FlightGear 3.0 and Bombable add-on

This week saw finally saw the official release of version 3.0 of FlightGear.

Notable changes:

Highlights in this release include integration of the FGCom voice communications client within the simulator, improved terrain rendering, faster scenery loading, and improved usability. This release also coincides with the release of FlightGear World Scenery 2.0 – massively improved scenery data covering the entirety of the planet and incorporating OpenStreetMap roads and detailed terrain information from a variety of sources.

Also interesting is the “Bombable” add-on, which adds combat mechanics:

This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

The Sky of Verdun 3D – dogfight in HTML5

Came across this seemingly fun little game over here, too bad I don’t have a Occulus Rift (yet):Check their page for the Win32 and browser server/client download.This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Torque3D seems to finally get a Linux port!

Following the release of the Torque3D engine under the MIT license (latest release 3.5 here), there was a lot of back and forth regarding a port to Linux (the engine actually used to have a good Linux port, but that one was dropped a few years back). A…

December RTS updates

Merry Christmas from FreeGamer!As a nice present from the 0 A.D. team, the new Alpha 15 Osiris was released today:Lots of great new features and especially multiplayer games should be now much easier to do with hosting improvements and a lobby for brow…

Help to ROTC:Ethernet to become fully open-source

The creator of the nice, but pretty niche, freeware game (but with Creative Commons licensed assets) Revenge of the Cats: Ethernet has just informed us that he started a Indiegogo campaign (target US$ 1500) to liberate the game.The current version stil…

Progress on Octaforge

One of the newer engine/game projects I have been following closely is Octaforge. It is basically a fork of Tesseract, which in turn is an graphic improvement project by the makers of the well known Cube2 engine.The main difference with Octaforge is th…

Holiday Racer 2.2 released (aka Stunt Rally)

Obviously someone is having a hard time with the winter in the northern hemisphere right now:More awesome screenshots of Stunt Rally 2.2 here, and don’t miss the details of the new version in the full change log.Last but not least, discuss it on our fo…

Lips of Suna 0.8.0 released

And another great new release :)Our favorite work in progress & not quite serious anime RPG Lips of Suna bumps its release number to 0.8 (change-log).I know what you are thinking…Most notable changes:New player model and animations contributed by…

MegaGlest 3.9.0 released

Since I am having internet troubles as of late, I’ll keep it short and hope it will actually come through:Megaglest 3.9.0 was released today, see changelog:v3.9.0- we hopefully now really solved the last out of sync problems for cross platform games.- …

Using Blender to Create Simutrans Graphics

Sarlock, a fellow member of our community, published an interesting and detailed step-by-step tutorial that teaches you how to use Blender, a free 3D computer graphic tool, to create graphics for Simutrans, focusing on buildings.
The tutorial also introduces you to the basic functions of Blender.

If you were wanting to learn Blender but you didn’t [...]

Breaking news: The Dark Mod 2.0 stand alone version out now!

I guess quite a few people were waiting for this to finally happen :)Have a look at the release announcement here and the full change-log here.They also did a nice introduction video a few months ago:Haven’t got the chance to try it myself yet, but thi…

Blender Game Making Challenge starts on the 20th of this month

While not necessary only for FOSS games, all will be done with the Blender3D included game engine (BGE). Check out their website here and/watch the video below:The overall theme will be announce on the 20th when the contest starts.This post was retriev…

Stephen Cameron: Space Nerds in Space Interview and Crew Gameplay Video

A 15 minutes long video profile of Stephen Cameron was published on YouTube by Jack Younger – hacker (presumed) at TX/RX Labs.Stephen Cameron Video ProfileThe video includes an interview of Cameron’s about his latest project Space Nerds …

New Alien Arena, with included alpha-demo of in development commercial spin-off

Yes, it looks like the developers behind the long running idTech2 based AlienArena are going make a more slower paced & ‘tactical’ spin-off and try to sell it. As before the engine will stay open-source (GPLv2), but the assets for the spin-off will…

Alpha 14 and a crowd-funding campaign for 0 A.D.

Pretty interesting news from 0 A.D. today: They are having a Indigogo crowd-funding campaign.Note that this is a flexible funding campaign, so even if they don’t reach their goals all money donated will go to the project.They also released a new Alpha …

Today: Glamour, or how to hide irony about gender stereotypes very well…

Or something like that… because as much as I think FOSS games should cater to the other ermm… 2nd out of three(?) gender, I am not sure if this is meant ironic or not (description of the game Glamour):You are Maddeline, a young princess just turne…

WebGL dungeon crawler Moonshades now FOSS

More browser-based RPG goods for you today: the developer behind the game Moonshades recently indicated on the Opengameart.org forums that this neat old-school (ok not as old-school as Heroine Dusk) dungeon crawler is now fully open-source.Have a look …

Browser based MMO: Ironbane

I wanted to write about this browser-based MMO game called Ironbane for a while, but never actually got around trying it (it’s easy though, no need to register for the alpha currently, just hit play; but for me under Linux with Firefox 23 it just kept …

Assault Cube reloaded, version 2.5.8

I’m a bit hesitant to cover this game, as media licensing is a complete mess, but well some might enjoy playing it and the source-code is there ;)Here is a longish game-play video of Assault Cube Reloaded:You can follow the latest development and see t…

Lips of Suna 0.7.0 released

After a long hibernation a new version of the 3D RPG Lips of Suna was released today!Take that you, ermm brown something?More screenshots here, and there are quite a few great new features:New terrain system.More responsive controls.Real single player …