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Kickstarter Campaigns to check out

Kickstarter Campaigns to check out

Commercial Game Engines Supporting GNU/Linux

Unity 4 
Unity, game, platform, engine

UNiGiNE Engine

unigine, real time, game, engine

C4 Engine

c4, game, engine, developer

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.

Games from 11 bit this week on the Flash Bundle
humblebundle: The Humble Flash Bundle: 11 bit is available for three days and ends on Thursday,...

Spacebase DF-9 and the demise of Early Access
Doublefine has been forced to defend itself against a barrage of negative feedback from fans, after...

TinyKeep rogulelike crawler now available on Steam

Civilization 5: The Complete Edition deal from Joystiq
Joystiq also has a special deal for Linux and Mac gamers with a deeply discounted (50% off) copy...

Isaac Turns 3!
Isaac Turns 3!: isisaacdead: 3 years to this day The Binding of Isaac was released on steam and...

Legena: Union Tides classic inspired RPG on Kickstarter
Legena: Union Tides is a modern 2D Turn-Based RPG based on the classic 16-Bit turn-based games but...

Indiegogo - Nimble accurate gesture controller for gaming
Intugine Technologies has introduced Nimble, a new gesture system that can control your wireless...

A deeper first look at Civilization: Beyond Earth
It takes just a single turn in the new Civilization: Beyond Earth to realize that your first...

A free Level Editor for Trine and Trine 2 now in beta
Developers at Frozenbyte have released public beta versions of the level editors for both its...

Battle Chef Brigade, battle and cooking on Kickstarter
Trinket Studios has officially put Battle Chef Brigade up on Kickstarter for funding. This...

Football Manager 2015 coming with in-game streaming
Football Manager 2015 will feature in-game streaming via Twitch, developer Sports Interactive has...

Legendary Bubble Struggle sequel now on Kickstarter
More than 10 years ago Kresimir Cvitanovic created one of  the ‘Top 10 most played online...

Humble Bundle goes on PC and Android for the 11th time!
humblebundle: Four out of the 8 games (provided you beat the average) have Linux, Mac and Windows...

Nova-111 will be the first turn-based real-time puzzler
In a post on publisher Curve Studios website, PR and Marketing Manager Rob Clarke said...

Reflex a competitive arena FPS now on Kickstarter
Reflex describing itself as a rare return to the old-school FPS was somewhat disingenuous....

Within 4 days Wasteland 2 generates $1.5 million in sales
Wasteland 2 sales generated $1.5 million in the game’s first four days of availability,...

Steam brings more functionality in new Discovery update
Valve has announced today that Steam’s user base has grown to reach over 100 million active...

Roberts Space Industries ultimate MMO Star Citizen
Cloud Imperium Games and Robert Space Industries are planning to bring to the table a smashing game...

The greatest four-player game Gauntlet now on Steam
Nearly 30 years after Atari introduced us to Gauntlet hack-and-slash action, Arrowhead Game...

Shroud of the Avatar successfully Greenlit
Shroud of the Avatar, the new Richard Garriott RPG for Linux, Mac and Windows PC is staking a claim...

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
Linux yet?
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.

Native 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.

Game Development

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.

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