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Mercenary Action Figure Released

The Mercenary Action Figure is now available for purchase in the Workshop Store. This custom-made high-quality character includes high-res 4096x4096 textures, an assault rifle, and a prefab set up to work with the new soldier AI script. Drop him into your game, set his team to "good" or "bad", and watch him fight!   The new soldier AI script adds a new dimension of gameplay to Leadwerks games. You can now easily add enemies that shoot back. Set the character up as an ally, an enemy, or create battles between different AI opponents.   Source art is included in FBX, PNG, and BMP formats.  

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Game Engine Gems 3 Now Available for Pre-order

The book "Game Engine Gems 3" by Eric Lengyel is now available for purchase at Amazon.com (ISBN #978-1498755658). This title, set for release April 21, 2016, features 22 chapters of game programming knowledge, including a chapter by Leadwerks founder Josh titled "Vegetation Management in Leadwerks Game Engine 4". The accompanying CD even includes source code for an early version of the Leadwerks vegetation system, so you can see exactly what is going on under the hood of the engine. Pick it up now on Amazon.  

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Introducing the Workshop Store

Leadwerks Workshop provides a repository of free game items for game developers to use in their projects. Workshop content has been heavily used in several game tournaments to make many different games of different genres.   Today we are rolling out the Leadwerks Workshop Store. This allows us to add new and better quality content for you to use in your games. All assets are curated and verified to work correctly with Leadwerks Game Engine. This includes material setup, sizing, and correct grid alignment of modular pieces.   You can purchase items from the Workshop interface in the Leadwerks Editor. When you find a paid item you would like to purchase, click on the "Buy" button and you will be taken the purchase page for that item.       You can checkout of the store page by adding funds to your Steam Wallet. The item will then be available to install in the editor, just like a free Workshop item. You can also purchase items from their page on our website. Your purchase will always be associated with your Steam account, so you never have to worry about backing up files or losing them.   If you have any feedback on the purchasing process, content, or requests for future items, don't hesitate to let us know how we can improve. If the community finds this useful we will keep growing the library of available content ready to use with Leadwerks.  

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"Games of Winter" Tournament

Winter has descended upon the land, and with it comes the frost. The nights are long and the days are cold and grey. How long it shall last we do not know. But we do know it is time for another Leadwerks game tournament!     WHEN: The tournament will start Monday, January 18, and end Sunday, February 21th at 11:59 P.M. (Pacific Standard Time).   HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Publish your winter-or-other-themed game to Steam Workshop or upload it to the games database before the deadline. You can work as a team or individually. Use blogs to share your work and get feedback as you build your game. If you need models for your game, we've got a bunch of new content coming out in Leadwerks Workshop for you to use.   Games must have a preview image, title, and contain some minimal amount of gameplay to be considered entries. It is expected that most entries will be simple, given the time constraints.   PRIZES: Rather than a competition, this tournamant is a "co-opetition". Everyone who participates gets a prize!   If this is your first game tournament entry, you will receive a cool Leadwerks sticker in the mail.     If this is your second game tournament entry, you'll receive a collection of three limited-edition professionally printed postcards featuring beautiful Leadwerks screenshots. Send them to a friend or put them on the wall.     If this is your third game tournament entry, you'll receive a rockin' Leadwerks T-shirt in the mail. Wear it to show how cool you really are.     If this is your fourth game tournament entry, you'll receive the new Leadwerks hoodie! This gorgeous garment makes you look like a Silicon Valley startup geek. This is the fashionable way to stay warm until summer!     Go forth and make games, for the good of the kingdom!

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Leadwerks Game Engine 4 Preview Available

A preview build of Leadwerks Game Engine 4 is now available on the default branch on Steam, with a new vegetation management system and other features.   We completely rethought how large-scale scene management should work to bring you a one-of-a-kind vegetation system for handling massive amounts of foliage. Instead of storing each instance in memory, our new system uses a distribution algorithm to dynamically calculate all relevant instances each frame for rendering and physics. This allows enormous densely packed scenes with minimal overhead. The results are blazingly fast, efficient, and easy to use. In fact, the new system is so advanced it's featured in the upcoming book Game Engine Gems 3. Other features include autocomplete in the built-in script editor and integration with Steam Leaderboards.     To help you make the most of the new vegetation system, we're also introducing the Nature Model Pack DLC. This includes trees, plants, grass, and rocks, to make a variety of outdoors settings with.   Leadwerks Game Engine 4 is a free update and allows publishing of games for the PC and Steam Machines.      

