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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

Unigine Hosting Open Air Game Conference

Unigine Corp is hosting an interesting "open air" game development conference later this week in Tomsk, Russia.
17 July 2012 - In Tomsk - 4 Comments

SDL 2.0 Is Coming Very Soon With New Features

On the same day as announcing he's joining Valve Software, Sam Lantinga announced that it's time to unleash Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) 2.0 on the masses.
14 July 2012 - SDL 2.0 - 20 Comments

OUYA: A $99 Android Linux Game Console

In the hours today while being pre-occupied with Debian-related matters in Nicaragua, a new Android-based sub-$100 Linux game console received over one million dollars in funding from the community.
10 July 2012 - Funded - 112 Comments

Alien Arena Reloaded - Renderer Improvements, Etc

At the end of June I mentioned Alien Arena: Reloaded would be released next week. Today in fact that was made a reality with the release of this open-source CRX-engine-powered game.
6 July 2012 - Arrived - 16 Comments

Tryst: The Forthcoming Unigine RTS Will Be On Linux

Last August I wrote about another Unigine-based game being developed, which at the time didn't have an announced title and details were scarce. In recent weeks, more information on this Unigine title -- which will have a native Linux client -- has been released and it's called Tryst.
5 July 2012 - Tryst Game - 22 Comments

id's Former Linux Guy Joins Another Game Company

Timothee Besset (a.k.a. "TTimo") left id Software earlier this year. For years Timothee was id's main "Linux guy" responsible for the ports of Doom 3, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and other Linux and Mac OS X titles. It's now been shared that Timothee is joining another game company due to his Linux and OS X experience.
3 July 2012 - TTimo - 4 Comments

Unvanquished: A Very Promising Open-Source Game

While most haven't yet heard of the Unvanquished game, it's a promising but yet-to-be-officially-released open-source multi-player game.
1 July 2012 - Unvanquished - 26 Comments

A New Linux Game To Try And Benchmark

While most of the native Linux games that can be easily automated are built atop the id Tech engine or some spin-off there of the open-source id Tech 2/3/4 engines, here's something new to play with this weekend. There's also some early results to explore.
1 July 2012 - CoreBreach - 15 Comments

Alien Arena Reloaded Coming Next Week

The open-source "Alien Arena: Reloaded" title will be released next week with a number of improvements.
29 June 2012 - Next Week - 22 Comments

Xonotic Aims To Be The Best Open-Source FPS

While Xonotic 1.0 is still a ways bit out, this open-source game derived from Nexuiz is certainly shaping up to be one of the best open-source first person shooters available.
25 June 2012 - Perhaps - 23 Comments

Unity 4 Game Engine Has Native Linux Support

Version 4 of the Unity 3D game engine will have native Linux support.
18 June 2012 - Native Support - 46 Comments

Shooting Towards Xonotic 1.0

Back in February I mentioned that Xonotic 1.0 was on the Linux gaming horizon following a discussion about the planned milestone back at FOSDEM in Brussels. Xonotic 1.0 has yet to be released, but it's coming closer.
16 June 2012 - Xonotic 1.0 - 1 Comment

GOG Game Service May Come To Linux

No official word has yet to come out, but the GOG.com computer game sale and distribution service looks increasingly likely like it will come to Linux.
16 June 2012 - GOG.com - 44 Comments

Unigine Engine Is Now Even More Beautiful

There's another round of Unigine Engine updates that make this multi-platform game engine even more beautiful and stunning while also adding in some other enticing features.
15 June 2012 - Updates - 6 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle V Generates Five Million USD

Humble Indie Bundle V ended today with the most impressive numbers yet.
14 June 2012 - Humble Indie Bundle V - 78 Comments

Most Open-Source Game Artwork Is Awful

Earlier this month when talking about the Baseio game that's being worked on by the ioquake3 project, many Phoronix readers were quick to bring up in the forums that the artwork done by the free software community for these open-source games often aren't up to par.
13 June 2012 - Shit! - 45 Comments

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