Want more features and no adverts?
Subscribe to GOL Premium
Game Develop Game Creation Kit Becomes Open Source
Posted , 3 July 2014 at 9:12 pm UTC / 4865 views
In a very surprising move Game Develop a game creation engine that doesn't require programming has become open source. This is after the failed Indiegogo campaign, but it still happened anyway. Hooray!

The developer emailed it in to point out the announcement in their forum that can be found here.

I've said it before and will say it again. We need tools like this as they are extremely popular in the Windows world with tools like Clickteam's Fusion and Scirra's Construct 2 leading the crop. This move could see Game Develop become a seriously good tool.

You can check it out on github right now. There are three different licenses for different parts:
- The IDE (in the IDE folder) is licensed with GPL v3.
- The Core library, the native and HTML5 platforms (respectively Core, GDCpp and GDJS folders) are LGPL v3.
- Extensions (in the Extensions folder) are using zlib/libpng license.
- The name, Game Develop, and its logo are the exclusive property of Florian Rival.

You can see an example video of it in use here:


I hope some Linux programmers pick it up and help improve it across the many distributions as that's one thing the main developer struggled with before.

I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. A fan of anything techy, and not just Linux stuff.

You can follow my personal blog here.

tesfabpel commented on 4 July 2014 at 8:02 am UTC

I've created a stupid package for ArchLinux (game-develop-deb).
You can try it via AUR...
Anyway I'm almost a noob in packaging, so some things may not work or be buggy...

I've created a stupid package for ArchLinux (game-develop-deb). You can try it via AUR... Anyway I'm almost a noob in packaging, so some things may not work or be buggy...
1 Likes
Sslaxx commented on 4 July 2014 at 1:18 pm UTC

Could be linked to the guy starting development work on a mobile development platform.

Could be linked to the guy starting development work on a mobile development platform.
0 Likes
Cestarian commented on 5 July 2014 at 1:35 pm UTC

Thanks testfabpel! maybe I will try it!

Thanks testfabpel! maybe I will try it!
0 Likes

Due to spam you need to Register and Login to comment.


Or login with...

Sales Tracker
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Twitter
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts
Facebook
Who's Online
There are 271 in total online.
Users online: ArminS, berillions, KimmoKM, pete, sr_ls_boy,
Misc