User:Chargh/Commercial Linux games

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Commercial games[edit]

Game Developers[edit]

thumb|right|Doom 3 is a popular commercial game that can be run natively on Linux In some cases, developers have released Linux versions of their games directly.

id Software[edit]

Main Article: id Software

id Software together with Raven Software ported Doom 3, the Quake series, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. id Software's Timothee Besset has stated he hopes to port Rage to Linux.

Epic Games[edit]

thumb|right|Unreal Tournament 2004 running on BeaFanatIX Linux Main Article: Epic Games

Epic Games released Unreal Tournament 2003 and Unreal Tournament 2004 and they will port Unreal Tournament 3.


thumb|right|Serious Sam II was the first game ported directly by Croteam to Linux Main Article: Croteam

Croteam released the Serious Sam series.


Main Article: Introversion Software

Introversion released Darwinia, Uplink, and DEFCON.

Frictional Games[edit]

Main Article: Frictional Games

Frictional Games released Linux version of both Penumbra: Black Plague and Penumbra: Overture, as well as the expansion pack Penumbra: Requiem. They also intend to port Amnesia: The Dark Descent to Linux.


Main Article: S2games thumb|right|Savage: The Battle for Newerth was the first S2games product ported to Linux

S2games released Linux clients for their titles Savage: The Battle for Newerth and Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. They have also announced a Linux port of their Warcraft 3 Defense of the Ancients clone Heroes of Newerth.

Indie Games[edit]

Main Article: Independent video game development

Independent developer 2D Boy released World of Goo for Linux. RPGs Eschalon: Book I and Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness were developed cross-platform from the start of development, including a Linux version.


Philos Laboratories released a Linux version of Theocracy on the retail disk. Bioware released Neverwinter Nights for Linux. Space MMO Vendetta Online launched with Linux support, and now maintains both Linux/32 and Linux/64 clients. eGenesis released a Linux client for its MMO A Tale in the Desert. Unigine Corp is also developing a Linux friendly action game using its Unigine engine.

Game Porters[edit]

More commonly, an independent company has taken on the task of porting prominent Windows games to Linux.

Loki Software[edit]

thumb|right|Civilization: Call to Power was the first game ported by Loki Main Article: Loki Software

Loki Software was the first such company, and between 1998 and 2002 ported Civilization: Call to Power, Descent³, Heretic II, Heroes of Might and Magic III, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Myth II: Soulblighter, Railroad Tycoon II, Rune, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Sim City 3000, Soldier of Fortune, Tribes II, and Unreal Tournament.


Main Article: Tribsoft

Tribsoft created a Linux version of Jagged Alliance 2 by Sir-Tech Canada before shutting down in 2002.

Linux Game Publishing[edit]

right|thumb|Shadowgrounds Survivor is the latest game ported by LGP Main Article: Linux Game Publishing

Linux Game Publishing was founded in 2001 in response to the impending demise of Loki, and has brought Creatures: Internet Edition, Candy Cruncher, Majesty: Gold Edition, NingPo MahJong, Hyperspace Delivery Boy!, Software Tycoon, Postal²: Share The Pain, Soul Ride, X2: The Threat, Gorky 17, Cold War, Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom, Ballistics, X3: Reunion, Jets'n'Guns, Sacred: Gold, Shadowgrounds, and Shadowgrounds Survivor to Linux.[edit]

thumb|right|Prey running on Puppy Linux See Also: Ryan C. Gordon has ported Aliens versus Predator, Duke Nukem 3D, Lugaru, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Rise of the Triad, America's Army, Devastation, and Prey.


The German publisher RuneSoft was founded in 2000. They ported the games Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood, Airline Tycoon Deluxe, Ankh, Ankh: Heart of Osiris and Jack Keane to Linux.

Hyperion Entertaiment[edit]

Main Article: Hyperion Entertainment

Hyperion Entertainment ports games to several systems, they have so far ported Shogo: Mobile Armor Division and SiN to Linux.