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Rgb's Avatar Rgb 10:30 AM 07-12-2011
Game Drift Linux.

Game Drift Linux is an Ubuntu-based commercial distribution targeted at gamers. It supports more than 1,200 Windows games (via the CrossOver Linux layer) and features its own Game Store, allowing games to be installed with a single click of the mouse.

Rgb's Avatar Rgb 05:49 AM 07-17-2011
The Linux® Game Download Store


Welcome to Gameolith

Becoming a member of Gameolith means that you can:

* Buy and download your games at any time, in packages for Ubuntu, Fedora and Debian GNU/Linux.
* Join in our diverse community of fellow Linux gamers.

Rgb's Avatar Rgb 05:49 AM 07-17-2011
Acclaimed Indie Game BEEP Released For Linux


Linux users can get their paws on physic-based platform game BEEP ahead of its launch in the Ubuntu Software Centre through Gameolith – a new online games store for Linux.

sysadmin's Avatar sysadmin 06:36 PM 02-03-2012
PlayOnLinux -->

It appears to be the free (as in beer) successor to Cedega.

I recently installed it on a Kubuntu 11.10 machine, and it pulled in Wine 1.3.something. It has wrappers for other Win progs, too (not just games). Admittedly, I haven't played around with it yet, but it looks good and comes highly recommended.

Quickstart for *buntu 11.10:
wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
Have fun!
Rgb's Avatar Rgb 06:33 AM 02-24-2012
Play Classic DOS Games in Ubuntu via Chrome Web Browser Using NaClBox

...though this comment is laughable:

Classic Dos Games are the early 70′s and 80′s popular computer games played on DOS operating system. That was the era when DOS games on Star Wars,


DOS was released in the early 80's, and the Adlib/Soundblaster cards didn't hit the streets until 1987 (Adlib) and 1989 (Soundblaster). These cards are what jump started DOS gaming for the masses.,_Inc.#Timeline

The Golden Age of PC DOS games was roughly 1990 through the mid-late 90's, as it took until 1998 or so for DirectX and Win98 to stabilize Windows for gaming to surpass DOS.
Rgb's Avatar Rgb 06:46 AM 02-24-2012
Fedora Games Spin live disc

Detailed Description

The spin is based off the live desktop spin (minus wine). There is not room on a DVD for all of the games in Fedora. The intention is to try to include the best games from various genres. Included games should be playable without third party downloads. For some very large games or games that can use downloaded data, just a demo version might be included.

Below is a list of games included:

