Open gaming roundup for November 20-December 3, 2016

OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news

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In this edition of the open gaming roundup, we take a look at OSVR support in Steam, Unity dropping legacy OpenGL, and more.

Open gaming roundup for November 20-December 3, 2016

OSVR available on Steam

The co-founders of the Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) consortium announced a Steam update that provides support for OSVR content on Steam.

"Steam is an open platform for all developers, and adding support for OSVR further expands the massive content offerings for the millions of gamers on Steam," said Valve's Augusta Butlin.

If you're curious which games support OSVR, check out Steam's official list.

Unity removes legacy OpenGL support

With the release of Unity 5.5, support for legacy OpenGL has been removed. As Gaming on Linux writes, this means "games built for this popular open game engine will only have access to the modern OpenGL System." This Unity 5.5 release also includes Unity Editor 5.5 for Linux.

Other news

New Linux games

The Dwarves

THQ Nordic has been showing off some of the heroes from The Dwarves, the studio's new Linux-compatible release. The Dwarves is a fantasy role-playing game with a strong story and tactically challenging real-time battles. From the game description:

A few heroes are facing hundreds of foes—are you even able to lead the coolest fantasy people to victory against the dark hordes? Explore a vast world, fight tactical real-time battles, and experience the fantastic story based on the bestseller The Dwarves.

The Final Station

A recent update for 2D pixel action game The Final Station added a Linux build. The game is available on Steam for Linux. From the game description:

Travel by train through a dying world. Look after your passengers, keep your train operational, and make sure you can always reach the next station. Make your way through swarms of infected at each station. Explore mysterious and abandoned stations looking for supplies and survivors.


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