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Humble Synapse Bundle Ends With $1.1M USD

The Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle, whereby gamers can pay what they want for a collection of multi-platform and DRM-free games, has ended this evening. This latest bundle has pulled in over one million dollars from more than two hundred thousand purchases.

12 October 2011 - Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle - 8 Comments
Unigine OilRush On Linux Nears Gold

OilRush, the first game developed in-house by Unigine Corp, the developers of the impressive multi-platform Unigine Engine, is nearing its official release.

12 October 2011 - Gaming - 8 Comments
A New Unigine Engine Demo Coming: Valley

On top of everything else going on at Unigine Corp, the Russian developers of this impressive cross-platform game engine are preparing to release a new Unigine Engine demo. This new demo is dubbed Valley.

6 October 2011 - New Demo - 7 Comments
Rage Linux Port Is Not Likely Until 2012

The much anticipated Rage video game was released yesterday by id Software as the inaugural title on their next-generation id Tech 5 engine. Unfortunately, as expected, this first-person shooter mixed with racing game was released without a native Linux client at launch.

5 October 2011 - Delayed - 155 Comments
Unigine Corp Tries To Lure Indie Game Developers

Unigine Corp has updated its advanced multi-platform game engine. The Russian-based company has also announced an initiative to try to pull in more indie game developers into using this game engine for future titles.

5 October 2011 - Discount - 15 Comments
There's A New Humble Indie Bundle

There's a new Humble Indie Bundle that launched yesterday. This time around the two-week pay-what-you-want sale is just for a single game: Frozen Synapse. Though if you pay more than the current average price, you get the Frozenbyte games bundled in too.

29 September 2011 - Frozen Synapse - 17 Comments
Unigine Improves Multi-Monitor, Stereo 3D Gaming

The Russian developers at Unigine Corp continue to enhance their cross-platform game engine while still prepping to ship their inaugural OilRush game to Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and PlayStation. The latest update to their game engine brings some interesting changes.

13 September 2011 - Game Engine - 3 Comments
Nemesys Is Porting Their Games To Linux

Nemesys, a game studio run out of Budapest, is porting their game titles to Linux. The studio's current titles include Fortix 2, A.C.S, and Ignite. Nemesys Ignite, in particular, is a very promising racing game that will surely roar things up for Linux.

6 September 2011 - Interesting - 19 Comments
Roccat Linux Support Keeps Coming

Roccat, the European manufacturer of various gaming peripherals like keyboards and mice, actually has rather good Linux support for their hardware.

5 September 2011 - Hardware - 19 Comments
Another Studio Is Working On A Unigine-Based Game

Unigine Corp announced yesterday they have a new licensee for their Unigine Engine. The latest game studio to license this visually impressive multi-platform game engine -- with first-rate Linux support -- is BlueGiant Interactive. BlueGiant is developing a real-time strategy game using the Unigine Engine.

31 August 2011 - Hopeful Linux Support - 17 Comments
New Footage Of CS: Global Offensive

For those following Phoronix for gaming news rather than Linux graphics driver information and other hardware topics, there's some new footage of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to watch.

26 August 2011 - Weekend Fun - 19 Comments
FlightGear 2.4.0 Brings Many Changes

FlightGear, the leading open-source flight simulator, is out with a new major release. FlightGear 2.4.0 brings many changes in an overhaul of this free software application over the past year and a half.

18 August 2011 - Flight Simulator - 5 Comments
Humble Indie Bundle #3 Does More Than Two Million Dollars

With still twelve hours to go in the two-week sale of a collection of DRM-free multi-platform games, the third Humble Indie Bundle has pulled in more than two million US dollars. As of right now, the gross amount is $2,038,931.51 from 351,251 transactions, which is a new record for the project.

