Folks have been asking about our early Linux efforts and support for Valve’s SteamOS and Steam Machines. We have good news for you! The 4.1 source code has initial support for running and packaging games for Linux and SteamOS. We love Linux!
There’s an ongoing Kickstarter drive for a small game engine company named Leadwerks to port its development environment to the Linux platform. According to the company, the market for native Linux games is set to increase exponentially over the next few years. With Valve’s digital distribution platform, Steam, Linux gaming finally has some legs under it. More to the point though, the company cites recent listings for Linux developers at major game studios like Crytek as evidence that the Linux platform’s importance is growing.
Tuesday, June 04 2013 @ 06:18 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Door Kickers is an innovative Real-Time Tactics game that puts you in charge of a SWAT team. We broke the news about it coming to you last month here.
I had a chance to test it before the Linux version went out (thank you developers!) and fell in love with it, good graphics mixed with interesting gameplay. It actually reminded me of Frozen Synapse a little bit.
Sunday, January 06 2013 @ 07:03 AM CST Contributed by: Linegod
Ben Krasnow, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer at Valve attended a conference last Saturday on the 29th of December where he talked about their upcoming “Steambox” and new exciting hardware projects, that Valve will present in 2013.