It's been a while since last hearing anything about the DragonBox Pyra as an open-source gaming handheld system and successor to OpenPandora, but that changed this weekend with the launch of pre-orders for this Linux-powered device.
As a quick follow-up to this morning's news about Tomb Raider coming for Linux today, the game is now officially available.
Epic Games today announced the first preview release for the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.12.
While checking on various Linux game benchmarks this morning, I noticed Warsow 2.1 was quietly released at the end of March without much attention. Warsow continues to be a multi-platform, GPL-licensed first-person shooter game powered by the Qfusion engine, a very distant derivative of the Quake II engine.
Feral Interactive has let the cat out of the bag: Tomb Raider is shipping for Linux today!
Yesterday Feral Interactive published the Linux system requirements for Tomb Raider. They mentioned Mesa 11.2 support on the AMD side, but the graphics card's minimum requirement is very different from what's actually the minimum requirement.
With prepping for the imminent release of Tomb Raider for Linux, Feral Interactive today published the Linux system requirements for this popular game.
OpenMW 0.39 is now available as the latest version of this open-source Elderscrolls III: Morrowind reimplementation.
Saints Row 2 and Saints Row: The Third have been officially released today for Linux and SteamOS.
Croteam has published a new public beta this morning of The Talos Principle that improves the game's Vulkan API support.
Last month Croteam open-sourced the Serious Engine 1 with the original support for Windows. Now though Serious Engine 1 with its open-source code-base is running along on Linux and OS X.
The 0 A.D. real-time strategy game is out with its 20th alpha release codenamed "Timosthenes" and is a rather hefty update.
Epic Games is ending out the month by releasing the newest version of UE4, Unreal Engine 4.11.
Each month we look at the estimated Linux gaming marketshare based upon Valve's Steam Survey. Generally the reported Linux market-share on Steam is hovering around 1%, which a number of Linux enthusiasts claim is inaccurate and under-represented. Well, Unity's survey information is much the same and pegs the percentage of Linux users running games based upon Unity as much lower than 1%.
The game that Feral Interactive has been teasing about on Twitter in recent weeks turns out to be the game many were looking forward to, Tomb Raider 2013.
As some more exciting news to Linux gamers besides NVIDIA releasing a Wayland/Mir-supportive driver and mainline Vulkan support is the release of PAYDAY 2 for Linux.
The Vulkan support code is beginning to appear for those leveraging the Unreal Engine 4.
While Game Developers Conference is happening this week, there's already been the Unity 5.4 beta, CRYENGINE V, and the open-sourcing of Atomic Game Engine. The latest engine news this week is the debut of Unigine 2.2.
The cross-platform Atomic Game Engine has been open-sourced under the MIT license.
With GDC happening this week, besides Crytek announcing CRYENGINE V, Unity Technologies announced the Unity 5.4 beta engine.
Crytek used the Game Developers Conference this week to launch CryENGINE V.
The latest monthly alpha release for the Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game is now available. This release also marks four years since these releases began by this project derived from Tremulous.
A new Steam client beta is out today for those planning on doing some Linux / OS X / Windows gaming this weekend.
This is some surprising but welcoming news today... Croteam's latest open-source/Linux greatness is the open-sourcing of the Serious Engine.
Almost two weeks ago the Superhot Team put out their independently developed, Kickstarter-funded, 3D FPS. What began as an online demo grew into a full game, albeit a short one, thanks to Kickstarter, and publisher IMGN.PRO.
Epic Games' Tim Sweeny has written a lengthy op-ed coming out against Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP) effort that would close up the Windows gaming ecosystem as "a closed platform-within-a-platform into Windows 10."
Last summer we reported on America's Army being ported to Linux and that it was trailing the renewed Mac OS X port. Today is some new information on America's Army coming to Linux.
While more Steam Linux games continue to appear, the overall market-share still hasn't been trending upwards in the Linux battle against Windows and OS X.
Spring RTS 101.0 has been released with performance improvements, bug fixes, and new features.
Another year, another simulation game from S.C.S Software. I should preface this article by saying I am not usually a fan of simulation game-- whether they be truck, plane, bus, or anything else. That being said... I might be a convert after this.
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