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Leadwerks Game Engine Now In Beta For Linux

The Leadwerks 3.1 game engine is now in beta for Linux and supports an OpenGL 4.x renderer when paired with the proprietary AMD and NVIDIA graphics drivers.
30 October 2013 - Leadwerks - 6 Comments

GLX_MESA_query_renderer Still Not Mainline

Going back for almost a year Intel has been working to improve the Linux gaming experience and as part of that they came up with a new OpenGL extension for better exposing graphics card details and other system information. While there's been a draft of the extension going back to March, the code has yet to be mainlined.
26 October 2013 - GLX_MESA_query_renderer

Football Manager Shows More Linux GPU Driver Bugs

Football Manager 2014 went into beta last week on Steam for Linux. While it shouldn't be too surprising to the Phoronix-reading Linux graphics enthusiasts, the new non-FPS game has illustrated new Linux graphics driver bugs.
21 October 2013 - Football Manager 2014 - 24 Comments

AssaultCube Gets Overhauled In Latest Release

It's been nearly three years since the last update was released to AssaultCube, an open-source first person shooter built around the classic Cube engine, but released recently was the major 1.2.0 update. With more than one thousand commits to the game since the previous release, there's a lot for open-source shooter fans riding on this latest release.
21 October 2013 - AssaultCube 1.2.0 - 2 Comments

Painkiller Linux Dev Recommends Non-NVIDIA Open Drivers

Earlier this week Painkiller: Hell and Damnation was released as the latest popular game title reaching Linux. Painkiller: Hell and Damnation is powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and its Linux porter has recommended an interesting choice of drivers.
20 October 2013 - Painkiller - 50 Comments

Android Game Console Looks To Support SteamOS

A Haswell-based game console with Iris Pro graphics that originally set out to be an Android gaming platform is now looking to support Valve's SteamOS.
18 October 2013 - Android Game Console - 4 Comments

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Now Out For Linux

Painkiller: Hell and Damnation, a first person shooter by The Farm 51 and released in 2012 for Windows, is now out for Linux. This Unreal Engine 3 title can be found in beta on Steam for Linux.
16 October 2013 - Painkiller - 13 Comments

Four New Linux Games Debut WIth New Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle with Android 7 was announced this afternoon where you can pay-what-you-want for the next two weeks to get the collection of cross-platform DRM-free titles that work on Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android systems. As part of this indie game bundle are also four titles making their debut on Linux for the first time.
15 October 2013 - Humble Bundle Android 7 - 35 Comments

Why A Popular Open-Source Game Isn't On Steam

While more and more closed-source games -- ranging from indie titles to AAA games -- are heading to Steam ahead of SteamOS and Steam Machines, there still isn't too many open-source games on Valve's digital distribution platform. Here's some information why one of the more popular cross-platform open-source first person shooters isn't yet to be found on Steam.
14 October 2013 - Xonotic - 32 Comments

Battlefield 4 Developers Would Love To Get Into Linux

The game studio DICE responsible for hit titles like the Battlefield series, has expressed "strong" interest in Linux. DICE, which is owned by EA, is just the latest of many game studios now exhibiting strong interest in Linux following Valve's leading Linux actions.
13 October 2013 - DICE - 104 Comments

The Dark Mod 2.0 Now A Complete Standalone Game

The Dark Mod started out a few years ago as a Doom III mod and now with today's release of The Dark Mod 2.0 it's a standalone game that no longer depends upon Doom 3 assets. Finally we have a new standalone game on Linux powered by the id Tech 4 engine.
10 October 2013 - Doom 3 Mod - 13 Comments

Total War: Rome II To Be Ported To Linux For SteamOS

Thanks to Valve's SteamOS Linux distribution, Creative Assembly is going to be bringing their popular Total War game series to Linux.
10 October 2013 - Total War Series - 35 Comments

Leadwerks Game Engine Starts Rendering On Linux

Having raised $42,358 USD this summer of a $20,000 goal on Kickstarter, the Leadwerks Game Engine has been in the process of being ported to Linux. While the Leadwerks Linux port isn't yet ready for game developers, it is making progress and the first 3D rendering was just achieved.
7 October 2013 - Leadwerks - 6 Comments

Unvanquished Ported To SDL2 With Bots & Firebombs

The 20th alpha release of the high-quality Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is now available. This release marks the Unvanquished game being ported to SDL2 and there's also new game functionality.
7 October 2013 - Unvanquished Alpha 20 - 3 Comments

Civilization V Might Be Heading To Linux

As the latest good news for Linux gamers is that it appears 2K Games is bringing some of their titles to Linux like Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
5 October 2013 - 2K Games - 59 Comments

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Released For Linux

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers has been released as the latest flight simulator title to come for Linux gaming.
2 October 2013 - Linux Gaming - 6 Comments

Steam's September Hardware Survey For Linux

As usual, with the start of a new month comes Valve's updated Steam Hardware Survey. The Linux usage is still floating around 1% with not much change compared to the prior month.
2 October 2013 - Valve - 30 Comments

Unigine Keeps Tuning Its Beautiful Renderer

Unigine Corp has issued another status update concerning their cross-platform, visually amazing, and very advanced engine. Sadly while the Unigine Engine continues picking up more features that makes it further in front of the open-source game engine alternatives, it's still not widely powering many titles.
2 October 2013 - Unigine Renderer - 4 Comments

The Good & Bad OpenGL Drivers On Linux

What are the best and worst Linux OpenGL graphics drivers from a game developer's perspective? Here's some feedback from one open-source game project.
28 September 2013 - Dolphin Perspective - 56 Comments

Wwise Engine Being Ported To Linux, SteamOS

The Audiokinetic Wwise engine middleware will be ported to Linux thanks to Valve's SteamOS.
28 September 2013 - Audiokinetic Wwise - 8 Comments

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