I had been following this really awesome looking tile based RTS 3D engine project (think Starcraft2 like) on the jMonkey Engine forums for a while, and it is now fully FOSS including the arts assets.Don't expect a playable RTS game, but as you can seen in this video of the in-game level editor a lot of work has been done already:You can contribute to the MIT licensed source on their github page (the author asks for help) and/or head over to the website of engine it uses, jMonkeyEngine, a great project written in Java.This post was retrieved from ...Full article: New FOSS 3D RTS Engine, OpenRTS!
F-Zero and Wipeout set the standard for the futuristic sci-fi racing games genre and inspire many game developers.Over the years, four projects of that genre were started and developed to a playable state that are now open source code:H-Craft by Irrgheist is a free sci-fi racer with IAP on Android. It is built with the Irrlicht engine and was recently released as free software with freeware data.While gameplay...Full article: Top Futuristic Open Source Racing Games on Linux
Axes and Arrows is an action-combat platformer for up to 4 players. The game features competitive local Multiplayer and an expansive quest mode which can be played solo or two player cooperatively. The core mechanics aim to be simple and intuitive, all the while maintaining a fast pace to the action. You’re equipped with arrow projectiles, a melee attack, and a dash move. Each attack... Read More »Full article: ‘Axes and Arrows’ Announcement
Some nice developments on the 2D game-dev front lately, and as you will later see, 2D with full shader, real-time lights and so on can be a quite awsome way to make games, without having to hire a full team of 3D artists ;)First of all a great new 2D editor, Overlap2D, has been released under the Apache2 license:Contrary to other popular 2D editors (for example tiled or DAME), it is not tile based, has a modern renderer and also comes with a nice GUI editor. It currently exports to a standard JSON file and has a libGDX runtime.Godot 1...Full article: DevCorner: Overlap2D editor goes open source & Godot 1.1. Beta with huge 2D engine enhancements!
I took a quick look whether one could find some open source games news (new game projects to be specific) by sorting SourceForge game projects by date but no luck, only established projects seem to show up there.So I did the same on GitHub, and after making educated guesses whether projects might be worth clicking based on their title and short description, I f ound graphitemaster/neothyne....Full article: SDL2 FPS & on Finding New Open Source Games
Last month Trese Brothers - Brothers on a Mission - announced the Linux release of "Star Traders: 4X Empires" which is currently available on Steam. In 'Star Traders: 4X Empires' you take command of a rag-tag group of human refugees fleeing in the great Exodus, and must help them re-establish your galactic civilization, defend your fledgling colonies, and rediscover lost technologies.Full article: Giveaway: ‘Star Traders: 4X Empires’
They have done it once again, the Edge of Eternity Kickstarter campaign has reached $100,000! About 100K$! Yasunori Mitsuda is getting ready! That’s right, not only are we going to see a classic J-RPG, but it is now looking very likely with 21 days to go, that we’ll see a soundtrack written by the legendary, Yasunori Mitsuda. In 1995, he released his first masterpiece with... Read More »Full article: Edge Of Eternity Reaches 100K Funding!
Doctor Entertainment’s multiplayer custom vehicular combat game, Gear Up is now out of Steam’s Early Access program. The game is free-to-play, though it lacks traditional micro transactions and instead has a basic and a premium version on offer that let you choose how many customization options you’d like to have on deck. The developer, Doctor […]Full article: Gear Up
Twin-stick shooter Crimsonland’s “thousands of aliens, giant spiders, and more are on the attack…” on Linux. Crimsonland was originally released in 2003, and this is the hugely updated version originally released early in June 2014. They had a few comments about the porting process in their announcement: We’ve also implemented gamepad support for all platforms […]Full article: Crimsonland Released
Developer TheShortAndTheTall have had their third-person action puzzler The Body Changer in Steam’s Early Access program and it’s now available for Linux. I had a chance to play it and it is interesting although I’m not sure how fitting the “metroidvania” description is as it seems the developers aren’t either. What it does do well […]Full article: Early Accessed: The Body Changer
Aspyr is on a roll, and now they’re doing remasters. This time it’s Quantic Dream’s Fahrenheit. Or as I knew it here in the US, Indigo Prophecy. In addition to updating the graphics, and adding proper controller support, Aspyr has also decided to mash the names together with a colon. Fahrenheit is a weird adventure […]Full article: Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Released
It’s entirely possible that you were born after Tim Schafer’s adventure masterpiece, Grim Fandango, was originally released 17 years ago. If that’s the case, school sucks but here is some good news. Grim Fandango has been re-released with updated visuals, music, and the best part is that the tank controls are now entirely optional. Grim […]Full article: Grim Fandango Remastered Released
The developer of Dead Island has brought out another Adjective Noun zombie slasher. This time it has a greater focus on parkour and we get our Linux version on release day. Dead Island was pretty great, hopefully this one is even better. Dying Light on Steam.Full article: Dying Light Released