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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

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

A New Humble Bundle Launches Today

A new Humble Indie Bundle will launch this morning with the usual criteria: multi-platform, DRM-free games where you pay what you want.
19 March 2012 - For Android - 20 Comments

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon Will Be Speaking In Two Weeks

Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, the well known independent Linux game developer that's single-handedly brought many games to Linux, is set to be giving a presentation in two weeks on a to-be-announced topic.
17 March 2012 - Flourish - 19 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

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