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The PlaneShift role playing game, which is open-source on both the client and server ends, is out with version 0.6.1 that represents a few months of improvements.
14 April 2014 - PlaneShift - 7 Comments
A few days ago when word got out that Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming out for Linux, many speculated and wondered whether this game would be the launch title for AMD's Mantle graphics API to be introduced on Linux. It's already been confirmed that Beyond Earth will feature a Mantle renderer to complement OpenGL, but will AMD's Catalyst Linux driver bring support for Mantle?
14 April 2014 - Mantle - 28 Comments
Sid Meier's next major game release in the Civilization franchise will see a native Linux game port.
13 April 2014 - Civilization: Beyond Earth - 27 Comments
As a potential sign of Linux gamers soon to see CRYENGINE outside of Windows, a Steam database listing for Crytek's flagship game engine has appeared.
8 April 2014 - CRYENGINE - 12 Comments
The latest monthly development release of the open-source Unvanquished first-person shooter is now available.
7 April 2014 - Unvanquished
Valve has updated their monthly statistics for operating system use and other system attributes via their Steam Hardware Survey.
7 April 2014 - Steam on Linux - 20 Comments
Leszek Godlewski, the developer that ported Painkiller to Linux and previously talked about lessons in porting games to Linux (plus more), he's now out with an article covering other recommendations for potential Linux game developers.
6 April 2014 - Linux Gaming - 7 Comments
For those Linux gamers that want to reminisce over the fond days of GoldenEye 007 from two decades ago on the Nintendo 64, it will hopefully be easier going forward. GoldenEye: Source has gone open-source.
5 April 2014 - GoldenEye - 18 Comments
One month after releasing Unreal Engine 4 and talking about Unreal Engine 4 Linux support, Epic Games released Unreal Engine 4.1 preview today and it's paired with first-rate Linux support.
3 April 2014 - Unreal Engine 4 - 26 Comments
A few days ago I wrote about the Star Conflict game coming to Linux and as of today this space adventure game is officially available on Steam for Linux.
2 April 2014 - Star Conflict - 12 Comments
The latest Humble Indie Bundle is now available for both PCs and Android systems.
1 April 2014 - Humble Bundle - 3 Comments
While Linux gaming keeps taking off left and right, one of the longest-standing organizations that's been involved with Linux game porting and distribution for more than one decade is still apparently doing nothing and increasingly becoming irrelevant, especially as more game studios pickup their own Linux development capabilities.
1 April 2014 - LGP - 7 Comments
The 2013 Star Conflict game will soon be appearing on Steam for Linux.
1 April 2014 - Star Conflict - 3 Comments
The latest test version of the Qfusion-powered Warsow open-source first person shooter is now available.
30 March 2014 - Warsow - 2 Comments
Following in the steps of Valve's kind actions towards open-sourcing some components that can help out game developers in going from Windows to Linux support (and Direct3D to OpenGL), the code used by the Natural Selection 2 game to translate from Microsoft HLSL to OpenGL GLSL shaders has been opened up.
28 March 2014 - HLSL To GLSL - 9 Comments
Our friends at Unigine Corp have rolled out another major revision to their cross-platform Unigine Engine. Unigine Engine hasn't seen too much use in PC gaming recently but they're still going strong within the simulation space. These latest round of updates advance their visually-amazing engine even more.
25 March 2014 - Unigine Engine - 4 Comments
Here was the major news last week from the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco as is relevant to Linux gamers.
23 March 2014 - GDC - 6 Comments
While there were several Linux gaming announcements this week -- including CRYENGINE on Linux and Unreal Engine 4 on Linux -- Linux was rarely seen at GDC 2014 aside from Android gaming devices.
21 March 2014 - GDC - 29 Comments
When at the Game Developer's Conference one of the leading questions from Phoronix readers via our forum was to find out about any Linux plans by Ubisoft.
21 March 2014 - Ubisoft - 50 Comments
One of the big announcements this week at GDC was Crytek finally announcing CRYENGINE on Linux. The visually impressive CRYENGINE that powers many popular titles will be natively available on Linux. I spoke with a lead Crytek Linux developer at the Game Developer's Conference about their great engine on Linux.
21 March 2014 - CRYENGINE - 20 Comments
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