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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

Game Console Shipping With SteamOS + Android

Back in October I wrote about an Android gaming console looking to support SteamOS. That development gaming console, iConsole.tv, is now shipping out secondary drives to developers of their console's development kit with SteamOS support.
8 January 2014 - iConsole.tv - 8 Comments

MKXP: Open-Source, Linux Engine To RPG Maker XP

MKXP is a fully open-source implementation of the Ruby Game Scripting System that's used by the popular Windows-focused RPG Maker XP game creation software.
8 January 2014 - MKXP - 11 Comments

SDL2 Gets Useful Dynamic API Support For Games

Ryan Gordon has added dynamic API support to the SDL2 library that's commonly used by cross-platform games. This dynamic API library should prove to be very useful for games and allows gamers to easily override the SDL library used by a particular game.
8 January 2014 - SDL2 Dynamic API - 9 Comments

The GNU's RPG Game Engine Is Of Very Poor Quality

For those not interested by this week's Valve/SteamOS Linux gaming news due to being devout open-source game enthusiasts, the GNU Rpge engine is out with a new release. Sadly, progress on GNU Rpge isn't too much better than the rate of development for GNU Hurd.
8 January 2014 - Rpge - 28 Comments

Humble Indie Bundle X Launches With New Games

The latest Humble Indie Bundle game collection where you can pay what you want for the next two weeks for the cross-platform, DRM-free titles is now available.
7 January 2014 - Humble Indie Bundle X - 8 Comments

SteamOS Didn't Use Ubuntu Over Legal Issues

Last month when SteamOS was publicly made available in beta form there were many surprised that Valve based their Linux distribution off Debian rather than Ubuntu, which they had been heavily promoting up to this point for Linux gaming. There was some speculation why Valve went with Debian, but Gabe Newell has now confirmed the reasoning for not basing their operating system off Ubuntu.
7 January 2014 - SteamOS Debian - 102 Comments

SteamOS Update Now Officially Supports Intel

Valve has issued another SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" beta update during CES week. This latest beta now comes with official Intel HD Graphics support for SteamOS but they are still going without any official support for the AMD Catalyst driver.
7 January 2014 - SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Beta - 8 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 23 Rewrites The Audio System

The very promising open-source Unvanquished game is out with their first release of the New Year.
5 January 2014 - Also Reduces QVM Code

Cities In Motion Will Be Coming To Linux

Paradox Interactive announced today that the Cities in Motion game franchise will be steaming ahead to Linux.
3 January 2014 - Cities In Motion - 21 Comments

A New Open-Source Game Engine Being Released

A very promising game engine that's been in development for several years and has already been ported to multiple platforms plus the popular game consoles is set to be out under as open-source in the coming weeks. This game engine has a feature-set similar to Unity and has been developed from scratch, including the various libraries commonly needed by game engines. Read on more in this Phoronix exclusive.
2 January 2014 - Not Ioquake3 - 96 Comments

Deadfall Adventures Is Out For Linux, AMD Users Beware

As of this morning the Deadfall Adventures action game is now out in beta form for Linux gamers on Steam.
31 December 2013 - Deadfall Adventures - 32 Comments

0 A.D. Alpha 15 Gets Big Gameplay Updates

0 A.D. is one of the best known open-source real-time strategy games and with this week's Alpha 15 "Osiris" release it's been made even better.
28 December 2013 - Open-Source RTS - 8 Comments

Tesseract Open-Source Engine Handles GL3, Oculus Rift

While in some of the past years we have seen new Sauerbraten / Cube 2 game releases around Christmas and the end of the year, there's no indications of any imminent releases this year, but the Tesseract fork is continuing to show signs of hope for another non-ioquake3-based game engine with improved visuals. Tesseract is derived from Cube 2: Sauerbraten but with much better visuals.
26 December 2013 - Tesseract Sauerbraten - 2 Comments

OpenRA Puts Out Holiday Game Release

The OpenRA project that seeks to remake the classic Command and Conquer real-time strategy titles is out with a 2013 holiday release.
25 December 2013 - OpenRA - 1 Comment

Unvanquished Advanced Open-Source Gaming In 2013

The Unvanquished open-source game made a heck of a lot of progress in 2013, which they've recapped the progress of their first person shooter game on their web-site.
23 December 2013 - Unvanquished Gaming

AMD Radeon Catalyst Benchmarks On SteamOS

Here's some quick dual AMD Radeon graphics card tests with the Catalyst driver of Valve's SteamOS beta.
19 December 2013 - Radeon Catalyst SteamOS

Humble Bundle PC & Android 8 Launches

The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now available, this time known as Humble Bundle PC and Android 8.
18 December 2013 - Humble Indie Bundle - 5 Comments

Urban Terror 4.2.016 Game Update Released

The latest update to Urban Terror 4.2 is now available and with this new update (v4.2.016) comes a few new features.
17 December 2013 - Urban Terror 4.2.016 - 6 Comments

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