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Doom 4 Game Announced

Cool! I hope Linux version will be released just like Doom 3. Doom 4 is the upcoming installment of the Doom series by id Software. It was announced as in production on May 7, 2008.

From the ID software web site:

Production has begun on DOOM 4™, the next journey into the legendary DOOM universe. We are expanding our internal team and are currently hiring to work on this highly anticipated title.

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Top Linux Games

Top 5 Linux Games

Most of the Games will also run on Windows and Mac..

Why waste your money on expensive commercial games when you can play for free, and, if you're so inclined, dive into the code and modify the game to suit your exacting requirements? Apcmag.com presents its selection of the most addictive, fun and refined Open Source games for January 2008.

Apricot Open Source 3D Game Project Launched

This is an excellent news for all games and open source users.

Apricot is a joint effort between Crystal Space and Blender to create a fully open game with professional quality. All data and code will be published and can be used in other projects (Creative Commons license). The Blender and Crystal Space communities joining forces to realize an awesome and industry standard 3D game experience. One of the our important goals is to improve open source tools to better fit to the professional gamedev industry.

The game will be based on project Peach, the hilarious 3D furry & funny cartoon movie currently in production in the Blender Institute. Three Blender artists, two Crystal Space developers and a Blender developer have been invited to come over to Amsterdam for six months to create an awesome and industry standard 3D game experience! To support this work, please consider pre ordering the DVD.

Apricot Open Source 3D Game Screenshot / Poster
(Fig. 01: Apricot Open Source 3D Game)

=> More project information available at Apricot blog. [ via happypenguin ]

Linux 3D Games

Nice list of free games for Linux.

Addictive 3D games for Linux users to fill their time with. These games are really good and some have won awards or have been featured on magazines. Most are cross platform and all of them completely free. You don't have to use Wine to be able to play as they come with Linux installers.

=> Top 10 free Linux 3D games (Via Digg )

Finding and running games on Linux

My last post was all about selecting a Linux desktop distro. One of the major factors that hold many users making a switch from Windows to Linux is Gaming support.

This article strikes at the heart of one of the biggest Linux myths out there - that it doesn't have gaming support. One of the primary reasons many forumites say that they can't give up the Windows OS is that they don't want to give up their games - is it true?

Gaming is the one thing that Windows has to offer over Linux. There are plenty of open-source office packages, photo editors, web browsers, mail clients,... but the general impression of gaming on Linux is poor. This is because most big gaming developers only use DirectX in their games; and, as we all know, DirectX is one of Microsoft's greatest gifts to gamers. But that doesn't mean there aren't great games that run natively, or through so-called emulators (though most actually aren't, which we'll cover later). In this article we'll discuss some of those games.

Read more: Linux has game

You can run *few games* on Linux but not all the games out there. Hey Windows XP is for gaming only, don’t run any serious stuff ;) (found via Digg)

Setting Up a Linux Game Server with BZFlag

BZFlag is a free multiplayer multiplatform 3D tank battle game. The name stands for Battle Zone capture Flag. It runs on Irix, Linux, *BSD, Windows, Mac OS X and other platforms. It's one of the most popular games ever on Silicon Graphics machines.

Linuxjournal is offering a how to that explains Setting Up a Linux Game Server with BZFlag.

From the article:
While the number of popular commercial computer games for Microsoft Windows still far outstrips those available for Linux, as a gaming server, Linux is an extremely popular platform. Linux server software is available for hundreds of commercial games, allowing your Linux server to bring together dozens or hundreds of online gamers at a time.

From the pure, open source standpoint, there are some fun games that have completely free client and server software that you can set up and play against others on your LAN or over the Internet. These include board games (such as Go and Atlantik), strategy games (such as freeciv), and battle games (such as BZFlag).

To try your hand at setting up and playing from your own gaming server, I describe how to configure Battle Zone capture the Flag (BZFlag). BZFlag is a fun 3D tank battle game, designed to be played against others over a network. After you set up a BZFlag server, you can have players battle each other over the network using clients on other Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, or Windows systems.

Read more at Setting Up a Game Server with BZFlag [linuxjournal.com]

Linux game: Cold war is due to be released on July 31st 2006

Cold war linux game

Cold war is a first person spy/thriller kind of game. It is due to be released on July 31st 2006.

Cold War follows the story of a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Twelve hours after arriving in Moscow for a routine story, he has been stripped of all possessions, beaten unconscious and thrown into the KGB`s political prison. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

More info:

=> Developer - Mindware Studios

=> Ported by LGP

=> Download Cold war Linux demo version (338 MB)

=> Minimum Requirements
==> Linux v2.4+
==> XFree86 4.3.x+
==> 450MB RAM
==> Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics card with 64 MB video memory

=> Price: $45

I will order full version, may be tomorrow :D