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plus-x is a simple tool to help developers on Windows set Linux permissions for games

By Liam Dawe,
Here's a small and very useful sounding application from game developer Cheeseness. It's called plus-x and the aim is to allow developers on Windows to set the correct permissions on Linux executables.

Open source mixed reality library StereoKit adds Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
The XR (VR/AR) space continues to evolve and one of the promising projects there is called StereoKit, an open source mixed reality library and a new release is out now adding in Linux support.

KenShape is a new tool to get easy 3D models from 2D pixel-art by Kenney

By Liam Dawe,
Want a quick way to make 3D models? Here's your fresh tip of the day for prototyping, game development or anything else - check out the new KenShape application from Kenney.

Defold game engine planning Linux improvements through 2021

By Liam Dawe,
Defold, a free game engine with the source code available under a reasonable open license has released a roadmap for 2021 and it's sounding pretty good.

An interview with Decemberborn Interactive for their game Cathedral

By Liam Dawe,
Here's another developer interview for you! This time we chatted with Decemberborn Interactive about their game Cathedral.

FOSS game engine GDevelop gets early support for tile-based maps

By Liam Dawe,
Getting increasingly more useful and powerful, the open source game engine GDevelop has another new version up with the first iteration of support for tile-based maps.

Collabora talk enhancing apitrace with gltrim to get replayable cut traces

By Liam Dawe,
Developers working across different areas of Linux are always looking for ways to squeeze a bit more performance, and it seems Collabora came up with a new way to performance test with upgrades to apitrace.

The Machinery game engine adds Linux support in Preview

By Liam Dawe,
The Machinery, an upcoming game engine from people who previously worked on the likes of Stingray, Bitsquid, and Diesel engines released a new build with the first Preview of Linux support.

Free cross-platform game engine Defold is now on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Looking to make games? Defold is a pretty great option that has wonderful cross-platform support and it's free too, available under a pretty open license (but not open source).

Free and open source modern level editor LDtk has a huge new release

By Liam Dawe,
LDtk (prev called LEd) is an in-development free and open source level editor, one that's modern and designed to be as user-friendly as possible designed by a former dev on Dead Cells.

YoYo Games developer of GameMaker Studio sold for $10M (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
Game Maker and later GameMaker Studio is a very popular game engine with indie developers and YoYo Games just recently sold it off and it appears they did so at a loss. Update: Opera confirmed as the new owner.

Is opening up your source code worth it? Terry Cavanagh thinks it was for VVVVVV

By Liam Dawe,
A lot of game developer still worry about being more open with their code but it seems Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV, Super Hexagon, Dicey Dungeons) believes it was worth it.

NES-style free chiptune music maker FamiStudio has a new release up

By Liam Dawe,
Free, open source and a lot of fun to get mixing, FamiStudio is a wonderful application for making some retro tunes and there's a new release available.

Epic Games has acquired RAD Game Tools so they now own Bink video and more

By Liam Dawe,
Epic Games latest acquisition is RAD Game Tools, one a great many game developers will be familiar with.

Godot Engine had a very productive 2020, lots coming to this FOSS game engine in 2021

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine is probably the most promising free and open source game engine around, and they clearly had a very productive 2020 with big plans for 2021.

FNA dev and porter Ethan Lee stops future macOS ports, Linux to be their focus

By Liam Dawe,
Ethan Lee, the developer responsible for the XNA reimplementation FNA along with around 50 game ports to Linux and macOS has announced the sunsetting of future macOS ports with a big update to a bunch of existing games.

SDL 2.0.14 is out with support for PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers

By Liam Dawe,
SDL 2 is the magnificent bit of cross-platform development open source tech that gives developers access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware.

FOSS game engine written in Rust 'Bevy' has a new release up

By Liam Dawe,
As another promising free and open source game engine written in Rust, Bevy continues maturing and there's a brand new release up for you to try out with lots of advancements.

YoYo Games expand their Linux support in GameMaker Studio 2 to the Raspberry Pi

By Liam Dawe,
The Raspberry Pi sure is a versatile device and thanks to GameMaker Studio 2 from YoYo Games, it might even end up as more of a gaming unit with newly added support for exported games.

Godot Engine hires another developer, this time for physics fun

By Liam Dawe,
Through 2020 it seems the free and open source game engine Godot Engine has gone from strength to strength, and they've managed to hire another developer.
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