a revised version of the Doom 3 game that came eight years after the original release of Doom 3. The engine source-code for Doom 3 BFG, which is still a modified id Tech 4 engine, is already approved for open-sourcing.
20 October 2012 - Doom 3 BFG - 41 Comments
The Unigine Engine has been revised with a number of new features and impressive capabilities. One of several new features is "real-time global illumination with spherical harmonics", which may be a mouthful but is for delivering even more beautiful graphics.
20 October 2012 - Unigine Engine - 8 Comments
After months of Linux gamers wanting GOG to come to their favorite operating system, there's a new status update from those behind this game sale and electronic distribution service.
15 October 2012 - GOG.com - 30 Comments
At the Ubuntu Developer Summit later this month in Copenhagen, a number of gaming-related development sessions are scheduled as Ubuntu developers try to push their Linux distribution as a first-rate gaming platform.
12 October 2012 - UDS-R - 41 Comments
In an effort to make Ubuntu Linux a better gaming platform and make the open-source operating system more attractive to game developers, hardware vendors, and end-users, Canonical will make it easier to upgrade your graphics driver.
11 October 2012 - For Gaming - 17 Comments
id Software published their Doom 3 / id Tech 4 source-code nearly one year and one day after pushing out the game engine source-code under the GPL license, the ioDoom3 project was born. The ioDoom3 engine project intentions were similar to that of the successful ioquake3 engine as a flavor of the open-source id Tech 3 code-base, but unfortunately ioDoom3 is yet to be as popular.
11 October 2012 - Updates - 6 Comments
The eighth alpha release of Unvanquished was released this weekend with some major changes to its graphics renderer.
8 October 2012 - Unvanquished Alpha 8 - 10 Comments
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