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Unity2D Removed from Ubuntu 12.10

Posted: 15 Aug 2012 02:16 AM PDT

Unity2D has been removed from Ubuntu 12.10 repositories with today's package updates.

Systems that do not support 3D hardware acceleration will now be able to run Unity 3D using Gallium3D LLVMPipe and users upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 will be automatically transitioned to the newer Unity3D.

Earlier at UDS for Ubuntu 12.10, it was decided that LLVMPipe support will be added to Unity3D. This was done to focus on one desktop shell instead of maintaining two separate codebases.

Impressive Doom3 Mod 'Grimm: Quest for the Gatherer's Key' Released [Linux Compatible]

Posted: 15 Aug 2012 01:43 AM PDT

'Grimm: Quest for the Gatherer's Key' is a fantasy hack 'n' slash game with a lot of platforming elements that you might find in games like the Prince of Persia or Tomb Raider series, however from a First Person perspective.

The game runs as a Doom III mod so you will need original copy of the game. 

According to the developers, the game will support any Linux distro that can run Doom III.

Although Doom III has been open sourced, there are no standalone games yet as most of the open source game engines based on Doom III are still in development.

Download Grimm: Quest for the Gatherer's Key from Desura

Force: Leashed, 3D First Person Puzzle Game for Linux [Free]

Posted: 14 Aug 2012 09:42 PM PDT

Force: Leashed is a free  and open source first person gravity fiddler puzzle game. To advance, you need to guide rockets to their targets using spherical potential fields.

Force: Leashed was originally done for the 7DFPS challenge. After that, a more polished version was entered in Assembly 2012 GameDev competition and the developers got the 2nd place.

The game is built with the DarkPlaces engine, which is based on the original Quake source code. Check out a video:

Shadowrun Online Fully Funded, Coming to Linux in 2013

Posted: 14 Aug 2012 09:08 PM PDT

Good news, another game confirmed for Linux. Shadowrun Online promised Linux support at full funding on its Kickstarter campaign and the project has surpassed its funding goal few hours back.

The game is being made using Unity3D engine. Check out a gameplay video:

Shadowrun Online will be released in May 2013.