Josh Klint of Leadwerks emailed me to ask me to shout out his new Kickstarter aimed at bringing Leadwerks over to Linux, unlike Unity3D the editor itself from Leadwerks will be on Linux as well enabled you to make games on Linux for Linux!
Having raised $42,358 USD this summer of a $20,000 goal on Kickstarter, the Leadwerks Game Engine has been in the process of being ported to Linux. While the Leadwerks Linux port isn't yet ready for game developers, it is making progress and the first 3D rendering was just achieved.
In June, we have already reported about the Software company Leadwerks porting its game development toolkits Leadwerks 3 to Linux. This should not only help to promote Linux as a gaming platform but also as a platform for the game development.
Leadwerks, one of the recent commercial game engines that's being ported to Linux following a successful Kickstarter campaign, has shared more of their Linux game engine progress from a developer's perspective.
Now that Steam has come to Linux and with it, brought a handful of popular games, as well as a larger handful of less popular games the platform is very slowly becoming viable for gaming. However, Linux games still tend to be ports and we all know that while ports are better than nothing, theyre usually not as good as developing a game natively.
Leadwerks, a tool designed for Linux games development that managed to secure enough funding on Kickstarter, has been released on the Steam platform.
It took the Leadwerks people a while to get their software on the Steam for Linux platform, but now it's finally here and Linux users should find it a lot easier to build 3D games from scratch, even if they don't have the special training for it.
Leadwerks, a tool designed for Linux games development, has managed to raise enough money on Kickstarter in order to secure a December release. Ever since Steam arrived on the Linux platform, a lot of games have been ported successfully. A group of developers wants to move this process on the Linux platform.