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Interview: BetaDwarf about FORCED 1 and 2

3 days 20 hours ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

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″ Gets Big Update

3 days 22 hours ago by Kereltis on Rootgamer.com

“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 10 hours 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 freegamer.blogspot.com.

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Script Kiddies needs a Kickstart

1 week 5 days ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

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

Direct X On Linux Using The Open Source Driver?

2 weeks 4 days ago by Kereltis on Rootgamer.com

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?

FreeGameDev.net Outage

2 weeks 4 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 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...

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Stunt Rally now comes with spaceships and cool ancient cities!

2 weeks 5 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....

Full article: Stunt Rally now comes with spaceships and cool ancient cities!

Bolt Riley – A Reggae Adventure Game On Kickstarter

3 weeks 4 hours 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...

Full article: Bolt Riley – A Reggae Adventure Game On Kickstarter

First public release of Terminal Overload!

3 weeks 6 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 2 hours ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

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.

Full article: ‘NeonXSZ’ arrives on August 22nd (steam)

‘Verdun’ stretch boundries

1 month 3 hours ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

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.

Full article: ‘Verdun’ stretch boundries

“The Journey Down – Chapter Two” Pre-order

1 month 4 days ago by Kereltis on Rootgamer.com

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 4 days ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

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.

GOG.com Linux batch, Special Promo!

1 month 5 days ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

GOG.com had planned to introduce Linux support to its catalog. Now GoG.com released a small batch of Linux compatible games.

Full article: GOG.com Linux batch, Special Promo!

Run Debian and Android simultaneously

1 month 6 days ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

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.

Full article: Run Debian and Android simultaneously

Mozilla unveils ‘Dungeon Defenders’ webbased

1 month 6 days ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

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.

Full article: Mozilla unveils ‘Dungeon Defenders’ webbased

‘Steam controller’ possible thumbstick

1 month 6 days ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

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 6 days 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...

Full article: Support the development of the Terra Centauri RTS

Zareason Zeto Review

1 month 1 week ago by Kereltis on Rootgamer.com

About Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS CPU: i3 4130 3.4 GHz 4 Core Memory: 8 GB DDR3-1600 Hard Drive: 1 TB SSHD (Hybrid HD+SSD Cache) Optical Drive: CD/DVD RW Video Card Zeto: Nvidia GTX 760 Networking: Dual Ethernat + Intel Centrino Ultimate-N PSU: 500w 80Plus Gold Lights: Blue Bluetooth: (included) I was lucky this week in that I got a chance to take a hands-on look... Read More »

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Duck Marines, FOSS remake of ChuChu Rocket

1 month 2 weeks ago by Julius on Free Gamer

Thanks to Tangram Games for pointing out to us that they just released version 1.0 of their local multiplayer game Duck Marines.They describe it as:Duck Marines is a cross-platform free software PC remake of Sonic Team’s ChuChu Rocket.Duck Marines attempts to recreate the magic from the local multiplayer of ChuChu Rocket while adding new elements like mini games, a level editor, colorful pixel art and more.But see for yourself:For those not familiar with the original on the Dreamcast here is a small description of the gameplay:The goal of the game is to get as many ducks into the submarine of your color. Gray ducks give you one...

Full article: Duck Marines, FOSS remake of ChuChu Rocket

DarkSiders is coming to Linux.

1 month 2 weeks ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

SAY WHAAAAAT!? Yes, you heard it here folks. At 10:57 EST THQ posted a screenshot of their running port of Darksiders on Linux. This is the THQ post on the Twitter-verse. @THQ @darksiders OMG I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! — Sandy Nitram (@Ultimegus) July 11, 2014 Later Leszek Godlewski tweeted saying that it is Nordic Games working on the port of Darksiders. Now Leszek is one... Read More »

Full article: DarkSiders is coming to Linux.

Bandai Namco picks up Project Cars.

