A compromise for linux game devs?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 1, 2010
for a couple of years now, linux has been ready for the desktop IMHO, except on one front: gaming. Now if you're running a classic game in wine, like master of orion 1/2 or the first starcraft, 99.99% of the time it'll run just fine. Your mileage may vary on newer games however. I just thought of this because it's insanely simple. Instead of rewriting the game from the ground up to work on linux, why not just optimize the windows version to work perfectly in wine? It might not be a perfect solution, but as I understand it, wine runs programs near or at native speed. Not to mention this would open up the ability to run it on the BSDs and any other OS capable of running wine (that is, almost every OS). Come to think of it, why not write games only for wine? It runs on a mac, so you have support there, and it it also runs on windows because, of course, wine is just a windows compatibility layer. Just bundle it with the game disc or something.
Linux game goodness!
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 9, 2007
If you look a few pixels up, you'll see I live in a city called Eugene, Oregon. Most of you probably haven't heard of it, but we do have a few cool things here; most notable for my fellow Ubuntu users is a small company called Garage Games.
If you aren't familiar, and I'm assuming most of you aren't because not many threads turned up on the subject. GG themselves don't make many games, but they're the creators of the Torque game engine. While it's not comparable to say Unreal 3 or the like, it builds games for Linux, OS X, AND WIndows! And if game development is something you're interested in, an indie license will only run ya about $100, which is EXTREMELY modest for its capabilities. GG also publishes games made with the TGE, and nearly all of them are available as Linux binaries!
I created this thread because I'm an idealist (and lets face it, if you're running linux, you probably are too). I love companies that believe in making software available for everyone. Not to mention
new linux game out! tempest 2000...
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 21, 2007
This guy just released the tempest clone. you can view the game in youtube here.
download it from here
this is the home site.
just extract it anywhere, navigate to the files location and right click on typhoon to set permission for your username to be able to execute the game. after the permission is set, double click on it like a exe file and it launches. configuring the controls is needed or you will expirience slow mouse movement just like myself. Also read the readme file for keyboard control of the game.(HIT ENTER ON THE KEYBOARD TO CONFIGURE IT)
added a pic
Re: Entropy: A new Linux Game Project
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 25, 2007
Visit the website: Oasis-Games.com
Entropy has been in the planning stages and built up an administrative team for the past year, and it's finally time to get out in the open.
Entropy is an open source game project the likes of which you have never seen. With what is currently a small team of modelers, texture artists, and programmers, development on Entropy (which just finished the final stages of design) is starting right now.
We're looking for new team members who show an interest in open source gaming and who have experience in the following fields:
- Game texture design
- 3d modeling
- Programming in OpenGL (in C#)
- Web graphics.
Our skilled "core team" has worked on an assortment of other projects in the past, and our programming team (err... me) has experience in multiple areas of game development, from 3d programming and shader design, to networking and web development.
More to the point, Entropy will be something brand new and revolutionary, in both its spirit
LXer: A New Alien Arena Linux Game Is Coming Soon
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 1, 2013
Published at LXer:
To be released soon is the Alien Arena 7.66 game update, but more interesting than this small update that just provides minor optimizations and an overhauled menu system, is the introduction of a new Alien Arena game. Alien Arena: Tactical is the new CRX-powered open-source game.
Hypothetical Linux Game company questionnaire
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 29, 2009
Update February 4th, 2011:
The survey is now closed. The updated data can be found here.
As for how the company itself is doing... well... I'll just call it a work-in-progress for the time being. My real life responsibilities haven't allowed me to take such a grand step just yet.
Update January 23rd, 2010:
Yesterday the survey reached it's first goal of 250 answers. As I promised earlier, the survey data has been made available for all interested to study. You may find it here. The survey is still on-going and answers received hereafter are no less important than those given before the first goal was reached. Thank you everyone!
I posted a thread some time ago in the Community-Cafe about starting a Linux game company.
I'm currently in the process of mapping the potential market and your input would be most valuable at this point.
Please take the time to answer my ten gaming related questions by using this questionnaire.
Thank you everyone and don't forget
Have you purchased a Linux game lately?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 3, 2013
I'm not sure what's involved in making a thread sticky, but if ever one needed to be stuck, this is it....
In my time surfing these forums I've seen countless new threads created either complaining or commenting on the sparseness of quality gaming options in Ubuntu. So perhaps its high-time we do something about it by encouraging people to put their money where their mouth is and buy a game, feed a programmer, and encourage others to start coding games for Linux.
So if you bought (meaning: paid cold hard cash for) a Linux game recently, be counted as one doing their part by posting here and letting us know which title you bought. If you are one of the kind-hearted souls that actually donates money to developers of "free" games, you are also encouraged to post and be counted among those doing your part too.
This is not a place to give a full review of a particular game and rake the developer over the coals for all the things they did wrong, but if you want to give props f
Understanding the future of Linux game development
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 27, 2013
GamaSutra just posted an interview with Ryan Gordon. It's broad in scope.
I think that's enough introduction. Here's the link.
Q&A: Understanding the future of Linux game development
Linux game console ready to ship
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 3, 2009
Linux: Game Development.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 9, 2011
I was wondering if I could develop games for linux to make a living. I am budding entreprenuer and would love to create open-source games to sell. Now if I am correct it is possible to sell your open-source software as long as you provide source code.
I am a Python programmer and will certainly be using Blender to create a couple of games. I am thinking of creating a different game for each genre, and they are as follows:
- A first person shooter (Like Combat Arms for windows.)
- A racing game.
- A Role Playing Game.
- A Real Time Strategy.
- And finally a Indie Game.
I plan to have all these games multi-player, I know this will be difficult to code with python but I think I'm up for a challenge!
Anyways the reason I have posted this is to get your opinion on what I'm doing! So please leave suggestions and if anyone would like to help leave a PM.
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