Open gaming roundup for week for February 20 - 26, 2016

Godot game engine new release, Factorio finally available Steam, and new games out for Linux

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at a new release of the Godot game engine, Factorio finally available on Steam, and new games out for Linux.

Open gaming roundup for February 20 - 26, 2016

Godot game engine new release

Godot is an open source gaming engine that provides a huge set of common tools so that developers can focus on making a game without reinventing the wheel. While Godot was open sourced almost two years ago, there were issues like poor usability and some key features missing. Since updated with the new Godot 2.0 release, there are several new features, like: improved scene instancing, scene inheritance, text-based scene format, support for ZIP packs on export instead of PCK, support for OPUS Audio Format, and much more. Read the press release.

Factorio (finally) available on Steam

Factorio is a game for building and maintaining factories. Launched originally in 2013 with a crowdfunding campaign, the game has sold over 110,000 copies. After four years of development, the game is finally available on Steam, early access.

New games out for Linux

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet

Nelly Cootalot is the creation of award-winning British comedian and filmmaker Alasdair Beckett-King. This is a point and click pirate game and will release for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC on March 22.

Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

Hitman GO is a game where players strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies, infiltrate well-guarded locations and take out your target on beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. The game has been honored with Best Game Design and Best iOS Game in the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards and was a nominee in two categories at the BAFTAs. It was released for Linux and Windows PC on February 23 in North America, and February 24 in European territories. Available on Steam.


About the author

Nitish Tiwari - Nitish is a software developer and open source enthusiast. He loves to read and explore anything open source. In his free time, he likes to read motivational books. He is currently working for Minio - an open source object storage server, compatible with AWS S3 API. You can follow him on twitter @nitisht_.