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Leadwerks Game Engine Reaches 10,000 Paid Users

Leadwerks Software today announced their top-selling game development system on Steam, Leadwerks Game Engine, has gained a user base of over 10,000 paid customers. Although the game development space has seen a dramatic drop in prices and the entry of many free competitors, Leadwerks Game Engine continues to gain popularity by teaching complete beginners how to make games with no previous knowledge required, and providing a pathway to publish directly to Steam Workshop.   Leadwerks’ ease of use is made possible by a layered development system that gradually eases beginners into game development. At its simplest, Leadwerks Editor is a drag-and-drop system with a visual interface for creating game interactions. Users can drill down to the Lua script level to modify behavior and create new game mechanics. Experts can get even more advanced and access the Leadwerks API directly in C++ with the Standard Edition DLC. This layered development system means that Leadwerks provides a smooth learning curve that grows with the user as they learn more.   Leadwerks Game Launcher is the company’s portal for user-made games, and is currently available for free on Steam as an early access title with over 40 free games. Developers can publish their games directly to Steam Workshop with the game launcher or as a standalone. This lets developers share their games with the entire Steam community, with no waiting period and no approval process. The Game Launcher features a variety of experimental titles, delivering fun bite-sized experiences similar to the iOS App Store, but playable on a PC or Steam Machine.   “The Borrower” can be played on Windows or SteamOS for free with Leadwerks Game Launcher.   With Leadwerks Game Launcher on SteamOS, games can now be built on the desktop and played in the living room. Console gaming has historically been a closed system, with expensive developer licenses and strict rules about who can publish for the living room. With support for SteamOS, Valve’s Linux-based operating system for PC-based game consoles, Leadwerks Game Launcher allows anyone to create their own games they can play in the living room with a controller. All Game Launcher titles work seamlessly on SteamOS, even if they were developed on a Windows PC. Leadwerks provides full support for the new Steam Controller and is compatible with all OpenGL 4.0 hardware for Linux.   Leadwerks developers can build games on the desktop and play them instantly in the living room.   Version 3.7 The upcoming version 3.7 update is planned to add a new vegetation system and other features. Unlike traditional vegetation systems that store each tree instance in memory, the Leadwerks 3.7 vegetation system allocates objects procedurally. This allows the user to create infinitely dense forests that consume no extra memory. The Leadwerks 3.7 vegetation system is set to be featured in a chapter in the upcoming book Game Engine Gems 3, published by A K Peters / CRC Press. Leadwerks Game Engine 3.7 is a free update scheduled for release in December 2015.   Leadwerks Game Engine 3.7 Vegetation System, as featured in Game Engine Gems 3.   Leadwerks Game Engine: Indie Edition and the Standard Edition DLC can both be purchased for $99.99 on Steam. Leadwerks Game Launcher can be downloaded for free on Steam.   About Leadwerks Software Leadwerks Software was founded in 2006 to make game development fun and enjoyable. The company launched Leadwerks 3, their first multiplatform product, in April at the GDC 2013 expo. In July 2013 the company conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring Leadwerks to the Linux operating system, reaching over 200% of their goal in just six weeks. A concurrent Greenlight campaign for Steam was also successful, making Leadwerks the first 3D game engine approved for distribution on Steam. Leadwerks Game Launcher was released as an early access title in September 2015, enabling anyone to publish their game directly to Steam Workshop.

