Leadwerks game engine comes to Ubuntu Software Center

Leadwerks game engine comes to Ubuntu Software Center
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 27th 2014 at 9:30AM

'Linux is where the really exciting developments are happening, on the desktop and in the living room,' says CEO Josh Klint

Leadwerks has brought its Linux game development tools to the Ubuntu Software Center.

The game engine now allows developers to build and play their games without leaving the Ubuntu operating system. Leadwerks is designed for building 3D games and offers support for C++ and Lua programming. The tool also uses a royalty-free licence.

Last year the firm successfully crowdfunded development of native Linux tools on Kickstarter, raising $42,358, more than double its original target.

“Linux is where the really exciting developments are happening, on the desktop and in the living room,” said Leadwerks CEO Josh Klint.

“Leadwerks for Linux is designed to bring user-friendly game development to desktop Linux, and Ubuntu is the leader in this space, so it makes sense to focus our efforts there. Growing a community of Ubuntu game developers is our primary goal over the next 12 months.”

For more information on Leadwerks and the state of play in Linux game development, you can read our in-depth analysis of the open source OS here.