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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 available on the Steam distribution platform. The arrival of Leadwerks adds 3D game development software to Valve’s lineup of creative and productivity tools.

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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 available on the Steam distribution platform. The arrival of Leadwerks adds 3D game development software to Valve’s lineup of creative and productivity tools.

Leadwerks includes features designed to make game development easy for Steam’s 65 million users. A new renderer built on OpenGL 4.0 provides high-end graphics comparable with modern AAA games at an affordable price. Built-in level design tools based on constructive solid geometry make map design easy for users who aren’t expert artists. Game code is written with Lua, an easy-to-learn script language that also happens to be used in hundreds of commercial games like Crysis, Call of Duty, and World of Warcraft. Extensive documentation is provided, with examples to demonstrate every aspect of building a 3D game.

Leadwerks promises to provide an easy entry mode to overcome the console barrier that has traditionally kept indie game developers at a distance. Last summer the company raised over 200% of their funding goal on Kickstarter to add support for the Linux operating system. With Linux development nearly complete and the pending release of Valve’s Steam Machines, a disruptive alternative to traditional consoles, Leadwerks looks ready to provide an easy route to console publishing via Steam. The company is attending Steam Dev Days next week to learn more about SteamOS and Valve’s new hardware.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Valve and Linux”, said Josh Klint, CEO and founder of Leadwerks Software. “SteamOS is an industry-changing event and I’m excited that Leadwerks is at the forefront of that, so we can open the living room up to indie developers.”

Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition can be purchased on Steam for $99 here.

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darkeccho
darkeccho

:O well now, I am def. doing some research on this! Nice share ^_^

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Guest
Guest

Leadwerks Indie Edition available on Steam is CURRENTLY WINDOWS ONLY...

It is not available for Linux as of yet, nor is there any word when the Linux version will be available...

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JoshKlint Author
JoshKlint

That's correct. The idea is to roll 3.1 out one platform at a time to make things more smooth. The features and platforms are clearly stated on the store page.

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MikeHense
MikeHense

i'm just making things crystal clear to prospective licensees, as it seems that your idea of things being "clearly stated on the store page" doesn't seem to ring true to everyone, as the following posts in the forum would seem to indicate...

biffy, on 07 January 2014 - 05:18 AM, said:
You really should have a feature comparison on your website. The differences between the Steam indie version and 3.x are not clear, and the website (tutorials, assets, etc) doesn't effectively indicate what applies to the indie version or not (coming direct from the indie version application to the documentation). Really having trouble figuring out what the indie version does more than just make a level.

I feel I have been mislead into purchasing this product via Steam, I'm sort of upset. I thought I was purchasing a full featured game engine, I should stick with CryEngine.

Possible refund?


i think it's great that you are now attempting to make your licensing options and what comes with each license a lil more clearer so that people will know exactly what they are licensing before they send you their money...

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