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 …

GSoC 2013 pushes SuperTuxKart forward!

If you follow our planet, this is no news, but the recent advances in graphics, networking a other stuff from SuperTuxKart are quite nice. This is basically a result of them being accepted to this years Google Summer of Code.Not showing most of the new…

Stunt Rally 2.1 released

My luck… I do the reluctant once in two weeks post to keep the blog alive, and almost the next day is an unexpected big new release of a cool game ;)Ahh well… Stunt Rally 2.1 seems to have ventured into even less realistic spheres now:Awesome alien…

Blender 2.68 released, Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Blender 2.68 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin/11.10 Oneiric Ocelot/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12Blender provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing functionality in one package. Through its open architecture, Blender provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and a tightly integrated workflow. Blender is one of the [...]

Unvanquished summer tournament

Given the often quite small online communities around FOSS games, one has to become creative on how to keep players and attract new ones. Regular tournaments are one of those good ideas, albeit one that is a lot of work organizing.
One of the games that is still struggling to attract a stable player base is Unvanquished, even though the game is based on Tremulous and thus quite well developed game-play wise.

Don’t hide from the Aliens

However for those complaining about it being the “same old” just with fancy graphics, they have implemented an all new resource and base building system, which will be also used in the tournament! To quote them:

Your tactics may need to change to compensate for this, but you can always test out the new gameplay on our development server beforehand, as well as by attending and observing our weekly development games on Saturdays. An explanation of the differences between our gameplay and the classic Tremulous variety will be explained in a helpful guide that we will provide to you shortly. Most notably, camping is no longer a desirable tactic, and map control is the new focus.

They said “no more camping” !”§$%&/!!!

So where can you learn more about this tournament? Well follow the previous link ;) The event will begin in the middle of July, with the first matches held on the weekend of Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 21st.But if you manage to pass those rounds, you will have to plan for some matches on the following weekend too.
Registration starts on the 1st of July and you will need at least 3 other people on your team. I would naturally suggest a FreeGamer team, however due to my current bad internet connection, it is sadly not possible for me to join. But I hope some of the matches will be recored so that we can cover them here on the blog too :)

This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Xonotic 0.7 released

After an agonizingly long wait, I am happy to report that a new official release of the premier FOSS arena FPS Xonotic is available to the masses.Here is a nice (but slightly older) game-play video for those not having played Xonotic yet:Changes are qu…

WIP “OpenFlashpoint”

Here is another post about a project I found in the far ends of the internet (“here be dragons”), but which seems really promising never the less.But first of all a disclamer by the original creator:The screenshots you are about to see are not yet an e…

Two times (0.)2.0

(Yes, that is a rather thin common ground to combine these two news in one post ;) ).Anyways, today there is one for the “FreeGamers”, aka those that are looking for more or less playable games:There is a new release (2.0) of StuntRally, and I guess I …

Updates from Rogue Republic, that modern warfare 0 A.D. mod

The really nice looking modern warfare mod for 0 A.D. is steadily improving:Rogue Republic’s Russian buildingsYou can now also check out their blog and facebook page, and to quote one of the main developers:With hope of finding a proficient 0 A.D. code…

Various follow-ups

First off as a rather fast follow up on the last post:

Otherwise, as previously mentioned, Garage Games has now also released their 2D game framework under the MIT license:

Their 3D game engine also saw some nice updates lately, however sadly their crowd funding push to port Torque3D to Linux fell (not totally unsurprisingly) short of their 30,000$ mark (with about 10,000$ pledged).

This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Blender 2.65a in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint (New Release)

Install Blender 2.65a in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin/11.10 Oneiric Ocelot/Linux Mint 14/13/12 Blender provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing functionality in one package. Through its open architecture, Blender provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and a tightly integrated workflow. Blender is one of the most [...]

Various voxel engine ramblings

I have outed myself previously as not a big Minecraft fan, so take everything in this post with a grain of salt (as I obviously don’t really understand that genre).Anyways… recently this sub-reddit for open-source games was pointed out in our forums,…

Some upcoming releases

Looks like we will get some nice x-mas presents this year:A bit delayed but probably right on time for the Mayan end of the world, we will see a long awaited new release of Cube2:Sauerbraten. Read about the release announcement here. Hmm, I wonder if i…

Video updates (various)

Today I let the videos speak:First of all a nice FOSS bullet hell SHUMP, called Shumpacabra:Taisei Project is maybe also relevant if you like getting killed ALOT (hehe, insider joke for q).Previously mentioned Cube Trains (based on Frogatto) has reache…

Cry for programming help!

Ok, we don’t normally do these kind of recruitment posts (don’t send us emails about that!), but for the following two FOSS game gems we will make an exception (and it is officially sanctioned by our boss Charlie ;) ).So which ones do I mean? Well thes…

D3 BFG source drop, and new hosted forum

Hot off the press is the news that id software has released the source-code to their Doom3 remastered BFG edition. Have a look at the code here. It seems like Mr. Carmack has back-ported a few nifty things from idTech5, so this is potentially quite use…

0 A.D. and Megaglest updates

Some assorted news from the FOSS RTS thematic area.First of all, Megagest saw another somewhat bigger release (3.7.x), and someone also made a nice cinematic for them:Sadly no news on the planned graphical update, as the merger with GAE seems on hold, …

Cinematic ZeroK trailer

Busy for a while moving… and the crickets take over FreeGamer it seems *chirp* *chirp* :DAnyways, I am partially back in business, so a warm HELLO from East Africa!!!So nothing much to report right now, except that there is a really nice cinematic tr…