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Halloween Game Tournament Roundup

The 2015 Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament is complete, with results above and beyond any previous game tournament. The quality, content, and fun of the lineup of games this tournament is really spectacular.   Halloween Pumpkin Run http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=540259470   If one game summed up the spirit of this year's tournament, it's this title. The atmosphere, gameplay, and fun of this title make it an instance classic in the Leadwerks catalog of user-made games.   Try to collect all the pumpkins but beware the graveyard residents who don't like trespassers disturbing them. The more pumpkins you take the more dead will awaken!     Siege http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/games/_/siege-r105   SIEGE is an RTS where two teams fight to be the last one standing. Once a combatant has been slain, it will turn into a zombie and fight anyone who is near him. Make sure YOU are the one standing in the end.     Island of Fear http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=534704938   You live in a small house on a fishing island, One day Henry has caught an unknown species successfully. As the people of Island of Fear no longer have big catch more had they had for fish to eat before had. Henry cut off it was over the campfire and test it. He gave the people clear and thought it tasted great! Everyone grabbed a piece and thought it was also very tasty. Since you do not trust the test fish, you took some bread to yourself and went to bed. In the night you wake up and can not trust your eyes.     Rolly: The Rollable Ball That Rolls To Much http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=535234474   A coding exercise done for the Halloween Game Tournament. It's not "Halloween-ish" but I think it's something else that will make you scream and curse out loud. I'll continue to update the project a little at a time until the Tournament ends.     Enter http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=537727897   Unless there's some hidden features, there's not much to do here, but kudos for publishing something!     WolfTale http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=543156064   This is my first game created with Leadwerks! It's an entry for the Halloween 2015 games contest. It's not overly polished, some parts I couldn't figure out (for example, setting the camera to NOT go through buildings!). Hope you enjoy it!     LEMaze http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=543617616   Game by shadmar for the Halloween Game Tournament 2015     Cobra http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=546727133   A member of the Elite Cobra Squad has been dropped deep in enemy territory. It's just you and your trusty Sub Machine Gun... they are seriously out numbered.     Crazy Scorpion http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=547820610   Just a little concept level that was made for Halloween Game Tournament     Crawler Defense http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=548449469   A Tower Defense game , round based. Please leave a comment , if you like !     The Hankinator's House of Pain http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=548835676   Welcome to The Hankinator's House of Pain!   This is my entry for the Halloween game tournament. A game of survival, kill enemies to get points, spend points to buy traps and weapons! Survive to the end! Higher difficulty yields more points!     Noteworthy Additions The following games were not published strictly within the tournament timeframe, but deserve additional mention.   Marblez http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=549467145   This is a game I have been working on for a while. I started it with a Summer Game Competition entry, and have integrated many new features into it. I intentionally waited for after the halloween game competiton to end before posting this.     The Borrower http://www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/viewitem?fileid=527801322   Escape the dungeon using your power to control the elements.     Prize will be sent out by mail shortly. This tournament brings our count of Leadwerks Games playable on Steam to 40. Together with recent updates in the Workshop system, we're nearly ready to make a final release of Leadwerks Game Launcher.

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Halloween Game Tournament

Fall is in the air, which means evil spirits, good beer, and the annual Leadwerks Halloween Game Tournament.   WHEN: The tournament will start Thursday, October 8, and end Thursday, November 5th at 11:59 P.M. (Pacific Standard Time).   HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Publish your Halloween-or-other-themed game to Steam Workshop or upload it to the games database before the deadline. You can work as a team or individually. Use blogs to share your work and get feedback as you build your game. If you need models for your game, check out the Halloween Model Pack, and Graveyard Props, both available for free in the Leadwerks Workshop. And there's a Zombie Pack DLC available if you need it.   PRIZES: Rather than a competition, this tournamant is a "co-opetition". Everyone who participates gets a prize!   If this is your first game tournament entry, you will receive a cool Leadwerks sticker in the mail.     If this is your second game tournament entry, you'll receive a rockin' Leadwerks T-shirt in the mail.     If this is your third game tournament entry, you'll receive a collection of three limited-edition professionally printed postcards featuring beautiful Leadwerks screenshots. Send them to a friend or put them on the wall. (Pictures coming soon!)   Entries will be reviewed Friday, November 6th. See the official forum thread for more information and discussion.

