Many others and I have been waiting for 1 of 2 options to happen.
- EVE Online comes to Linux natively.
- A suitable replacement comes to Linux
Now I am not a guy to get excited easily, ok maybe I am. Maybe I need to let this game install first before I pass judgement also. But I am really hoping that Entropy will be that fill I need for a Space MMO(Vendetta Online is also great). As of today Entropy went up for sale on Steam giving Linux, Mac and Windows gamers early access.
Entropy is an open-universe science fiction MMO with a strong focus on free-form gameplay and large-scale space combat. Explore a hostile galaxy filled with over a hundred solar systems, each...
The creator of the nice, but pretty niche, freeware game (but with Creative Commons licensed assets) Revenge of the Cats: Ethernet has just informed us that he started a Indiegogo campaign (target US$ 1500) to liberate the game.The current version still runs on an old closed source build of the Torque3D engine, but with the somewhat recent move to MIT licensing, it has now become possible to go fully open-source.According to the author:All I need...Full article: Help to ROTC:Ethernet to become fully open-source
Ok Ren’Py my friends has now over 600 titles if you have never heard of Ren’Py well here is some info to snack on. Ren’Py is a visual novel engine that helps developers use words, images, and audio to tell stories with a PC. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games. Many stories have been told through this game engine, more often dating simulations have been made on Ren’py. I have also seen a few great stories come from Ren’Py also.
Not to long ago I received a email from Chris Weigle the games programmer and story writer talking about his new game “All The World”. The team at Envisage Games are a new company formed by old high school friends interested in game development. Envisage Games currently...
Not to long ago IBuyPower, a well known American gaming PC vendor showed off their own Steam Machine to the world. Sporting alot of AMD hardware inside. Well now a company called Piixl has now decided to jump in the ring and show off their own Steam Machine. This contenders name is Piixl “Jetpack”.
For those unfamiliar with Piixl’s work they are know for the Edgecenter computers. PiixL Technologies Ltd is a London based company that designs and integrates convergent hardware solutions for the discerning gamer. Our products are at the leading-edge and follow Don Norman’s concept of “invisible computer”, literally by hiding behind...
Who needs Skyrim when you’ve got Ravensword: Shadowlands. Today we have yet another epic release for Steam on Linux!
Crescent Moon Games the award winning studio that brought us Ravensword: The Fallen King and Aralon: Sword and Shadow has just released Ravensword: Shadowlands on Steam for Linux. This is one I bought as soon as I saw it on Steam this morning because it’s the one I’ve been very excitedly waiting for. Being unable to play Skyrim on Linux has been a real disappointment for me and because I’m pretty dogged when it comes to Linux (nothing but Linux will count) I missed out on playing that title. So for me waking up this morning...
At last we have a ‘Terraria’ alternative on Linux and it’s an awesome one. SteamWorld Dig has finally arrived on Steam for Linux!
This is the one I and many others (who have been frustrated trying to run ‘Terraria’ on Wine) have been waiting for. Finally we have a decent – in fact some might say incredibly awesome side scrolling, mining adventure game. In the style of its predecessors ‘Terraria’ and ‘Super Metroid’, SteamWorld Dig is an incredibly addictive, fun, thrilling, roller coaster ride that sees you in the role of ‘Rusty’, an old time Steambot as he arrives at an old mining town....
Do you consider your-self a super sleuth? Maybe people have called you the Columbo of your generation (nobody calls you that). Now you have a chance with Nerd Monkeys very inventive and humorous game Murder in the Hotel Lisbon. Using mechanics of interrogation similar to L.A Noire in a nice point and click adventure, comedy, mystery.
A strange murder has occurred in the Hotel Lisbon, a man committed suicide with 14 stabs to
the back while at the same time he peacefully drank his coffee. This case with contradictory facts was too complex for Policeman Garcia to solve, so he decided to hire the only detective duo in town capable of solving it: the mythical Detective Case and the unmistakable Clown Bot.
Fancy a bit of 2D side scrolling action, adventure? Well you’re in luck, Starbound has arrived on Steam for Linux.
In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.
Have you ever wanted to be the ruler of a loyal nation? Consider it done. Dominions 4: Thrones of Ascension which has been available on Desura for some time has been released on Steam.