1 month 3 weeks ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

SAY WHAT?! I know, right? Can you believe that Bandai Namco Europe has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with UK developer Slightly Mad Studios for Project CARS?! The crowd-funded racing game is already going to put SteamOS and Linux for a test drive. The game is already set for 4k capabilities which I for one want to get my paws on this game. But will... Read More »

Full article: Bandai Namco picks up Project Cars.

A New Edge of Eternity demo heading our way August.

1 month 3 weeks ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

Why is this great news? This is a very interesting title and, dare I say it? ( DARE, DARE) This could be a quality style JRPG that Linux RPG’ers can look forward to. It has almost been a year since they cancelled their first campaign for Edge of Eternity. But the team of 4 (1 Programmer, 2 Artists and 1 Composer) has grown so much... Read More »

Full article: A New Edge of Eternity demo heading our way August.

DevCorner: GameDevelop goes open-source

1 month 3 weeks ago by Julius on Free Gamer

Thanks to GamingOnLinux for pointing out that this crossplattform *no-programming* 2D game development suite has gone fully FOSS.It can export games to HTML5 and native code (x86 Linux and Windows).Read the original announcement here. The github repository is here.License infos:

  • The IDE (in the IDE folder) is licensed with GPL v3. 
  • The Core library, the native and HTML5 platforms (respectively Core, GDCpp and GDJS folders) are LGPL v3. 
  • Extensions (in the Extensions folder) are using...

Full article: DevCorner: GameDevelop goes open-source

Windows release date ‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’

1 month 3 weeks ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

Publisher 2K Games announced today that Sid Meier‘s Civilization: Beyond Earth is expected 24th October at your local retailer. The game will appear on Windows platform first. In previous announcements 2K announced support for both OS X and Linux. When the Linux version will appear, is yet unknown. The game will appear on October 24 and costs 49.95 euro in a shop. Furthermore, 2K Games... Read More »

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“Overflowing Compendium” For Dota 2 Goes Live

1 month 4 weeks ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

Dota 2 Compendium owners got a whole host of goodies with the release of the “Overflowing Compendium” patch! About Those of you whose Compendiums have reached Level 4, you’ve probably already seen the blue-feathered, Lieutenant Squawkins. Now Compendium owners who reach Level 24 will also gain access to a green-feathered Row Boat style. To add  to this, when your Compendium reaches Level 41, you’ll be... Read More »

Full article: “Overflowing Compendium” For Dota 2 Goes Live

Winner of the Linux Game Awards PotM July 2014 announced!

1 month 4 weeks ago by Julius on Free Gamer

See full announcement here.Congrats to Unvanquished, they are doing a great job for sure!While they won by a clear lead, the follow-up projects are also very much worth mentioning:This post was retrieved from...

Full article: Winner of the Linux Game Awards PotM July 2014 announced!

May the source be with you

2 months 1 day ago by Charlie on Free Gamer

I'm a big advocate of the phrase, "Release Early, Release Often." I think it is by far the best way to keep or gain community interest in a project.Of course, that simple phrase doesn't quite sum up what you actually must do - simply uploading a release and announcing it on your mailing list is unlikely to attract interest. For example, who knew about Lincity-NG 2.9beta in lieu of the intended Lincity-NG 3.0?Lincity-NG is in a bit of a mini-crisis. A victim of the shutdown of the Berlios...

Full article: May the source be with you

Gigabyte “Brix Gaming-mini-pc” with Nvidia

2 months 4 days ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

Gigabyte has added a new system to its Brix Gaming Series. The new Brix Gaming is a minicomputer that is standard equipped with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphics card and is available in both black and green.

Full article: Gigabyte “Brix Gaming-mini-pc” with Nvidia

OpenRA also has a new release

2 months 5 days ago by Hythlodaeus on Free Gamer

OpenRA is a Free Software recreation of the famed Command & Conquer engine, and it aims to support and enhance all Westwood games originally built upon it, namely Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert, and Dune 2000. However, unlike most engine remakes, OpenRA isn't a simple 1:1 recreation with a little streamlining here and there, as the project also aims to optimize and rebalance the gameplay for...

Full article: OpenRA also has a new release