9 August 2011 - Congratulations - 7 Comments
Ryan Gordon Criticizes Open-Source Drivers Again

There's just one and a half days left to the Humble Indie Bundle #3, but in less than two weeks the game offering has already grossed nearly $1.9M USD. Recently the developers behind these indie games had allowed the community to ask them questions on Reddit about their work. Ryan "Icculus" Gordon was one of the developers responding and he had provided some interesting comments.

8 August 2011 - Open-Source GPU Graphics - 118 Comments
Linux Game Publishing Is Hitting A Bumpy Road Again

Linux Game Publishing, the UK-based company that's ported a number of game clients to Linux but last year had a pretty quiet time (nearly going the way of Loki Software) after their only server went kaput and was offline for months. Earlier this year, LGP said they were working on a new Linux game port, but they failed to comment further.

6 August 2011 - Server Problems... - 17 Comments
Humble Indie Bundle #3 Now Includes Old Bundle

For those that missed it, after the Humble Indie Bundle #3 was already upped by adding "Steel Storm" to the bundle when the sales price approached one million dollars, another bonus has been added. Now when purchasing this collection of DRM-free, multi-platform games where you "pay what you want", if the price exceeds the floating average purchase price (currently at $5.35 USD), you'll also receive all the titles from the second bundle.

5 August 2011 - Restrictions Apply - 8 Comments
id Software's Rage May Not Be Coming To Linux Soon

The good news out of John Carmack's QuakeCon 2011 keynote is that the Doom 3 source-code will be released this year following the release of id Software's Rage game based upon their shiny new id Tech 5 engine. The bad news? The Linux client for the Rage game has an uncertain future.

4 August 2011 - Shafted - 46 Comments
What Should Linux Gamers Expect From QuakeCon 2011?

QuakeCon, the annual gaming event and massive LAN party hosted by id Software, is about to get started in Dallas, Texas and run through Sunday. At this free public event, there's usually a variety of interesting announcements made, some of which can impact Linux gamers.

4 August 2011 - id Software - 9 Comments
A Modular Rendering System For ioquake3 Engine

The ioquake3 game engine, the open-source project built around id Software's Quake 3 engine release and is used by a number of multi-platform games, has its rendering system now modularized.

3 August 2011 - Modular Renderer Committed - 8 Comments
Humble Indie Bundle #3 Ups The Ante

For those that missed it when Humble Indie Bundle #3 made a million dollars, two new games were added to the DRM-free cross-platform pay-what-you-want game collection: Steel Storm and Minecraft.

3 August 2011 - At Over $1M USD - 19 Comments
Humble Indie Bundle #3 At Nearly $1M USD

Humble Indie Bundle #3 just launched last week Tuesday and in its first day it grossed more than $100,000 USD and before even starting the weekend it raked in more than $650k USD. Now on Monday evening, this collection of multi-platform DRM-free games where you "pay what you want" is approaching the million dollar mark.

1 August 2011 - One Million Dollars - 4 Comments
Heroes of Newerth Goes Free-To-Play

For those that missed it, S2 Games has made their Heroes of Newerth title go free-to-play. No longer does it cost $30 USD to buy the game, but it's free, which is S2's attempt to expand the game's user-base.

1 August 2011 - No Cost - 12 Comments
Humble Bundle Still Selling Strong - Crosses $650k

The latest Humble Indie Bundle is still selling strong. On its first day of sales, more than $100k USD was generated by Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux gamers for this set of indie titles. Two days have passed and now the Humble Indie Bundle #3 has raked in more than $650,000 USD. With still twelve days left to this sale whereby you pay what you want for the set of five DRM-free multi-platform games, it will surely be yet another bundle to generate more than one million dollars in revenue.

28 July 2011 - Plus Giveaway - 11 Comments
Unigine Engine Support For OS X Becomes Official

Unigine Corp announced yesterday that their Apple iOS and Mac OS X ports of the Unigine Engine are now official and available to clients. Additionally, they have released a new Unigine OilRush video trailer.

28 July 2011 - And For Apple iOS - Add A Comment

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