The Game Jam Ludum Dare 50 is over and the overall winner appears to be Claustrowordia, and it turns out it actually is a great crossword-type game.
The most appealing aspect of my QDI Advance 5/133 motherboard is its inclusion of AGP, PCI, and ISA expansion slots. By having both dedicated MIDI and 3D acceleration hardware I can dip my toes into two different eras of gaming. As for the actual MIDI tracks produced, well, they have personality at least.
DevilutionX is a source available game engine source-port of the classic Diablo and Hellfire, updated for modern platforms and there's a new release out.
After being released for more than 10 years, VVVVVV is back with a big new version which follows on from the source code being released back in early 2020.
Fantasy Town Regional Manager from developer Caps Collective is an upcoming turn-based city-builder that has a little deck-building sprinkled in and the code is available on GitHub.
After Take-Two put up a DMCA claim against the reverse-engineered source code for GTA III and Vice City, it's now properly back up online on GitHub.
AssaultCube, a name I bet plenty of Linux users know but haven't heard anything of in a long time. It hasn't seen a release since *checks notes* 2013. However, it's going to make a return.
Remember recently we had a release of the reverse-engineered GTA III and Vice City code that worked well on Linux? Which was then promptly taken down by a DMCA notice? Well, it's back.
Jagged Alliance 2, the classic tactical RPG continues living in modern times thanks to Jagged Alliance 2 Stracciatella, a cross-platform game engine reimplementation.
Cecconoid, a fantastic twin-stick shooter with small cramped environments where the screen flicks between each section actually released the source code and now you can play free.
Raze is a fresh attempt to bring together many different games under one roof including Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Redneck Rampage, Shadow Warrior and Exhumed/Powerslave.
DevilutionX aims to make playing the classic Diablo and Hellfire on modern systems a breeze, with a full public domain coded reimplementation and a big new 1.2 version is out now.
Want to jump in and see how another game is made? Now is another chance! The koi breeding game Koi Farm that released on Steam on February 26 has now released the source code.
Another promising game engine with lots of big features is Flax, available free with the source available (but not Open Source) has a huge new release out with improvements to their Linux support.
Want to revisit the classic GTA III and Vice City? You should take a look at re3 and reVC which not only provide the source code, they also upgrade the experience for both.
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.
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).
FreeSpace and FreeSpace 2 are two of the absolute best space shooters around, and thankfully FreeSpace 2 continues living on very nicely with the FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project. A new release is up after another year of work.
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.
Diablo is something of a classic and it lives on thanks to the public domain game engine DevilutionX.
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