Let's Play Unvanquished

There we go: Joni Larsen-Haikarainen dives into the action and checks out the game play of Unvanquished.

Project of the Month May 2014 - Annoucment

Voting for Project of the Month May 2014 is now open.


For this award we selected open source projects that aim to recreate a commercial game engine. All the game art and data is not open source and to play most of this games the original game is needed.

  • OpenMW[Morrowind (own original game)]
  • OpenXcom[X-COM (own original game)]
  • gemrb [Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment games (own original game)]
  • ArxLibertatis[Arx Fatalis (own original game)]
  • VCMI[Heroes of Might and Magic III: In the Wake of Gods (own original game)]
  • OpenRA[C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000 (original data is freeware)]
  • OpenSpades[Ace of Spades (art is freeware)]
  • doomsday engine[Doom, Heretic, Hexen... (original data is freeware)]
  • stratagus[Warcraft I+II, Starcraft I (own original game)]
  • CaesarIA[Caesar III (own original game)]

Project of the Month May 2014 - Nomination

We are currently assembling a list of game projects to be nominated for the Project of the Month May 2014. This time we decided to nominated projects that are working on an open source game engine, this also includes games that need proprietary data to be played. You are welcome to join the selection process here: http://www.linuxgameawards.org/forum-topic/collecting-game-engine-sugges...

The online vote will commence on the 25th March.

Battle for Wesnoth - Let's Play

Joni Larsen-Haikarainen recorded a let's play of the tutorial campaign of the Battle for Wesnoth, Winner of LGA Project of the Month March 2014.

Project of the Month March 2014 - Winner

The second installment of the Project of the Month is over and the game project that could collected the most votes and thus the Project of the Month March 2014 is:

The Battle for Wesnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth got 56 votes witch equals 19%, closely followed by second (49, 16%)

ToME: the Tales of Maj'Eyal

and third place (46, 15%)


Thanks to everyone who voted and to all supporters who make this award possible!

The rest of the votes are as follows:

Project of the Month January 2014 - Winner

We are proud to announce the Project of the Month January 2014:

0 A.D.

0 A.D. got 25% of the votes, all results are displayed in the following graph:

Project of the Month announcement

The Project of the Month is back!

The Project of the Month was (re)created to raise awareness for individual free game projects and for the the free gaming community in general. Several websites teamed up to make this happen. The supporters of the award are:
Freegamer, Linux Game Database, Rootgamer, Gamin On Linux, Linux Gaming News and Portable Linux Games.
The prize for the Project of the Month is one month promotion provided by the supporting websites. Eligible are free Linux game projects. The voting process and everything else is described in more detail at the Project of the Month page.
In short it consist of two stages: a

  • nomination stage
    where 10 game projects are nominated by one of the award supporters and a
  • voting stage
    where the winner is decided by approval vote by the community

Every one that has an account at the Linux Game Awards can vote! Go register!

The first award will be Project of the Month January 2014! And the short list of 10 nominees is currently created by Freegamer. The online vote for all registered users will be opened 25th of November 2013.

The way the Project of the Month will be promoted by the award supporters will follow shortly. Stay tuned.

The Linux Game Awards team

If you want to support the Project of the Month award or have any other questions you can contact us at: mail at linuxgameawards dot org