Leadworks come to linux
We want to put 3D game development on Linux, so you can build games without leaving the Linux operating system. (OUYA stretch goal.)
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 change that by putting the game development process right on Linux, with Leadwerks for Linux. This will allow you to build and play games without ever leaving the Linux operating system.
Leadwerks is a visual tool for building any kind of 3D game, including dungeon crawlers, first-person shooters, and side-scrollers. Our campaign has three goals:
Linux Game Development. On Linux.
It’s not enough just to export games to Linux. We want to put the game development process on Linux, so you can build and play games, without ever leaving the Linux operating system. We have a complete visual editor that handles all aspects of the game development process, and we’re porting it to run natively on Linux. We’re using GTK for the user interface, so our editor will look and feel like a native Linux application.
We're targeting Ubuntu 12.04 to start with, and will support other distros as we make progress. You'll also be able to compile your game's code on Windows and Mac...if you feel like sharing.
Expand the Linux Library of Games
Our second goal is to facilitate expansion of the Linux library of games, and encourage the production of Linux-exclusive titles. The Linux community is pretty intelligent, and they have a lot of good programmers. We think by putting the appropriate tools in their hands, it will enable them to make great Linux games.
Native AAA Graphics on Linux
Leadwerks is known for having great graphics. We want to push Linux graphics beyond anything that’s ever been done. Linux is the perfect platform for triple-A graphics, because it has OpenGL performance faster than Windows or Mac. We’re taking advantage of this performance with deferred lighting, hardware tessellation, and up to 32x multisample antialiasing. And you don't have to use an emulator.
Voor volledig verhaal zie de link.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193 … s-on-linux
http://www.crytek.com/career/offers/ove … programmer
The CryENGINE team is looking for a Programmer to work on the Linux version of the 3d engine.
Met deze engine is oa Crysis 3 gemaakt.
( beelden van Crysis op windows)
Langzaam aan word de wereld wakker. Ik ben erg benieuwd hoe dit verder gaat.
Je hoort zelfs nvidia spreken over de voordelen van Linux (openGL), het moet niet gekker worden.
Zal dit het einde van DirectX inluiden ?
Nividia had er namelijk over dat je met de nieuwste directX ook een recente windows nodig hebt.
Dit probleem speelt bij openGL veel minder, dus ze kunnen eenvoudiger een breder publiek bereiken.
En omdat de code open is, kunnen ze veel beter achterhalen wat er gebeurd.
Met dank aan phoronix.
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