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Liberated Pixel Cup - Free Software Game Reviews

The Liberated Pixel Cup has been going on since April as a free-as-in-freedom game development competition being hosted by the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, and OpenGameArt. For those more (or equally) interested in the license of the game rather than quality, here are some reviews of the different Liberated Pixel Cup submissions.
20 August 2012 - Liberated Pixel Cups - 6 Comments

Planetary Annihilation Plans To Come To Linux

A new Kickstarter project called Planetary Annihilation is exciting many Linux gamers with plans that this forthcoming RTS will be available for their favorite platform.
17 August 2012 - New RTS Game - 57 Comments

New Humble Bundle Launches With Android Focus

It's time for another Humble Bundle game offering where it's pay-what-you-want, DRM-free, and cross-platform. This new bundle is Humble Bundle Android #3, but titles are also available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
15 August 2012 - Humble Bundle Android - 20 Comments

GDC Europe: Linux Gaming Announcements This Week?

Last week was the SIGGRAPH graphics conference in Los Angeles and now this week in Köln, Germany is the European Game Developers Conference (GDC). Will there be any new Linux gaming news to emerge this week?
13 August 2012 - GDC Europe - 3 Comments

Open-Source Doom 3 Comes To Android

Oliver McFadden's Dante port of the open-source id Tech 4 engine and Doom 3 code-base has been ported to Google's Android operating system for mobile devices.
13 August 2012 - Dante

Dante: Open-Source Doom 3

Oliver McFadden has been working on renderer improvements to the open-source id Tech 4 engine for the Doom 3 game. This project is now going under the name Dante.
4 August 2012 - Doom 3 - 7 Comments

id Software: Linux Hasn't Produced Positive Results

While id Software was known for years as being a Linux-friendly game company with providing native ports of their in-house titles with support for the id Tech engines on Linux, this is no longer the case. John Carmack, the founder of id Software, has lost his commitment to seeing Linux support.
4 August 2012 - id Software - 345 Comments

Urban Terror Prepares For 4.2 Beta

Urban Terror 4.2 is expected to go into public beta tomorrow with many new features and improvements.
2 August 2012 - Game Update - 5 Comments

Showing Off The Linux-Friendly Unigine Renderer

Besides Valve Software, another Linux-friendly game company to be presenting next week at SIGGRAPH LA 2012 is another Phoronix favorite, Unigine Corp.
2 August 2012 - Unigine Engine - 26 Comments

Warsow 1.0 Is A Nice Game, Decent GL Benchmark

Warsow 1.0 was released on Sunday as a major update to this multi-platform open-source game that actually has good game artwork, is quite unique and interesting, and serves as a decent Linux OpenGL benchmark.
30 July 2012 - Warsow 1.0 Released - 6 Comments

GNOME Is Losing Relevance On The Linux Desktop

By now many of you have likely seen the blog post by GNOME's Benjamin Otte where he argues that GNOME is staring into the abyss, but if you have not, it's worth reading.
28 July 2012 - Yes, Really - 132 Comments

Will Blizzard Be Bringing Their Games To Linux?

It looks like Blizzard agrees with Valve: Microsoft Windows 8 is a wreck. But will Blizzard be bringing their games natively to Linux?
27 July 2012 - Unsure - 40 Comments

Warsow 1.0 To Be Released Tomorrow

For those into open-source multi-platform gaming, the Qfusion-engine-powered Warsow game will see its version 1.0 release on Saturday.
27 July 2012 - New Game - 37 Comments

Open-Source Doom 3 Running On Wayland

The dhewm3 engine, which is one of the open-source forks of the id Tech 4 engine similar to ioDoom3, is now working on Wayland.
27 July 2012 - It's Working - 32 Comments

Talking Linux Gaming On The Linux Action Show

As I alluded to yesterday, on Sunday I'll be on the Linux Action Show broadcast to discuss Linux gaming with the recent public Valve Linux news that I have been exclusively talking about for months/years, etc.
22 July 2012 - Linux Action Show - 11 Comments

Electronic Arts Lacks Exciting Linux Strategy

With all the excitement this week about Valve confirming their Linux plans on their blog and other worthwhile developments like collaborating with Intel on their open-source Mesa driver and Valve wanting to do things for open-source, EA and their Linux efforts have once again been brought up.
21 July 2012 - Not Much Good - 16 Comments

Finding Bottlenecks In Your Linux Game, Application

If you are curious how Valve and Intel improved the OpenGL performance of their Mesa driver and also at the same time finding areas for performance optimizations within the Source Engine, here's some of the tools used.
21 July 2012 - Scouting It Out - 5 Comments

Android-Based Ouya Already Pulls In $5 Million USD

The Android-based Ouya game console has already raised more than five million US dollars in its first ten days.
19 July 2012 - Ouya Game Console - 26 Comments

Serious Sam 3 Ported To Linux, Running On Ubuntu

It was pointed out in our forums today while discussing Valve on Linux that Croteam has shared today that Serious Sam 3 is running on Linux.
18 July 2012 - Serious Sam 3 - 32 Comments

OpenGL ES 2.0, GLSL Support For Open Doom 3

There's finally some open-source id Tech 4 / Doom 3 advancements to report on today. Oliver McFadden has released his new OpenGL ES 2.0 renderer with GLSL support for Doom 3.
17 July 2012 - Open-Source Doom 3 - 3 Comments

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