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Huh, id Tech 5 Engine To Be Open-Source?

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phoronix.com: id Software has a long history of being friendly towards the Linux and open-source communities. But with id Tech 5 could id Software possibly be open-source to begin with? The web-site for the Rage game seems to imply that id Tech 5 is in fact open-source.

Frictional Games Interview

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animatedead.com: Frictional Games was behind 2010’s most scary game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. By some accounts, the most scary video game ever. Considered by fans, a spiritual successor to the well-received Penumbra series. Amnesia is their most critically acclaimed effort yet. We reached out for a few comments on their success and on being an indie developer.

35 Great Open Web Games

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  • 35 Great Open Web Games
  • The Legend of Edgar 0.76 Released
  • Linux Games Icon Pack

Cave Story is Highly Addictive

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  • Cave Story is Highly Addictive Platformer for Linux
  • Freedoom 0.7 Released
  • All about the beta!

Pandora open-source handheld available for order again

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  • Pandora open-source handheld available for order again
  • Pandora open-source console goes on general sale
  • Pandora handheld back on sale: get yours in a week
  • Skip the queue and purchase your Pandora open-source gaming device for $500

Arx Fatalis Linux Port Progress

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freegamer.blogspot: The Arx Fatalis porting effort has been going full steam ahead; a lot of developments on that project. They recieved a Wiki sponsored by the PARPG guys, made subreddit to post updates to and have quite a few repositories where the different team members are working on the seperate goals of the project.

5 Best Video Game Console Emulators for Linux

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junauza.com: I have here a list of some of the best video game console emulators for Linux that you can download and use for free:

Starry – A New 3D Space Shooter in a Retro Style

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ubuntugamer.com: Occasionally, out of the blue, news of a game arrives that turns out to be a real undiscovered gem. Starry is one of those games.

Sintel The Game

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  • Sintel The Game
  • Lutris
  • Dominions 3: The Awakening 3.26 Released

Live Out Adventure and Conquest In the Battle for Wesnoth

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makeuseof.com: Years ago, when I was in high school, I remember getting very addicted to turn-based adventure strategy games like the popular Ultima series.

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