A new version of UFO:Alien Invasion was released. This release includes a lot of bugfixes and some exciting new features such as a new sound renderer api, a new production system, updated and new maps, and multiplayer is working again. Read More Here.
Rubicon X is a free, cross platform, first person shooter that continues the story of Bungie’s Marathon trilogy. First released as Marathon:Rubicon in 2001, Rubicon X is a complete overhaul of the original.
Everyone has heard of the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP, but less will have heard of the GP2X, the latest portable console to come from Gamepark Holdings (GPH) in Korea. Unlike its mainstream competitors the GP2X is aimed at giving the gamer far more freedom than they could ever expect from the likes of Nintendo and Sony. The community-friendly GP2X uses a Linux-based operating system, providing a framework for you to do activities typically associated with desktop computing, such as playing emulators, view photos, listen to music and watch videos. It currently has very few commercial games but the home-brew scene is going strong.
Grapple, developed by LGP, is designed to be a simple network layer, allowing the addition of multiplayer features to a game for as little as a dozen lines of code. However it is also fully featured, so if you want more from your networking, you can have it.
With Cold War (Mindware Studio's inaugural title) having gone gold late last month for Linux, we took the time to get a few questions answered by Mindware Studios. In this interview, Patrik Rak of Mindware answered some of our questions about their Meng engine as well as a few pieces of information from what we can expect to see in the future including some more information on their Linux and Macintosh clients.
PC silicon vendor Via Technologies is holding a contest that encourages "girls" of any age (over 18) to hone their gaming skills at a world-class gaming facility in Sweden, where they'll be treated to some high-powered gaming training with Via's "girlz 0f destruction" gaming ambassadors.
Free software has populated almost every sector of the computer software arena: from office suites to encyclopedias to full operating systems. One genre of computer software that most people overlook when thinking of free software is gaming. The fact is, sites such as Freshmeat have literally thousands of free software and freeware games for a huge variety of operating systems.
Fixed crash when saving the game in levels with lots of monsters, Unified software and opengl engine into one binary, Added video mode selection to menu, fix demo desyncs on E1M5 on x86_64 systems...
It seems as though Transgaming might have an ace up their sleeves to keep existing Transgamers and maybe even win back some. Quotes from the Transgaming Newsletter and development report:
The GP2X is an open, Linux-based handheld games console manufactured by Game Park Holdings of South Korea. It has a typical handheld control layout, a good quality backlit screen, built-in stereo speakers, headphone socket, and several connectivity and expansion options. My son is completely taken with the device, and it has won me over too. At £125 (or $190), you're not going to find a less expensive handheld device that can be expanded into a full-blown computer.
Unreal Voodoo, a group of talented finnish people dedicated in bringing you the finest in multimedia presentations, has released their brand new amazing opensource game, made with Amanith Framework: Frets On Fire!
This month, in the spirit of "Making Linux a Little More Fun", I decided to try my hand at a Linux crossword puzzle. This presented a number of interesting challenges. In any case, the result of all the cogitation, agitation, and meditation is presented here for your enjoyment; I hope you have as much fun... yeah, that's the word... solving it as I had designing it!
This update includes a host of new and community requested features such as: more agile player movement, weapon balance adjustments, a single ambient light option, improved rendering and cpu peformance and much more. Also brand new elements are introduce to Quake 4:
If there's one area where Linux distributions fall behind Windows, it's games. Most PC games are built for Windows. Where does that leave Linux users? With Cedega, a melding of Wine and DirectX developed by TransGaming. Today, Cedega 5.2.3 officially supports about 50 games, though in reality it can run a lot more.
The developers of Linux Game Publishing (LGP) recently finished with the final version of Coldwar.
Illarion is a free, completely self developed graphical fantasy game that focuses on true roleplaying. We are offering our own server, a Java client (which can be used at Linux or Windows) and the guarantee that you will never ever pay anything for this game.
Crystal Space (CS) is a free cross platform 3D Source Developement Kit (SDK) licenced under the LGPL. On 15th and 16th of July developers and users met in Aachen (Germany) at the first international Crystal Space conference.
UFO: AI is a turn based overhead tactical combat sim with research trees. Your mission is to fight back against the alien horde attempting to invade Earth. UFO: Alien Invasion is out with a new release in their 2.0 cycle.