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 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.
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.
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Chuck's Challenge 3D update with huge Steam discount
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Sigils of Elohim a free-to-play mini game puzzler
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English voice acting included in Mighty No. 9
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I am Bread simulator in development from Bossa Studios
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The writing for Broken Age Episode 2 is now complete
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We want Half-Life 3 crowdfunding to influence Valve
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Deadcore officially released today for Linux, Mac and PC
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Franchise sales for Trine hit 7 million copies to date
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Kickstarter goal achieved for Elegy for a Dead World
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Fat Chicken a farm tower defense title from Mighty Rabbit
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Opening cinematic for Civilization: Beyond Earth revealed
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Ghostly puzzle platformer Ethereal now on Kickstarter
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Her Majesty's SPIFFING on Kickstarter for Linux, Mac & PC
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Beyond Flesh and Blood coming to Linux and Windows PC
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Try FTL in your browser right now with the Humble Mozilla Bundle
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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.