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Leadwerks Game Launcher Released on Steam

Leadwerks Game Launcher lets you play a variety of creative, experimental, and just plain wacky mini-games made with Leadwerks Game Engine. Fly a spaceship through an asteroid field, play a round of miniature golf, or ride a lawn mower while dodging killer cows. It's free and there's a constant supply of new things to try.     With Steam Workshop integration, you can talk directly to the developers and give your feedback for new ideas to be incorporated into their games. Start a discussion and let the devs know what you liked about their game, what can be improved, and any new ideas you have to add to their game. Your feedback will help them design their game and create something new and unique for the Steam community to enjoy.     For developers, Leadwerks Game Launcher provides a much needed incubator for game ideas. Get feedback from players and start building a fanbase so you can rev up momentum for Kickstarter or Greenlight. Leadwerks Game Launcher allows anyone on Steam to play your game instantly, with no zip files, installers, or plugins.   Leadwerks Game Launcher is available now as an Early Access title free on Steam.

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Leadwerks Game Engine 3.6 Now Available

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.6 is now available on Steam. This free update brings an array of new features along with the release of Leadwerks Game Launcher. New Features Deferred DecalsLeadwerks now supports decals using an advanced deferred rendering technique. Decals are useful both for bullet marks and character blood, and as a decoration tool for adding detail to maps. Leadwerks decals even work with animated characters, so you can show damage when enemies are hit.     Terrain Vertical and Triplanar Texture Mapping Leadwerks terrain just got better with new texture mapping options. Use these to make terrain textures on steep cliffs align horizontally, giving a realistic striated look to your terrain.     Camera Render Targets Camera render targets can be set in the editor, making it easier than ever to render to a texture. Set a camera render target then apply that texture to a material painted on an object. You can use render targets for security camera systems, rear-view mirrors, portals, or other visual effects.     Particle Collisions Particles with a collision type set will now collide with the map, making bullet debris and other objects appear more realistically   In-Game Steam Screenshots You can now press F12 while running your game from the editor, and a screenshot will be saved in your Steam screenshots library. This makes it easier than ever to show your game off in the Leadwerks Community Hub. Leadwerks Game Launcher Leadwerks 3.6 coincides with the release of Leadwerks Game Launcher, a new way to share games. Leadwerks Game Launcher allows free self-publishing to Steam Workshop so anyone with a Steam account can play your game for free. Use Leadwerks Game Launcher as an incubator for your latest ideas and build a fan base before going to Kickstarter or Greenlight. 

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Pump-Action Captain Launches on Steam

Congratulations to Type Advantage for the release of Pump-Action Captain on Steam. This title began as a Kickstarter project clearing 170% of their modest $500 goal. The team used that momentum to fuel a successful Greenlight campaign, gaining approval in just ten days. Today marks the release of the game as an "Early Preview" title, which means it's a playable work in progress. You can play it now for just $4.19.   From the store page:   Be sure to support your fellow Leadwerkers. Buy the game, play it, and if you want, leave a review on Steam.

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Leadwerks Summer Games Tournament Results

The results of the Leadwerks Summer Games Tournament are in! I think you will agree, this tournament produced some very fun playable games. Each author will receive a Leadwerks sticker via mail if this is their first entry, and a T-shirt if it is their second!   So without further ado, let's look at the games, in no particular order:   Slafstraf 2 By Slafstraf An ominous industrial setting with plenty of interesting puzzles shows the progress the author has made since the original Slafstraf. Play it in the dark late at night for maximum effect!     The Hankinator's Phantasmagoria By TheHankinator The Hankinator is back, this time with a creepy sci-fi scenario he says was inspired by watching trailers for "Alien: Isolation". With a shocker of an opening and terrifying stealth gameplay, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat.     Castle Defender By Haydenmango Defend the castle! Grab the attackers with your mouse and fling them into the far reaches of the realm before they breach the inner wall! The fate of the kingdom rests in your index finger!     Cuber By SGB Defend against the waves of incoming enemies by building your cube base before they arrive. A wide variety of enemies and an interesting building mechanic make Cuber worth playing, so give it a try!     The Mower By hirte This classic arcade-style game starts out with a deceptively simple premise: Clear the yard of grass with your riding lawn mower. Oh did we mention that if any cows cross the wire connecting you to the generator, you lose a life? Go ahead, see how far you get...     Marble Run By snowman0674 Based on the marble game template, this title leads you through a series of progressively harder maps. Good luck with the half-pipe!     Beach Roll By Megalocerous This marble game puts you in a tropical beach setting with a series of interesting courses to get through. Just wait until you see the new bouncy umbrella game mechanic the author added!     A.F.T.E.R. By 2ima #bad_connection At this time, the game is only a simple scene with an empty field, but kudos for making a menu system and getting something out! We look forward to seeing what the author comes up with next.   U-Rev By mdgunn The third marble game in our list, U-Rev takes a high-tech spin on the genre! Interesting level design and a challenging course make this worth playing.     Summer Maze Game By fraisgamer Find your way through the maze to your summer relaxation spot! The scenery and level design will make your trip an enjoyable one, making this the perfect way to finish out our list.     Congratulations to everyone who submitted a game. If you have Leadwerks Game Launcher you can play all these games right now. Got any favorites? Which ones did you most enjoy, and why?

