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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Quetoo is a Quake2-compatible game engine, forked from Quake2Forge, with focus on security, stability, and speed. Due to performance improvements, Quetoo is up to 48% faster than stock Quake2.
After near 18 months hiatus, PrBoom 2.4.0 was released less than a week ago. Today brings about an incremental bug fix release.
Ketsujin Studios is pleased to announce that Fighter Ace® is now available for Linux users. Please note, that this game does run through a compatibility layer and GNU/Linux is not supported nativly. Anyway, seems worth a try.
Crossfire will be released on April 28th 2006 and it pushes the Award winning Unreal Engine 2 to its limitations!
Tremulous is Released and you can Download it for free! Tremulous is a free open-source game like Nexuiz and stands under GPL, you have to fight as a team and destroy enemys structures to win.
S2 Games announced today that Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, the much anticipated sequel to their award winning first title, Savage: The Battle for Newerth, will be available for download via the S2 Games Website anywhere, anytime, and on any computer for free.
Released yesterday afternoon was the Quake 4 v1.1 point release patch. Among appending four new maps for professional game-play, there is also a new Forcemodel option as well as Brightskins. At Phoronix, we have analyzed the performance abilities of this latest Quake 4 point release under Linux with a Pentium D processor and GeForce 7 solution.
Tremulous will be released 31st March and this means it will be free like enemy-territory and open source like Quake III, so this game will be absolutly free!
The Quake 3 engine source code has been released in August 2005. Since that time the icculus.org/quake3 project is cleaning up, fixing bugs, and adding features in the source code, while aiming the compatibility with existing versions and mods.
If you thought the Linux gaming world consisted of nethack, pp-racer, BZFlag, and well... fortune, you were wrong. Here's some next-gen Linux games that'll definitely make some waves:
Globulation 2 is an RTS game which reduces micro-management by automatically assigning tasks to units. Version 0.8.19 of this exciting gaming experience has been released.
This is a public multiplayer test release of DropTeam (download links below). The purpose of this release is to test DropTeam's network functionality with a large number of players. Anyone can play for free in order to help us test DropTeam. For Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X Tiger.
PyTraffic is a Python version by Michel Van den Bergh of the board game Rush hour, invented by Nob Yoshigahara. The goal is to remove the red tractor out of the grid through the slot on the right.
Ken Kutaragi, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, took center stage and delivered the big news: PlayStation 3 will not release until November 2006, but with Linux preinstalled.
"I don't believe we will have a full beta process for the Linux version. We will go through the entire play balancing and bug fixing problems with the Windows version" first, developers state.
But: Savage 2: A Tortured Soul to Feature Native Linux Client Support at Launch