Speed Dreams is a Motorsport Simulator featuring high-quality 3D graphics and an accurate physics engine, all targeting maximum realism. Initially forked from Torcs, it has now reached a clearly higher realism level in visual and physics simulation, thanks to its active development team and growing community. It mainly aims to implement exciting new features, cars, tracks and AI opponents to make a more enjoyable game for the player, while constantly pushing forward visual and physics realism. It is also intended for any research, study or teaching activity, around physics and AI, thanks to its GPL V2+ license, and the...Full article: Download: “Speed Dreams” v2.1.0 beta
SnowCastle Games is a Indie company based out of Oslo, Norway. They began production of
Festival of Magic,
an original adventure role-playing game in which the players must fight and farm their way to glory. Join Amon, a desert scavenger and his reluctant companion Gnart, as they unravel the ancient mysteries of Umbra – a world divided by light and magic.
The game combines turn-based combat and farming gameplay with exploration and puzzle-packed quests. Grow spuds, tend barnacles and use your harvest as powerful ammunition and spells; load your weapons, team up your companions and get ready for an epic adventure.
Now if you don’t know who SnowCastle Games are they made a great game for IOS called Hogworld which I...
“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”
PC Gamer’s Mod of the Year 2011, ModDB’s Editor Choice Multiplayer Mod of the Year 2011, “No More Room in Hell”, a co-operative, realistic first person survival horror modification for the Source Engine, and one of the best if not the best, mod for Half Life 2 is free on Steam and available for Linux. With millions of walking dead now inhabiting the earth you have little or no chance of surviving, the question is though, can you handle the challenge? Or will you finish curled up in a corner waiting for the inevitable to happen? Download it now...
Remember the kickstarter campaign of ‘PULSAR: Lost Colony‘, the cooperative starship simulator? There is good news, the guys from Leafy Games achieved the initial/minimum goal set on kickstarter and the project got funded! Also paypal donations are closed.
We are not currently accepting PayPal since the Kickstarter is over! We will be opening pre-orders when the website redesign launches soon!
‘PULSAR: Lost Colony‘ is a cooperative starship simulator that takes you and your crew to the farthest corners of the universe on a mission to find the mysterious Lost Colony. It features a procedural galaxy generator so every...
Yesterday saw the release of a new version of the client-side software "Ember" for the Worldforge project (an open-source MMO framework).The focus of this version was to improve the world-editing features, and if not yet included, the GoSC 2013 improvements (for example an updated...Full article: New releases from the Worldforge project.
We covered the kickstarter campaign of Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim, the open world, action-adventure game with an emphasis on physics and player-choice. There is good news for those who contributed the project. With only two hours left for the kickstarter campaign to end, the project goal of $30,000 was achieved just about that! The release date is to be announced, until then enjoy the ‘Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim’ Linux demo below.
Finally we’re funded! Theres still 2 hours to go. Thanks to all who supported us! You’re just awesome! We’ll be posting a bigger update tomorrow!
The little Dwarfs from Denmark finally released the co-op action RPG ‘FORCED‘ after an incredible development process of about 3 years.
We are extremely proud of the result and we cannot wait for you guys to get your hands on what we’ve been working on for so long now! You should know though that Forced do not end here. We have many more plans for the future, plans that we will reveal much more about soon.
‘FORCED‘ is a one- to four-player co-op arcade action RPG with puzzle and tactical elements. You are cast as slaves in the toughest...
The ’Battle Worlds: Kronos‘ project passed the initial Kickstarter goal, weeks before closing. Also mobile device support is unlocked due to community contributions. According to Linux game news is ‘Battle Worlds: Kronos’ to be released November 4th at Steam, GoG.com and other distribution platforms. The mobile version is expected later in 2014.
Some ‘Battle Worlds: Kronos’ features
- Single Player Campaigns - Fight for the “Yerla” faction, a highly technologized army. For the Rebels, make do with what you’ve got and fight a guerilla war. Together both campaigns will allow for more than 30 hours of gameplay....
We talked about it before here, but now there is only about 2 days left and even though all funds go to the team regardless of if the goal is reached, they are still a long way off what then would need to create a nice set of openly licensed fantasy monsters.So please head over to their indiegogo fund-raiser page: "Free the Monsters" and donate.This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.Full article: Quick reminder: Free The Monsters open game art crowd-funding
Oculus is working on a second version of the development kit for the VR headset, Oculus Rift. The new version is better able to follow the player’s head movements, the quality of the image in the glasses is the main problem to be resolved, the team told Endgadget in a recent interview.
