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The Desura Linux Game Client Is Soon To Be Ready

It looks like we could just be weeks away from seeing the official release of the Desura Linux game client, a game distribution client similar to Valve's Steam. Posted to the Desura blog is a rather lengthy update about the current status of the native Linux client.
27 July 2011 - Almost Done - 4 Comments

Latest Bundle Already Pulls $100k; Here's A Contest

The latest Humble Indie Bundle whereby Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux gamers can pay what they want for a collection of cross-platform, DRM-free games is off to a tremendous start. This latest bundle just went live around three hours ago, but it's already pulled in more than $100,000 USD.
26 July 2011 - Humble Indie Bundle #3 - 17 Comments

Another Humble Indie Bundle Just Launched

Another Humble Indie Bundle just launched. This is yet another collection of multi-platform games where you simply pay what you want for the set of Windows / Linux / Mac OS X games and all of them are free of any DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions. As usual, this Humble Indie Bundle sale will just be going on for two weeks.
26 July 2011 - Physics Games - 10 Comments

Double-Precision "Huge Worlds" In Unigine

Unigine Corp released an OilRush game update before the end of last week, but the developers from their Russian studio continue to be hard at work at improving the core engine itself for them and their clients. The latest revision of the Unigine Engine now supports huge worlds with a double-precision coordinate system.
25 July 2011 - New Support - 14 Comments

Unigine OilRush Game Receives More Enhancements

There's still no revised release plans from Unigine Corp on when they plan to officially release their OilRush cross-platform game (the last official update was this "summer" but acknowledged to me delays were likely), but they did put out a new beta version. OilRush v0.72 brings a number of new enhancements to better this inaugural title developed by the Russian company.
24 July 2011 - OilRush v0.72 - 1 Comment

Linux 3.1 Kernel Gains A Wiimote HID Driver

For those with a Wiimote controller for Nintendo's Wii console, it's long been possible to use this Bluetooth-based motion controller with Linux when installing external packages. Just pulled into the Linux 3.1 kernel, however, is a Wiimote HID driver.
23 July 2011 - Mainline - 6 Comments

XL Engine For Games Is Being Brought To Linux

The XL Engine, a game engine designed to run enhanced remakes/ports of classic game titles, is being ported to Linux. Not only does this run ports of classic games, but at the same time there's visual improvements, this cross-platform capabilities, greater support for mods, and other reported benefits.
22 July 2011 - Game Port - 11 Comments

CrossOver 10.1 Released, Games Version Updated Too

CodeWeavers this week has announced the release of CrossOver 10.1.0 and CrossOver Games 10.1.1.
20 July 2011 - New Version - 2 Comments

OnLive Is Hiring More Engineers For Linux Client

OnLive, the cloud gaming platform where games are rendered and stored on servers, already has Windows and Mac OS X clients, but a Linux client is in the works. Back in March there was a job posting by OnLive where one of the responsibilities dealt with feature design and development for multiple platforms, including Linux. There's also been other signs of OnLive for Linux in the works. The latest sign is a new job posting yesterday for the Linux client.
19 July 2011 - OnLive Platform - 14 Comments

The Launch Titles For The Gameolith Linux Store

At the beginning of the month I mentioned a new online gaming store would be launching. This online store, Gameolith, unlike Steam and Desura would be specifically Linux-focused. There was a delay in the store launching by a week, but today they have announced their launch titles available from this platform. Sadly, however, it's nothing to cause excitement.
12 July 2011 - Nothing Exciting - 29 Comments

0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna Presents Some Summer Fun

Wolfire Games has announced the release of 0 A.D. Alpha 6 Fortuna, as their latest development version of this ancient warfare game that's long been in development. This latest open-source update has lots of terrain texture updates and other new game assets for your summer fighting pleasure.
11 July 2011 - New Release - 3 Comments

XreaL Is Still Around, But Without Any Release

XreaL, the heavily modified Quake 3 game engine that its developer says is the most advanced open-source game engine, is still in-development even without an official release for this project that's been around for years.
11 July 2011 - Still In Development - 5 Comments

A New Linux Game Store Is Launching Next Week

While there isn't an over-abundance of quality native games right now for the small Linux gaming market, it looks like a new web-based Linux game store is launching next week. It's called Gameolith, but will it be anything special?
1 July 2011 - Hmm? - 8 Comments

Unigine OilRush Needs More Time To Drill

The official release date for Unigine's OilRush real-time strategy game has been June or July of this year in the midst of summer. Recently though we've been reporting that it's looking like the release date may slip for this visually-intense game with a native Linux client. After talking with Unigine Corp, it looks like a delay will be inevitable.
26 June 2011 - Development Delay - 15 Comments

Unigine Is Still Tapping The Well For OilRush

Unigine Corp has released an update to their premiere game, OilRush. In time for any pre-order customers wishing to try out this latest development release over the weekend, OilRush v0.66 is now available.
17 June 2011 - Coming Soon - 12 Comments

A New Trailer Of Unigine's OilRush Linux Game

Just in time for the weekend, the Russian developers at Unigine Corp have released a new (and impressive) trailer of their OilRush game with native clients for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
11 June 2011 - Plus Update - 12 Comments

More Details On The Desura Linux Client

A number of days ago we showed the first screenshot of Desura running natively on Linux. Now there's more details about the state of the Linux implementation of this Steam-like client for digital games distribution.
8 June 2011 - Moves Along - 16 Comments

Any Linux News From The E3 2011 Gaming Expo?

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is officially kicking off today in Los Angeles and will be running through Thursday. This, along with the Game Developers Conference, is one of the key times of the year for the electronic gaming industry. A number of game studios will be announcing new titles and other great announcements, but will there be anything Linux related?
7 June 2011 - E3 Gaming Expo - 3 Comments

Unigine Engine Receives Major Feature Update

Not only are Unigine Corp developers in Russia busy finishing up the OilRush game, they're still working to advance the Unigine Engine for their needs and those of their licensees. Unigine has announced some new work on the engine, which includes a Qt plug-in that supports nearly all of the widgets, sub-surface scattering support, and many other enhancements.
3 June 2011 - Qt, New Graphics, Etc. - 5 Comments

REMINDER: Free Unigine OilRush Giveaway Contest

This is just a reminder that until next week Monday we are running a giveaway of a few copies of Unigine's forthcoming OilRush game, which features a native Linux client as well as support for Windows and Mac OS X. This contest is in celebration of Phoronix turning seven years old on Sunday.
2 June 2011 - Reminder

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