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Developers now discount games without Valve approval

1 month 3 weeks ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

Developers can now set their own games on Steam sale. Besides the option to join the Valve clearance sales, developers can now determine when, for how long and how much discount their games go on sale. Steam Developers can sign up 2 months in advance, whether they want to participate in a by Valve scheduled sale. A private sale period may last up to two weeks... Read More »

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GSoC 2014 mentoring organisations announced, review and apply!

1 month 3 weeks ago by Julius on Free Gamer

After sorting through almost 400 applications of mentoring projects, Google has announced this year's list of projects students can contribute to....

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Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge Now On Steam And Desura

1 month 3 weeks ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

We love our retro Indie titles here at Rootgamer and today’s release of “Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge” has us jumping for joy! About Galactic hero Serena S has been trolled on Spacebook. This is obviously a cause to embark on an epic quest to punish the troll in question, who just happens to be The Space Prince. Guide Serena through 7 stages of... Read More »

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Portal 2 Beta Finally available on Linux

1 month 3 weeks ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

We’ve been waiting awhile for this one but Portal 2 beta is now available on Steam for Linux! About Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements,... Read More »

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Major Mayhem Released On Steam

1 month 3 weeks ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

Another mobile game port hits Linux. Major Mayhem has been released on Steam at a discount of 20%! About Arcade cover shooter inspired by Time Crisis, Metal Slug and 80′s action heros! He’s got an itchy trigger finger, some scratchy stubble, and a fondness for shooting dudes in the face. Run and gun your way through gorgeous 3D environments as you embark on a mission... Read More »

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FlightGear 3.0 and Bombable add-on

1 month 3 weeks ago by Julius on Free Gamer

This week saw finally saw the official release of version 3.0 of FlightGear.Notable changes:Highlights in this release include integration of the FGCom voice communications client within the simulator, improved terrain rendering, faster scenery loading, and improved usability. This release also coincides with the release of FlightGear World Scenery 2.0 – massively improved scenery data covering the entirety of the planet and incorporating OpenStreetMap roads and detailed terrain information from a variety of sources.Also interesting is the "Bombable" add-on, which adds combat mechanics:This post was retrieved from...

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BeatBlasters III Now Available On Steam

1 month 3 weeks ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

Blast your way to the tyrannical butcher with your killer beats. You heard right, BeatBlasters III is now on Steam! About Welcome to Accapella! When Joey and Gina arrive in the musically starved town that outlawed groovy tunes, a chance encounter with the music hating tyrannical ruler of the town (and local butcher) sends them flying. Now lost in the wilderness outside town, Joey and... Read More »

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Interstellar Marines gets some offical answers.

1 month 3 weeks ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

Well Linux gamers Phyrefli from the PR team at Zero Point Software spoke today to let Linux gamers know what is going on with this Kickstarted title and how far along the Linux Client is. Still no offical solid date but he says that it will be early this year. Absolutely. We’ve mentioned this a few times in this thread, we’re planning on releasing a... Read More »

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Rootrivia: Voting time!

1 month 4 weeks ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

Hey there gamers of the Linux orientation. It is the time to give you the power to vote who will be the winner for February’s Rootrivia. The winner will win a free copy of which we are celebrating its coming to Linux. The Contenders Now this month we have a whopping (wait, how many contestants do we have? 2?! Shut the front door! You kidding... Read More »

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Humble Indie Bundle 11!

2 months 1 day ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

Action, adventure, puzzles and platformer, Humble Indie Bundle 11 features six indie games. Pay what you want for theplatformer, Guacamelee! Gold Edition, the action RPG, Dust: An Elysian Tail, the puzzle-platformer, The Swapper and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. Beat the average price and you’ll also unlock  Antichamber, and  Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine. Guacamelee! Gold Edition Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in... Read More »

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WazHack Released On Steam At 15% Off

2 months 2 days ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

Battle your way through the dungeons of WazHack, solving problems and avoiding permanent death! About Time moves forward only when you do in the dungeons of WazHack, so you can take your time to solve problems instead of just spamming ‘attack’ and ‘drink healing potion’. With over 300 unique items to be found, you will invent your own solutions to sticky situations. With over 150... Read More »

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Download: Paragon Evolved Demo

2 months 4 days ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

For anyone who has not been following this game.Paragon Evolved is a fast-paced sci-fi FPS which combines the speed and intensity of older shooters with the tactics and strategy of modern ones. Immerse yourself in a challenging story-driven campaign mode, or simply enter the wave-based combat mode to quickly enter a pitched firefight against intelligent AI! game features CUSTOMIZE YOUR ARSENAL Radically change the effect... Read More »

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A new way to Rootrivia.

2 months 4 days ago by Ultimoore on Rootgamer.com

Hey there Linux gamers, This month we wanted to do something different for Rootrivia. This month we want to see how you set up for gaming on Linux. Lets get down to the how you can play. How this will work. Step 1 >>>>>>>> Take a picture of your Linux gaming setup. (make sure we can see your Linux desktop in the picture.) Step 2... Read More »

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Claim ‘Dungeon Keeper’ for FREE

2 months 5 days ago by RootGamer on Rootgamer.com

‘Dungeon Keeper‘ is a strategy video game developed by Bullfrog Productions under Peter Molyneux and released by Electronic Arts in July 1997 for the PC in which the player attempts to build and manage a dungeon or lair while protecting it from invading ‘hero’ characters intent on stealing the player’s accumulated treasures and killing various monsters. The people at GoG celibate their love for video-games... Read More »

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Steam Is really Coming Together

2 months 6 days ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

It seems the developers over at Valve are still burning the midnight oil to keep those awesome improvements rolling out for gamers like ourselves. About When I logged into Steam this morning the first thing that greeted me was the new menu at the top, the “For You” menu. Features The “For You” menu features include: Recommended by Steam Popular among friends Recently updated The... Read More »

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Get Early Access To Magicite On Steam

2 months 1 week ago by Che on Rootgamer.com

After previously reaching and going way beyond its funding goal on kickstarter, Retro looking Indie title “Magicite” is now available on Steam early access! About Explore, craft, and survive in this Multiplayer RPG Platformer with permanent death! Featuring many Rogue-like elements, Magicite randomly generates each underground dungeon for you and your friends to delve deep into. Chop trees, mine ores, and hunt beasts in order... Read More »

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Resurrect ROTC: Ethernet As Open-Source Project – One Week Left!

2 months 3 weeks ago by Maxim Bardin on Linux Gaming News

Revenge Of The Cats: Ethernet is a free experimental online multiplayer FPS with unique gameplay: Alternate between the pure energy “ether form” and the physical manifestation called “CAT”.
Capture territory and defeat enemies using a multitude of weapons, grenades, and target-seeking discs that can be deflected and steered around corners.
The IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign to resurrect the game as a proper open-source project by re-creating it with a modern cross-platform engine already raised over $1000!
Only $452 are missing right now, and with just one week left, the creator of the game would like to encourage everyone to spread the word about the...

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