In the mood for some light, not to intensive gaming this weekend? You’re in luck, ‘Bastion’ is 75% off on Steam! About Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to... Read More »Full article: ‘Bastion’ 75% Off On Steam
If you’d like to blow up enemy towers, castles, and such, Cannon Brawl by Turtle Sandbox has been released. It’s a bit of a cross between worms and tower defense. Our sister-site timedoctor.org has a review and video. Or you can skip to getting it on Steam where it’s 25% for a bit: Cannon Brawl […]Full article: Cannon Brawl Released
Always the optimist Well Techland sent out the emails in regards to Dying Light and Hellraid on the subject of if there are plans to bring the two Chrome Engine 6 games to SteamOS / Linux. Well I got my response back as did all of you who posted on both games “Linux support threads” on Steam. Krzysztof Janicki was nice enough to send back... Read More »Full article: Dying Light and Hellraid still have a chance.
It’s always great to bring you news of another Nvidia Linux driver release and today is no different, here are the details! Driver Details Version: 343.22 Release Date: 2014.9.18 Operating System: Linux 64-bit Language: English (US) File Size: 73.00 MB Added support for the following GPUs: GeForce GTX 970 GeForce GTX 980 Fixed a bug that prevented the “sync to vblank” setting from being... Read More »Full article: Latest Nvidia Linux Driver Released
Some players have recommended skipping the recent cyberpunky CRPG Shadowrun Returns and going to straight to the Dragonfall expansion. Now you can do just that with the standalone expansion pack, Dragonfall Director’s Cut. This director’s cut of the Dragonfall expansion pack adds new music, missions, and revamps much of the game’s RPG and strategy systems. This standalone […]Full article: Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director’s Cut Released
AMAZING! If you have not played or even heard of Shadowrun Returns, go ahead and punch yourself in the groin. 2014’s acclaimed cyberpunk RPG Dragonfall is back! It is totally bigger, better, and now available for the first time as a standalone on LINUX!. I just so happened to do my check on the Steam Application database and saw that “Game possibly works”. Well I... Read More »Full article: Dragonfall Directors Cut now ready for Downloading.
YOU LIE!!!! Well, it looks like our friends at Techland failed to mention a certain type of support for their lovely game engine. You know, the one with the name…. hmmmm – Wait, don’t tell me I know this one. Oh yeah, CHROME ENGINE 6! Yes the very engine that Games like Dying Light and Hellraid are being developed on.Here are some screenshots of both... Read More »Full article: Chrome Engine 6 supports Linux?!
Yep, not much updates on the blog, but I thought I throw up a list of (mostly) obscure open-source news:
- Original Keen Dreams source-code liberated
- CaveExpress liberated (2d physics game)
- Pixel Dungeon RogueLike open-sourced (Android only)
- X-Com: Apocalypse engine reimplementation
Lutris is a gaming platform such as Steam or Desura, just without the ability to buy games but fully open source. Lutris make use of more than twenty emulators and game runners to provide a very large library of supported games.Full article: Download: ‘Lutris’ v0.3.5
Microsoft has bought Mojang and Minecraft but is this the end for Linux Gamers? Editorial Although it is very sad for Linux gamers that another independent title has been eaten up by a giant corporate entity with a terrible record for cross-platform where it counts. There is also hope and morning light to burn those creepers off the roof (there’s a creeper on the roof... Read More »Full article: Got Minecraft Blues? Here’s An Alternative
Éric Chahi’s seminal platformer Another World is finally available for Linux. Originally released in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST, this is a native port by Ryan Gordon of the 20th Anniversary Edition. It’s also known as Out Of This World. There is a detailed history of the game and its design on Cheese Talks that […]Full article: Another World Released
The in San Francisco based game studio, Turtle Sandbox, is about to release ' Cannon Brawl' to the public. The game play is pretty addictive (to me) and has proven to be great fun playing against friends. 'Cannon Brawl' is an advanced artillery game with RTS elements, which reminds me of open-source games like 'Wormux' and 'Scorched 3D', but with more dynamics.Full article: Eradicate your friends in ‘Cannon Brawl’
A new development release of Wine has been announced. New items in this release include: Still more DirectWrite functions. Improvements to the common File Dialog. A number of C runtime improvements. Various bug fixes. Download: [ Wine 1.7.26 ]Full article: Wine 1.7.26
If you’ve ever wanted to be the only human student in a school full of pigeons your time is now. The visual novella Hatoful Boyfriend has been released. You are invited to class. This is an updated remake from the 2011 original flash game, which was also updated later in 2011. You can find way, […]Full article: Hatoful Boyfriend Released
What’s your poison? Today Feral Interactive hopped on the Twitters to ask Linux gamers a profound question that one answer will not be the same as the last. Some responses have been similar in nature but everyone had different to add. Now if you have living in the middle of nowhere with no knowledge of the gaming industry, Feral Interactive is the company that normally... Read More »Full article: Feral Interactive Asks, I Believe.
