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Unigine Engine Has Big Changes Coming

The Russian developers responsible for the Unigine Engine have begun to share details on the next iteration of their visually impressive, Linux-friendly game and visualization engine.

5 June 2014 - Unigine - 10 Comments
Another Developer: OpenGL Has Issues, But Potential

After sharing the views of another developer this weekend about OpenGL being broken compared to Mantle and Direct3D, another game developer has come forward with his own "rant" that also says OpenGL has problems but it also has potential.

1 June 2014 - OpenGL - 7 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
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
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
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

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