Free and commercial game engines

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Another engine with a similar name that also delivers professional graphics and runs on Linux is Unigine [5]. Unlike Unity, its licensing costs are considerably higher, and only a few games are yet available [6]. Among the more well-known is Oil Rush (Figure 2), which can be purchased through Software Center. A number of other games are in development.

Figure 2: Oil Rush is the Unigine engine's flagship, a real-time strategy game also available from Software Center.

Source Engine

The step Valve took to extend the Steam game distribution platform to Linux has electrified the player community. Valve also wants to rewrite [7] many of its games under its own Source Engine – such as Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Portal 2, and Left 4 Dead – for the Linux platform. Valve is certainly not the largest game producer on earth, but it has already created some interesting titles and continues to develop its Source Engine.

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