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Built on the Industry Standard

The simplicity of Lua. The power of C++. The industry's tools of choice.

Lua Script.

Learn to write code with the game industry's favorite script language.

We integrated Lua right into Leadwerks because of its proven track record in thousands of commercial games, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and even Angry Birds. Our integrated script editor gives you all the tools you need to write game scripts. And the built-in JIT compiler makes your game run at near-native speeds.

Transparent Development.

Easy-to-code API with hundreds of examples.

At its heart, Leadwerks is a set of commands you can call in any order, at any time. There's no funny code conventions or non-standard languages, just you and the Leadwerks API. See for yourself why programmers love Leadwerks.

Get Down to the Metal.

Native Code Development with C++.

Leadwerks Professional Edition gives you full access to our C++ API for ultimate performance, and compatibility with third-party libraries. You'll use professional-grade tools like Visual Studio and learn the skills game studios look for when hiring. If you want to work in the game industry, you need to learn C++.