To keep progress with development and solutions, a new version of the development-kit for the glasses had to be made available to developers. Another build should be available before the consumer version of the headset hits the market. The new dev kit would contain a higher resolution screen and also the head position of the player would be improved.
CEO John Carmack...
Well the dust is settled and time for that moment all of you have been waiting for. But I wanted to say this contest was great. Alot of people came in and gave it their all, and some not so much. It was great to read some of your answers. I will tell you right now “Mark Wahlberg and the Funky Bunch” is not the lead composer for Project Pheonix. It was a great turn out and great challenge.
This contest was the tip of the iceberg and for the future we will be getting bigger and better games and prizes.So stay tuned on that front.
Well to begin we has a 2 way tie for first place. But like Hilander “There can be only one” (Cue Queen soundtrack). So I sat down with the team and we rolled a series of D20′s and...
June 1, 2013 the Dutch Linux User Group (NLLGG) held its last meeting of the season, in Utrecht. Linux Magazine arranged lectures about games and organised competitive gaming tournaments. The NLLGG gave a VIM workshop and a lecture about Puppet.
RootGamer was invited to talk about future and current developments around Linux gaming.
The maybe most user friendly and complete FOSS game engine jMonkey Engine 3, has recently released the final version 3.0 of their very nice SDK.Here is a list of the full changes:Engine- LWJGL base now works on MacOSX 10.7+ incl. Applets- Hardware Skinning- Shader Nodes- Better Character (beta)- New LOD Generator!- TangentBinormalGenerator was refactored...Full article: DevCorner: jMonkeyEngine SDK 3.0 (stealth) release
‘Nekro‘ is an overhead, randomly generated action game about summoning evil forces of darkness to do your bidding! The project is making good progress after a successful kickstarter campaign. Studio Dark Forge is shooting for beta by the end of 2013 and full release in 2014.
Hailing from the era of great classics such as Myth: The Fallen Lords, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Dungeon Keeper and more, DarkForge is creating a game rooted deep in PC gaming’s history, but with all the flourishes you’ve come to expect from a modern experience.
- A completely randomized world: Never...
Why do you post about a windows game?! Well, it’s a free copy of the classic ‘Carmageddon’ you can enjoy using dosbox or wine! Currently the game isn’t installable through gogonlinux but i cannot see why not. The developers have a AMA at reddit featuring this little present.
Woo Hoo! GOG.com and Stainless Games have launched Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now and we’re giving away 50,000 copies of the original Carmageddon Max Pack to celebrate while we host an AMA!
free copy of...
The Swiss researcher Vincent Etter claims to predict the success of projects on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter with a certainty of 76 percent.
Etter and his team of researchers argue that they are better at making the prediction than another group of researchers , who did with an accuracy of 68 percent predictions. The prediction can be made just hours after the project started, the researchers said in their paper(pdf ) , which was presented last week.
it’s that time you have been waiting for. We begin the first of many challenges our site will be offering in the future. With challenges comes the best part as always, PRIZES!!!! This week we have some great prizes. But first the rules of this challenge.
- First and and foremost. You need a Steam account for this Challenge as all the prizes are redeemable on Steam only.
- All contestants may only do the challenge once. (I know and I’m tracking). Failure to do so will cost you your entry in the challenge.
In this challenge we will test your minds and memory. You must answer 10 questions all based around Linux gaming for the past year and...
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is a dark fantasy, Action role-playing game, hack and slash, video game that was developed by Spicy Horse. It was originally announced for release in 2012. Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale, throwing her into the setting of feudal Japan. The game just got another update to improve balance and item (drops).
You’ll also be happy to know that here internally we’re working on crafting part 2 (Item leveling) and multi-player. Yay !!
Patch notes: 14 okt
- Increased quality of loot drops
- Updated Rare...
In ‘NeonXSZ‘ (pronounced Neon Excesses) you are injected into cyberspace to stake your place in a war of virus verses 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. Will you protect the operating system or join the infection to bring it down?
NeonXSZ is our little homage to Descent combined with the frenetic adrenaline pumping feel and gameplay mechanics of Quake. Then add Diablo’s loot explosions, rpg elements, leveling up, procedurally generated environments and enemies. Finish it all off with truly open-world gameplay inside a micro ecosystem of up to one thousand unique little AI dudes buzzing around getting into fights and...
The gameplay and general feel in ’Life Goes On‘ reminds me of ‘Little Big Planet‘ except the the user generated content. Nevertheless the game is very entertaining and the puzzle’s may cause a little headache but well worth the effort! Download ‘Life goes on’ demo below and share your experience on IndieDB afterwards.
