While there are many open-source game engines these days, many of which were formerly closed-source/commercial engines, one of the big bottlenecks for community-driven game projects continue to be on the art assets/models and/or their reliance upon the commercial game assets for game engines that were later opened up. ET: Legacy continues making progress on free, modernized assets inspired off the original Wolfenstein Enemy Territory game.
Originally, when it was called Das Tal, it ran a Kickstarter campaign that was sadly unsuccessful, so it's pleasing to see it carry on. I've been following it since then and the email update sadly got pushed down my inbox due to an influx of news recently.
I was shared an email yesterday from a conversation with the developers of futuristic racer 'Redout' [Steam, Official Site]. The developers are willing to do a Linux version, if there's enough interest.
It looks damn near incredible and certainly did remind me of WipeOut, a game I wasted hours and probably entire days of my life in when I was younger.
0 A.D. [Official Site] has a change in leadership with Erik stepping down, but work continues on and the new Alpha is already shaping up.
I love 0 A.D. even at this early stage. It is still rather rough, but even release really does bring it forward dramatically. It is one of the most promising open source games available right now.
Mageia 5.1 Released, Tumbleweed's Latest, Most Secure
The Mageia project today announced the release of stopgap version 5.1, an updated "respin" of 5.0 and all updates. The Daily Dot posted their picks for the most sure operating systems and the Hectic Geek is "quite pleased" with Fedora 25. Matthew Garrett chimed in on Ubuntu unofficial images and Dedoimedo reviewed Fedora-based Chapeau 24.
SparkyLinux 4.5 is out
There is an update of SparkyLinux 4.5 “Tyche” available now.
As before, Sparky “Home” editions provide fully featured operating system based on Debian ‘testing’ with desktops of your choice: LXDE, LXQt, KDE, MATE and Xfce.