Leadwerks Software was founded in 2006 to build powerful game development tools that are easy to use. The company launched Leadwerks 3, their first multiplatform product, in April at the GDC 2013 expo. Last summer, the company conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign to being Leadwerks to the Linux operating system, reaching over 200% of their goal in just six weeks. A concurrent Greenlight campaign for Steam was also successful, making Leadwerks the first 3D game engine approved for distribution on Steam. At the core of our philosophy is the belief that capable game development tools can still be intuitive and fun to use. Those values have driven us to innovate design that is both remarkable and sensible. We're proud to provide the software products we offer, and hope you love using them as much as we do.

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Leadwerks Game Engine Reaches 10,000 Paid Users

Leadwerks Game Engine Reaches 10,000 Paid Users

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Leadwerks Software today announced their top-selling game development system on Steam, Leadwerks Game Engine, has gained a user base of over 10,000 paid...

Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament Roundup

Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament Roundup

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The Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament is coming to a close and the results are rolling in! Here are a few ghoulish games you can play for free right...

Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament

Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament

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Fall is in the air, which means evil spirits, good beer, and the annual Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament. Make games, play games, earn prizes, and...

Leadwerks Game Launcher Early Access Release

Leadwerks Game Launcher Early Access Release

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Leadwerks Game Launcher lets you play a variety of creative, experimental, and just plain wacky mini-games made with Leadwerks Game Engine. Fly a spaceship...

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.6 Now Available

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.6 Now Available

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Leadwerks Game Engine 3.6 is now available, with new features including deferred decals, particle collisions, new terrain texture mapping options, and...

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.5 released, Summer Games Tournament Begins

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.5 released, Summer Games Tournament Begins

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Leadwerks Game Engine 3.5 has been released with support for CSG operations in the map editor, beta support for free self-publishing to Steam Workshop...

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.4 Launches on Steam

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.4 Launches on Steam

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Free update brings new features, usability improvements, and a demo for Linux.

Leadwerks Game Player is on Greenlight

Leadwerks Game Player is on Greenlight

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A Greenlight campaign has been launched to put Leadwerks Game Player on Steam. This will allow free self-publishing so that any Steam user can easily...

New Update Brings Vehicles, New Tools, and the Leadwerks Workshop

New Update Brings Vehicles, New Tools, and the Leadwerks Workshop

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Leadwerks Game Engine has been updated with support for vehicle physics, new model import tools, and a built-in interface for browsing the Leadwerks Workshop...

Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament II Kicks Off

Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament II Kicks Off

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The weather is cooling off, leaves are falling from the trees, and kids are heading back to school...which means it's time for the second Leadwerks Halloween...

Leadwerks Game Engine for Linux Launches on Steam

Leadwerks Game Engine for Linux Launches on Steam

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Following completion of their successful Kickstarter campaign to bring Leadwerks’ game development software to Linux, Leadwerks has announced the release...

Leadwerks for Linux beta available on Steam

Leadwerks for Linux beta available on Steam

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In preparation for Ubuntu and SteamOS support, a build for Linux is now available on the beta branch of Leadwerks Game Engine on Steam.

Leadwerks Game Engine demo released on Steam

Leadwerks Game Engine demo released on Steam

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A demo version of Leadwerks Game Engine has been released on Steam. If you've got a Steam account, you can now try the easiest way to make your own 3D...

SciFi Interior Construction Kit for Leadwerks Released

SciFi Interior Construction Kit for Leadwerks Released

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The SciFi Interior Construction Kit for Leadwerks Game Engine has been released. This DLC provides all the props and textures you need to create your...

Leadwerks Game Engine Launches in Ubuntu Software Center

Leadwerks Game Engine Launches in Ubuntu Software Center

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Following completion of a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring Leadwerks’ game development software to Linux, Leadwerks and Canonical have joined...

Leadwerks Game Engine Gets Update for Workflow Enhancements, New Features

Leadwerks Game Engine Gets Update for Workflow Enhancements, New Features

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Leadwerks Game Engine on Steam and standalone versions have received a major update that include enhancements to the workflow and new features, making...

Leadwerks Standard Edition Brings C++ Game Development to Steam

Leadwerks Standard Edition Brings C++ Game Development to Steam

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Following the successful debut of Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition on Steam, Leadwerks Software today announced the launch of Leadwerks Standard Edition...

Leadwerks Workshop on Steam launches beta

Leadwerks Workshop on Steam launches beta

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The Leadwerks Workshop on Steam allows content authors to publish their game assets directly to Steam for other developers to use. Beta invites have been...

Leadwerks Game Engine gets plugin post-effects system

Leadwerks Game Engine gets plugin post-effects system

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Leadwerks Game Engine on Steam has been updated with bug fixes and a host of new features that are now out of beta, including a plugin post-processing...

Leadwerks Adds Native Support for Steamworks SDK, Steam Controller

Leadwerks Adds Native Support for Steamworks SDK, Steam Controller

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Leadwerks has added new features that allow users to take advantage of Steam features, including native support for Valve's new controller for SteamOS.

Leadwerks Game Engine Arrives on Steam, Turns Players into Makers

Leadwerks Game Engine Arrives on Steam, Turns Players into Makers

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After blasting through Greenlight in just 27 days, Leadwerks Software today announced the launch of Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition, exclusively...

Leadwerks 3.1 Pre-orders Now Available, Indie Edition coming to Steam January 6

Leadwerks 3.1 Pre-orders Now Available, Indie Edition coming to Steam January 6

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Leadwerks 3.1 is now available for pre-orders. New features include an OpenGL 4.0 deferred renderer with up to 32x hardware MSAA, geometry and tessellation...

Leadwerks raises $20,000 for native Linux development

Leadwerks raises $20,000 for native Linux development

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Leadwerks Software has reached their Kickstarter campaign goal of $20,000 to make their game development tools run natively in Linux. The campaign began...

Leadwerks on Linux

Leadwerks on Linux

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Linux is a solid and secure operating system that’s perfect for gaming, but at this time Windows remains the lead platform for PC games. We want to...

Leadwerks on Steam

Leadwerks on Steam

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We're excited to announce our Greenlight campaign for Leadwerks 3: Steam Edition. This will be distributed through Steam and let you build games with...

Leadwerks 3 update adds editor features and workflow enhancements

Leadwerks 3 update adds editor features and workflow enhancements

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We've released a new update for Leadwerks 3 that adds new features and workflow enhancements to our cross-platform game engine for building games with...

Leadwerks 3 Update Brings Rendering Enhancements to Mobile

Leadwerks 3 Update Brings Rendering Enhancements to Mobile

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An update for Leadwerks 3 has been released, bringing new graphical enhancements to mobile games. Building on the efficient art pipeline and user-friendly...

Leadwerks 3 Brings Native Code to Mobile Games

Leadwerks 3 Brings Native Code to Mobile Games

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Leadwerks Software announced today the release of Leadwerks 3, their new development platform for building mobile games with native code.