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.
Kickstarter: Earthlock Festival of Magic Turn Based RPG
A new turn based RPG called Earthlock: Festival of Magic, has hit KickStarter and if funded,...
'Journey of a Roach' now available on Linux
Linux gamers can now delve into the post-apocalyptic world of Journey of a Roach. The...
"Race To Mars" Now Available on Steam Early Access
If you ever dreamed about making it to our nearest planetary neighbor, Intermarum is going to help...
Defense Grid 2 coming to Linux, OS X, PC, Xbox One, PS4
As one of the most well-received tower defense games in its day, gamers have long been chattering...
Gigantic Army mech shooter Released on Steam for Linux and PC
Nyu Media announced today that Gigantic Army, a side-scrolling mech shooter developed for Windows...
’TinyKeep’ RPG announced for Linux, Mac, and PC
“TinyKeep,” the dungeon-escaping RPG for PC, MAC and Linux was announced, game developers Phi...
serenityforge: asimovsideburns: serenityforge: Why You’re...
serenityforge: asimovsideburns: serenityforge: Why You’re Going to Suck At Virtual Reality Speaking of immersion and the merging of the media with the player, I’d be interested to see how things like looking in a mirror and seeing a totally different face stare back at you affects people. If I’m playing Mass Effect 3, for example, it’s one thing to see my Shepard wash her face after she wakes up from a nightmare. It’s a whole different thing to wake up from a nightmare, wash my face, and look into the mirror to see Shepard staring back at me. It could help to cement the idea that I am the character, or it could pull me out of immersion by reminding me that I am definitely not the character. It would be an incredibly compelling VR experience to transform into several avatars in front of a mirror. No further gameplay necessary.
Kickstarter: Kill The Bad Guy puzzle game for Linux, Mac, and Windows
Kill The Bad Guy, a game about killing criminals without making a scene. Using elements from the...
Mark Gonzales' Steam OS Beta Experience
A post from the perspective of a Windows user with Ubuntu experience, taking on the adventure of...
OnLive's Back With New Steam Partnership (Linux, Mac, PC, and Android)
Cloud gaming service OnLive is back following it’s collapse in 2012 with a new Steam...
Twitch Broadcasting Available for Mobile Gaming Soon
The Twitch Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) will allow mobile game players to become active...
CS:GO coming to Linux and Steam a self-publishing system
Valve’s Gabe Newell did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit today, answering scores of community...
Valve has the right idea over expensive PlayStation games
Did you miss the biggest games story of the last seven days? If you play your games on...
Microsoft Platform for Xbox Live Gaming on Android and iOS Games
Microsoft has already dabbled around with expanding the Xbox Live experience to mobile devices, but...
Monochroma Puzzle Platformer Launches This April
Recently, independent developer Nowhere Studios announced that their puzzle platformer...
Vlambeer's Luftrausers Release for Linux, Mac, and PC March 18
Indie developer Vlambeer (Super Crate Box, Ridiculous Fishing) announced that its 2D aerial combat...
Carmageddon: Reincarnation will hit Steam Early Access later this month
March 27 is the date on which Carmageddon: Reincarnation will be arriving in the form of a...
Dust: An Elysian Tail hits 1 million sales after Humble Bundle release
Dust: An Elysian Tail has now sold more than 1 million copies. Developer Dean Dodrill took to...
Steam Family Sharing now available for everyone
Valve released its Steam Family Options in January, but has just now unshackled Steam Family Sharing...
Chuck’s Challenge 3D Released on Steam for Linux, PC, and Mac
Chuck’s Challenge 3D is the spiritual successor to Chip’s Challenge (if you’ve played PC games for...
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.