Package Name Web site Summary

abe Scrolling, platform-jumping, ancient pyramid exploring game
abuse The classic Crack-Dot-Com game
alex4 Alex the Allegator 4 - Platform game
alienblaster Action-loaded 2D arcade shooter game
amoebax Action-Puzzle Game
armacycles-ad A lightcycle game in 3D
asc Advanced Strategic Command
astromenace Hardcore 3D space shooter with spaceship upgrade possibilities
auriferous Game inspired by the classic Loderunner
ballbuster Move the paddle to bounce the ball and break all the bricks
ballz Platform game with some puzzle elements
beneath-a-steel-sky-cd Beneath a Steel Sky - Adventure Game - CD version
blobwars Mission and Objective based 2D Platform Game
bombardier The GNU Bombing utility
boswars Bos Wars is a futuristic real-time strategy game
btanks Funny battle on your desk
bygfoot Bygfoot Football Manager
bzflag 3D multi-player tank battle game
cdogs-sdl C-Dogs is an arcade shoot-em-up
celestia OpenGL real-time visual space simulation
childsplay Suite of educational games for young children
clanbomber Lay bombs and Blast the other players of the field game using ClanLib
colossus Allows people to play Titan against each other or AIs
crack-attack Puzzle action game
CriticalMass SDL/OpenGL space shoot'em up game also known as critter
crossfire-client Client for connecting to crossfire servers
crystal-stacker Falling blocks, match 3 or more of the same color crystals
dd2 Dodgin' Diamond 2 - Shoot'em up arcade game
duel3 One on one spaceship duel in a 2D arena
egoboo A top down graphical (3D) RPG in the spirit of Nethack
enigma Clone of the ATARI game Oxyd
escape Extensible block-pushing puzzle game
extremetuxracer 3D racing game featuring Tux
fbg Falling Block Game
fillets-ng Fish Fillets Next Generation, a puzzle game with 70 levels
FlightGear The FlightGear Flight Simulator
flight-of-the-amazon-queen-cd Flight of the Amazon Queen - Adventure Game - CD version
foobillard OpenGL billard game
freeciv A multi-player strategy game
freecol Turn-based multi-player strategy game
freedoom Replacement game files for doom game engines
freedroidrpg Role playing game with Freedroid theme and Tux as the hero
frozen-bubble Frozen Bubble arcade game
gcompris Educational suite for kids 2-10 years old
gemdropx Falling blocks puzzlegame
gl-117 Action flight simulator
glaxium An OpenGL space shooter
glest 3D real time strategy game
glob2 An innovative RTS game
gnubg A backgammon game and analyser
gnugo Text based go program
gweled Swapping gem game
haxima A full-featured role-playing game for the Nazghul engine (was previously nazghul-haxima)
hedgewars 2D tankbattle game with the tanks replaced by hedgehogs
kcheckers Checkers board game
KoboDeluxe 3'rd person scrolling 2D shooter
knights A chess board for KDE
lacewing Arcade-style shoot-em-up
lbrickbuster2 Brickbuster arcade game
lincity-ng City Simulation Game
liquidwar Multiplayer wargame with liquid armies
lmarbles Atomix clone where you create figures out of marbles
londonlaw Online multiplayer version of a well known detective boardgame
lordsawar Turn-based strategy game in a fantasy setting
lure Lure of the Temptress - Adventure Game
machineball A futuristic ball game with simple rules
Maelstrom Space combat game
magicor Push ice blocks around to extenguish all fires
manaworld 2D MMORPG world
maniadrive 3D stunt driving game
methane Super Methane Brothers
mirrormagic Puzzle game where you steer a beam of light using mirrors
nethack A rogue-like single player dungeon exploration game
nethack-vultures NetHack - Vulture's Eye and Vulture's Claw
netpanzer An Online Multiplayer Tactical Warfare Game
neverball Roll a ball through an obstacle course
njam Maze-game, eat all the cookies while avoiding the badguys
nogravity Space shooter in 3D
openlierox Addictive realtime multiplayer 2D shoot-em-up
pachi Pachi El Marciano - Platform Game
pinball Emilia arcade game
pingus Guide the penguins safely home before they drop of the cliff
pioneers Turnbased board strategy game (colonize an island)
pipenightdreams Connect the waterpipes to create a proper pipeline
pipepanic A pipe connecting game
planets A celestial simulator
powermanga Arcade 2D shoot-them-up game
pychess Chess game for GNOME
PySolFC A collection of solitare card games
quarry A multi-purpose board game GUI
raidem 2d top-down shoot'em up
Ri-li Arcade game where you drive a toy wood engine
rocksndiamonds Underground digging game
rogue The original graphical adventure game
scorched3d Game based loosely on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth
scorchwentbonkers Realtime remake of Scorched Earth
seahorse-adventures Help barbie the seahorse float on bubbles to the moon
shippy Space invaders / Galaxians like game with powerups
solarwolf A Python port of SolarFox
sopwith SDL port of the sopwith game
stellarium Photo-realistic nightsky renderer
stormbaancoureur Simulated obstacle course for automobiles
supertux Jump'n run like game
supertuxkart Kids 3D go-kart racing game featuring Tux
taxipilot Game where you pilot a taxi in space
tecnoballz A Brick Busting game
torcs The Open Racing Car Simulator
tremulous First Person Shooter game based on the Quake 3 engine
trackballs Steer a marble ball through a labyrinth
tuxpaint Drawing program designed for young children
tuxpaint-stamps Extra stamp files for tuxpaint
tuxtype2 Tux Typing, an educational typing tutor for children
ularn Simple roguelike game
ultimatestunts Remake of the famous DOS-game Stunts
vodovod A pipe connecting game
warzone2100 Innovative 3D real-time strategy
wesnoth Turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme
widelands Open source realtime-strategy game
wordwarvi Side-scrolling shoot 'em up '80s style arcade game
worminator Sidescrolling platform and shoot'em up action-game
wormux 2D convivial mass murder game
xblast Lay bombs and Blast the other players of the field (SDL version)
xgalaxy Arcade game: shoot down the space ships attacking the planet
xmoto Challenging 2D Motocross Platform Game
zasx Asteroid like game with powerups

Lost Dog's Avatar Lost Dog 09:09 AM 03-23-2012
For those of you who cut your teeth on the like of a C64 or Apple IIe you may remember the grandaddy of Fallout... Wasteland! Still considered one of the greatest cRPG's in existence.

The original team got the band back together and started a kickstarter for Wasteland 2. If it hit the $900,000 mark the game would be made. At $1.5M native Linux and OSX would be included.

Sure enough, the $1.5M goal has been reached! That means NATIVE (no Wine needed) support for Linux in a non-DRM format. If you are at all interested in supporting linux gaming you still have a time to get involved.