You are a God! You are master and ruler of a loyal nation. You have unimaginable powers at your disposal. You have claimed this world as yours. But there are others who stand in your way. You must defeat and destroy these pretenders. Only then can you ascend to godhood and become the new Pantokrator.
When you start the game you decide what kind of god you are and how your DOMINION affects your lands and followers. It is an expression of your...
Having been Greenlit by the Steam community ‘NEO Scavenger’ has been released on Steam for Linux.
How long can you survive the post-apocalyptic wastelands of NEO Scavenger? In the near-future, supernatural activity and human warfare have fragmented mankind into pockets of civilization struggling to survive in wild and dangerous lands. You awaken alone in an abandoned facility with no food nor water, and only a hospital gown and some mysterious items as clues to your identity.
The fifth release in the incredible Broken Sword series ‘The Serpent’s Curse’ has been released on Steam.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse: Episode 1 is now available on PC, Mac and Linux, available from gog.com, Steam and Get Games. For full details, please see here. We would like to thank all who have helped us in our journey – particularly...
Savant Ascent, the popular IOS and Android title was released today on Steam for Linux.
A malicious orb has cast Savant out of his tower and transformed his surroundings into dangerous enemies!
Fight, shoot and beat your way through hordes of enemies and make your way back to the top of the tower. Unlock new CDs that not only give you new tracks to play to, but also grant you powerful new abilities as you progress!
Think you have what it takes?
After a unsuccesfull campaign on kickstarter ‘Guns ‘n Zombies‘ got included in December 4th Batch of Greenlight Titles
‘Guns ‘n Zombies‘ feature takes place in the post apocalyptic world. What makes the game special is that the story takes place in the aftermath of a real apocalypse. The main characters have to find a way to survive in a world full of danger and uncertainty to assure the survival of the entire human race.
The indie game developer ‘Astral Byte’ from New Zealand is working on hack-n-slash and survivor game ‘Heldric The Legend of the shoemaker‘, they released a Linux demo of the adventure.
Do you enjoy hack-n-slash but longed for a bit more? Maybe you like city builder games but find them a bit boring? Here is a different take on the same old styles of game. A hack-n-slash without loot or endless level grinding. A city builder without resource management.
A game where you don’t play an epic hero, but a humble shoemaker that must work together with villagers to defend against waves of attacks. Build, upgrade, rotate and decorate the village. Each building adds...
The Linux Foundation announced Valve and others new members: ”The newest Linux Foundation members are open source endeavors as well as established industry leaders. Companies from diverse markets, such as gaming, cloud computing and virtualization are seeing the value of Linux and collaborative development to put them out in front of competitors.“
Mike Woster, chief operating officer of The Linux Foundation
Our membership continues to grow as both new and mature entities embrace community development and open technologies. Our new members...
Not so long ago our very own Ultimoore reported that Joe Danger was showing “signs of Linux support“. I’m now very happy to report that he was correct, not only is Joe Danger on its way to the Linux desktop but also Joe Danger 2. A couple of days ago Sean Murray of ‘Hello Games‘ confirmed to me that both games are very close to being released on Linux and I for one can’t wait.
back ago I did an interview with Scott Overman designer of Tethical. Now Tethical is an open-source strategy RPG engine with a growing number of development tools to make using it easier. Scott then launched a kickstarter page for that open source engine in hopes of financially helping him really focus on the tools for the engine allowing developers ease of developing for the engine.. Well he at least raised 1,264$ of the 20,000$ needed. Here is Scott’s explaining his work with Tethical through his Kickstater video.
What has happened since then? Well he has been still working hard on the engines tools and put more focus on the character generator, allowing developers to make original characters for their own “Final...Full article: Tethical makes with the Sprites
For the first, gaming platform Steam, had more than seven million users online simultaneously . A year ago, the popular platform broke the first boundary of 6 million users . Steam has a total user-database of 65 million accounts.
The share of the total user population of 65 million Steam that is online, is hovering around 10 percent, but in the night of Sunday to Monday Steam broke through, with 7 million users using their service. The user record is specifically 7190483.
In June 2012 development begun on the RootGamer website. Our mission; to bring awareness of the growing Linux gaming community and show Windows-gamers the potential and benefits from a Linux platform.
Stats, pie and charts
We opened the website to the public, the moment Steam 4 Linux Beta news surfaced. Lot has changed ever since; we have been featured in a Linux magazine, attended user group meetings, given a lecture about Linux game development, introduced Rootrivia for you to win games and we have a lot more interesting events planned for you next year!!...
