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The State of Open Source Gaming on Linux

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This year has been particularly fruitful in its addition of ports from big names, but prior to the wave of ports that came recently, Linux and UNIX games were predominantly cloned or original games made by the community. Some of these sites are short on funding and require support to continue providing content. OpenGameArt’s founder, Bart Kelsey, has asked for funding to maintain the site in a campaign that is currently at 65 percent of it’s goal — and I urge you to support this and other projects connected with open source gaming.

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SteamOS News

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  • Grow Home From Ubisoft Now On SteamOS & Linux

    Grow Home the wacky-looking, but intriguing game from Ubisoft's Reflections studio is now officially available for us Linux and SteamOS folk. It has a lot of good reviews, and I'm looking forward to trying it. Our editor flesk may be doing a review of it sometime, so look out for that.

  • NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit Offered For SteamOS

    Today while setting up some CUDA benchmarks, I noticed that CUDA 7.5 is now officially available for SteamOS.

  • Valve Launches A Massive Sale Of SteamOS (Linux) Titles

    With the majority of Steam Machines using SteamOS, it's a sale basically of Linux/SteamOS-native games. There are significant savings to be found on Alien Isolation, Borderlands 2, Shadow of Mordor, Metro Redux, DiRT Showdown, BioShock Infinite, and tons of other great Linux games.

Valve and GNU/Linux

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  • BFF or Die: Shiny New Update. (PC, Mac, Linux)

    Monday 9th November. London based Honey Tribe Studios have released version 0.22 of their award winning game BFF or Die. Although still in alpha BFF or Die won the Best Multiplayer category in Game On 2.0 earlier this year. It continues to be part of the exhibition that showcases the history of video games in the International Centre for Life, Newcastle UK until Jan 2016.

  • Former Free-to-Play Quake Live Now $9.99 on Steam, Linux Support Dropped

    Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of the famous Fallout 4 that gets a lot of attention these days, is also responsible for another game called Quake Live, developed by id Software and available on Steam. That game went from free to $9.99 (€9.99), and the Linux support was dropped.

  • Magicka 2 Officially Released For SteamOS & Linux

    After a short beta period Magicka 2 is now officially available for the roll out of Steam Machines, and for those of us on normal Linux desktops too of course. They accidentally pushed it out earlier, removed it again and now it's officially out.

    I wonder how many "now on Linux" posts I'm going to be doing today, a few I hope!

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Unity 7 Hoping To Become An Official Flavor For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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