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Phoronix Linux Gaming Coverage At GDC 2014

It turns out I'll be out at the Game Developers' Conference for two days in March to look at AMD's happenings and their greater Linux focus.
28 February 2014 - GDC 2014 - 10 Comments

Metro Last Light Should Now Be Running Well On Mesa

The Metro: Last Light game that's been exciting Linux and Windows gamers alike since its much anticipated debut is now starting to render correctly and run with the open-source Mesa / Gallium3D open-source graphics drivers.
26 February 2014 - Metro: Last Light - 26 Comments

ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 Shines On Linux

ShiVa is a French-developed multi-platform game engine and coming up is the ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 release that brings with it many improvements.
21 February 2014 - ShiVa Game Engine 2.0 - 3 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle 11 For Linux Gamers

Humble Indie Bundle 11 is out with a new collection of cross-platform, DRM-free indie games and this time around all of the titles are supported on Linux.
18 February 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle - 35 Comments

A Fork Called For In MonoGame For Lean XNA, SDL 2 Focus

The lead developer of MonoGame-SDL2 is investigating the forking of the library from upstream MonoGame to focus solely upon SDL2 platform support and being a lean implementation of Microsoft's XNA4 for games.
13 February 2014 - MonoGame - 4 Comments

Fake Debian Developers Try To Get Free Linux Games

With Valve giving away their games free to Debian developers and now Valve's games are free to Ubuntu developers too, sadly it's no surprise there's some individuals trying to be impostors and get these games for free by posing as the developers.
13 February 2014 - Imposters - 70 Comments

The Godot Engine Is Now Open-Source

Last month Phoronix was the first to share about an in-house game engine that's powered several multi-platform games would be going completely open-source. The game engine, Godot, is now publicly available under an MIT license.
10 February 2014 - Godot Engine - 17 Comments

Warsow 1.1 In Beta With FXAA, Renderer Improvements

At long last we're on the heels of a new Warsow game release. Warsow, one of the more interesting open-source first person shooters and is powered by Qfusion rather than ioquake3 and others, has now reached a beta state for its forthcoming 1.1 release.
9 February 2014 - Warsow - 7 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 24 Delivers Various Improvements

The latest alpha release of the very promising, open-source Unvanquished first person shooter is now available.
4 February 2014 - Unvanquished Alpha 24

Another CryEngine Game Looks Towards Linux

Last month we wrote about a CryEngine game coming to Linux and now there's word of another game in the works that's powered by Crytek's highly-impressive game engine and will see a Linux port.
2 February 2014 - CryEngine Linux - 16 Comments

The Dark Mod 2.01 Brings Minor Game Improvements

The Dark Mod, the game that started as a Doom 3 mod and ended up evolving into its own standalone game built atop the id Tech 4 engine, has been updated to version 2.01.
31 January 2014 - The Dark Mod - 1 Comment

Unigine Engine Splits Into Game And Sim Products

Unigine Corp has shared that their flagship advanced 3D engine, which originally was targeted for games but is now seeing greater use within simulators and professional 3D visualization areas, is forking into Unigine Sim and Unigine Game.
31 January 2014 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments

The First CryEngine Game Planned For Linux

Many Phoronix readers have been writing in recently about Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a successfully-funded Kickstarter game powered by CryEngine that promises a Linux port.
24 January 2014 - Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 23 Comments

New SteamOS Beta Has Non-UEFI Support

A new SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Beta was made available on Monday night. This latest SteamOS beta has support for installing Valve's Debian-based Linux distribution on non-UEFI systems.
21 January 2014 - Non-UEFI Support - 20 Comments

Ryan Gordon's Linux Game Porting Guidance

Well known Linux game developer and porter Ryan "Icculus" Gordon spoke at this week's first-ever Steam Dev Days about porting games from Windows to Linux. For those curious about what's involved in porting a modern game from Windows to Linux, he's shared his slides to cover the process.
17 January 2014 - Icculus - 24 Comments

Chrome 33 Beta: Custom Elements, Web Speech Synthesis

Google has outed the Chrome 33 browser beta with several new features.
16 January 2014 - Google Chrome 33 Beta - 4 Comments

OpenMW 0.28 Gets Combat AI, Vampirism

Version 0.28 is now available of the open-source engine implementation for Elderscrolls III: Morrowind.
14 January 2014 - OpenMW 0.28 - 20 Comments

Cities In Motion Is Steaming Along On Linux

For those that missed it, Cities in Motion and Cities in Motion 2 were both released for Linux this week via Steam.
11 January 2014 - Cities In Motion - 9 Comments

Open-Source RPG Projects Worth Mentioning

Earlier this week on Phoronix I noted the new release of the GNU RPG Engine. To no surprise given its very rudimentary feature-set for a game engine in 2014, it was laughed at by many Phoronix readers and several were appalled it is even a GNU project.
10 January 2014 - Open-Source Gaming - 19 Comments

SteamOS Now Officially Supports Intel & AMD GPUs

SteamOS, Valve's Debian-based Linux gaming platform for Steam Machines and other living room PCs, now officially supports Intel HD Graphics and AMD graphics (via Catalyst).
9 January 2014 - SteamOS Graphics - 1 Comment

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