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The long-awaited beta test for Steam for Linux has arrived. There are only 1,000 spots available for testers, and Valve is looking for experienced Linux users. (I suspect if you can't answer the questions on the application, you probably don't qualify.) Valve also held an internal beta at the end... Read more
0 comments Posted 30 Oct 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
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If you love RPG (role-playing games) and you think there's no future for these games on Linux, this post is for you. I’ll show you five new RPG games developed from scratch that run on Penguin: Questverse, Hale, Dawn, Flare and Arakion. Just a warning: these are projects in the making, so none of... Read more
4 comments Posted 24 Oct 2012 by Riccardo Capecchi Feed
The Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part gaming contest. The first part involved participants who submitted art for the games. The second part, discussed here, focuses on the games themselves. The contest is organized by Creative Commons, Free Software Foundation, OpenGameArt, and Mozilla.
0 comments Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Juan Rodriguez Feed
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The clock is ticking on your 13 days to grab the six games in this edition of the Humble Indie Bundle, a pay-what-you-will collection of games with the benefits going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play. Your loot this time around includes the DRM-free games and soundtracks for:
2 comments Posted 19 Sep 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
For those of you that missed it, the Liberated Pixel Cup is a gaming contest where the goal is to make free software art and free software games that use said art. It was sponsored this past June and July by Creative Commons, the Free Software Foundation, Open Game Art, Mozilla, and many... Read more
2 comments Posted 12 Sep 2012 by Juan Rodriguez Feed
What do you get when you mix the Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, and OpenGameArt? We'll know the answer for sure come August, because these three organizations have joined forces to create the Liberated Pixel Cup. A contest where artists and developers will come together, to create... Read more
0 comments Posted 27 Apr 2012 by Juan Rodriguez Feed
Lab of the dead
I’ve wasted a few hours finishing an odd game called “Lab of the Dead,” a game in which you play a scientist doing experiments on zombies in an attempt to find a cure for their condition. It’s an oddly amusing game, for various reasons, and if you’d like to play it, do so before reading too... Read more
0 comments Posted 28 Mar 2012 by Joseph Ottinger Feed
Steam rumors are flying again, but Desura beat them to open source
The Desura game client is not only available for open-source-loving players, but also now for developers. They've released the client on Github as Desurium under GPL v3. Desura is similar to the Steam gaming platform in that they both are a way for gamers to buy
7 comments Posted 25 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Open*Life: 2011 in review
A second great year on opensource.com has proven even more that openness can improve just about anything. No matter what you're interested in, we've had a story for you. A few examples:
0 comments Posted 2 Jan 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
Credit cards good here
GOG.com wins points for openness by being a distributor of DRM-free games, but now they're going even further by choosing to protect their customers' data over the convenience of a faster checkout. After the wide security breach of the Playstation Network, GOG surveyed its users about the issue--"... Read more
2 comments Posted 6 Dec 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed

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