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.
New gameplay trailer and online race mode for Mighty No9
A new pair of Mighty No. 9 videos have been released by developer Comcept. The first is a new...
New medical treatment and creature in Maia 0.44 update
Maia, in case you’d forgotten, is a sci-fi colony sim. And not having played Maia, watching...
Star Commander a free straight forward strategy game
ving distilled the core elements of 4X strategizing into a sleek and easy to get into game, and...
Star Traders 2 the space-opera RPG sequel on Kickstarter
Trese Brothers, the game development team that brought you the hit space-opera RPG and trading game...
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to have DLC's and SeasonPass
Four add-on packs will be released for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, along with a season pass, 2K...
Interloper faster paced sci-fi RTS for Linux, Mac and PC
Anything can catch my eye while browsing for new games. A gorgeous art style, my preferred theme...
Pre-orders open for Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate is all very well but there’re plenty of destinations in the Forgotten Realms to...
linuxbookpro: UbuntuMATE is looking solid in it’s Beta 1...
linuxbookpro: UbuntuMATE is looking solid in it’s Beta 1 release. I’m currently installing XCOM: Enemy Unknown to see if works as well as it does in Ubuntu.
Civilization: Beyond Earth new trailer from PAX Prime
Firaxis released its latest trailer for Civilization: Beyond Earth after its panel at PAX Prime...
First trailer released for Firewatch this week
Firewatch, the first effort from a team of notable games developers and designers, released its...
Tim Schafer to remaster more games if Grim Fandango Sells
Double Fine’s Tim Schafer said that he would love to remaster more LucasArts adventure games...
Prison Architect Alpha 24 updates mods and now informants
The latest alpha build of Prison Architect (Linux, Mac and Windows PC) was published on Friday...
Costume Quest 2 pre-orders available on Linux, Mac and PC
Costume Quest 2 launches on October 7 on Steam, with pre-orders begin this weekend and ripe for the...
Planetary Annihilation out of Early Access next month
Science-fiction real-time strategy game Planetary Annihilation leaves Steam Early Access and...
Steam’s “no refunds” policy could be facing challenges
Steam does not give refunds for purchases post-launch except under extraordinary circumstances,...
Awesome action platformer Hive Jump now on Kickstarter
Hive Jump is one of the more exciting Kickstarter campaigns, perfectly blending the frantic run ‘n...
A bundle of PAX all weekend long on this special Flash Bundle
humblebundle: The Humble Flash Bundle: The PAX 10 is available all PAX Prime weekend and ends on...
Epic FPS Interstellar Marines gets co-op in September
Interstellar Marines has sold over 100,000 copies since it launched in July 2013 on Steam Early...
Indie Megabooth - Solid Gold Collection of fine games
For the next week Steam users can purchase Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Hotline Miami, The Stanley...
The Journey Down: Chapter Two now available on Steam
Oldschool point-and-click adventure The Journey Down: Chapter Two is out now on Steam (Linux, Mac...
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.