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The Godot Engine Is Now Open-Source

Last month Phoronix was the first to share about an in-house game engine that's powered several multi-platform games would be going completely open-source. The game engine, Godot, is now publicly available under an MIT license.
10 February 2014 - Godot Engine - 17 Comments

Warsow 1.1 In Beta With FXAA, Renderer Improvements

At long last we're on the heels of a new Warsow game release. Warsow, one of the more interesting open-source first person shooters and is powered by Qfusion rather than ioquake3 and others, has now reached a beta state for its forthcoming 1.1 release.
9 February 2014 - Warsow - 7 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 24 Delivers Various Improvements

The latest alpha release of the very promising, open-source Unvanquished first person shooter is now available.
4 February 2014 - Unvanquished Alpha 24

Another CryEngine Game Looks Towards Linux

Last month we wrote about a CryEngine game coming to Linux and now there's word of another game in the works that's powered by Crytek's highly-impressive game engine and will see a Linux port.
2 February 2014 - CryEngine Linux - 16 Comments

The Dark Mod 2.01 Brings Minor Game Improvements

The Dark Mod, the game that started as a Doom 3 mod and ended up evolving into its own standalone game built atop the id Tech 4 engine, has been updated to version 2.01.
31 January 2014 - The Dark Mod - 1 Comment

Unigine Engine Splits Into Game And Sim Products

Unigine Corp has shared that their flagship advanced 3D engine, which originally was targeted for games but is now seeing greater use within simulators and professional 3D visualization areas, is forking into Unigine Sim and Unigine Game.
31 January 2014 - Unigine Engine - 5 Comments

The First CryEngine Game Planned For Linux

Many Phoronix readers have been writing in recently about Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a successfully-funded Kickstarter game powered by CryEngine that promises a Linux port.
24 January 2014 - Kingdom Come: Deliverance - 23 Comments

New SteamOS Beta Has Non-UEFI Support

A new SteamOS 1.0 "Alchemist" Beta was made available on Monday night. This latest SteamOS beta has support for installing Valve's Debian-based Linux distribution on non-UEFI systems.
21 January 2014 - Non-UEFI Support - 20 Comments

Ryan Gordon's Linux Game Porting Guidance

Well known Linux game developer and porter Ryan "Icculus" Gordon spoke at this week's first-ever Steam Dev Days about porting games from Windows to Linux. For those curious about what's involved in porting a modern game from Windows to Linux, he's shared his slides to cover the process.
17 January 2014 - Icculus - 24 Comments

Chrome 33 Beta: Custom Elements, Web Speech Synthesis

Google has outed the Chrome 33 browser beta with several new features.
16 January 2014 - Google Chrome 33 Beta - 4 Comments

OpenMW 0.28 Gets Combat AI, Vampirism

Version 0.28 is now available of the open-source engine implementation for Elderscrolls III: Morrowind.
14 January 2014 - OpenMW 0.28 - 20 Comments

Cities In Motion Is Steaming Along On Linux

For those that missed it, Cities in Motion and Cities in Motion 2 were both released for Linux this week via Steam.
11 January 2014 - Cities In Motion - 9 Comments

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

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