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The Humble Bundle Botanicula Debut

It's time for another Humble Indie Bundle... This time it's called The Humble Botanicula Debut and features three games plus bonuses.
19 April 2012 - Humble Indie Bundle - 9 Comments

The Oddest Non-FPS Title Powered By ioquake3

When it comes to ioquake3, the open-source id Tech 3 game engine, it's almost always being used for powering a first-person shooter. However, released on Friday was a major update to an open-source multi-platform game running on ioquake3 but is not yet-another-FPS title. However, it's also arguably the oddest game to be powered by this engine that was originally designed for Quake III.
14 April 2012 - Open-Source Gaming - 9 Comments

Unigine Engine Looks To Wasteland 2

The Kickstarter-backed Wasteland 2 game that's already had plans for a Linux client may be powered by the Unigine Engine.
13 April 2012 - Unigine - 83 Comments

The Impact Of KDE On 3D Gaming

Being discussed following the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktops Impact Performance, Power Consumption was the impact that KDE's KWin compositing window manager (and others that don't redirect fullscreen windows by default) has on the OpenGL gaming performance.
12 April 2012 - Results - 8 Comments

The Best Looking Open-Source Game?

What do you think is the best looking open-source / Linux game?
11 April 2012 - Poll - 74 Comments

More Linux Games Kick Up On Kickstarter

Following in the success of Wasteland 2's fundraising and other gaming initiatives that have taken to Kickstarter to kick-off their crowd-sourced fundraising efforts, more Linux-friendly games have come about.
9 April 2012 - Linux Gaming - 11 Comments

Unigine Pushes Engine Changes; More Mesa Friendly

Unigine Corp has announced a set of improvements to their cross-platform and visually-stunning Unigine Engine. With the Source Engine on Linux finally looking to be imminent for entering the public spotlight, new improvements to Unigine couldn't come at a better time.
6 April 2012 - Linux Gaming - 12 Comments

There Exists A Native Linux Port Of CryEngine 3

While most Linux gamers are currently eager for the imminent news concerning Valve's Linux client efforts, there's some more interesting news that I've learned this week as well: there exists a native Linux port of CryEngine 3.
4 April 2012 - Crytek - 38 Comments

Ryan's Tools For Linux Game Porting, Development

Last week at the Chicago Flourish conference, well known Linux game porter/developer Ryan "Icculus" Gordon shared some of his recommended open-source tools and libraries for Linux game development.
3 April 2012 - Icculus - 26 Comments

Humble Bundle Android 2 Ends At $682k USD

The latest Humble Indie Bundle for Android, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X gamers has now ended.
2 April 2012 - Ending - 10 Comments

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

Trine 2 Linux Client Released

There's some more Linux gaming news this weekend: the Linux client of Trine 2 has finally been released.
1 April 2012 - Trine 2 - 52 Comments

Q3-Based Reaction 1.0 Beta Released

Reaction 1.0, a game derived from Quake III, has been released in beta form after being in development for the past decade.
1 April 2012 - Linux Gaming - 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

Overgrowth For Linux Is Almost Ready

The Linux port of Overgrowth, a forthcoming title from Wolfire Games, is nearly ready.
27 March 2012 - Overgrowth Game - 11 Comments

The Latest Humble Bundle Grows In Size

A week after the debut of a new Humble Indie Bundle, a bonus game has been added to the pay-what-you-want collection after crossing $500k USD in sales.
26 March 2012 - Snuggles - 2 Comments

Open Source Tools for Game Development

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon will be talking about using open-source tools for game development next weekend at the 2012 Flourish conference.
24 March 2012 - Icculus - 7 Comments

Btrfs & Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

What does the Linux Btrfs file-system and Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive game have in common?
23 March 2012 - Weekly Emails - 39 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

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