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id's Rage Linux Port Not Actively Pursued

While there's been great Valve Linux news this week, over at the once very Linux-friendly id Software, Tux isn't so well represented these days at the Texas game studio.
28 April 2012 - Shit! - 44 Comments

A Video Of The Source Engine On Ubuntu Linux

Here's a very brief video of Left 4 Dead 2, one of Valve's Source Engine games, with the OpenGL renderer running natively on Ubuntu 11.10 with the AMD Catalyst driver.
26 April 2012 - Quick Video - 30 Comments

Cube 2's Tesseract Vastly Improves Graphics

The Cube 2 / Sauerbraten engine can now provide vastly improved graphics capabilities that can take better advantage of modern hardware thanks to Tesseract.
24 April 2012 - Tesseract - 3 Comments

A New Game Engine Comes To Linux

Confirmed yesterday was a new version of a popular but proprietary game engine that will work on Linux with its next release.
24 April 2012 - Next Version - 37 Comments

Overgrowth Publishes Linux Game Teaser

If you're not busy with going through the extensive Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge Linux test results (the Ivy Bridge Linux Mesa graphics results will be out in the next few hours), here's some Linux gaming news for today.
23 April 2012 - Linux Gaming - 2 Comments

A New GLSL Backend For Doom 3

There's a new open-source GLSL renderer back-end for the open-source Doom 3.
23 April 2012 - Doom3-GLSL - 1 Comment

Next Week Is Looking Phenomenal For Linux

There's lots of big news coming next week that will affect the Linux desktop.
20 April 2012 - Big News - 27 Comments

The Humble Bundle Botanicula Debut

It's time for another Humble Indie Bundle... This time it's called The Humble Botanicula Debut and features three games plus bonuses.
19 April 2012 - Humble Indie Bundle - 9 Comments

The Oddest Non-FPS Title Powered By ioquake3

When it comes to ioquake3, the open-source id Tech 3 game engine, it's almost always being used for powering a first-person shooter. However, released on Friday was a major update to an open-source multi-platform game running on ioquake3 but is not yet-another-FPS title. However, it's also arguably the oddest game to be powered by this engine that was originally designed for Quake III.
14 April 2012 - Open-Source Gaming - 9 Comments

Unigine Engine Looks To Wasteland 2

The Kickstarter-backed Wasteland 2 game that's already had plans for a Linux client may be powered by the Unigine Engine.
13 April 2012 - Unigine - 83 Comments

The Impact Of KDE On 3D Gaming

Being discussed following the Ubuntu 12.04 Desktops Impact Performance, Power Consumption was the impact that KDE's KWin compositing window manager (and others that don't redirect fullscreen windows by default) has on the OpenGL gaming performance.
12 April 2012 - Results - 8 Comments

The Best Looking Open-Source Game?

What do you think is the best looking open-source / Linux game?
11 April 2012 - Poll - 74 Comments

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

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