by Terrie Miller
Here's a handy summary of places to find information about Linux games and gaming. These resources will add fun to your Linux experience as well as provide resources to further your own game development work. And we've included a list of related articles previously featured on the O'Reilly Network.
Where to find games
LinuxGames.com -- News, articles, reviews, forums, how-tos, and more, for both developers and players.
The Linux Game Tome -- A user-maintained database of Linux games, with news and reviews.
Resources for Linux game developers
LGDC: The Linux Game Development Center -- Targets developers and programmers interested in creating games for the Linux platform and provides information on libraries, tools, and projects related to game development.
Gamasutra - The Art & Science of Making Games -- Although it's not a Linux-specific site, Gamasutra includes a variety of features and resources for the game developer.
Steve's Portable Game Library Page - PLIB is a set of open source (LPGL) libraries that are designed to help developers of interactive 3D applications, including games. All PLIB libraries are portable to almost every modern Operating System.
Linux Multimedia Guide -- This O'Reilly book tells you how to program for such popular devices as sound cards, CD-ROMs, and joysticks.
Past articles from the O'Reilly Network
Building a Game in Mozilla -- Mozilla offers a new choice in application development -- one that's open source and in full compliance with current Internet standards. To prove it, we're going to write an arcade game in Mozilla code. [06/30/2000]
Creating Real Time 3D Graphics With OpenGL -- OpenGL is the API of choice for many big time game developers. Here's an in-depth introduction to this sophisticated, 3D, hardware accelerated environment. [06/23/2000]
Crystal Space: 3D for Free -- How is this open source 3D graphics engine challenging Quake's? [05/16/2000]
An Interview with Loki Games' Scott Draeker -- Loki games founder Scott Draeker on porting Windows apps to Linux and the importance of giving back to the open source development community. [03/17/2000]
Also this week:
Open Source Roundtable: Where's That Lizard?!
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