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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 latest and greatest in open source RTS gaming is here with 0 A.D. alpha 16! Featuring some really awesome new kit.
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.
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 is a first-person shooter game focused on instagib deathmatch and capture-the-flag gameplay as well as cooperative in-game map editing.
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 is the great open source stunt rally racing game for Linux. This is a brand new just released major version.
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 the developers behind And Yet It Moves and Secrets of Rætikon have discussed possibly open-sourcing their game engine.
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 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 has its monthly alpha release that features masses of underlying changes as usual to get us all excited for the stable release to come.
- Terraria dev Re-Logic donates $100K to Godot Engine and FNA, plus ongoing funding
- Microsoft - keep your filthy hands off Valve, leak shows MSFT would buy Valve
- Robot Gentleman dev of 60 Seconds! blasts Unity, switches to Godot and increases funding
- Godot Engine hits over 50K euros per month in funding
- Unity nuked their Terms of Service on GitHub as 'views were so low'
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