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Unity 4.5 Game Engine Released With Many Linux Fixes

Version 4.5 of the Unity Game Engine is now available and it carries 450+ reported fixes, redoes the 2D physics support, updates their shader compiler, and has many other changes.
27 May 2014 - Unity 4.5 - 6 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Pushed Into The Ubuntu Store

Leadwerks and Canonical are making the Linux-native Leadwerks Game Engine available through the Ubuntu Software Center.
27 May 2014 - Ubuntu Software Center - 4 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Has Disappeared, Again

Four years ago LGP was offline for months when its lone server failed. Since then, and the takeover by a new CEO, there hasn't been much to report on... Even with many AAA games coming over to Linux and the outlook for Linux gaming never looking better. LGP has now been offline again for nearly one month.
23 May 2014 - LGP - 18 Comments

The Quality Of The Witcher 2 Linux Port Is Upsetting Many Gamers

Yesterday marked the release of The Witcher 2 Officially Released For Linux for Linux gamers. This is the first time The Witcher is coming to Linux, but sadly the quality of the port leaves a lot to be desired.
23 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 89 Comments

Metro 2033 Redux To Be Released On Linux

4A Games and Deep Silver are bringing remastered versions of the Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light games out... While Metro: Last Light is already out for Linux gamers, this "redux" version will be the first release of Metro 2033 on Linux.
22 May 2014 - Metro - 25 Comments

The Witcher 2 Officially Released For Linux

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is now officially available for SteamOS / Linux.
22 May 2014 - The Witcher 2 - 119 Comments

Wasteland 2 Planned For Release In August

Going back to the Kickstarter campaign in 2012 where Linux support was talked about early on, we have been excited to see Wasteland 2 available for Linux gamers. In August is when the game has been announced for its official release.
21 May 2014 - Wasteland 2 - 6 Comments

Epic Games Pushes Unreal Engine 4 For Linux

Epic Games appears to be taking Linux support for Unreal Engine 4 quite seriously, per their latest blog post. They'll also be exploring Phoronix Test Suite support so that we'll be able to run benchmarks and test improvements of the graphics driver stack.
20 May 2014 - Unreal Engine 4 - 4 Comments

0 A.D. Alpha 16 Shines As An Open-Source Ancient Warfare Game

The 0 A.D. ancient warfare real-time strategy game is out this weekend with a significant update.
17 May 2014 - 0 A.D. - 5 Comments

Tesseract Is Looking Okay For A Small, Open-Source Game

Yesterday marked the first release of Tesseract, the open-source game forked from the Cube 2: Sauerbraten code-base two years ago and since then has just been worked on by a handful of open-source developers. After trying out this inaugural Tesseract version, it's quite a nice small game with decent OpenGL visual capabilities and okay textures with its in-game assets being comparable roughly to Xonotic or Unvanquished.
13 May 2014 - Tesseract - 35 Comments

RBDOOM-3-BFG Now Has Fast Soft Shadow Mapping

While ioDoom3 is still dormant with not much activity and not nearly as much interest as ioquake3 has been over the years, RBDOOM3 and in particular RBDOOM-3-BFG is seeing a lot of new work. The latest addition to this fork of the open-source Doom 3 code-base is adding support for fast soft shadow mapping to improve the visual richness of the engine.
13 May 2014 - RBDOOM3 - 22 Comments

Sauerbraten-Forked Tesseract Makes Its Initial Release

Tesseract is a open-source game project we covered when the project was in its infancy back in early 2012 as a very interesting fork of Cube 2 / Sauerbraten.
12 May 2014 - Tesseract - 4 Comments

Epic Games Is Making A New Unreal Tournament

Epic Games is in the process of making a new Unreal Tournament game, the studio has just announced.
8 May 2014 - Unreal Tournament - 25 Comments

A Developer's Perspective On Porting Games To Linux

Leszek Godlewski, the former developer at The Farm 51 who has ported games like Painkiller Hell and Damnation and Deadfall Adventures to Linux / SteamOS, has given another presentation on porting games to Linux.
8 May 2014 - Linux Game Porting - 34 Comments

Unreal Engine 4 Roadmap Published

Epic Games has published a bit of a public road-map for Unreal Engine 4.
8 May 2014 - Unreal Engine 4

Crytek Open-Sources Their Renderdoc Graphics Debugger

Besides CRYENGINE coming to Linux, Crytek is reading from Valve's playbook and trying to be a bit open-source friendly as well... Crytek today open-sourced Renderdoc, their graphics debugger for game developers.
7 May 2014 - Renderdoc - 5 Comments

Codemasters Will Eventually Port Games To Linux

Codemasters, the game studio behind many popular PC racing games, eventually plans to support Linux.
6 May 2014 - Codemasters - 16 Comments

SuperTuxKart Is Driving A More Advanced Graphics Engine

The SuperTuxKart open-source Mario Kart inspired racing game will soon be presenting a brand new graphics engine to power the game.
5 May 2014 - SuperTuxKart - 20 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 27 Has Shared Texture Packages

The Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game is out with its monthly development update.
4 May 2014 - Unvanquished

Torque 2D 3.0 Has Full Linux Support

The Torque 2D game engine now has full support for Linux along with Android and web support.
4 May 2014 - Torque 2D - 2 Comments

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