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While we sadly don't hear too much these days from Unigine on the Linux gaming front, their high-end 3D graphics engine remains Linux-compatible and they seem to be doing well off in the area of simulations and more. Unigine 2.0 has been out in preview form since last year and coming out today is the second beta.
24 April 2015 - Unigine 2
With the newest OpenGL 3.1+ game now updated on OpenBenchmarking.org, prepare yourself for a new flow of graphics tests from this GPLv3-licensed game. Feel free to run this test profile too, in order to see how your system compares against other Linux gamers.
21 April 2015 - phoronix-test-suite benchmark - 20 Comments
SuperTuxKart 0.9 has been released! This is the very significant update to this open-source, penguin-themed racing game. SuperTuxKart 0.9 introduces its new engine that now requires OpenGL 3.1+ with providing significantly better graphics potential.
21 April 2015 - SuperTuxKart 0.9 - 13 Comments
At the beginning of the year was the announcement of the C4 Engine dropping Linux support with its lead developer referring to Linux as "Frankenstein OS" and citing numerous difficulties with Linux. However, quietly this game engine seems to be back to supporting Linux.
19 April 2015 - C4 Engine - 21 Comments
Following Age of Wonders III going for beta on Linux last month, today this game has been officially released for both OS X and Linux.
14 April 2015 - AoW III - 5 Comments
Making the rounds on the Internet this weekend is that BioWare -- which is owned by EA Games -- has released their first open-source project.
5 April 2015 - Open-Source - 4 Comments
Version 1.1 of Godot, an impressive open-source game engine, is now out in beta form.
4 April 2015 - Godot 1.1 - 5 Comments
Towards the end of last year a development version of a big new version of SuperTuxKart was released that brought a new OpenGL 3.1+ graphics engine and other improvements. The new SuperTuxKart game looks great (especially for being an open-source game) and is now closer to being officially released with now having an RC version out.
1 April 2015 - SuperTuxKart 0.9 RC - 4 Comments
The Shadow Warrior remake of the 1997 3D Realms' game of the same name is seeing its native Linux release next week! The remake of Shadow Warrior has been out since 2013 by Flying Wild Hog while next week will mark its debut for Linux and OS X.
27 March 2015 - Shadow Warrior - 10 Comments
Version 1.5 of the open-source, cross-platform Red Eclipse first person shooter was released this weekend. Red Eclipse, which in turn is based on the Cube Engien 2, has seen some significant updates with this being the first major update in about two years.
22 March 2015 - Red Eclipse 1.5 - 4 Comments
Yesterday BioShock Infinite was finally released for Linux as the latest high-quality game being ported over from Windows. Judging from the comments, this is going to be one of the more popular Linux games for the time being. The good news is I've adapted the game for serving as our latest Linux gaming benchmark.
18 March 2015 - BioShock Infinite Linux Performance - 55 Comments
BioShock Infinite is now available to Linux gamers... assuming you're okay with using the binary AMD and NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers.
17 March 2015 - BioShock Infinite - 72 Comments
Many Linux gamers have been looking forward to Divinity: Original Sin, a single-player and cooperative multiplayer fantasy RPG that was released for Windows and OS X in 2014. For those wondering about the state of its native Linux release, here's an update from the developers.
16 March 2015 - Divinity: Original Sin - 15 Comments
The eighteenth alpha release of 0 A.D. is now available for this impressive open-source ancient warfare game.
14 March 2015 - 0 A.D. Alpha 18 Rhododactylos - 1 Comment
Not to be confused with the X (X11/X.Org) Server, Egosoft's X Rebirth is now publicly available in alpha form for Linux gamers.
14 March 2015 - X Rebirth On Linux - 19 Comments
The latest game to make it over to Linux is Age of Wonders III. We've known for a while the game was being ported to Linux while now it's finally in open beta via Steam.
12 March 2015 - Steam On Linux - 8 Comments
Last week during Valve's SteamOS / Linux game sale that happened during the Game Developers' Conference, a number of new Linux games were confirmed. We now know who is working on porting some of these new titles over to Linux.
11 March 2015 - Feral Linux Game Ports - 13 Comments
There's now more than one thousand native games available via Steam for Linux / SteamOS.
11 March 2015 - Linux / SteamOS - 39 Comments
How do you think the community-based game engine projects like ioquake3 will evolve now that Unreal Engine 4, Source 2 Engine, and Unity 5 are "free" for use by game developers?
8 March 2015 - Thoughts - 40 Comments
With all of the GDC2015 announcements this week from Valve developing an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver to confirming a lot of new Linux games, I just noticed today that Valve published their Steam Survey results for February and it shows a decline in Linux gamers.
6 March 2015 - Steam Linux February - 72 Comments
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