About ‘Life Goes On’
‘Life Goes On‘ is a comically morbid puzzle...
With PokerTH you can play the popular texas holdem poker game. Try your skills against the computer opponents, and find many friends to play with in the online games. To play online you need to register on poker-heroes.com. This is free of charge. Whis this gaming account you can login to the internet game lobby, chat with your friends start playing and shine on the leaderboards.
Change the style of your PokerTH game table or...
Today Polygon’s Jenna Pitcher talked to Lars Gustavsson the Creative-Director at DICE about SteamOS and asked his opinion about SteamOS and Linux gaming market in general. Now normally we at Rootgamer.com don’t like posting stuff like this, But I am a huge fan of the Battlefield series and get your opinion about this.
It would only take one “killer” game for the Linux platform to explode its way into mainstream gaming, DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson told Polygon, revealing that the development studio would “strongly” like to get into Linux.
“We strongly want to get into Linux for a reason,” Gustavsson...
We have mentioned in the past a few times that it is a common misconception that FOSS games need to be also "freeware", and in fact the opposite can be quite beneficial to the overall development of a game or the engine it is build on.The 2D jump & run Frogatto & Friends has been for sale on mobile platforms for a while now, and its really high quality game-play and graphics are definitely a notch above most other open-source games:All of it is possible through the use of their awesome open-source engine Anura.Now they are looking to sell their game also on desktop computers through the very popular Steam digital distribution platform. You can vote for inclusion...Full article: Frogatto & Friends looking to be "greenlit" on Steam
Ultimoore here with with news about a game I had recently started to follow and looked very interesting. well the guys and gals at Smash Games have begun to bring Magicite to the next level, Kickstarter. For those of you who are not familiar, Magicite is an epic 2D RPG game that you can play single player or with your friends. Venture out into randomized instances and get loot and materials to craft new armour and weapons. But be careful, as perma-death is a huge part of the game.
Players will create characters with randomly generated stats, traits, and appearances. These characters will go on to...
Aleph One is the open source continuation of Bungie’s Marathon 2 game engine. Available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, Aleph One supports Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity natively, and Marathon through a fan-made conversion. Many third party scenarios and net maps are also available.
Aleph One is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
News: Read the 1.0 announcement press release ...
Well for those of us fans who have been waiting ever so patiently for an announcement about Nuclear Dawn on Linux wait no more. Interwave Studios has given a update on the Linux Development of Nuclear Dawn.
Today on their steam group announcement page they post this message to their Linux fans. This message was posted by Team member Viper:
Good news for all you Linux fans out there, we have started to work on Nuclear Dawn version 7.0 which apart from some bug fixes will also include support for Linux! Stay tuned for more news later this month!
I have been looking forward for this news for a while. For those who...Full article: Nuclear Dawn is getting closer.
Samsung is focusing on innovation and potential start-ups from Silicon Valley, particularly in gaming, mobile search, social media and mapping-related services, according to employees and an internal document reviewed by the WSJ.
The information is from a presentation prepared by Samsung Media Solution Center about mergers and acquisitions in February. The document lays out the company’s rationale for bulking up and lists potential acquisition- and investment...
I guess quite a few people were waiting for this to finally happen :)Have a look at the release announcement here and the full change-log here.They also did a nice introduction video a few months ago:Haven't got the chance to try it myself yet, but this is high on my list of open-source games to play!This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.Full article: Breaking news: The Dark Mod 2.0 stand alone version out now!
Hey there rooters,
The guys and I at Rootgamer.com have come up with something new for you the gamers. We are starting a new initiative to bring more content to the website to make it bigger and better. The first item we are adding to this Initiative is going to be a series of skill and knowledge based contest’s. These contests will happen between the 15th to the 19th of every month and on the 20th of the same month we will announce the winners of what ever challenge we set out for you guys. We have been working with some great vendors to get you our readers some sweet swag.
Now not every month will we run the same type of contest. We will run a different contest some that you the readers will vote on and other will be skill based such as a tournament. Now...
The community driven project Unvanquished is making great improvements to the game-engine. Recently they announced the upgrading 15yr old engine now Unvanquished 2.0 is released, with SDL2 support!
Unvanquished has been ported to SDL 2. This brings various improvements – better handling of window manager hot keys (Alt-Tab etc.), mouse motion and multiple monitors, for example. There’s still plenty which could done to better make use of SDL , though. (It can still be built with SDL 1.2 for compatibility, e.g. you want to use externally-compiled SDL but 2.0 isn’t readily available.)
More engine and...