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Save during Steam Summer Sale 2015

The 2015 Steam Summer Sale begins today! Save on tons of games and software including all Leadwerks products. http://store.steampowered.com/app/251810     If you're new to game development, now is the perfect time to get Leadwerks and start making a game for the Leadwerks Summer Games Tournament.

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Leadwerks Summer Games Tournament

Summer is here, which means the beach, barbecue, and the first Leadwerks Summer Games Tournament.   WHEN: The tournament will start Monday, June 15, and end Sunday, July 19th at 11:59 P.M. (Pacific Standard Time).   HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Publish your summer-or-other-themed game to Steam Workshop or upload it to the games database before the deadline. You can work as a team or individually. Use blogs to share your work and get feedback as you build your game.   PRIZES: Rather than a competition, this tournamant is a "co-opetition". Everyone who participates gets a prize!   If this is your first game tournament entry, you will receive a cool Leadwerks sticker in the mail.     If this is your second game tournament entry, you'll receive a rockin' Leadwerks T-shirt in the mail.     Entries will be reviewed Monday, July 20th. See the official forum thread for more information and discussion.

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Leadwerks Game Engine 3.5 Now Available

Leadwerks Game Engine 3.5 is now available on Steam. Along with version 3.5, we're rolling out a new tutorials to teach you everything you need to make games. A step-by-step series of lessons teaches how to use the editor, write Lua scripts, and create gameplay. No preexisting knowledge is required. Read the new material here.   A new project templates system has been added. This provides different game types you can choose from to create a basic playable game in a few seconds. We're launching with a marble game and a first-person shooter, with additional game templates on the way.     This version adds free self-publishing to Steam Workshop with Leadwerks Game Launcher. Now in beta, the game launcher allows you to distribute your game to anyone on Steam, without installers, zip files, or plugins. You can learn more about publishing to Steam Workshop here.     Leadwerks Workshop has been upgraded to use the SteamUGC system. This allows unlimited storage space to upload your game assets for others to use, or download and use more than 140 game items from the community.   This update adds CSG boolean operations carve and hollow. This makes it easier to build game levels. With these tools you can cut a window or doorway out of a wall or join two hallways. Learn more about the new features here.   A new file "Main.lua" has been introduced as the entry point for your game's script program. The new approach simplifies the main program code, and existing projects will be unaffected. About Leadwerks Software Leadwerks Software was founded in 2006 to make game development fun and enjoyable. The company launched Leadwerks Game Engine 3.0 in April at the GDC 2013 expo. In July 2013, the company conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring Leadwerks to the Linux operating system, reaching over 200% of their goal in just six weeks. A concurrent Greenlight campaign for Steam was also successful, making Leadwerks the first third-party 3D game engine distributed on Steam.

