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Download: ‘Zelda Classic’

3 days 6 hours ago by RootGamer on

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.

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Download: “Strife” public beta

4 days 12 min ago by RootGamer on

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 »

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In ‘Fuhrer: in LA’ you play Adolf Hitler

4 days 3 hours ago by RootGamer on

'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'.....

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Giveaway: “Verdun” Steam key

1 week 1 day ago by RootGamer on

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.

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Interview: BetaDwarf about FORCED 1 and 2

1 week 1 day ago by RootGamer on

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!

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“Natural Selection 2″ Gets Big Update

1 week 1 day ago by Kereltis on

“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 »

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Let's play Unvanquished

1 week 5 days ago by Julius on Free Gamer

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

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Mountain Released

1 week 6 days ago by TimeDoctor on

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 Steam

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Trace Vector Released

1 week 6 days ago by TimeDoctor on

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 […]

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Script Kiddies needs a Kickstart

2 weeks 3 days ago by Ultimoore on

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 »

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Direct X On Linux Using The Open Source Driver?

3 weeks 2 days ago by Kereltis on

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? Outage

3 weeks 2 days ago by Charlie on Free Gamer

I'm not sure (as I've not heard from anybody, really) of the exact extent of the outage (especially the forums which projects/people depend upon) but it is currently down for me and others if 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...

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Stunt Rally now comes with spaceships and cool ancient cities!

3 weeks 3 days ago by Julius on Free Gamer

Stunt Rally 2.4... talk about feature creep, but I am not complaining ;)See more pictures of the release here, and don't forget to give some feedback on our forums.Oh and you can now browse cars and tracks online....

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Bolt Riley – A Reggae Adventure Game On Kickstarter

3 weeks 5 days ago by Maxim Bardin on Linux Gaming News

Bolt Riley – Chapter 1 is a reggae point and click adventure game for GNU/Linux.
This is the second attempt to fund the game trough kickstarter and this time with 35 hours left and 8k to gather, it looks like they might make it! (crossed fingers).
So we need your help to make this game a reality.
The music is just awesome and the graphics is top quality.
There is even a GNU/Linux aplha demo.

About the game
You play as Bolt Riley, a poor boy from Trenchtown, Jamaica, on his pathway to stardom.
Bolt is struggling to survive and has to...

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Download: ‘Unvanquished’ 0.30

3 weeks 6 days ago by RootGamer on

The open-source shooter 'Unvanquished' keeps improving. The community is very much alive and the projects development is a all time high(?). Latest Unvanquished v0.30 got released, introducing all kinds of improvements and new candy to enjoy.

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First public release of Terminal Overload!

1 month 2 days ago by Julius on Free Gamer

You might remember the crowd-sourcing campaign from the beginning of this year to make a fully FOSS remake of a rather unique game.Well, a bit later than promised, but really awesome never the less:Note that this is a really early alpha and most of the art still has placeholder quality. It is quite playable multiplayer game already though, and there is a Linux and a Windows version for download on their website.Please don't forget to give feedback on our forums (also if you are interested in helping out).This is by the way to my knowledge the first FOSS game utilizing the...

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‘NeonXSZ’ arrives on August 22nd (steam)

1 month 4 days ago by RootGamer on

In NeonXSZ (pronounced Neon Excesses) you are injected into cyberspace to stake your place in a war of virus versus machine. During your journey you will fly dozens of spaceships with hundreds of upgrades allowing you to create totally unique spacecraft with which to wage war.

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‘Verdun’ stretch boundries

1 month 5 days ago by RootGamer on

You remember Verdun, the WW1 shooter which impressed us with a realistic gameplay experience. Or you might recall the Interview with Verdun developers. Verdun strives on authenticity and being historical accurate, thanks to great attention to detail of both M2H Game Studio and Blackmill Games.

