Open gaming roundup for June 14 - 20, 2015

OSVR supports Android, Linux gaming at E3, and more

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at OSVR's support of Android, Linux games at E3, and more!

Open gaming roundup for June 14 - 20, 2015

Razer's OSVR supports Android devices

The new release of Razer's Hacker Development Kit version 1.2 supports Android and will open up "the future of this mind-altering world to multiple devices." This latest update can be found on OSVR GitHub. By providing an open source virtual reality toolkit, Razer is giving developers another option for building virtual reality solutions.

E3 2015, XCOM 2, and Sword Coast Legends

This week, E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) took place with lots of gaming news, including Linux.

President of n-Space, Dan Tudge, said Linux RPG gamers have been left out far too long. With Sword Coast Legends, they are dedicated to deliver classic D&D and RPG gaming on every platform. Including Steam and Linux. Regardless of the gamers operating system, all gamers will be able to play together. Sword Coast Legends is available for pre-order on Steam.

Also shown at E3 was XCOM 2. "XCOM 2 transports players 20 years into the future, where humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order." This game will release in November 2015, on PC and Linux through Steam.

Steam Summer Sale top sellers support Linux

With this year's Steam Summer Sale runs until June 21, and it looks like all of the top sellers are supported on Linux! With about 20 titles in the top sellers category, all of those games could be played on Linux, or indicate Linux is a supported platform.

This week's pick: GradeCraft

At the University of Michigan, instructors organize their courses in a gameful way with GradeCraft. Developed at the university, "GradeCraft is a learning management system dedicated to supporting the gameful classroom." Read more about this story here.

New games out for Linux

Poly Bridge coming to Linux on June 30

Poly Bridge is a building simulator that allows you to unleash your engineering creativity. The game delivers hours of puzzle solving, with more than 60 levels, including single-player campaign.

Moonrise tactical battler on Steam Early Access

Undead Labs announced their real-time tactical battler, Moonrise. The game is available on Steam Early Access. Developed with the Unity game engine, "players adopt the roles of Wardens, elite guardians who must recruit and train a diverse array of wild, elemental creatures known as Solari."

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