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.
Gearbox may be porting Borderlands 2 to Linux
President of Gearbox Software, Randy Pitchford has tweeted that he will be having a chat on his...
JetGetters Kickstarter cancelled - reschedule release
The Kickstarter campaign for tinyBuild’s “fighter hi-jacking game,” JetGetters —...
Mozilla and Unity work together to rule Web Gameplay
Mozilla and Unity recently announced they have joined forces to bring Unity’s popular game...
Gnah puzzler coming to Steam for PC, Mac and Linux
Gnah, the head-turning puzzler from Montreal gaming collective KO-OP Mode, is coming to Steam for...
Interplanetary now available on Steam Early Access
Developed by Team Jolly Roger for Windows, Linux and Mac, Interplanetary is a hard science fiction...
Review - Life Goes On now available on Steam
Life Goes On started as a project born out of the 2012 Global Game Jam. Since then, the small team...
Chaos Reborn beats Kickstarter crowdfunding goal
The crowdfunding campaign for Chaos Reborn surpassed its funding goal, according the game’s...
Hacker Evolution coming to Linux and Mac soon
Budding hackers of the Linux world rejoice! One of the best and fun hacking sim out there has just...
Oh Man, You Should Totally Check That Game Out! Presented by Devolver Digital. Seriously you should.
Oh Man, You Should Totally Check That Game Out! Presented by Devolver Digital. Seriously you...
System Shock 2 half price on Steam's Daily Deals
If your life is painfully lacking in malevolent AI and angry, telekinetic monkeys, today is your...
Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two released
It was announced earlier today that Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse: Episode Two will be...
Epic Games' Tim Sweeney on Linux and Steam Machines
In a recent interview, Epic Games' Tim Sweeney showed some concern about Microsoft's future in...
Glitchspace released now on Steam Early Access
Glitchspace, a “first-person programming game” from Space Budgie, is now available for...
Cyan has sights on a Linux port for Obduction
From the famous creators of Myst and Riven the newest Kickstarter project is Obduction. They went...
MechRunner high-action coming to Windows, Mac, Linux
Spark Plug Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for MechRunner, a high-octane endless action...
Rite of the Shrouded Moon debuts on Android, PC, Linux, Mac, and iOS
Five years ago, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor became an instant classic in the iPhone games...
Crawl dungeon crawling preview for PC, Mac, Linux
Crawl is a competitive multiplayer dungeon crawler for PC, Mac and Linux. The two-man development...
Grave's open world horror on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One
Horror games tend to create chilling atmospheres, but the unsettling moments within them are...
Arcen Games - The Last Federation will launch April 18
Arcen Games has announced and April 18 release for The Last Federation. Available for Linux,...
Steam Controller may be available in October/November
It seems that Valve’s new Steam Controller has managed to touch on a new possible release date,...
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.