Open gaming roundup for December 12-18, 2015

SteamOS 2.80 beta, a Linux Unity3D editor update, and more open gaming news

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Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at the SteamOS 2.80 beta, a Linux Unity3D editor update, and new games out for Linux.

Open gaming roundup for May 22-28, 2016

SteamOS 2.80 beta release

SteamOS 2.80 is now in beta, which brings with it some fun changes for AMD GPU users. Major changes for this update include the new RC1 AMD GPU PRO driver with Vulkan and VDPAU (Video Decode and Presentation API) support. This new AMD driver is currently only enabled for the "Bonaire" generation. It will be rolled out for others as AMD finishes up testing.

Unity 3D updated for Linux

As you might already know, Unity is a 2D and 3D game editor that helps you create games for multiple platforms. The Unity3D editor for Linux has been updated recently, bringing it up-to-date with other platforms. You can now get your hands on Unity 5.3.5f1 or 5.4.0b18 for developing games on Linux.

New games out for Linux

Atari Vault

Atari Vault is a collection of some of the most beloved arcade games of the '70s and '80s. Two months after its Windows release, Atari Vault is now officially available for Linux as well. Here's what Gaming on Linux had to say about the game:

100 classic Atari games available to play on your Linux desktop and Steam Machine. What's not to love about that? Amazing news, if a little late. Better late than never, right?

F1 2015

F1 2015 is a racing game where you get to drive in the world’s number one motorsport. Based on an all-new, next-gen version of Codemasters’ EGO Engine, the game has awesome graphics. Here's what Linux game news has to say about the game:

With voice interaction and a broadcast-style presentation, F1 2015 immerses the players in race day. Take on Linux and Windows rivals from around the globe in cross-platform online multiplayer.


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_.