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Linux Game Publishing Remains Dormant

While Linux gaming keeps taking off left and right, one of the longest-standing organizations that's been involved with Linux game porting and distribution for more than one decade is still apparently doing nothing and increasingly becoming irrelevant, especially as more game studios pickup their own Linux development capabilities.
1 April 2014 - LGP - 7 Comments

Star Conflict Is Soon Landing On Linux

The 2013 Star Conflict game will soon be appearing on Steam for Linux.
1 April 2014 - Star Conflict - 3 Comments

Warsow 1.4 Release Candidate Adds Game Improvements

The latest test version of the Qfusion-powered Warsow open-source first person shooter is now available.
30 March 2014 - Warsow - 2 Comments

Natural Selection 2 Open-Sources Its HLSL To GLSL Converter

Following in the steps of Valve's kind actions towards open-sourcing some components that can help out game developers in going from Windows to Linux support (and Direct3D to OpenGL), the code used by the Natural Selection 2 game to translate from Microsoft HLSL to OpenGL GLSL shaders has been opened up.
28 March 2014 - HLSL To GLSL - 9 Comments

Unigine Rolls Out More Engine Updates, Ends DX9-Era Support

Our friends at Unigine Corp have rolled out another major revision to their cross-platform Unigine Engine. Unigine Engine hasn't seen too much use in PC gaming recently but they're still going strong within the simulation space. These latest round of updates advance their visually-amazing engine even more.
25 March 2014 - Unigine Engine - 4 Comments

Recapping The Linux News From GDC 2014

Here was the major news last week from the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco as is relevant to Linux gamers.
23 March 2014 - GDC - 6 Comments

Linux Wasn't Too Popular At GDC 2014

While there were several Linux gaming announcements this week -- including CRYENGINE on Linux and Unreal Engine 4 on Linux -- Linux was rarely seen at GDC 2014 aside from Android gaming devices.
21 March 2014 - GDC - 29 Comments

Ubisoft Is "Formulating A Linux Game Plan"

When at the Game Developer's Conference one of the leading questions from Phoronix readers via our forum was to find out about any Linux plans by Ubisoft.
21 March 2014 - Ubisoft - 50 Comments

Details On Crytek's CRYENGINE Linux Engine Port

One of the big announcements this week at GDC was Crytek finally announcing CRYENGINE on Linux. The visually impressive CRYENGINE that powers many popular titles will be natively available on Linux. I spoke with a lead Crytek Linux developer at the Game Developer's Conference about their great engine on Linux.
21 March 2014 - CRYENGINE - 20 Comments

It's Time To Ask Your Linux Gaming Questions For GDC

It's been one heck of a week already for Linux gamers with so many pro-Linux announcements during the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, but now it's time to get more of your Linux questions answered.
20 March 2014 - GDC 2014 - 30 Comments

Crytek Announces "EaaS" For Indie Game Developers

The latest exciting announcement for gamers and game developers out of this week's GDC is word of Crytek starting an "Engine-as-a-Service" program.
19 March 2014 - CryEngine - 20 Comments

The Witcher 2 Might Be Out For Linux Real Soon

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, while first released for Windows gamers in 2011, might see its release in the very near future for Linux gamers.
19 March 2014 - Witcher 2 - 49 Comments

Unreal Engine 4 Released, Source Code For $19 + Linux Support

The latest announcement out of this week's Game Developer's Conference (GDC) in San Francisco is that Epic Games has made Unreal Engine 4 publicly available! Not only is the engine available today, but licensing starts out much cheaper than with earlier versions of the Unreal Engine... For just $19 USD per month, you can get access to the UE4 engine code-base. UE4 is also Linux compatible.
19 March 2014 - Unreal Engine 4 - 33 Comments

Unity 5 Announced With New Game Engine Features

Coinciding with today's announcement that Mozilla is bringing Unity to the web via ASM.js and WebGL, the Unity 5 game engine has been announced during the Game Developers Conference.
18 March 2014 - Unity - 16 Comments

GOG.com Will Begin Offering Linux Games

The GOG.com online game store that offers various DRM-free game titles will finally begin shipping Linux games.
18 March 2014 - GOG - 24 Comments

This Week Is GDC: Great News For Linux Gamers

Beginning today in San Francisco is the Game Developers Conference, where Linux gaming will be a popular topic, and will feature live Phoronix coverage later in the week.
17 March 2014 - Linux Gaming - 9 Comments

NVIDIA GameWorks Should Be Out For Linux Before The Summer

GameWorks, NVIDIA's umbrella of technologies for enhancing PC gaming, should be available for Linux before the summer.
15 March 2014 - NVIDIA GameWorks - 12 Comments

Unvanquished Continues Work On Its PNaCl Support

Open-source Unvanquished developers continue working on support for using Google's Portable Native Client (PNaCl) to replace Quake III QVMs.
15 March 2014 - Native Client

SDL 2.0.2 Released With Mir & Wayland Support

As some other exciting Linux gaming news this morning besides Valve open-sourcing their Direct3D to OpenGL translation layer and Crytek publicly confirming their Linux CryEngine port, the open-source community is out this week with SDL 2.0.2.
11 March 2014 - SDL - 9 Comments

Crytek Showing Off CryEngine On Linux At GDC

Well, I've mentioned for a long time that Crytek was joining the Linux gaming scene... Later this month at GDC they have confirmed they will be showing off CryEngine on Linux.
11 March 2014 - CryEngine - 38 Comments

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