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Doom 3 BFG Edition was released last year by id Software as an updated version of Doom 3 from nearly a decade ago. Id Software didn't release an official Linux port of Doom 3 BFG but they ended up releasing the source code changes to the id Tech 4 engine for which it's based and since then there's been a small community pushing an open-source Linux port of Doom 3 BFG.
16 September 2013 - Doom 3 BFG Edition - 8 Comments
The Unvanquished open-source game is one of the most fascinating open-source game projects as they've strived for fundamental improvements in the ioquake3 engine and also to deliver high quality art assets and in-game content. Unvanquished is powered by the Daemon Engine, which is derived from the ioquake3 engine at its core -- the open-source version of id's Quake III engine. With the original code being the better part of two decades old, the developers are seeking to modernize and rewrite the code-base.
15 September 2013 - Unvanquished Daemon - 45 Comments
Valve has released ported versions of Half-Life: Source and Half-Life Deathmatch: Source for Linux gamers.
13 September 2013 - Half-Life: Deathmatch Source - 16 Comments
While the quality of Humble Indie Bundles have been somewhat sporadic as of late and there's been some Windows-only offerings, the Humble Indie Bundle 9 launched today and it ushers in three new Linux titles for the first time.
11 September 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle 9 - 30 Comments
Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released and with it has come an alpha demo of Alien Arena: Tactical.
6 September 2013 - Linux Gaming
The Unvanquished open-source game powered by the Daemon Engine now has built-in support for handling FXAA anti-aliasing.
4 September 2013 - FXAA Anti-Aliasing
Valve has updated their Steam Hardware Survey that also provides statistics on used Windows/OSX/Linux versions for this digital game distribution client. It appears that the Steam Linux usage during August dropped and the overall Linux count is below 1%.
3 September 2013 - Linux Steam Usage - 123 Comments
Unvanquished, one of the most promising open-source games when it comes to delivering compelling graphics and technology compared to its open-source competition, is out with its monthly alpha update.
1 September 2013 - Unvanquished - 3 Comments
The Natural Selection 2 game has surfaced on the Steam for Linux library.
24 August 2013 - Natural Selection 2 - 22 Comments
For those that didn't hear yet, Valve has put out a beta of Counter-Strike Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes for Linux gamers.
21 August 2013 - Counter-Strike - 5 Comments
Unigine Engine developers have talked about their latest round of improvements to their cross-platform visual masterpiece.
18 August 2013 - Unigine Engine Improvements - 13 Comments
Tropico 5 was announced yesterday as the latest in a 12-year-old game franchise of this island maker game. What makes Tropico 5 really exciting is that when released in 2014 this construction/management simulation game will have native Linux support. The Blitzkrieg 3 World War II game is also being ported to Linux.
16 August 2013 - Tropico 5 - 14 Comments
An open-source developer has spotted thousands of potential memory problems with Mesa when using Valgrind.
14 August 2013 - Valgrind Mesa - 25 Comments
While SDL 2.0 was finally released this week after being in development for years, future SDL 2.x features and changes are already being plotted and even some early thoughts concerning SDL 3.x for game developers and other cross-platform developers relying upon this important Simple DirectMedia Layer library.
14 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 13 Comments
As was expected, SDL 2.0 has been officially released! This is a very important milestone for multi-platform game developers, among others.
13 August 2013 - SDL 2.0 - 29 Comments
Metro: Last Light, a first-person shooter horror video game of AAA quality, is now out for Linux. This post-apocalyptic game can be found on Steam for Linux.
12 August 2013 - Metro: Last Light - 69 Comments
It's been revealed that a new aircraft flight simulator game, which last year was released for Windows and the Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 consoles, will soon see a native port released for Linux as well as OS X via Steam.
5 August 2013 - Air Conflicts: Pacific Carrier - 23 Comments
In the latest monthly alpha update to the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter are some renderer improvements, art asset enhancements, and much more.
5 August 2013 - Unvanquished - 1 Comment
Valve's Steam Hardware Survey has been updated for July 2013 and it indicates not much for Linux in the way of change. The Linux gamer base using Steam remains at just over 1%.
3 August 2013 - Not Much Change - 106 Comments
To be released soon is the Alien Arena 7.66 game update, but more interesting than this small update that just provides minor optimizations and an overhauled menu system, is the introduction of a new Alien Arena game. Alien Arena: Tactical is the new CRX-powered open-source game.
1 August 2013 - Alien Arena: Tactical - 8 Comments
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