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…

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…

Zelda can now be free as in freedom

Not only from the clutches of Ganondorf, but also from the dominion of proprietary software. All thanks to the magnificent Solarus Engine, a GPLed, SDL-based, 2D action RPG engine. This amazing project aims to provide a stable and easily customizable p…

Linux Game Awards voting open now!

Quietly in the background a group of open-source and Linux enthusiast websites (full disclosure: including FreeGamer 😉 ) has developed a new platform for promoting open-source games: http://www.linuxgameawards.org/One of its regular features will be a…

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.- …

Boson X is sciencey, also Free

Boson X is a simple time-waster gamey-thing, which has been making quite a furor in the indie game world. Turns out it’s not only available gratis, but it’s also Free Software. It’s quite a challenging little game, but oh, if only particle physics were…

New releases from the Worldforge project.

Yesterday saw the release of a new version of the client-side software “Ember” for the Worldforge project (an open-source MMO framework).The focus of this version was to improve the world-editing features, and if not yet included, the GoSC 2013 improve…