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Unigine OilRush Drills Closer To Release

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phoronix.com: While Unigine Corp has yet to provide any public beta of its forthcoming OilRush strategy game or to even begin the pre-order process for interested Windows and Linux gamers, following our exclusive preview of Unigine OilRush back in December using an early development build available to Unigine Corp partners, we now have an updated build.

Open source game counterfeited in Mac App Store

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h-online.com: The developers at game software house Wolfire have found that the Lugaru HD game, which they open sourced last May, has appeared in what they describe as a counterfeit version on the Mac App Store.

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.

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