Welcome to the Linux Gamers group. This group is governed by people interested in using the Linux operating system for gaming or game creation. Since quite some time Linux is no more a niche product hostile to advanced and demanding games. With big companies like IDSoftware releasing their games also for Linux the interest and acceptance of this system has grown over time. In comparison to other systems Linux offers a couple of unique features as well as particularities and troubles when it gets down to gaming. It's the goal of this club to promote and support Linux gaming.


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Update 0.29b, Devlog 27 and more!
PULSAR: Lost Colony

Update 0.29b, Devlog 27 and more!

Apr 11, 2014 PULSAR: Lost Colony News 0 comments

Version 0.29b of the game is out! Beta Backers now have access to the current Alpha build. We've also released Devlog 27!

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Outlier: Open Skies

Weapons Free

Apr 7, 2014 Outlier: Open Skies News 1 comment

Last time, I told you I was getting hard at work on getting the combat code from High Albedo into Outlier. This time, I'm here to say I did it! And that...

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OpenRA

Playtest 20140405

Apr 5, 2014 OpenRA News 5 comments

With 4 months in the making this is a huge unstable playtest with lot's of new features to explore including C4 on bridges and tanks, resurrect-able husks...

Linux version announced!
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today

Linux version announced!

Apr 4, 2014 Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today News 0 comments

If the Kickstarter campaign succeeds, a Linux version of "Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes today" will be released!

Gonna Catcha v.1.1.1 released! Now on Linux!
Gonna Catcha

Gonna Catcha v.1.1.1 released! Now on Linux!

Apr 4, 2014 Gonna Catcha News 0 comments

Gonna Catcha v.1.1.1 is out! Linux support + bug fixes and improvements. Get it now!

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dark_ss
dark_ss Jan 10 2014, 4:32pm says:

Hello.
Any help with QuestRun (adobe air) please?

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Ika_chan
Ika_chan Dec 20 2013, 11:30pm says:

If anyone's looking for something for the kids to do on linux, or just something cute and wacky, you might want to check out MushRoom Bounce. Because who can resist cute, colorful, retro mushrooms?! Or perhaps more importantly, who has ever seen a mushroom with a six-pack? Wearing groucho glasses, or a cowboy hat? Or dressed for disco? (Yes, we have a disco level.)

^_^ You're gonna go look now, right? (Don't hit me. I'm new. XD )

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LowEndGamer
LowEndGamer Jun 2 2013, 5:16am says:

hello all, just recently started using desura a bit more and found the group.

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morganmizen31
morganmizen31 Feb 7 2013, 10:55am says:

hey guyz i wanted to know who of you played open area

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JoshKlint
JoshKlint Dec 28 2013, 12:02pm replied:

Not actively, but I played this years ago.

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Minerne
Minerne Jan 25 2013, 6:38pm says:

Hello LinuxGamers,

Our tug of war strategy game Aeon Command is available on Linux. We were only able to test against Ubuntu 12.10, so interested in feedback of how it works with other distributions. We're using Unity3D 4.0 so we're hoping it'll work for most distros.

Link: Desura.com

Hope you guys enjoy!
-- Minerne

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AlloydGD
AlloydGD Dec 14 2012, 6:27pm says:

Hey, Today I released a version of my game ReversE for Linux and is available to buy for the nominal sum of 69 Great British Pence! It is also completely DRM free! The game should work on all modern forms of Linux as stated by Unity Technologies group! Check it out over here Indiedb.com and let me know what you think!

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Ixnari
Ixnari Mar 9 2013, 6:00am replied:

This is so disheartening it hurts. I like Desura a lot, and I really, REALLY hope Desurium takes off somehow, but they're already having problems finding Windows coders. If Desura dies, we'll just have Steam and just on certain distros, which I am NOT okay with. :/

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ssokolow
ssokolow Sep 10 2013, 5:37am replied:

Take a look at the GitHub commit history. While a new release of the client may not yet be ready, Karol Herbst has been working on it steadily all along.

Github.com

...and, if you look at the network graph, there are even more commits still to be merged. (Which, therefore, don't show up in the main stream yet)

Github.com

As a programmer, I can reassure you that this kind of time-taking isn't out of the ordinary. (especially for something as complex as Desurium)

You've got a complex, in-house codebase that was never expected to be open source when it was originally written (which means a very fragile, in-house build system designed to be used only by the guy who wrote it and knows it intimately) and now you've got just one person trying to retrofit it to not only be robust enough for anyone to build it, but also to use system libraries rather than bundled ones AND to build on OSX too.

I'm not even sure "quadruple bypass surgery" is a strong enough analogy for how complex it is. The only thing MORE complex would be if they were trying to open-source code never intended to be installed on end-user machines.

...plus, the main hold-up for getting it packaged and into distros is the bundled libraries. It's already not THAT difficult to build from the GitHub repo and someone's even set up a PPA nightly builds. (Which I run without trouble)

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Mar 27 2013, 8:53pm replied:

Correction... Steam with integrated DRM and RootKit. No sane person should allow that crap on it's computer anyways... no matter if Linux or Windows.

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