ioquake3 is the modern, cross-platform distribution of the Quake 3 engine with a few extra bits and pieces. As per the GitHub repository:
The intent of this project is to provide a baseline Quake 3 which may be used for further development and baseq3 fun. Some of the major features currently implemented are:
- SDL backend
- OpenAL sound API support (multiple speaker support and better sound quality)
- Full x86_64 support on Linux
- VoIP support, both in-game and external support through Mumble.
- MinGW compilation support on Windows and cross compilation support on Linux
- AVI video capture of demos
- Much improved console autocompletion
- Persistent console history
- Colorized terminal output
- Optional Ogg Vorbis support
- Much improved QVM tools
- Support for various esoteric operating systems
- cl_guid support
- HTTP/FTP download redirection (using cURL)
- Multiuser support on Windows systems (user specific game data is stored in “%APPDATA%\Quake3”)
- PNG support
- Many, many bug fixes
VimGolf – a quick and fun way to learn Vim text editor. There is a whole lot of different challenges for all levels – from novice to expert – that will test your knowledge of Vim trickery.
You can also review the solutions provided by other people, from shortest to the most readable.
I am speechless! Oh. My. God! Look at this beauty! A whole bunch of classic DOS games like Doom, Dangerous Dave, and Golden Axe that you can play in the browser.
I’m literally crying happy tears right now…
YouTube launched YouTube Gaming – a YouTube built for gamers. The blog post describes:
On YouTube, gaming has spawned entirely new genres of videos, from let’s plays, walkthroughs, and speedruns to cooking and music videos. Now, it’s our turn to return the favor with something built just for gamers.
It’s a good thing they mentioned these different genres, because they way I saw it was mostly kids watching other kids playing games. Apparently, that’s a thing these days (see Twitch, for example). That’s something I can’t understand with my son – instead of actually playing the games, he is watching other people playing. What’s that all about?
An interesting take on Sony’s recent activity from the Verge. It looks almost all electronics are gone from the company and the main focus now is on the PlayStation and entertainment. A handy chart for the Q4 2014 financials too:
Pay Once and Play – Android apps without microtransactions
git-game – a terminal game to test your git skills
PathFinding.js – a comprehensive path-finding library for grid based games. Here is a visual demo.