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Kickstarter Campaigns to check out

Kickstarter Campaigns to check out

Commercial Game Engines Supporting GNU/Linux

Unity 4 
Unity, game, platform, engine

UNiGiNE Engine

unigine, real time, game, engine

C4 Engine

c4, game, engine, developer

Linux Game Consortium is a premier gaming website created by Linux zealots to service
the ever growing Linux gaming community. At this moment, there are over 500 different
distributions (versions) of Linux on the market and growing. Holding 90% of the industries
top 500 super computers and running on everything right down to handheld gaming devices.
Compared to a few short years back, the number of commercial games and privately
developed gaming applications has grown exponentially. Making the purpose behind the
LGC that much more important than ever before.
For game developers, it's an outlet to showcase and retail your games. Which is definitely
not a new idea but does establish a place to host your downloadable game(s) online.
For users, newbies (you know who you are), and experts alike. This is for you as well.
Creating a centralized market place for game applications and top open source gaming
software, saving you having to scour the internet in search of online games to download.

Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar RPG hands-on
Heroes & Legends: Conquerors of Kolhar is a role-playing game set to be released on August 21st...

Rhythm-based Crypt of the NecroDancer on Early Access
Award-winning rhythm-based roguelike Crypt of the NecroDancer has just launched on PC, Mac and Linux...

The New Unreal Tournament progress rough look
A few months ago we found out a new Unreal Tournament game is in the works for Linux,  Mac, and...

Action Henk gets seven new levels and tricky challenges
The first update for RageSquid's Early Access “toystalgic speedrunning platformer,”...

Another mode added for Dragon Fin Soup roguelike JRPG
Roguelike Japanese role-playing game hybrid Dragon Fin Soup will include an Endless Labyrinth mode...

Hatoful Boyfriend coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC
The English language remake of bird-dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is coming to PC, Mac and...

Homefront acquired by Deep Silver for development
Clearly tired of Crytek’s “transitional phase,” publisher Deep Silver’s...

Breach And Clear: DEADline coming to Early Access
Breach & Clear was a reasonably well-received tactical strategy shooter released in 2013....

Retro-style game Bik available for Linux, Mac, PC
After launching on PC, Mac, Linux, and Android two weeks ago, the old-school style adventure game...

Stikbold dodgeball game now on Steam Greenlight
Originally prototyped at Nordic Game 2013, Stikbold! has since then evolved into something more...

The future of Crytek and recent financial trouble
Crytek has released a statement addressing its recent financial troubles, claiming that capital has...

Crowntakers launching for Linux, Mac and Windows PC 2014
Kalypso's digital-only label Kasedo Games announced that it will release the procedurally generated...

Director's Cut expansion coming for Shadowrun Returns
A standalone version of Shadowrun Returns expansion Dragonfall is set to launch this September,...

Mulitplayer FPS Screencheat coming to Linux, Mac and PC
Multiplayer etiquette may have demanded players refrain from looking at one another’s screens to...

Kickstarter Jenny LeClue available for Linux, Mac and PC
Most gamers are familiar with the “choose your own adventure” concept, where critical...

GOG.com glitch gives away a bunch of Linux games
The company recently introduced support for Linux platforms by adding well over 50...

Crawl's Early Access release date announced for roguelike
Competitive multiplayer action-roguelike Crawl is coming to PC, Mac and Linux on 6th August via...

Gratuitous Space Battles 2 space strategy game
Like the original, GSB2 is a 2D top-down space strategy game based on the idea of hands-off...

Now on Early Access - Son of Nor from Stillalive studios
Developed by Stillalive studios for PC, Mac and Linux, Son of Nor ($17.99 USD) is set in Noshrac,...

First batch of NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet games revealed
The NVIDIA Shield is trying to make waves in the mobile gaming industry again by announcing the...

Why Linux gaming?

Being at the forefront on the server scene and free software. A major game changer in everything from basic software to cloud computing and innovative application development.
The desktop has moved into the mainstream years ago. Nearly every big box store computer sales area has heard of Ubuntu. The first thing they mention, are their mainstream games for
Linux yet?
That's why we are here. Advocating for our beloved platform and instigating change in the gaming community.

Why now?

Ubuntu was a huge introduction in an “easy to use” operating system. Together with an “always free” commitment plus the availability of games using the Quake 3 engine software
became a major motivator. So it is time now to bring gaming to Linux and experience greater stability through an open-source platform established by the community. Showing commercial game development
what they have been ignoring. And create further opportunity for independant developers to create new games.

Native Games

One of the biggest developments in games, The Humble Bundle are making massive
strides to native games and demanding Linux support for software. Let alone users who
are throwing money at it, typically providing a quarter of the total money collected and
showing there is a definite market. Applications for Indie games are thriving on Linux,
the Humble Bundle has not only helped publicize games but also proves there is an
untapped market for such games.

Game Development

As far as development is concerned, the library support for gaming is provided by different
applications of OpenGL, ALSA, OpenAL and SDL, cross-platform multimedia wrappers
around system-dependent libraries.
The DRI project provides open source video card drivers, software for NVIDIA and ATI/AMD
also release binary kernel modules for their video cards.
Several gaming peripherals also work with Linux, such as gaming mice from Roccat,
which have official Linux drivers, even a free software user-space utility. Several game
development tools also run on Linux, including 3D game engine applications, Unity3D, Unigine and
Spring the real time strategy engine.

Linux Game News

The industry would not be instigating change in applications if it were not for the game and
industry news. The Linux Game News and RSS feed bring you the latest developments in
the community as well related applications in operating systems such as Android. Not to mention
emerging software innovations in the gaming world. Sharing an abundance of growth in
deployments and applications for greater performance.

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