"This War of Mine" is the first game that lets you experience war not as a soldier, but as a group of civilians in a besieged city, struggling with a constant threat of disease, starvation and death, either from hardship, a sniper's bullet or at the hands of bandits. Do whatever it takes to survive - without destroying your souls, if possible.Full article: “This War of Mine” confirmed Linux at launch
With the coming of The latest pre-sequel coming to SteamOS / Linux , It looks like Randy Pitchfork and Gearbox investor have had a change of heart. Today Borderlands 2 has appeared on the notorious steamdb.info website sporting the classic “Signs of Linux Support”. 49531/config/oslist: linux 49531/name: Linux Content 49533/config/oslist: linux 49533/name: Linux Executable 49534/config/language: english 49534/config/oslist: linux 49534/name: Linux English 49535/config/language: french about an... Read More »Full article: Borderlands 2 coming to Linux after all.
This month's Rootrivia is closed, and we're here to announce the winners of a copy of the WW1 shooter "Verdun". To participate in the giveaway, one had to answer a very difficult question. Surprisingly everybody gave the right answer :)Full article: Congrats: winners “Verdun”
Zelda Classic is a tribute to one of the greatest video game of all time: Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda. It has been developed into an exact replica of the NES version that we all know and love. Beyond that, Zelda Classic allows the development of new quests that can use either the traditional graphics or enhanced graphics, as well as new enemies, items, and challenges.Full article: Download: ‘Zelda Classic’
Strife is a competitive online game that features non-stop action and thrilling combat. Take control of powerful and versatile heroes, each capable of dominating in unique ways, and exert your will in an epic battle between two teams. Designed to offer vast customization options for each type of player, Strife is regularly updated with exciting, game-changing content. In Strife, you will assume control of a powerful... Read More »Full article: Download: “Strife” public beta
'Fuhrer in LA', launch-title of new dark-comedy indie company 'Ankaar Productions. 'Fuhrer in a LA' is a grindhouse-styled top-down action-adventure game which takes place around 1947, unraveling the truth about the demise of the Fuhrer post World War 2. In this post-war period you take control of the Nazi 'Fuhrer'.....Full article: In ‘Fuhrer: in LA’ you play Adolf Hitler
Where here have you been? I've waited for you. I'd rather not say how long but too much time has passed since our last Rootrivia. Better late than never :) honestly I've been slacking.Full article: Giveaway: “Verdun” Steam key
Last year we spoke with Steffen Kabbelgaard, Chief Executive Officer of Beta Dwarf, about the co-op game ‘FORCED‘. Now they are back with FORCED-2!Full article: Interview: BetaDwarf about FORCED 1 and 2
“Natural Selection 2″, a game with huge potential that has been plagued with bugs since its Linux release has received a sizeable update! About Natural Selection 2 Build 268 is now live on Steam! Although it has only been a couple weeks since the release of Build 267, we bring you this new build full of exciting changes and fixes! Build 268 at its core... Read More »Full article: “Natural Selection 2″ Gets Big Update
Ok we are a bit slow with updates currently, but I still wanted to share these cool Let's Play videos created for the Linux Game Award winner of last month Unvanquished:This is actually the second part, and you can see the first part here (it is mainly about the new menu and playing a tutorial though).This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.Full article: Let's play Unvanquished
Would you like to build a Mountain? If so, David O’Reilly and Double Fine have your back with 99 cents of mountain building. The description is simply: ~ you are mountain – you are god ~ Ambient procedural mountain game, as seen on The Internet. Mountain on SteamFull article: Mountain Released
High-speed action-arcade game Trace Vector has been released on Steam: Trace Vector is a high speed action arcade game with puzzle elements. Featuring a modern take on vector style graphics, Trace Vector plays like an easy to learn, hard to master, game of the golden age of the 80′s video arcades. Race your space ship […]Full article: Trace Vector Released
Modest Project for a modest price So today I received an email from Austin Dixon asking me if I would like to check out his Kickstarter project Script Kiddies. HIPSTER PIXEL goodness, the Script Kiddies project is asking for a modest $8,500 US. Of course I wouldn’t even be writing this article if Austin was supporting Linux right out of the pearly gates. So lets... Read More »Full article: Script Kiddies needs a Kickstart
You read it correctly, Direct X directly interacting with the Gallium open source driver! About Last week we had an opportunity to speak with Tiziano Bacocco (an open source, electro Guru from Italy) about the future of the Gallium driver (open source AMD driver) and how it is possible to have Direct X interacting directly with the driver instead of having the overhead of the... Read More »Full article: Direct X On Linux Using The Open Source Driver?
I'm not sure (as I've not heard from anybody, really) of the exact extent of the freegamedev.net outage (especially the forums which projects/people depend upon) but it is currently down for me and others if isup.me is to be believed.I forgot to renew the domain. I would cite lots of excuses but I don't have any!Don't panic! It is now renewed, but perhaps because I renewed it after it expired (on the 9th - I noticed the forums down this morning which is the 10th) it seems I don't have access to the admin tools and it hasn't recovered yet. They have taken my money though so I expect normal service to resume soon and my provider (123-reg) says the 16th at the...Full article: FreeGameDev.net Outage