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1 month 1 week ago by Crusader on announced this week that they now offer Linux game titles! A while ago, we’ve announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We’ve put much time and effort into this project and now we’ve found ourselves […]

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Frozen Cortex Beta

1 month 1 week ago by Crusader on

Mode 7, the developers of Frozen Synapse, have released a beta of their latest title Frozen Cortex for Linux:

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Civilization: Beyond Earth Previews

1 month 1 week ago by Crusader on

Two previews of the Alpha Centauri-inspired and Civ5 sequel Civilization: Beyond Earth were posted this week: Rock, Paper, Shotgun Polygon

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“The Journey Down – Chapter Two” Pre-order

1 month 1 week ago by Kereltis on

One the most long awaited sequels in Rasta gaming history is finally on its way, “The Journey Down – Chapter Two” pre-order now available! About Half of all pre-order revenues go to the Mavuno girl’s school project. I worked with these guys in Tanzania in 2008 and they’re doing a really great job there! The Journey Down – Chapter One was one of the first... Read More »

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Age of Wonders III Linux Port tech update.

1 month 1 week ago by Ultimoore on

What has been the main goal? Hey Linux Gamers, Today Lennart Sas from the Age of Wonders 3 Dev team posted on the teams Dev Blog an update on the porting progress of not only their game AoW3, but also the game’s engine to maybe bring future titles to Linux and Mac. Here Lennart states about the process the team took. Lennart Shortly after the... Read More »

Full article: Age of Wonders III Linux Port tech update. Linux batch, Special Promo!

1 month 1 week ago by RootGamer on had planned to introduce Linux support to its catalog. Now released a small batch of Linux compatible games.

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Run Debian and Android simultaneously

1 month 1 week ago by RootGamer on

Many desktop distributions such as Debian are already available for ARM and x86. But Debian ARM does not support YouTube playback and because of a lack of drivers, HD video playback is just not possible. Android, on the other hand, does this very well and also has many applications not available on Debian.

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Mozilla unveils ‘Dungeon Defenders’ webbased

1 month 1 week ago by RootGamer on

Trendy announced today it will release a version of Dungeon Defenders Eternity featuring the same visuals and gameplay as the native desktop version, but available on the Web at near native speeds. Later today, the full game will be available to buy on Steam.

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‘Steam controller’ possible thumbstick

1 month 1 week ago by RootGamer on

With every new prototype or leaked news, the ‘Steam controller‘ seems to become more traditional. The uncovered image shows similarities with current devices and looks less alien compared to previous screenshots. SteamDB and facepunch uncovered a new controller picture in latest Steam Beta version. The picture now shows a thumbstick and alternated layout. However, valve’s intentions are still unknown, this just might be an earlier prototype or an instruction with general purpose. source... Read More »

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Support the development of the Terra Centauri RTS

1 month 1 week ago by Julius on Free Gamer

Not exactly hot of the press, but the developer behind the MegaGlest based RTS Annex: Conquer the world has started a new project:In a lonely planet circulating a distant star, a war of survival rages on. There a sentient race, the Valkyries struggle to protect their world and themselves against the parasitic organisms Devourers. Explore large maps for resources, treasure, and other advantages to fight back the relentless horde of Devourers.Terra Centauri: The Last Stand is a new unique MG based game. While game shares a similar art style to Annex, this game has radically different gameplay and much higher...

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Kerbal Space Program: First Contract

1 month 2 weeks ago by Crusader on

My beloved Kerbal Space Program has been updated to version 0.24, dubbed “First Contract” because of an enhanced Career mode: Players will now have the opportunity to take on Contracts, manage Funds, a new in-game currency that allows players to buy rocket and plane parts, and earn Reputation for their efforts. Reputation is raised for […]

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Nightmare Cooperative

1 month 2 weeks ago by Crusader on

The Verge posted a look at The Nightmare Cooperative as an intro to the usually uncompromisingly sadistic roguelike genre: At the outset, you control a single explorer, moving one square at a time through a series of rooms. The turn-based structure means that speed isn’t important, but every time you make a move your enemies […]

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