Open gaming roundup for January 30 - February 5, 2016

GPUOpen, Mad Max on Linux speculation, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at GPUOpen, Mad Max on Linux speculation, and new games out for Linux.

Open gaming roundup for January 30 - February 5, 2016

Linux community buzzing over GPUOpen release

The Linux community was abuzz over the release of GPUOpen, a set of software tools for game development and graphical optimization. A GameCrate article called the release AMD's open source answer to NVIDIA Gameworks.

In the official release announcement published January 26, AMD's Nicolas Thibieroz writes, "There is still a vast amount of graphics performance still untapped, and it's time to explore smarter ways to intelligently render those increasing numbers of pixels. 'Opening up' the GPU is how we solve this."

GPUOpen's source code is available on GitHub.

Mad Max to be released for Linux

The hugely popular Mad Max game may be released for Linux platform. SteamDB entries were changed recently, fueling speculation that the game will be released on SteamOS and Linux afterall. However there is still on official word. Read the whole story here.

New games out for Linux


Rememoried is an exploratory first-person adventure game, where memories change to dreams and the only possible way is forgetting, which becomes a mechanism for proceeding to the next layer of dreams. Check it out at the Steam store. And, here's what Gaming on Linux had to say about it:

Rememoried looks quite beautiful in places looking at the shots, and it definitely appeals to me as a star gazer and space lover. However, it's also a bit of a walking simulator like a lot of adventure games.

Tropico 5 — Complete Collection

This game is the most comprehensive Tropico package yet. Packed with full expansions for 'Espionage' and 'Waterborne' along with all 10 DLC add-ons released to date, it delivers overs 100 hours of gameplay. Check it out at the Steam store. And, here's what Gaming on Linux had to say about it:

Tropico 5 - Complete Collection includes all the DLC and expansions released to date, so it's your chance to grab the strategy title with all the goodies together. It supports SteamOS & Linux of course.


About the author

Nitish Tiwari - Nitish is a software developer by profession & an open source enthusiast by heart. As a tech author for Linux based magazines, he covers new Open Source tools. He loves to read and explore anything open source. In his free time, he likes to read motivational books. He is currently building DevUp - a platform to let developers connect all their tools and embrace DevOps in a true manner. You can follow him on twitter ... more about Nitish Tiwari