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Games: Crashlands, Pygame, SteamVR On Linux

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  • The rather silly and quite good 'Crashlands' is now officially on Linux

    Crashlands [Steam, Official Site] is a silly story-driven crafting ARPG and as of today it's officially available for Linux gamers.

  • Using Pygame to move your game character around

    In the first article in this series, I explained how to use Python to create a simple, text-based dice game. In the second part, we began building a game from scratch, starting with creating the game's environment. And, in the third installment, we created a player sprite and made it spawn in your (rather empty) game world. As you've probably noticed, a game isn't much fun if you can't move your character around. In this article, we'll use Pygame to add keyboard controls so you can direct your character's movement.

    There are functions in Pygame to add other kinds of controls, but since you certainly have a keyboard if you're typing out Python code, that's what we'll use. Once you understand keyboard controls, you can explore other options on your own.

  • SteamVR On Linux Is Still In Frustratingly Rough Shape

    If you are exclusively using Linux for gaming, hopefully you aren't hoping for an HTC Vive this Christmas as the SteamVR support on Linux still leaves a lot to be desired. At the start of the year Valve finally put out their first SteamVR developer build for Linux and now nearly one year later, it still feels like a very rough beta.

Rising Thunder Source Code to be Released

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  • Rising Thunder gets a second life as an open-source indie fighter

    When developer Radiant Entertainment announced that Riot Games had acquired it last year, the studio also revealed that it was shuttering its indie fighting game, Rising Thunder. But in a Reddit post today, Radiant unveiled Rising Thunder: Community Edition, a free, open-source version of the game that will be available in January 2018 for PC.

  • Canceled Fighting Game Rising Thunder Will Be Released With Online Play

    Rising Thunder was a big deal in the fighting game community when it was announced way back in 2015. It was in development at Radiant Entertainment, a studio led by fighting game legend Seth Killian and EVO Tournament co-founders Tom and Tony Cannon. After Radiant was bought by Riot Games in 2016, however, work on Rising Thunder shut down--but now, it looks like the game will live again.

  • Rising Thunder developers release source code for canceled indie fighting game

    Rising Thunder, the indie fighting game canceled in its alpha phase of development in 2016, will live on through one final build, with open-source server code, the game’s developers said today.

  • Cancelled fighter Rising Thunder and its server source code will be released for free

    Rising Thunder was a fighting game from Radiant Entertainment, built in part by FGC luminaries like Seth Killian and Evo founders Tom and Tony Cannon. It was to have all the depth of a traditional fighter, but with a simplified, infinitely more accessible control scheme, but was cancelled after Radiant were acquired by League of Legends developers Riot Games. Yet Rising Thunder is not gone, as the developers are releasing the final build of the game to the public.

  • Rising Thunder lives on with a free 'Community Edition' release next month

    Last year, Riot Games acquired Rising Thunder developer Radiant Entertainment. Following that move, the promising robot fighting game was never finished and the team shifted its resources toward another project. It was a bittersweet note to end on, but the story isn't over just yet.

Games: Project 5: Sightseer, 'Jupiter Hell', Dimension Drive, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Counter-Strike

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ScummVM 2.0

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  • ScummVM 2.0 Released To Relive Some Gaming Classics

    ScummVM 2.0 has been released as a major update to this open-source game engine recreation project.

    ScummVM has advanced well past just supporting the original LucasArts adventure games and with today's v2.0 rollout supports "23 brand new old games", including many older Sierra adventure titles. Among the games that can now be played atop ScummVM 2.0 are Police Quest 4, Lighthouse, Leisure Suit Larry 6/7, King's Quest VII, Full Pipe, and many other titles.

  • ScummVM 2.0.

    Just in time for the holidays, the final release of ScummVM 2.0 is here! This version adds support for 23 brand new old games, including almost all of the 32-bit Sierra adventures...

