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.
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.
Hotline Miami Action Game Coming to Steam for Linux
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Among The Sleep clears Kickstarter goal with three days to go
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YoYo Games rolling out GameMaker: Studio module for Tizen
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Ouya's Crowd-Funded, Android-Powered, Cloud-Gaming Console Has Finally Arrived
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Road Redemption hits Kickstarter target with a few hours to go
Road Redemption, which looks to be the spiritual successor to the Road Rash series, revved past...
Retrobooster Demo Update for Linux and Windows
Really Slick Games are still actively working their up and coming title, Retrobooster. Now, the...
Released: Half-Life 2 Beta Debuts on Steam for Linux
Valve has been pushing Linux further by bringing more of their native titles to the platform. The...
Game On: Ouya Raises $15 Million in New Funding
Ouya, the Android-based game console that received nearly $8.6 million from its Kickstarter...
Valve Experiments with Left4Dead that Responds to Sweating
Company believes how people respond to games can help develop better titles. Motion-sensing...
Don't Starve Review - Linux PC Mac
By Carli Velocci @pastemagazine.com I feel like the developers at Klei Entertainment really wanted...
Windows 8 growing on Steam while Linux barely moves?
The results from April’s Steam survey tell an interesting story, while Windows 7 is remains the...
Son of Nor - New Controls and Game Mechanics Walkthrough...
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The Humble Double Fine Bundle is here and it is real
Announcing the next big bundle: the Humble Double Fine Bundle ! This unique but savory bundle is a...
Son of Nor - New Controls and Game Mechanics Walkthrough Video
Austrian indie developers Stillalive Studios released a new video detailing the controls and game...