‘Space Hulk‘ is powered by Full Control’s battle proven formula for 3D tactical turn-based games like the successful ‘Tactical Soldier – Undead Rising‘ and the recent released ‘Frontline Tactics‘. ’Space Hulk’ recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer.
RootGamer asked Thomas H. Lund, CEO of Full Control gamestudio, about the rumours of a Linux version of ‘Space Hulk’. We received a conclusive answer:
Yeah - we will support Linux. We already...
One of the newer engine/game projects I have been following closely is Octaforge. It is basically a fork of Tesseract, which in turn is an graphic improvement project by the makers of the well known Cube2 engine.The main difference with Octaforge is that aims to become a game SDK and platform for easy creation of mods; And one of its prime new features for this is full scriptability with Lua.Read about their progress on the latest beta here, which also includes this nice video showcasing the new player model and an test map:This post was retrieved from...Full article: Progress on Octaforge
The Humble Weekly Sale features six spectacular Linux compatible games, DRM free!! Be sure to jump on this amazing offer before it’s gone! This week, pay what you want for the retro-style shoot ‘m up, Jamestown, the mysterious puzzle-platformer, Closure, the intergalactic shooter, S.P.A.Z., and the frantic brick-breaking game Shatter. If you pay $6 or more, you’ll unlock the action-RPG game, Dungeon Defenders, and the highly addictive tower defense game,...Full article: Six Linux games in ‘Humble Bundle’ weekly
Not only from the clutches of Ganondorf, but also from the dominion of proprietary software. All thanks to the magnificent Solarus Engine, a GPLed, SDL-based, 2D action RPG engine. This amazing project aims to provide a stable and easily customizable platform for users to create their own Zelda-like games, and so far, I must say, I am darn impressed by what...Full article: Zelda can now be free as in freedom
Quietly in the background a group of open-source and Linux enthusiast websites (full disclosure: including FreeGamer ;) ) has developed a new platform for promoting open-source games: http://www.linuxgameawards.org/One of its regular features will be a monthly award and a related promotion drive for the winner on all affiliated sites.As a start, our community came up with the first 10 nominees for the January 2014 award...Full article: Linux Game Awards voting open now!
An American computer manufacturer has released the first details about a Steam Machine released with AMD hardware . The gaming PC gets a Radeon R9 270 video card and comes with Valves Steam Controller for $ 499 .
Systems with similar properties as the Steam Machine prototypes with Nvidia cards are high- end systems. Expected pricing above a thousand dollars. The cheapest version is the system with...
The team at Red Knight Games have started their Kickstarter for their game Grapple Knight.
Play as Jouren as you take up the mantle of a fallen knight to journey through a myriad of environments and battle hordes of twisted creatures; on a quest to stop the evil Alchemist and free his grip from your homeland! Grapple Knight is a momentum based, action platformer that pays homage to the games of the late 80′s and early 90′s that Red Knight Games grew up with
- Xbox and PS3 controller support* (right now only Xbox and PS3 controller support)
- With the help of your companion Stroud, use your spirit grapple to jump, grab and swing through environments, comboing all the way.
- Using your magical...
I have a Dream.
Well as advertised on Linux gaming reddit Rootgamer, Freegamer and Linux Game Database are working together to give the power to vote for your favourite Open Source Game of the month. You know why? Because we want to that is why. Open source projects don’t have the money like commercial games to advertise and plus this is our way (as Linux gaming media) to give back to all these amazing projects that have really defined the spirit of community in not only Linux but the whole PC space.
How does it make with the workings?
Well you miscreants just click on this link...
Obviously someone is having a hard time with the winter in the northern hemisphere right now:...Full article: Holiday Racer 2.2 released (aka Stunt Rally)
Haymaker is a two player beat em up set in America in the golden 50′s. Meet crazy and unique fighting champions like ‘Lastermann’ or ‘Officer Johnson’. Grab a friend, or try your luck against the computer, and get into fight! Haymaker started as a project of five Game Design students at the HTW Berlin for our course of studies during one semester.
After we received feedback, we decided to expand the whole game and serve our demanding audience to release a full playable version. So after an additional half year of polishing and adding new, exciting, characters and stages, we are very proud to release Haymaker for the PC!