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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

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

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