It wasn't a total flop. You just don't know every decent Doom 3 TC.
For instance, now I'm not expert on Doom 3 mods (because, frankly, I monitor open source games) but I still know about the excellent The Dark Mod - a total conversion Thief-inspired game.
I'm sure there's plenty more.
Charlie writes: "The great thing about open source is a project can never become extinct — there is always a chance of it being brought back to life either by the original authors who re-find their motivation, by new contributors who see the potential, or a mixture of both.
Here are the top 10 open source game projects, complete with cliches, I'd like to see return to the development scene and back on the road to completion." Link to Original Source
Charlie writes: "Free Gamer introduces 4 open source games inspired by... Worms? No. Scorched Earth? Nah. Gorillas? Nope. Tank Wars? No. That's right, their roots go all the way back to a 1980 on the Apple II under the name Artillery. The Artillery genre of open source games is possibly the healthiest genre of open source agmes with 4 very good, polished, playable, and actively developed projects, as well as other similar games, inspired by the classics." Link to Original Source
FreeGamer writes: "People often accuse the Free software and open source game sphere of lacking depth, that there are few good games. In 2009 Free Gamer is dedicated to dispelling this myth. As part of a series of articles on specific genres, highlighting the games that people develop for the love of development in order for us to play, I humbly present a set of reviews of open source city building and tycoon games. I try to be fair and critical, and I note that these games are all enjoyable in their own way. They are all certainly worth a look." Link to Original Source
FreeGamer writes: "After more than 11 years of development, Flightgear 1.0 has arrived. It was one of the first major Free Software games and has become a flight simulator that rivals it's commercial counterparts. There is an astonishing level of detail to much of the game and yet it can still be played on a modest PC. Flightgear has come of age!" Link to Original Source
FreeGamer writes: "Anybody who ever tried ricing their Gentoo in order to attain half-decent audio/visual perforance, or knows much about kernel patchsets, will no doubt be aware of the -ck kernel patchset. It is a patchset for the Linux kernel that is aimed at providing an optimal desktop experience.
Today saw the last ever release of the -ck kernel patchset. Read on for an overview of the reasons why Linux is losing one of it's most talented contributors." Link to Original Source
FreeGamer writes: "There are many significant indie game projects that are committed to creating a quality free game where the developers are afraid of the consequences of making the development public by publishing the project under an open source license. The reasons for declining to open source a project are usually bogus. Over the years I've tried to change the minds of several game project developers, usually met with stubborn resistance. Hopefully this article can help projects earlier on in their development cycle before people have committed themselves to keeping their free game project as a closed source one." Link to Original Source
The Gemini Gold Team writes: "We have just released a new version of Privateer Gemini Gold.
Many of us experienced Privateer in the early 90's, the engaging space
piracy and trading game that captured us with mystery and challenges.
Some contemporary efforts
(http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/07 /1154252) tried
bringing back the Privateer joy of years past, but all have been
limited by the blocky 320x200 pixel art in the game. The competing
Gemini Gold (http://priv.solsector.net/ ) has just released a new Open
Source Privateer to all platforms with the inflight and ground art
redone at 800x600 as well as with all the familiar controls that were
baked into the base scenes and immersed the player in the scenes.
Just like the original, you start poor, with an old scout class ship
in a sparsely populated system in the Gemini Sector. As usual, you
must try to get money through various mission assignments from which
you can purchase better ships and upgrades.
It's your choice how to explore Gemini and align with the various
factions, earn your money as a merchant, bounty hunter, traitor or
pirate. Meet Sandoval in a bar on New Detroit and talk to him to
trigger the original campaign and the newer Righteous fire expansion." Link to Original Source
rca66 writes: Yesterday CollabNet and VA Software announced in a press release, that CollabNet will take over the SourceForge Enterprise Edition Business from VA Software. As part of this deal several employess from VA Sofware will change to CollabNet. CollabNet is specialized on the development of distributed applications and supports the Open Source project Subversion. VA Software will concentrate on the the online media of its subsidiary OSTG, which owns Slashdot, SourceForge, NewsForge, Linux.com and Freshmeat.
FreeGamer writes: "I thought the OS flight combat sim scene was barren, but that is definitely not the case. So here's the lowdown on the various options when it comes to open source flight combat simulations. Some of them look spectacular."