We saw signs of RPG Maker MV [Steam] coming to Linux early last year, but now it's official. RPG Maker MV now has a Linux version and it can export Linux games.
With the release of the 1.4.0 update, anyone who owns it now has access to the Linux version on Steam. So anyone wanting to make simple RPG games on Linux has access to a highly rated tool.
I know a lot of people prefer their open source tools, but these tools are popular and having them on Linux means the possibility of more people switching without giving up their favourite applications. Hopefully we will see more developers come over to Linux thanks to tools like this.
What makes this application so popular is that it takes away a lot of the more complex parts of making an RPG game, so it's an especially useful tool if you have great artistic skills, but perhaps not so great programming skills. It opens up making games for more people.
RPG Maker MV can now export to:
- HTML 5 for Web Browsers
That's a pretty decent list!
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