Keep in mind that supporting it means you are providing money up front for development. The tentative release date is October 2013. Details here:
Rgb's Avatar Rgb 05:08 AM 06-06-2012
Steam For Linux Will Launch In 2012
Gabe Newell has responded to an email asking if Steam for Linux will be released this year with the simple answer 'Yes.' That means at some point in the next 7 months anyone running Linux will be able to download Steam and start playing a number of games, including at least one Valve title (most likely Left 4 Dead 2). After that the emphasis will be on game developers to start porting their Steam games over to Linux. 2012 could be a great year for gaming on Linux. The news follows the revelation in April that Valve was indeed working on a Linux port of its digital games service. At the time though, and as with all Valve software, we had no idea when it would get released

Rgb's Avatar Rgb 07:02 AM 06-06-2012
EA Game Titles, Braid Most Popular Downloads on Ubuntu in May
As expected, the debut of Electronic Art’s freemium games on the Ubuntu Software Center made a big impact in May.

Both titles – Lord of Ultima and Command and Conquer - secure the top and second place in the ‘free’ apps top 10 following their much-hyped release last month.

Rgb's Avatar Rgb 04:45 PM 06-06-2012
Carmageddon: Reincarnation Linux Version Confirmed
Stainless Games has been fundraising for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, a modern day remake of the classic Carmageddon racing games, on Kickstarter for weeks. Stainless said that if they hit $600,000 in pledges before time runs out, they would commit themselves to creating a Linux port of the game, as well as a MacOS port. Today they made it official: the fundraising has come so close to netting $600K overall, with a few more hours left to go, that they are officially committing themselves to creating a Linux port of the new game. PC gamers will get to play Carmageddon 4 first, with a February 2013 release date. The MacOS & Linux versions will follow the PC version later in 2013.
Rgb's Avatar Rgb 04:14 AM 07-17-2012
Valve Software Launches Linux Blog, Confirms Work On Steam Client for Linux
Valve Software confirmed today in a new blog devoted specifically to Steam on Linux (called Steam'd Penguins) that for more than a year, a Steam client has been in the works for Ubuntu Linux 12.04. 'We've made good progress this year and now have the Steam client running on Ubuntu with all major features available. We're still giving attention and effort to minor features but it's a good experience at the moment. In the near future, we will be setting up an internal beta focusing on the auto-update experience and compatibility testing.' The blog post also says that a working port of Left 4 Dead 2 is currently playable, and that their goal is to bring performance in line with the Windows version

Steam’d Penguins
The Valve Linux Team

Our mission is to strengthen the gaming scene on Linux, both for players and developers. This includes Linux ports of Steam and Valve games, as well as partner games. We are also investigating open source initiatives that could benefit the community and game developers.

Initially formed in 2011, the Valve Linux team is currently 11 people and growing. Our mission is to investigate open source development with a specific focus on supporting Steam and other Valve products on the Linux platform. The Linux background of our team varies from those who have a deep knowledge of Linux development to those who have just scratched the surface. However, one thing we all share is a great passion for supporting all things Valve on Linux. If you share that same great passion and think you have what it takes to join our team, let us know!
The goal of the Steam client project is a fully-featured Steam client running on Ubuntu 12.04. We’ve made good progress this year and now have the Steam client running on Ubuntu with all major features available. We’re still giving attention and effort to minor features but it’s a good experience at the moment. In the near future, we will be setting up an internal beta focusing on the auto-update experience and compatibility testing.

Since the Steam client isn’t much without a game, we’re also porting L4D2 to Ubuntu. This tests the game-related features of the Steam client, in addition to L4D2 gameplay on Ubuntu. Over the last few months, excellent progress has been made on several fronts and it now runs natively on Ubuntu 12.04. We’re working hard to improve the performance and have made good progress (more on that in a future post). Our goal is to have L4D2 performing under Linux as well as it performs under Windows.

Rgb's Avatar Rgb 02:53 PM 07-22-2012
Nice "countdown" video of the "best Linux games" according to the author-

Linux - Best native games

Core Breach
Spiral Knights,
Steel Storm,
Jets 'n' Guns,
Sacred Gold,
Doom 3,
X3 Reunion,
Regnum Online,
Alien Arena,
Neverwinter Nights,
Penumbra Series,
Quake 4,
World of Goo,
Oil Rush,
Heroes of Newerth
Rgb's Avatar Rgb 06:20 AM 09-05-2012
Battlestar Galactica Community Game Diaspora Has Arrived
"Diaspora: Shattered Armistice, the Battlestar Galactica game based on the FreeSpace 2 Open engine, has launched! This cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac) release includes the ability to fly the MK VII Viper, the Raptor (or the new MK VIIe strike variant), multiplayer, a mission editor, an original soundtrack, and full voice acting."

Demo video

Linux torrent
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How to Install and Configure SteamOS

How To Install STEAM client on Ubuntu 13.04/Mint, etc (i.e. full SteamOS not needed)

Valve's Steam for Linux - A Full Review

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