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.
Boson X now released for Linux, Mac and Windows PC
Boson X a “maverick physicist conducting high-energy experiments,” where you perform those...
J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars hits PC, coming to Linux and Mac
After spending some time on Indiegogo J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars has at last seen its release on...
Notch departs Mojang while Microsoft buys Minecraft
The rumors are true. Minecraft developer Mojang is now part of the Microsoft family, as Head of...
Paradigm hits Kickstarter with an ugly mutant and a sloth
Paradigm is an in-development point-and-click adventure for Linux, Mac and Windows PC, from Jacob...
Official Gameplay trailer released for AQP City
Have you ever imagined how Grand Theft Auto V would look like if powered by Epic’s Unreal...
Shovel Knight hits Mac while Linux fans await release
Shovel Knight has pogo-hopped his way to Mac computers, developer Yacht Club Games announced via...
Tower defense and shoot 'em up Excubitor in public Alpha
Part of why shoot ‘em ups are great is explosions. Massive fancy explosions everywhere. Tower...
Elder Scrolls lead designer of joins The Long Dark
Ken Rolston, lead designer of Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind and ES4: Oblivion, has partnered with...
Divinity: Original Sin turn-based RPG sells 500,000 copies
Larian Studios is “pretty happy” with how well Divinity: Original Sin has been received, and it...
First-person survival horror Grave demo released today
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Grave, the first-person survival horror title that...
Distance coming Steam Early Access this Fall
Distance a tron-like neon racer, was such an enticing proposition when it launched on Kickstarter...
A better look at skateboarding game OlliOlli from Roll7
OlliOlli, from British developer Roll7, is a skateboarding game built on nostalgia and frustration,...
Garry’s Mod sells over 6 million units on Linux, Mac and PC
Garry’s Mod has sold more over 6 million copies, Facepunch Studios founder Garry Newman has...
Thotwise Games - The Hum using Unreal Engine 4
The Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Windows PC, Mac and Linux, an upcoming virtual reality...
Doublefine Spacebase DF-9 update Alpha 6 gameplay
The prospect of Spacebase DF-9 when it was announced and released on Steam Early Access was an...
Adventure game "A Golden Wake" to release in October
A Golden Wakeis an upcoming point-and-click adventure from Grundislav Games (Ben Jordan: Paranormal...
Death Skid Marks roguelike car combat coming to Steam
Death Skid Marks, a trashy, hard as hell roguelike, car combat game developed for Linux, Mac and...
Hack 'n' Slash leaves Early Access with source code
Double Fine fourth wall-breaking adventure changed listing for Hack ‘n’ Slash to full...
Gravity Ghost to release in January for Linux, Mac and PC
Gravity Ghost is a gravity-bending dreamscape and physics puzzler featuring a space fox and the...
Terrian Saga: KR-17 intricate platformer AAA gameplay
Voted one of IGN’s top 5 “must see” indie games at the Screwattack Gaming Convention, Terrian...
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
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.
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.
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.