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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

Half-Life 2 Benchmarks On Linux Are Imminent

Pushed publicly yesterday was the test profile to run benchmarks of the popular Half-Life 2 game under Linux. As a result, coming out soon will be benchmarks of Half-Life 2 on Linux with an assortment of graphics cards and drivers.
14 March 2012 - Wine-Based - 9 Comments

Xonotic 0.6 Offers Impressive Game Improvements

The open-source Xonotic gaming community has released version 0.6.0 of their DarkPlaces-powered Nexuiz-forked game. Xonotic 0.6.0 offers up some mighty improvements as Xonotic nears version 1.0.
9 March 2012 - Xonotic 0.6.0 - 6 Comments

Unigine Releases New Heaven For Linux

Our friends at Unigine Corp released version 3.0 of their very impressive OpenGL tech demo and benchmark today. Unigine Heaven 3.0 works on Linux and Windows platforms along with support being introduced for torturing Apple's Mac OS X.
7 March 2012 - Unigine Heaven - 10 Comments

Phalanger: Stuffing PHP With Mono, .NET

The last time that Mono was talked about on Phoronix, which is a re-implementation of Microsoft's .NET platform for Linux and other operating systems, was when Miguel de Icaza was calling for more Mono-based C# games. This time around, Miguel is highlighting Mono when it comes to Phalanger, a .NET-based PHP implementation.
5 March 2012 - Miguel's Mono - 34 Comments

Mephistopheles: Not All Linux Games Sell Well

While some indie Linux game sales have generated more than two million dollars in two weeks, that isn't the case for all indie Linux games. One example of a Linux game struggling is the latest title from Kot In Action, the well-known game studio behind the Steel Storm series.
29 February 2012 - Tomes of Mephistopheles - 78 Comments

Unigine Tests Key Enhancements To Unigine Engine

Unigine Corp is reporting today several key enhancements to their visually-impressive Unigine Engine.
28 February 2012 - Unigine - 2 Comments

FlightGear 2.6 Rotates With Many Changes

FlightGear, a leading open-source flight simulator, has hit a major milestone with the release this week of FlightGear 2.6 and the many improvements it brings to free software flying.
22 February 2012 - New Release - 7 Comments

Tomes of Mephistopheles Alpha Released

Kot In Action, the developers behind the Steel Storm series, has announced the alpha release of their forthcoming Tomes of Mephistopheles title.
21 February 2012 - New Game - 12 Comments

Humble Bundle Mojam: Games Made In One Weekend

The latest Humble Indie Bundle ended earlier this week without much fanfare and less than $1M USD in sales, but there's a new special weekend bundle that's a bit different from the rest... This new bundle lasts for only the weekend (28 hours left) as three teams compete to each make a brand new game in the span of this weekend.
18 February 2012 - New Bundle - 14 Comments

Xonotic 1.0 Is On The Linux Gaming Horizon

Xonotic, the open-source multi-platform game that succeeded Nexuiz, is finally moving closer to its 1.0 release.
6 February 2012 - Nexuiz-Successor - 6 Comments

What The New Linux Game Publishing Will Look Like

Clive Crous, the new CEO of Linux Game Publishing following the resignation of founder and CEO Michael Simms, has issued a message to Linux gamers concerning the future of LGP.
4 February 2012 - Message From The CEO - 43 Comments

id Software Consolidates Open-Source Code

While id Software may have recently lost its main Linux game developer (Timothee Bessett), they haven't abandoned their open-source ways. This afternoon John Carmack had an interesting tweet.
31 January 2012 - They Like GitHub - 3 Comments

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