OpenLara [GitHub] was pointed out to me as it's an open source game engine to run classic Tomb Raider titles on Linux, it also has a WebGL support and a demo to show it off in-browser.

You can see the browser demo here, which uses the demo of the original Tomb Raider.
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The very short description simply states it was inspired by OpenTomb [GitHub] another open source game engine for classic Tomb Raider titles.

Very impressive what the open source community is able to cook up, awesome stuff. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Eike 24 Apr, 2017
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I always got mixed feelings with recreating stuff we already have, just in open source, which doesn't even result in something completely open as it still needs the assets. I mean, of course it's impressive, but...
razing32 24 Apr, 2017
This makes me thing how many of these projects are out there in the nebulous obscurity of the internet( OpenMW , GemRB to name a few.)
ObsidianBlk 24 Apr, 2017
Quoting: EikeI always got mixed feelings with recreating stuff we already have, just in open source, which doesn't even result in something completely open as it still needs the assets. I mean, of course it's impressive, but...

In regards to needing the assets... that's not, technically, true. Someone could create a whole new game with completely new assets running on this new open source engine. OpenMW is trying to do just this. There is a secondary project to develop assets and a small demo game using the OpenMW engine that doesn't use any of the original Morrowind assets.

I will admit, though, that this isn't as exciting an idea as it may have been even five years ago, given that Unity and Unreal Engine exist and are both cheap enough for most any developer.

Still though, my point is, the assets aren't strictly required. Someone could create their own.
Eike 24 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: ObsidianBlkStill though, my point is, the assets aren't strictly required. Someone could create their own.

(Of course, everybody is free to do with his time what he wants, but...)
I wonder if something more exciting could be created putting all the energy into a modern full-featured fully open game. Or if we lack the creative power. (I certainly do.)
razing32 24 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: ObsidianBlkStill though, my point is, the assets aren't strictly required. Someone could create their own.

(Of course, everybody is free to do with his time what he wants, but...)
I wonder if something more exciting could be created putting all the energy into a modern full-featured fully open game. Or if we lack the creative power. (I certainly do.)

Hmm not sure what you mean . Don't we have a tone of open source games from Wesnoth to Glest , from Nexuiz to OpenArena. Warzone2100 , Freecol , Freeciv etc, etc.

Do you mean a third person action game like tomb raider ? or ?

I have plenty of creative ideas but barely any skills in coding , no skills in graphics and sound and my voice sounds like an asthmatic donkey who smokes 5 packs a day.
Eike 24 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: razing32Hmm not sure what you mean . Don't we have a tone of open source games from Wesnoth to Glest , from Nexuiz to OpenArena. Warzone2100 , Freecol , Freeciv etc, etc.

Mainly I mean something new that doesn't look like it's from the 2000's (Whatever last decade is called.) or even 90ies. Let's dream: Something like the next Fallout.
razing32 24 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: razing32Hmm not sure what you mean . Don't we have a tone of open source games from Wesnoth to Glest , from Nexuiz to OpenArena. Warzone2100 , Freecol , Freeciv etc, etc.

Mainly I mean something new that doesn't look like it's from the 2000's (Whatever last decade is called.) or even 90ies. Let's dream: Something like the next Fallout.

Do you mean something like the classic isometric games ?
Or something like the Bethesda games were you have a FPS/Third person shooter with RPG elements to spice things up ?
Eike 24 Apr, 2017
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Quoting: razing32Do you mean something like the classic isometric games ?
Or something like the Bethesda games were you have a FPS/Third person shooter with RPG elements to spice things up ?

If the community would come up with something like Wasteland 2, I'd appreciate (and play!) this, too.
But I was dreaming of the full modern monty, huge open world, "next-gen" graphics, FPS/third-person view.
"Open source triple AAA", if you want.
garyzw 24 Apr, 2017
The early Tomb Raider games were much fun. We worth replaying again every few years. I wonder if there is a an Open source for Indiana Jones and the infernal machine?
razing32 24 Apr, 2017
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: razing32Do you mean something like the classic isometric games ?
Or something like the Bethesda games were you have a FPS/Third person shooter with RPG elements to spice things up ?

If the community would come up with something like Wasteland 2, I'd appreciate (and play!) this, too.
But I was dreaming of the full modern monty, huge open world, "next-gen" graphics, FPS/third-person view.
"Open source triple AAA", if you want.

Well for it to be truly open source , I think you would need an engine built from scratch.
Not sure how much work that would be. I am thinking a pretty huge project.
Then you need all the content creators.
Not saying it would be impossible but I cannot fathom how you would coordinate a team that big. Most people would have to donate their time.
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