FreeGameDev.net Outage (Fixed)

**Update 2014-08-12 22:17**It seems all is back to normal! Thanks 123-reg for sorting out it quickly although nobody emailed me or updated the support ticket, but stellar support nonetheless.If you want a domain name host, then I can happily recommend …

Stunt Rally now comes with spaceships and cool ancient cities!

Stunt Rally 2.4… talk about feature creep, but I am not complaining ;)See more pictures of the release here, and don’t forget to give some feedback on our forums.Oh and you can now browse cars and tracks online.This post was retrieved from freegamer….

DevCorner: GameDevelop goes open-source

Thanks to GamingOnLinux for pointing out that this crossplattform *no-programming* 2D game development suite has gone fully FOSS.It can export games to HTML5 and native code (x86 Linux and Windows).Read the original announcement here. The github reposi…

OpenXcom hits 1.0

We have previously mentioned OpenXcom on several occasions before, but now the massive UFO: Enemy Unknown engine reimplementation project finally hit the long-awaited 1.0 mark, and they decided to celebrate by releasing this lovely trailer that sums up…

Vote for the LGA: May 2014 (OS game engine remakes)

And Holarse.de even did a small trailer:
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POTM March 2014 winner announced

Quite close outcome this time for the Project of the Month 2014 vote over at linuxgameawards.org. But there has to be a winner:Here is a closer look that which project got how many votes:Congratulations to the winner Battle for Wesnoth!This post was re…

GSoC 2014 mentoring organisations announced, review and apply!

After sorting through almost 400 applications of mentoring projects, Google has announced this year’s list of projects students can contribute to.There aren’t too many FOSS gaming related projects this time though.These are the relevant ones:Blender Fo…

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:

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KeeperRL and OpenIG

Two interesting projects I recently came across:1. KeeperRL:Description from the author:KeeperRL is a Dungeon Keeper and Dwarf Fortress inspired dungeon simulator built on top of roguelike mechanics. My vision is that you are a Sauron-like character,…

DevCorner: Multiple new platforms for Torque2D MIT

I tend to focus a bit on the 3D side of things, but the recently open-sourced Torque2D (note the “2″) engine is pretty cool too:And in fact it got a whole lot better in the last couple of weeks with it being ported to Linux, Android and your browser (t…

Linux Game Awards: PotM March 2014 VOTE NOW!

It’s time for another installment of the somewhat bi-monthly Linux Game Awards:The list of nominees is again quite interesting, so choose your favorite.This months winner was 0 A.D. by the way… I guess we need to increase the promotion efforts a bit …

Preparing for a crowd-funding: Torque3D MIT Multi-platform

I mentioned the nice developments on the Torque3D OpenGL and Linux ports a few weeks back, and now it seems like it is getting even more serious:Planned platforms of Torque3DNow don’t spill your beer just yet, as this is just the proposal the developer…

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.

Code Combat: Open Source Javascript Tutorial Gamification (In A Good Way)

youtube.com/watch?v=dCOHjERswGwCode Combat is a javascript programming learning IDE wrapped in a delicious cute RPG/2D RTS packaging that runs in the browser without any plugins. They recently announced their open source/free art release.The current se…

Happy new year & Congrats to the LGA January 2014 winner!

Hello 2014 and happy new year to everyone!One of the new things for this year will be the regular Linux Game Awards done by various Linux and FOSS gaming site (and which has been spearheaded by the great LGDB).And the first winner is:The votes have bee…

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…

Let’s Play Permissions for Open Source Games With Free Art

Let’s Play (LP) is an uprising form of previewing and experiencing video games.While a review summarizes the experience, a LP allows to look a player over their shoulder and indirectly experience the game from one perspective in its entirety …

Reminder: 1 week left to vote

Voting for the Linux Game Awards January 2014 will come to an end in about one week (24th of December). So if you haven’t voted yet, don’t waste any time!You can read more about the award in this older blog entry.This post was retrieved from freegamer…

Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME) version 1.1.0 and Steam edition

The great roguelike RPG Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME) is available as a new version (1.1.0) nicknamed “Full Steam Ahead”. Here is a slightly older trailer for version 1.0.5.:Release highlights:New necromancer tree: AnimusAll achievements now feature beautif…