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John Carmack Closer to Quake 1

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  • John Carmack Talks Quake Reboot, Something Closer to Quake 1
  • Planeshft 0.5.7 Released
  • Legions Of Ashworld Under Development

Some thoughts on commercial FOSS game development

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freegamer.blogspot: It's been a while since I last stirred up controversy on the freegamer blog, so I thought today I'd talk about -- gasp -- developing FOSS games commercially.

PlayOnLinux - There are no miracles

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dedoimedo.com: PlayOnLinux is a gaming framework, based on Wine, designed to help you install and run Microsoft Windows games and programs more easily. Simple enough mission, dire-hard results.

SpaceChem, One of the Best Indie Puzzle Games

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ubuntuvibes.com: SpaceChem is one of the most addictive indie puzzle game released this year for Linux. The game has received great reviews from critics as well as users all around the world.

Open Source Alternatives to Popular Games

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devicemag.com: Thanks to the endeavours of hardcore games lovers, various open source “clones” have been developed over the years that realistically attempt (and in many ways succeed) to replicate the success of the original games on which they’re based.

Build Mines, Battle and Defend Your Base in Action/Strategy Game OpenClonk

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ubuntuvibes.com: OpenClonk is free and open source successor of German shareware game series Clonk. Clonk, which dates back to 1994 with its first game on MS DOS has quite a dedicated fan following and an extremely popular game modding/extension system.

Sometimes Games Are not just about Fun

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linuxmigrante.blogspot: Maybe I'm discovering boiled water here, but today I stumbled upon a little game. I downloaded it because it was very small, so even if it was bad, I wouldn't have wasted too much time and space with the download. Its name is Gravitation.

Duke Nukem Forever Review

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  • Duke Nukem Forever Review
  • Duke Nukem's PR Team Turns Hostile after Bad Reviews

3 Space games on Linux

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linuxaria.com: I’m back into looking at the games side of Linux, and i must say that every time a take a look at it i find new interesting titles. Today I’ll take a look at the generic genre of the “space game”.

Bacon: Standard Ubuntu Gaming Platform: Sink Or Swim?

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jonobacon.org: I was traveling into San Francisco the other day, and I had an idea I wanted to share. This is very much just an idea, and given I don’t have the time to work on it, I just wanted to share it so if someone else wants to run with it, they can.

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PostgreSQL, the NoSQL Database

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Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses

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