Open gaming roundup for September 26 - October 2, 2015

Cocos2d update, Amazon Fire TV gaming, pick of the week, and more gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at updates for Cocos2d and xoreos game engines, porting Shovel Knight to Amazon Fire TV, and more.

Open gaming roundup for September 26 - October 2, 2015

Live operations platform update for Cocos2d game engine

Chukong Technologies is launching what is called SDKBOX v1.3, an update for the live operations platform used in more than 2,700 live games.

SDKBOX is a new framework for managing game data software development kits (SDKs) used for analytics, attribution, user acquisition, social, IAP, mediation, and other live operations services, such as events, offers, community, business intelligence, and more.

Cocos2d-x is the world’s largest open source mobile-game engine, with 490,000 registered mobile-game developers and over 50,000 published titles. Read the full article on this launch at VentureBeat.

xoreos 0.0.3 “Bastila” Released

Nicknamed "Bastila," version 0.0.3 of xoreos has been announced. This new release introduces a script system, enhancements and additions to its xoreos-tools, and more. You find this release, for both xoreos, and xoreos-tools, on GitHub. xoreos is an open source reimplementation of the BioWare Aurora Engine.

Shovel Knight on Amazon Fire TV

As the Amazon Fire OS runs on top of the Android open source OS, it makes it possible to port games to this platform. Nate Trost from Trihedron writes in detail, for Gamasutra, how to do just that.

They partnered with Amazon and Yacht Club, and used Nvidia's development package called AndroidWorks to accomplish this platform conversion. Read the full, detailed article here.

Pick of the week: Nixie Pixel on SteamOS

Steam Machines will be released in just over a month! So, let's take it back to two years ago to what Nixie Pixel has to say about why we should care about SteamOS.

New games out for Linux

Hyperspace Pinball

Hyperspace Pinball has been released for Linux on Steam, and it is currently on sale until October 7. Read a full report by Linux Game News on this release.

Hyperspace Pinball has players fighting off an alien invasion using pinball controls in a high intensity action game for all ages!

Psycho Starship Rampage

After 18 months in the making, Psycho Starship Rampage by Wildphinn has been released, and it is available on Steam.

You play the psychotic A.I. of a warship lost in space which tries to come back to Earth. Build your spaceship from scratch. Load it with weapons. And use your creation to destroy waves of innocent aliens throughout numerous levels. Loot their carcasses, extend your ship and jump to the next.

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