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‘NeonXSZ’ arrives on August 22nd (steam)

5 hours 24 min 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

5 hours 45 min 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

4 days 8 hours 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.

4 days 11 hours 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!

5 days 6 hours 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

6 days 5 hours 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

6 days 5 hours 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

6 days 5 hours 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 »

Full article: ‘Steam controller’ possible thumbstick

Support the development of the Terra Centauri RTS

6 days 12 hours 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 week 2 days 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 »

Full article: Zareason Zeto Review

Duck Marines, FOSS remake of ChuChu Rocket

2 weeks 2 days 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.

2 weeks 4 days 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.

3 weeks 3 days 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.

3 weeks 3 days 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

3 weeks 3 days 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’

3 weeks 4 days 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 »

Full article: Windows release date ‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’

“Overflowing Compendium” For Dota 2 Goes Live

4 weeks 8 hours 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!

4 weeks 12 hours 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

YSoccer out of Beta

1 month 6 days ago by Charlie on Free Gamer

Since football is all the rage right now - unless you are hiding under a rock then you can't have escaped the World Cup - then a little bit of football game news seems appropriate!The game formerly known as Yoda Soccer has left beta and been unleashed upon the classic pixel soccer game world as YSoccer.YSoccer version 14If you never played Sensible Soccer, then you may not yet get what the fuss is all about - if that's the case then you should download it and give it a...

Full article: YSoccer out of Beta

Linux build ‘Contagion’ in progress

1 month 1 week ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

The realistic and appealing Zombie-like shooter "Contagion" is getting a Linux build! So written on the community page of 'Contagion' project on Steam. According to the developer, Valve is helpful with process.

Full article: Linux build ‘Contagion’ in progress

Download: ‘OpenTomb’ Lara on Linux

1 month 2 weeks ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

‘OpenTomb’ is a cross-platform re-implementation of classic Tomb Raider 1—5 engines that were developed by now defunct Core Design. It is not a patcher or DLL extension of already existing engines. features? Modern collision approach: engine gets collision not from floor data, but directly from room mesh data. Static mesh and movable collision is also calculated on the fly and is not taken from pre-defined bounding boxes. Integrated... Read More »

Full article: Download: ‘OpenTomb’ Lara on Linux

OpenXcom hits 1.0

1 month 2 weeks ago by Hythlodaeus on Free Gamer

We have previously mentioned OpenXcom on several occasions before, but now the massive UFO: Enemy Unknown engine reimplementation project finally hit the long-awaited 1.0 mark, and they decided to celebrate by releasing this lovely trailer that sums up quite well the insane amount of detail and improvement put into the project over the course of 4 years. I'll let it do justice by itself, but not without thanking all the contributors for raising one of the most...

Full article: OpenXcom hits 1.0

Game engine “Bacon 2D” announced

1 month 2 weeks ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

Canonical developer Kevin Van Dine has introduced an Ubuntu Touch compatible game engine. Touch is another flavour of Ubuntu Operating System which focus on mobile devices such as smart-phones and tables.

Full article: Game engine “Bacon 2D” announced

GOG takes it up with Steam and Desura

1 month 3 weeks ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

Online distribution platform GOG has announced its Galaxy service. The company wants to compete against established names such as Steam and Desura. Unlike those services with Galaxy games could be played offline.

Full article: GOG takes it up with Steam and Desura

Vote now on Linux Game Awards for the PotM July 2014

1 month 3 weeks ago by Julius on Free Gamer

You know the drill ;)Project of the Month July 2014For those a bit slow: yes you can vote for multiple projects... So lets share the love a bit and not only focus on a single title (you know which one I mean).Otherwise: If you have great ideas how the award could be made even better than it already is (yes we know, this time the nominations are a bit random), comment below.This post was retrieved from ...

Full article: Vote now on Linux Game Awards for the PotM July 2014

Dota 2 Update – June 2nd, 2014

1 month 3 weeks ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

Here are the details of the latest Dota 2 update! About Compendium - Compendium Reward Released: Daily Hero Challenge - Compendium Reward Released: Alternate Voice Vote - Compendium Reward Released: Model Update Vote - Added sound effects for Dragon Knight’s Kindred of the Iron Dragon Immortal - Added sound effects for Death Prophet’s Fluttering Mortis Immortal - Fixed Hellborn Grasp Upheaval visual effects not showing... Read More »

Full article: Dota 2 Update – June 2nd, 2014

Possible Linux ‘Sid Meier’s Civilization V’

1 month 3 weeks ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

In Civilization V, the player leads a civilization from prehistoric times into the future on a procedurally-generated map, achieving one of a number of different victory conditions through research, exploration, diplomacy, expansion, economic development, government and military conquest. The game is based on an entirely new game engine with hexagonal tiles instead of the square tiles of earlier games in the series. Many elements from... Read More »

Full article: Possible Linux ‘Sid Meier’s Civilization V’