This is a complete guide to developing 2D Linux games, written by the Linux gaming experts. It discusses important multimedia toolkits (including a very thorough discussion of the Simple DirectMedia Layer) and teaches the basics of Linux game programming.Read more »
One of CHIP-India’s forum members, Sujith Poojari had posted a link to 25 Top 3D games for Linux. Some of them I’ve already played like Armagetron Advanced, BZFlag, Sauerbraten, Scorched 3D, TORCS while some others unknown to me, such as Racer(been playing it recently, good graphics! controls need refinement though), PlaneShift etc. So enjoy these games and have a blast!Read more »
There's always numerous suggestions by different members of the Linux community on how to encourage mainstream commerical game developers to make games for the platform. Andrew Flenn asked EA why they ignore Linux as a platform.Read more »
Steven Edwards of the Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 1.6 today. Bordeaux 1.6 comes with added support for Google's Chrome Web Browser, Google Earth, Google Picasa, Trillian and Apple's Safari Web Browser. Additionally, Cellar support has improved; you can now delete and install into an existing Cellar. IE6 now installs java, shockwave and latest flash.
Welcome to a Free Gamer special! People often accuse the Free software and open source game sphere of lacking depth, that there are few good games. In 2009 Free Gamer is dedicated to dispelling this myth.Read more »
It's been some time since the last Games post here at FOSSwire. Free software isn't all work and no play, right? We have briefly mentioned both subjects of this Games post before, in a round-up of 13 great open source games, but never in much detail - Neverball and Neverputt.Read more »
LinCity-NG is a city simulation game. It is a polished and improved version of the classic LinCity game. In the game, you are required to build and maintain a city. You can win the game either by building a sustainable economy or by evacuating all citizens with spaceships.Read more »
"Giving up on a position within a free software project when you know you’re no longer managing to do an effective job is a wonderfully liberating experience. Now that I have started to talk with Miriam Ruiz about handing over the Debian Jr. project, I can stop worrying about the leadership task and just have fun with it..."Read more »
"GNU FreeDink is a humourous 2D adventure/action game. It's a portable and improved version of the Dink Smallwood game which was released as Free Software by its author Seth A. Robinson. FreeDink can run the original game as well as its extensions called Dink Modules or D-Mods for short. FreeDink also comes with a game editor called FreeDinkedit, so you can create your own world! ..."Read more »
"...So when I speak of GNU / Linux as the ultimate gaming platform, what I mean is that games should all be made to work on a standardized software platform. This standard software platform should not be able to be controlled by any particular company..."Read more »
"This one is playable. Local games should work, network is not fully implemented yet. There are still many outstanding bugs and missing features but it should be worth downloading and installing the game even for end-users, non-hackers players, who just want to enjoy the game..." -- Liquid War 6Read more »
SuperTuxKart is a racing game featuring the Linux mascot Tux. It is an enhanced fork of TuxKart. The latest version of the game is 0.5 and was released on May 31th, 2008. It is written in the C++ programming language. It uses the library SDL and PLIB for graphics and OpenAL for sounds.
SuperTuxKart was worked on by the GotM team through July to December 2004.Read more »