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Free and open source sprite editor 'Pixelorama' gets a massive upgrade

By Liam Dawe,
If you're working with sprites and pixel-art, you need to pay attention to Pixelorama as this free and open source program is coming on nicely and another massive upgrade is out now.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs go open source

By Liam Dawe,
Frictional Games have announced that they've now open source the game engine behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs as open source under the GPL.

System76 announce more Linux laptop models get open source firmware

By Liam Dawe,
System76, the Pop!_OS Linux distribution maker and hardware vendor for laptops, desktops and servers has announced another open source firmware push.

vkd3d, the Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation library releases version 1.2

By Liam Dawe,
Translating Direct3D 12 to Vulkan for use with Wine makes a huge step forwards, as the Wine team have announced the release today of vkd3d 1.2.

First person dungeon-crawler 'Delver' properly open source again, pulls in lots of updates

By Liam Dawe,
After only recently being released on itch.io, it seems the team behind the chunky-pixel first-person dungeon crawler Delver aren't done.

Bevy seems like an impressive upcoming free and open source game engine made with Rust

By Liam Dawe,
Feeling a little rusty? After a new game engine for your next game development project? Have a look at Bevy, a cross-platform and open source data-driven game engine built in Rust.

C-Dogs SDL, the classic run and gun game has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
C-Dogs SDL is something of a classic. A free and open source overhead run-and-gun game that continues being updated and a fresh release is out now.

Mindustry, one of the best open source games around has a huge upgrade in testing

By Liam Dawe,
Mindustry, a game that mixes in Factorio with Tower Defence and then goes wild from there is a fantastic example of how good a free and open source game can be.

Free first-person shooter-strategy 'Unvanquished' is now properly open source

By Liam Dawe,
After a long period of silence, it seems a lot was going on behind the scenes for Unvanquished and it's now properly open source all the way through.

Valve developer shows off Gamescope for Linux at XDC 2020

By Liam Dawe,
As we highlighted in our initial XDC 2020 article, one of the presentations this year was from a Valve developer who is working on Gamescope.

A cancelled old RTS named 'Hard Vacuum' gets revived with OpenRA

By Liam Dawe,
OpenRA, the highly versatile open source game engine you can use to play Command & Conquer, Red Alert, Dune 2000 and more is bringing a game back from the dead with Hard Vacuum.

Godot Engine documentation is about to get much better with a new hire

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine is one of the most exciting, most advanced free and open source game engines around and it's improving when looking at all angles.

Linux gaming optimization kit 'GameMode' has a new release up

By Liam Dawe,
Need an easy way to run a bunch of system enhancements? GameMode, originally made by developers at porting studio Feral Interactive has a new release out.

Wine development release 5.17 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Another two weeks have gone by and the team hacking away on the compatibility layer Wine have a brand new development release available.

AntiMicroX, fork of the popular keyboard to gamepad mapping app has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
AntiMicroX is a fork of the original AntiMicro, a popular open source application designed to help you map a keyboard to a gamepad.
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