  • ScummVM 2.0 released adding support for more classic games

    For those who enjoy the classics, you might want to check out the latest release of ScummVM which adds support for more classic titles.

    When it comes to the games, they've added support for 23 more titles like King's Quest VII, King's Questions, Leisure Suit Larry 6 (hi-res), Leisure Suit Larry 7, Riven: The Sequel to Myst and more. It's a rather impressive list, but of course the 2.0 release doesn't stop at adding support for more titles.

Games: Slaps and Beans and Games Online For Android

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  • Slaps and Beans now in Early Access

    Bud Spencer & Terence Hill: Slaps and Beans [Steam] is now in Early Access after a successful Kickstarter campaign in which the developers gained over $200k.

  • Best First Person Shooter Games Online For Android

    With the ever shining genre of First Person Shooters making it Huge in the PC market, game studios have brought the best of FPS action to people’s mobile devices. Here I present to you my best picks for the Free first person shooter games online for Android.

Games: SteamOS Birthday, Best Linux Games of 2017, Finding Paradise

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  • It's Been Four Years Since SteamOS Began Shipping With Not Much To Show

    It was four years ago this week that Valve began shipping SteamOS, their Debian-based Linux distribution intended for Steam Machines and those wanting a gaming-oriented Linux distribution. While Valve still technically maintains the SteamOS Linux distribution, the outlook at this point is rather bleak.

    For our coverage from four years ago when Valve began shipping SteamOS 1.0 based on Debian Wheezy, see SteamOS Compositor Details, Kernel Patches, Screenshots, Former NVIDIA, Microsoft Developers Doing Lots Of The SteamOS Work, and The First NVIDIA GeForce Benchmarks On The SteamOS Beta.

  • 7 Best Linux Games of 2017

    We take a look at the best Linux games of 2017, ranging from AAA titles to introspective indie hits.

    So park your gamepad, pop your feet up, and raise a glass of something socially acceptable to what’s been another terrific year for Tux fans with twitchy thumbs!

  • Finding Paradise Available Now for PC, Mac, and Linux

    Canadian indie game studio Freebird Games has released Finding Paradise, a spiritual successor to the studio's hit game To the Moon. You can check out the game's release date trailers below, the first being slightly less of a "serious" trailer:

Games Leftovers

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Games: Finding Paradise, ARK: Survival Evolved, Party Panic, LandTraveller, Xenomarine

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Games: Radeon Benchmarks, New Games, and CrossOver 17

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  • AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 vs. RADV/RadeonSI Radeon Linux Gaming Performance

    With today's AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 Linux driver release alongside the Radeon Software Adrenalin Driver for Windows users, it's significant in a few ways. First and foremost, AMD has stuck to their word of the past two years and is now able to open-source their official Vulkan Linux driver. When it comes to AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 itself you are now able to mix-and-match driver components to choose what pieces you want of AMD's somewhat complicated driver make-up. Additionally, their OpenGL/Vulkan drivers in 17.50 have some new feature capabilities. So with that said here's a fresh look at how the AMDGPU-PRO 17.50 professional driver performance compares to the latest open-source RadeonSI OpenGL and RADV Vulkan drivers.

  • The End Is Nigh for Linux gamers is now out of beta on Steam

    Did you get a little worried at the start of that headline? Fret not, as it's about the game 'The End Is Nigh' and it's now out of beta on Steam for Linux.

  • The GOG winter sale is on, you can grab Grim Fandango Remastered for free
  • Run Your Favorite Windows Apps and Games Directly on Your Mac or Linux OS

    It’s almost 2018, and for some reason there still exists an obnoxious barrier between Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems when it comes to running apps and playing games.

    CrossOver 17 for Linux was designed to break that tedious barrier down, by allowing you to run your favorite Windows apps and games directly on your Mac or Linux computer, and it’s available for over 50% off at just $19.

Games: Rocket League, Ultimate Trivia Challenge, Grass Cutter, Hyper Knights: Battles, Opus Magnum

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