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Valve Are Funding A Big Change To Mesa, Should Improve Linux Graphical Performance

By Liam Dawe,
Valve really do seem to be the champions of Linux right now. Even if you don't like Steam you cannot deny just how much they have done for our ecosystem already.

PlayCanvas 3D WebGL Game Engine Now Open Source

By Liam Dawe,
PlayCanvas is the "world’s easiest to use WebGL Game Engine". It’s free, it’s open source and it’s backed by "amazing" developer tools. Well now isn't this interesting.

Project Of The Month July 2014

By pheonton,
Voting for the Project of the Month July 2014 is now open! 10 open source Linux games are nominated: Widelands, FlighGear, StepMania, CrossFire, KeeperRL, Unvanquished, PokerTH, HyperRogue and GLPortal.

Open Source FPS/RTS Hybrid Unvanquished Alpha 28 Released

By Liam Dawe,
Unvanquished sure is one of the prettiest open source games around isn't it? Like clockwork they have released a new alpha with a bucket-load of changes.

KeeperRL Open Source Dungeon Sim Alpha 8 Released, Major Changes Included

By Liam Dawe,
KeeperRL is the up-and-coming open source dungeon sim that recently hit their funding goal on indiegogo to expand. They have also just release a big alpha update to the free and open source game.

Pixel Dungeon Procedural Death Labyrinth Turning Open Source

By Liam Dawe,
Pixel Dungeon is a traditional procedural death labyrinth game with pixel-art graphics and simple interface. Originally designed for Android the game is going to be open sourced soon, which means a port for Linux opens up!

OpenXcom, The Open Source Engine For The Original X-COM Stable Release To Come Soon

By Liam Dawe,
OpenXcom is still one of my favourite open source engines ever. The original X-COM game UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM UFO Defense is one of the best strategy games ever made. The incredible open source engine is finally approaching a 1.0 release.

KeeperRL, The Open Source Dungeon Simulation Game Has Hit The Funding Goal

By Liam Dawe,
Good news open source gaming fans, KeeperRL has officially hit 100% on indiegogo which will hopefully give the developer plenty of room to improve the project.

CaveExpress 2D Platformer Open Sourced

By Liam Dawe,
CaveExpress is a fun looking 2D physics-based platformer that is now open source under the GPL3, the media is also free under a different license.

The Open Source & Beautiful RTS 0 A.D. Alpha 16 Released

By Liam Dawe,
The latest and greatest in open source RTS gaming is here with 0 A.D. alpha 16! Featuring some really awesome new kit.

The Wine Development Release 1.7.19 Is Now Available

By sobkas,
Wine development team was able to produce a new experimental release today. 1.7.19 brining many new features and as many as 99 bugfixes.

Vulture For Nethack On Steam's Greenlight For Linux

By Liam Dawe,
I am sure there are plenty of Nethack fans around, Vulture is an isometric graphical interface for the roguelike engine: NetHack and it's trying to get on Steam.

Tesseract A Brand New Open Source FPS Derived From Cube 2: Sauerbraten

By Liam Dawe,
Tesseract is a first-person shooter game focused on instagib deathmatch and capture-the-flag gameplay as well as cooperative in-game map editing.

Xoreos FOSS Project Needing OpenGL Developers, Open Engine For BioWare's Aurora Engine

By Liam Dawe,
The xoreos project that aims to create an open source game engine to play games made for BioWare's Aurora Engine (think Neverwinter Nights, Knight of the Old Republic) is seeking OpenGL developers.

Stunt Rally Has A New Version Released With New Tracks, New Graphics & More

By Liam Dawe,
Stunt Rally is the great open source stunt rally racing game for Linux. This is a brand new just released major version.

Mutant Gangland Strategy Game Nearing Alpha 2, Source Goes Fully Open

By Liam Dawe,
Remember Mutant Gangland? It's the rather fun looking turn-based strategy game from BacioiuC that pits robots vs mutants. The developer has given an update on the status of the second Alpha and has put the source-code under the fully open MIT license.

Broken Rules Are Considering Open Sourcing Their Game Engine

By Liam Dawe,
Broken Rules the developers behind And Yet It Moves and Secrets of Rætikon have discussed possibly open-sourcing their game engine.

KeeperRL Open Source Game Crowdfunding Still Going, Needs A Push

By Liam Dawe,
We have mentioned KeeperRL here a few times now for not only being an interesting game, but because it needs a big push on Indiegogo too.

SuperTuxKart Open Source Racer Is Going Graphical With A New Engine

By Liam Dawe,
SuperTuxKart a lot of Linux users favourite little open source racer often compared to Nintendo's Mario Kart is to get a ton of graphical updates.

Unvanquished Open Source FPS & RTS Alpha 27, Jetpacks Included

By Liam Dawe,
Unvanquished has its monthly alpha release that features masses of underlying changes as usual to get us all excited for the stable release to come.
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