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Ioquake3 Works On Finally Switching Over To SDL2

The ioquake3 open-source game engine derived from the id Tech 3 code-base is working to finally switch over to using SDL2 and ditching the old SDL 1.2 support.
26 August 2014 - ioquake3 - 19 Comments

Leadwerks Launches On Steam For Linux

The Leadwerks Game Engine has officially launched on Steam for Linux.
25 August 2014 - Leadwerks - 13 Comments

Robocraft Is Rolling Over To Linux

Robocraft, a game described as "Minecraft Meets World of Tanks", will soon be released on Steam for Linux.
22 August 2014 - Robocraft - 5 Comments

A New First-Person Mystery Game Might Be Coming To Linux

There's another high-profile game that's looking to come to Linux.
22 August 2014 - The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - 1 Comment

Wasteland 2 Gets An Official Release Date

Brian Fargo's Wasteland 2 game that's the successor to the original Wasteland from two decades ago now has an official release date...
19 August 2014 - Wasteland 2 - 7 Comments

Dead Island For Linux Appears Imminent

Dead Island is a action role-playing game developed by Techland for all major platforms and is based on a zombie-infested open world island. There's been talk of a potential Linux port and it looks like it might finally be materializing for Linux gamers.
19 August 2014 - Dead Island - 14 Comments

Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 Shafts Linux Gamers

The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 was just announced with "$210 worth of awesome games" that can be found on Steam, but before Linux gamers get too excited, they're mostly left in the dust.
19 August 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle - 45 Comments

The Witcher 2 Performance Rises Again For Linux Gamers

Earlier this week I wrote about The Witcher 2 Linux port being updated with performance improvements and now just a few days later is yet another beta with the performance continuing to be optimized in order to rectify the sour launch of Witcher 2 on Linux.
14 August 2014 - Witcher 2 - 23 Comments

Darksiders 2 Is Coming To Linux

Leszek Godlewski, the developer that presented this week at GDC Europe on advanced Linux game programming, just shared that Darksiders 2 will be coming to Linux.
14 August 2014 - Darksiders 2 - 9 Comments

Advanced Linux Game Programming At GDC Europe

Besides SIGGRAPH going on right now in Vancouver, Canada, over in Cologne, Germany right now is GDC Europe.
13 August 2014 - GDC Europe - 1 Comment

The Witcher 2 Should Now Be Offering Faster Performance

The Witcher 2 was released for Linux earlier this year but the quality of the initial Linux port was very troubling. Since then, the developers have been working to improve the Linux version of The Witcher 2 ahead of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
11 August 2014 - Witcher 2 - 30 Comments

Stunt Rally 2.4 Brings New Open-Source Racing Fun

A new release of Stunt Rally is out, an open-source racing game powered by VDrift with Bullet physics and uses OGRE for rendering.
11 August 2014 - Stunt Rally 2.4 - 4 Comments

Metro Redux Is Looking Fantastic

Metro: Last Light on Linux has been amazing penguin gamers with the visual clarity and AAA game-play. Since May we've been excited over 4A Games working on a "Redux" game with Linux support. Metro Redux incorporates Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light and should be another amazing hit for Linux gamers later this year.
9 August 2014 - Metro Redux - 7 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 30 Has Vertex Data Optimizations, In-Game Improvements

The 30th monthly alpha release to the promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is now available.
5 August 2014 - Unvanquished 30 - 3 Comments

Unreal Tournament Looks Great For Team Deathmatch

Another day, another exciting video for the new Unreal Tournament gets released by Epic Games, with Linux gamers viewing in excitement as it's been years since an Unreal release for Linux.
30 July 2014 - UT DM - 7 Comments

Age Of Wonders III Is Still Being Ported To Linux

The Age of Wonders III turn-based strategy game that was released back in March is still in the process of being ported to Linux and OS X. Developers are hopeful this well-received game will be released for the non-Windows platforms later this year.
28 July 2014 - AOW3 - 7 Comments

A New Video Has Us Real Excited About The New UT For Linux

Epic Games has posted another video about their upcoming free Unreal Tournament game that is natively supporting Linux.
25 July 2014 - Unreal Tournament - 25 Comments

GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today.
24 July 2014 - GOG - 31 Comments

Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator

While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't fully rode the Linux gaming wave with there still being very few games powered by this visually stunning engine that has supported Linux for many years, they are at least finding commercial success in other areas -- namely around simulation and industrial licenses. One of the company's recent endeavors is with a driving simulator.
23 July 2014 - Unigine Engine - 2 Comments

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Beta Update Now Uses SDL2

A new beta update to Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is now out.
20 July 2014 - DN3D Megaton - 2 Comments

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