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  • Steam Is Now Available In Flatpak Form

    For those looking to run Steam in a more isolated/sanboxed environment, Valve's game distribution service can now be easily run in a Flatpak environment.

    There's been a few different groups investigating Steam in a Flatpak or Snappy environment while this morning Steam appeared on Flathub. Flathub is a build and distribution service around Flatpak.

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  • Check out the trailer for the Dawn of War III 'Annihilation' game modes coming soon
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm looks absolutely stunning, still planned to release on Linux

    At E3, a new trailer for Insurgency: Sandstorm [Official Site] was shown off and it looks really quite gorgeous. The developers told me Linux is still planned too.

  • [Older] For the Emperor! Dawn of War 3 on Linux
  • [Older] Total War: Shogun 2 on Linux
  • [Older] Release Notes May 16

    The 0.1.11 Unreal Tournament update was released today. We’ve continued to iterate on the new Blitz game mode. This release also includes improvements to the match start up process, including having bots participate in warm up to give players something to do while waiting for the match to start, and improvements to host controlled match starting (for Hub and LAN matches).

  • [Older] The 20 Games Linux Gamers Want To See Ported

    As mentioned a few weeks ago when I presented the racing wheels Linux gamers use, I am still going through the analysis of the the End of March 2017 survey we have conducted, and while there’s a much bigger article coming down the road, I will share some specific results week after week that can be treated as separate subjects.

  • [Older] Dolphin Progress Report: May 2017

    A project cannot survive for nearly fourteen years without making some difficult decisions. Sometimes you're right, sometimes you're wrong, but, to be successful you have to learn from each and every one. One of the most difficult decisions made for Dolphin was the deprecation and removal of D3D9 despite it being the fastest backend at the time. The promise was that we would take a step back then, and make huge gains in accuracy thanks to being able to use integers throughout VideoCommon.

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Form ‘N’ Fun Is An Open-Source Game That Combines Android, Drawing and Computer Vision

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There are many exciting projects available for Android. In fact, almost 3 million applications are available in the Play Store. But not every application is open-source and written to serve as educational material. Developer Rohithkvsp created the Form ‘N’ Fun game that makes the most of drawing on Android. While this might sound a bit crazy or lame, the game is really great and fun to play.

Form ‘N’ Fun is an Android maze game that uses real-time computer vision. The uniqueness of this game is that the user can draw his own mazes on white paper with pen/pencil and then play them. The game detects the maze and the user can play using the accelerometer. This Android app uses contours algorithms in OpenCV to detect the maze that is drawn on real-world paper. This app then uses the JBox2d engine for simulating the rigid bodies. On the video below you can see this app in action.

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SteamOS (Debian) and New Games for GNU/Linux

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Games: Wonder Boy, Dying Light, LandTraveller, and Two Worlds II

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Games and Wine on GNU/Linux

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Young programmer turns love of gaming into a Google Summer of Code project

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Recently I installed the GCompris educational software suite on a friend's Linux laptop. While researching information about the application, I found out about Rudra Nil Basu, a young programmer from India, who has blogged about his contributions to GCompris. Based on his work, he was selected to be a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) participant and will receive a stipend to continue working to improve GCompris.

I recently had the opportunity to ask Rudra some questions about how he's translating his passion for game development into making learning fun for young children and supporting open source software and source code sharing. Some questions and answers have been lightly edited for clarity.

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Leftovers: Software and Games

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  • CopyQ -An Advanced Clipboard Manager for Linux

    CopyQ is an advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features, that lets you intelligently manipulate your system’s clipboard content and use it within a wide range of applications. It monitors your system’s clipboard and saves its content in a way you can later paste it directly into another application.

  • RcppMsgPack 0.1.1

    A new package! Or at least new on CRAN as the very initial version 0.1.0 had been available via the ghrr drat for over a year. But now we have version 0.1.1 to announce as a CRAN package.

    RcppMspPack provides R with MessagePack header files for use via C++ (or C, if you must) packages such as RcppRedis.

  • Smack v4.2 Introduces OMEMO Support!

    I have the honour to announce the latest release of Smack! Version 4.2 brings among bug fixes and additional features like Explicit Message Encryption (XEP-0380) and Message Processing Hints (XEP-0334) support for OMEMO Multi-End-Message-and-Object encryption (XEP-0384). OMEMO was developed by Andreas Straub for the Conversations messenger (also as a Google Summer of Code project) in 2015. Since then it got quite popular and drew a lot of attention for XMPP in the media. My hope is that my efforts to develop an easy to use Smack module will result in an even broader adoption.

  • Tropico 6 Will Debut With Linux Support Next Year
  • Feral Is Bringing XCOM 2: War of the Chosen To Linux
  • Steam Direct Now Available For More Easily Getting Games On Steam

    Following the retirement of Valve's Steam Greenlight program, Steam Direct is now available as the streamlined, transparent, and accessible method for game developers to bring their games to Steam.

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