Stealth development might not be very "open-sourceish", but it sometimes makes for some nice surprises in our project showcase forum.This time it was the completely new open-source game Limit Load, self described as:A cockpit flight game that is more of an arcade than a sim. The game is built on the Panda3D game engine. It is similar to the ancient games like the classic Wings or the very good Strike Commander. The story and the atmosphere are important elements of the game, so a lot of focus is placed on that too.Here is some in-game action and it seems quite polished already for such a new game:Licensing of assets is still a bit...Full article: Limit Load, new arcade combat flight simulator
There aren’t a lot of 2D side-scrolling RPGs, I can’t think of any that aren’t from consoles like Odin Sphere on the Playstation 2 and Valkyrie Profile on the Playstation and Playstation Portable. Certainly none were cyberpunk. We’ve had a resurgence of cyberpunk gaming with the isometric Shadowrun Returns, the third-person Republique, and the first-person […]Full article: Dex Released
We were kindly made aware by the main developer of the 2D RTS Wyrmsun that he is currently looking for support to get this game on the Steam platform (link includes a game-play video).Here is a description of the game we got from him:In Wyrmsun, humans, elves and dwarves all seek to carve a place for themselves on their different homeworlds, with humans living on Earth, dwarves dwelling on Nidavellir, and elves inhabiting Alfheim. In the game's missions, each world follows separate storylines, but the various civilizations can be mixed and matched in custom games.Wyrmsun features:
- Retro-style graphics
I had been following this really awesome looking tile based RTS 3D engine project (think Starcraft2 like) on the jMonkey Engine forums for a while, and it is now fully FOSS including the arts assets.Don't expect a playable RTS game, but as you can seen in this video of the in-game level editor a lot of work has been done already:You can contribute to the MIT licensed source on their github page (the author asks for help) and/or head over to the website of engine it uses, jMonkeyEngine, a great project written in Java.This post was retrieved from ...Full article: New FOSS 3D RTS Engine, OpenRTS!
F-Zero and Wipeout set the standard for the futuristic sci-fi racing games genre and inspire many game developers.Over the years, four projects of that genre were started and developed to a playable state that are now open source code:H-Craft by Irrgheist is a free sci-fi racer with IAP on Android. It is built with the Irrlicht engine and was recently released as free software with freeware data.While gameplay...Full article: Top Futuristic Open Source Racing Games on Linux
Axes and Arrows is an action-combat platformer for up to 4 players. The game features competitive local Multiplayer and an expansive quest mode which can be played solo or two player cooperatively. The core mechanics aim to be simple and intuitive, all the while maintaining a fast pace to the action. You’re equipped with arrow projectiles, a melee attack, and a dash move. Each attack... Read More »Full article: ‘Axes and Arrows’ Announcement
Some nice developments on the 2D game-dev front lately, and as you will later see, 2D with full shader, real-time lights and so on can be a quite awsome way to make games, without having to hire a full team of 3D artists ;)First of all a great new 2D editor, Overlap2D, has been released under the Apache2 license:Contrary to other popular 2D editors (for example tiled or DAME), it is not tile based, has a modern renderer and also comes with a nice GUI editor. It currently exports to a standard JSON file and has a libGDX runtime.Godot 1...Full article: DevCorner: Overlap2D editor goes open source & Godot 1.1. Beta with huge 2D engine enhancements!
I took a quick look whether one could find some open source games news (new game projects to be specific) by sorting SourceForge game projects by date but no luck, only established projects seem to show up there.So I did the same on GitHub, and after making educated guesses whether projects might be worth clicking based on their title and short description, I f ound graphitemaster/neothyne....Full article: SDL2 FPS & on Finding New Open Source Games
Last month Trese Brothers - Brothers on a Mission - announced the Linux release of "Star Traders: 4X Empires" which is currently available on Steam. In 'Star Traders: 4X Empires' you take command of a rag-tag group of human refugees fleeing in the great Exodus, and must help them re-establish your galactic civilization, defend your fledgling colonies, and rediscover lost technologies.Full article: Giveaway: ‘Star Traders: 4X Empires’
They have done it once again, the Edge of Eternity Kickstarter campaign has reached $100,000! About 100K$! Yasunori Mitsuda is getting ready! That’s right, not only are we going to see a classic J-RPG, but it is now looking very likely with 21 days to go, that we’ll see a soundtrack written by the legendary, Yasunori Mitsuda. In 1995, he released his first masterpiece with... Read More »Full article: Edge Of Eternity Reaches 100K Funding!