Tagged:  open source

By Kereltis, September 16, 2014 2 Editorial, News

Microsoft has bought Mojang and Minecraft but is this the end for Linux Gamers? Editorial Although it is very sad for Linux gamers that another independent title has been eaten up by a giant corporate entity with a terrible record for cross-platform where it counts. There is also hope and morning light to burn those creepers off the roof (there’s a creeper on the roof… Read More »

By Ultimoore, August 17, 2014 0 Kickstarter, Script Kiddies

Modest Project for a modest price So today I received an email from Austin Dixon asking me if I would like to check out his Kickstarter project Script Kiddies. HIPSTER PIXEL goodness, the Script Kiddies project is asking for a modest $8,500 US. Of course I wouldn’t even be writing this article if Austin was supporting Linux right out of the pearly gates. So lets… Read More »

By Kereltis, August 10, 2014 3 Interview, News, Report

You read it correctly, Direct X directly interacting with the Gallium open source driver! About Last week we had an opportunity to speak with Tiziano Bacocco (an open source, electro Guru from Italy) about the future of the Gallium driver (open source AMD driver) and how it is possible to have Direct X interacting directly with the driver instead of having the overhead of the… Read More »

By Kereltis, April 8, 2014 0 Download, Evolution RTS, Game, News

The Open Source real time strategy title “Evolution RTS” has been released free (in more ways than one) on Steam! About This is what we love to see here at Rootgamer, an open source title making it through GreenLight and getting onto Steam. It is great to see and I hope they do very well with “Evolution RTS”. Evolution RTS is a free an Open… Read More »

By Ultimoore, December 3, 2013 0 News, Tethical

Awhile back ago I did an interview with Scott Overman designer of Tethical. Now Tethical is an open-source strategy RPG engine with a growing number of development tools to make using it easier. Scott then launched a kickstarter page for that open source engine in hopes of financially helping him really focus on the tools for the engine allowing developers ease of developing for the… Read More »

By Ultimoore, November 26, 2013 0 Linux Game Awards, News

I have a Dream. Well as advertised on Linux gaming reddit Rootgamer, Freegamer and Linux Game Database are working together to give the power to vote for your favourite Open Source Game of the month. You know why? Because we want to that is why. Open source projects don’t have the money like commercial games to advertise and plus this is our way (as Linux… Read More »

By Ultimoore, September 9, 2013 0 Interview, Kickstarter, Tethical

I have been a fan of this project for quite sometime ( 2 years to be exact ). Scott Overman is a talented programmer working on this wonderful engine called “Tethical”. Now he begins a new chapter on bringing this great open source engine to life. If you love Final Fantasy Tactics and any other Startegy RPG’s you will want to check out what Scott… Read More »

By Kereltis, September 5, 2013 1 0 A.D., Crowd funding, News

0 A.D. is a free, open source, real time strategy game set in the ancient world and the developers are in need of your help.   About In the spirit of the classics 0 A.D. is similar in style to the Age of Empires series. As a player you’ll take control of one the many ancient civilizations and battle it out either against the computer… Read More »

By RootGamer, May 9, 2013 0 ,

True, the video is off-topic, however worthy sharing: Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. As executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate the adoption of Linux and support… Read More »

By RootGamer, February 20, 2013 1 Download, News, OpenMW

The OpenMW team is proud to announce the release of version 0.21.0! Release packages for Ubuntu are now available via our Launchpad PPA. Release packages for other platforms are available on our Download page. This release introduces video playback, improvements to cell load time, and parsing for escape sequences in dialogue and message boxes.

By RootGamer, January 11, 2013 0 Download, Forgotten Elements

Forgotten Elements is a totally free Action Massively Multiplayer RPG (Hack and Slay) and runs with JAVA. You can choose from among four character classes and dive into the world around Telumin, consisting of many areas and randomly generated dungeons. Collect thousands of different items and teach your character mighty skills and enhancements. You can also combine your skills with those from other classes and duel other players with a unique strategy…. Read More »

By RootGamer, December 21, 2012 0 Download, OpenMW

The big news is that version 0.20.0 is out now. This is our ninth release during 2012 and that’s pretty good for a fan project! Release packages for Ubuntu are now available via our Launchpad PPA. Release packages for other platforms are available on our Download page. This release brings a near-complete implementation of the dialogue system, visual player race changes in character creation, and many other… Read More »

By RootGamer, December 4, 2012 2 Download, News, SuperTuxKart

Over a year after the 0.7.3 release, the developers of the classic racer announced the RC1 towards SuperTuxKart 0.8! There have been several bugfixes since the alpha release, new music by Claude Werner (Bollen),tweaks to challenges, and some modifications to tracks (most notably a new shifting sands track, thanks to ctdabomb and kalado). Please help us test this release to make SuperTuxKart 0.8 a great release! There… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 29, 2012 0 Download, News, OpenRA

After four months worth of patches and tweaking the developers at OpenRA released a ton of new features! Support for Dune2K is added with release 20121019. And  also new maps are available with RedAlert.  You can play along using a VPN which made easy using Hamachi to connect between friends. OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy game engine supporting early Westwood games like Command… Read More »

By RootGamer, November 19, 2012 0 Download, News

Guide your gold car through a mine, switching rails with a single button. You can only go down, but thanks to an optic illusion in the levels, you can always reach every point. Play this game alone or invite some friends and play against each other. The game supports up to 6 people on one keyboard. Everyone can enjoy this family friendly game, regardless of… Read More »