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OpenLoco is a free and open source re-implementation of Chris Sawyer's Locomotion

By Liam Dawe,
Just like there's the awesome OpenTTD for fans of Transport Tycoon Deluxe, there's also OpenLoco for players who want to play through the classic Locomotion.

VRWorkout is a free and open source VR fitness rhythm game

By Liam Dawe,
Need something new to try with your fancy Virtual Reality equipment? Well, VRWorkout looks interesting plus it's free and open source so you've got nothing to lose but time.

Free and open source voxel game engine Minetest 5.4 is out, makes mods easier for users

By Liam Dawe,
Minetest, the Minecraft-like voxel game engine (and a basic game that comes with it) has a big new release out with Minetest 5.4.0 and it's worth trying again.

RetroArch announce the Open Hardware project, plus a new fantasy console core

By Liam Dawe,
The team behind the RetroArch application have announced the Open Hardware project, their attempt to make things easy for you and they also recently added a new fantasy console core to play with.

Open source RTS 0 A.D. Alpha 24 is out now with plenty of new features

By Liam Dawe,
After a few years of waiting, Wildfire Games have released a big upgrade for the free and open source real-time strategy game 0 A.D. with Alpha 24 now available.

Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation lib VKD3D-Proton 2.2 is out, prepares DirectX Raytracing

By Liam Dawe,
We just recently had the DXVK 1.8 release for Direct3D 9/10/11 to Vulkan and now we also have the VKD3D-Proton 2.2 release landing as well.

D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11 to Vulkan translation layer DXVK 1.8 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Usually used for Wine and Steam Play Proton, the translation DXVK layer that moves Direct3D 9, Direct3D 10 and Direct3D 11 to Vulkan has a new release available with DXVK 1.8.

Have a NZXT Kraken? You can use GKraken to configure it on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
If you own one of the NZXT Kraken coolers you might want to check out the GKraken project to configure it under Linux.

Plasma 5.21 rolls out as one of the best looking Linux desktops available

By Liam Dawe,
Love your PC to look flashy? The KDE team put in a lot of effort to be both beautiful and functional with the latest Plasma 5.21 release which is out now.

Volo Airsport went open source with main development discontinued

By Liam Dawe,
Here's a bit of open source news we missed from the end of last year. Volo Airsport, which entered Early Access back in 2014 has been discontinued by the developer and it went open source.

Monado now officially OpenXR conformant, gets a SteamVR driver

By Liam Dawe,
Monado, the free and open source OpenXR runtime for Linux has reached a massive milestone as it's now officially conformant.

Inspired by Thief, The Dark Mod 2.09 is out with more modern OpenGL rendering

By Liam Dawe,
Thief is an absolutely classic, and the series lives on thanks to The Dark Mod which is a standalone free and open source first-person stealth game.

Windows compatibility layer Wine 6.2 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh biweekly development release is out for the Windows compatibility layer Wine with Wine 6.2 bundling up more of the latest and greatest into a suitable release for you to try.

Godot Engine gains a $120K grant from game developer Kefir

By Liam Dawe,
Looks like game developer Kefir may have future titles built using the free and open source Godot Engine, as they've given them a grant of 120 thousand dollars (USD).

PlayStation Portable (PSP) emulator PPSSPP version 1.11 is out now

By Liam Dawe,
Keeping a classic Sony console alive is the PPSSPP emulator for the original PlayStation Portable (PSP) and it continues to see development with a 1.11 release out now.

Steam Play Proton has a new build up needing testing with a 5.13-6 RC

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for the next release of the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer? Proton 5.13-6 has hit the Release Candidate stage so it's time to give it a run.

Classic open source simulation game OpenTTD is coming to Steam

By Liam Dawe,
OpenTTD, the free and open source simulation game based upon Transport Tycoon Deluxe is officially coming to Steam on April 1, and the Linux build will be available too.

FOSS soft-body physics simulator Rigs of Rods has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
In need of a new fun physics sim? How about one that's free, open source and can be played in multiplayer? Rigs of Rods might be what you're after and they have a new release.

Free and open source space sim Pioneer updated with new UI and better combat

By Liam Dawe,
Pioneer is another classic example of a long-running free and open source game doing well, with a brand new release up that overhauls plenty of important parts.

OpenGL on top of Vulkan with Zink to work with NVIDIA drivers on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Here's a short and sweet update on the work for Zink, the upcoming OpenGL on top of Vulkan implementation announced by Collabora which has been progressing steadily.
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