Game Tree Linux!
My names is David Richardson, aka FlaSSH. I love Linux, and I love games. So, I decided to create a site for people who want to explore Linux OS' gaming potential. Because Windows may have some interesting titles, but the number of high quality Linux games has grown quite fast during the last few years. There is a simple reason for that: several important game studios have decided to share the source code for many of their successful projects.
This website offers two types of resources: a constantly growing list of ultra high quality Linux games, and articles that teach people how to achieve the best gaming experience. Simply scroll down a bit, and you'll see buttons that take you to both categories of resources.
Runs great on Linux Mint. A post-apocalyptic, 3rd person game which takes place a huge, open world.
Highly recommended, especially for the fans of the movie series.
A fantastic 2.5D platformer that impresses with its shiny graphics and clever level design.
You can control two different characters, each one of them having its own abilities, or play the game in coop mode with a friend.
How to build a powerful Linux gaming machine
Linux has been around for several decades now, but I have to admit that it was quite difficult to set it up, optimize it and even use it, at least until a few years ago. Fortunately, user friendly distributions such as Ubuntu have made it easy for everyone to discover, and then get in love with the Linux OS.
The number of high quality Linux games has increased as well. More and more companies are releasing the code and resources for some of their best titles, and many teams of open source programmers use them as a base, taking those projects to a new level.
I am talking about games like Jedi Outcast, for example, who have consistently gotten review scores of 90% or more, and can now be played on the Linux O.S. as well. Not only that, but Steam is now selling quite a few Linux games. So yeah, we are living in an era when building a new, Linux-based gaming machine is a great idea!
How to run the best Windows-based games on Linux
I've got a confession to make: as a former Windows power user, I miss a few Win games, which haven't been ported to the Linux platform yet. And I know for sure that some of them will never be ported, of course.
However, there are several solutions that allow you and me to run even the most modern Windows games, such as World of Warcraft, on Linux. I will only focus on one of the solutions in this article, though, because it is 100% free and will work fine for most games.
Wine is an emulator that can run Windows applications on Linux, macOS, and BSD. In fact, it's more of a compatibility layer, because it doesn't actually need to simulate Windows' internal logic. As a result, games that are run under Wine will work faster and use much less memory. Not only that, but Wine can successfully emulate pretty much Windows version you can think of, including the ancient ones :)
Five tips that help you speed up any Linux computer
If you love to play games, you need to squeeze as much performance out of your Linux based computer as possible. Fortunately, it is easy to do so. Read this quick guide to discover five little known tips.
1. Boost wireless signal strength
Most of us play online games, right? Then, to minimize latency, you should use a wired Internet connection. However, this may not always be possible, especially for people who use their laptops as gaming machines, and don't want to sacrifice their portability.
Still, you can quickly boost wifi range, and thus significantly improve your gaming experience, by adding a $20 external antenna to the laptop. You will also need an adapter like this, but it's only going to cost a few dollars. The process is easier than you think; here's a guide that will help.