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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

It's Easy Getting Intel Graphics To Work On SteamOS

While Valve only advertises NVIDIA graphics driver support in the SteamOS Beta released on Friday, I already found that AMD Radeon GPUs work with Catalyst on this Debian Linux derived OS. With a simple tweak, Intel HD Graphics can also run quite fine on SteamOS.
15 December 2013 - SteamOS Alchemist Beta - 9 Comments

AMD Catalyst Graphics Do Work On SteamOS

The binary Catalyst graphics driver is pre-installed and does work on Valve's SteamOS.
15 December 2013 - AMD Catalyst On SteamOS - 8 Comments

Former NVIDIA, Microsoft Developers Doing Lots Of The SteamOS Work

A former NVIDIA engineer joined Valve some months ago and is responsible for lots of the work on SteamOS and their Linux support. A long-time Microsoft employee is also involved in designing SteamOS. Here's also a few other bits of information in my SteamOS adventures this evening.
14 December 2013 - Plagman - 27 Comments

SteamOS Compositor Details, Kernel Patches, Screenshots

Here are more details on the innards of SteamOS along with some screenshots of the GNOME-based desktop environment outside of the Steam Big Picture Mode.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS Details - 37 Comments

SteamOS Has Its Own Graphics Compositor

More details regarding the Debian-based SteamOS are emerging. There's also a SteamOS installer now available but the server is getting slaughtered at the moment by those trying to download SteamOS.
13 December 2013 - SteamOS - 55 Comments

Activision Linux Game Situation Cleared Up

Yesterday an article was published how Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux, according to the technical director of the studio behind the game in question. It turns out that the Phoenix Online Studios employee was wrong.
12 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 41 Comments

Activision Is Preventing A Game From Coming To Linux

A game studio has shared publicly that Activison is preventing a new game from actively being made for "that platform", a.k.a. Linux.
11 December 2013 - Gabriel Knight - 88 Comments

A Big Warsow Update Is Still Being Worked On

It's been a long time since last having anything to report on with the Warsow, the open-source first person shooter powered by the Qfusion game engine. However, a Warsow 1.1 (or 1.5) update is still being worked on and it will be landing heavy with new features/improvements.
7 December 2013 - Warsow 1.1/1.5

Ioquake3 Working On A New Game Launcher

Developers behind the ioquake3 engine that serves as the community's leading open-source fork of id Software's once incredible id Tech 3 engine are still working on new features. The latest sub-project of ioquake3 is working on a new game launcher.
7 December 2013 - ioquake3 Launch - 6 Comments

Humble Jumbo Bundle Has Serious Sam 3, Garry's Mod

The Humble Jumbo Bundle premiered today where you can pay what you want for Garry's Mod, Serious Sam 3: BFE, and other new game titles.
3 December 2013 - Humble Jumbo Bundle - 8 Comments

Doom 3 BFG On Linux Is Still An Active Pet Project

Last week marked the one year anniversary of id Software open-sourcing their Doom 3 BFG engine changes. While they didn't release a Linux client for Doom 3: BFG Edition, a small group of open-source developers did a community Linux version via the RBDOOM-3-BFG project. That though appears to be the only major development work still around the open-source Doom 3 code.
3 December 2013 - RBDOOM-3-BFG - 15 Comments

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