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AMD Releases Driver 15.3 beta for Leadwerks

AMD has released a new driver which fixes a compatibility problem with Leadwerks. You can download the driver from their site here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx   Resolved Issues: [412702] Screens may blank out when enabling a 3x1 SLS with 3 HDMI monitors
[411847] Leadwerks : Project Manager crashes with a "Pure Virtual Function Call" error
[413076] Second Life : Rigged mesh objects are not rendered correctly when hardware skinning is enabled in the in game settings
[413392] Star Trek Online : Block corruption is experienced when MSAA is enabled in the in game settings
[410367] System hangs/BSOD upon resuming from S3/S4 sleep on AMD Radeon™ R9 285 configured in AMD CrossFire™ mode
[410293] With AMD CrossFire™ enabled, Timeout Detection Recovery (TDR) occurs during actual gameplay when YouTube Mix moves to the next song in Firefox
[407622] Screen tearing on enabling VSync with Alien: Isolation game
[407175] Catalyst Control Center Video Quality settings may not be available or retained if the "Enforce Smooth Video Playback" option is not selected on some AMD HD series GPU's.
[410391] Primary display may not be retained after disabling Crossfire while in Eyefinity mode
[409705] Enabling or disabling Crossfire may lead to one side of the 4K MST display being shown as black
[410393] Minor stuttering may be seen in Dragon Age Inquisition on Single and Multi GPU configurations​
[414660] Total War : Attilla - The game may hang during in game cinematics on certain Kaveri platforms with a separate discrete GPU
[414120] The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim : Fog / Clouds may flicker on Radeon HD 5800 series products

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Leadwerks Game Engine 3.4 Released

Today, Leadwerks Software announces the release of Leadwerks Game Engine 3.4, introducing many new features that help make Leadwerks Game Engine the easiest way to build royalty-free 3D games. With today’s free update on Steam, developers will have access to an all-new vehicle command set for building interactive cars and trucks with a physically realistic transmission model. Built-in water settings have been added in the editor to provide life-like water with the click of a button. Leadwerks Workshop, a one-stop shop for browsing and installing free game assets, is now more easily accessible with a visual interface built right into the Leadwerks editor. In addition, over one hundred small fixes and improvements have made their way into the new update.   The free trial of Leadwerks has been updated to version 3.4, and is now available for Linux for the first time, in addition to Windows. A 66% discount on the indie and standard editions of Leadwerks Game Engine is being offered during the week of the launch. About Leadwerks Game Engine Leadwerks Game Engine is the easiest way to make 3D games, helping players to become content creators. The software has been designed for ease-of-use and power, combining a simple intuitive visual interface with an advanced game engine under the hood. A royalty-free license and low cost of entry give beginners easy access to get started making their own games. For more information about Leadwerks Game Engine, please visit http://www.leadwerks.com. About Leadwerks Software Leadwerks Software was founded in 2006 to make game development fun and enjoyable. The company launched Leadwerks Game Engine 3.0 in April at the GDC 2013 expo. In July 2013, the company conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring Leadwerks to the Linux operating system, reaching over 200% of their goal in just six weeks. A concurrent Greenlight campaign for Steam was also successful, making Leadwerks the first third-party 3D game engine distributed on Steam.

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Leadwerks Game Player is on Greenlight

Based on the success of the recent Winter Games Tournament, and the growing number of titles posted on our site, a Greenlight campaign has been launched to put a standalone Leadwerks Game Player on Steam. This will allow free self-publishing so that any Steam user can easily and safely install and play your game. Play Free Games The Leadwerks Game Player lets you install and play free games made by other Steam users with Leadwerks Game Engine. Choose from a wide variety of simple games like Asteroids3D, Crime Closer, Hunt for Food, and many more. Free Self-Publishing to Steam Workshop If you are a Leadwerks Game Engine user, Leadwerks Game Player lets you publish your own games to Steam through the Steam Workshop. Leadwerks Game Player uses sandboxed Lua script so that malicious code can't be executed, allowing free and safe self-publishing to Steam. Play Your Own Games in the Living Room Leadwerks works with SteamOS, so you and your friends can play your own games on the PC or in the living room. Just press "Publish" and your game is instantly available to all your friends on Steam. VR Mode Check the "VR Mode" checkbox to play any game in virtual reality with your Oculus Rift headset.     

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Leadwerks Winter Games Results

The results of the Leadwerks Winter Games Tournament are in! I think you will agree, this tournament produced some very fun playable games. You can download all of these games and more in the Leadwerks Games Listing. Each author will receive a Leadwerks sticker via mail (Gonan gets a Leadwerks T-Shirt since this is his second entry.)   So without further ado, let's look at the games, in no particular order:   Crime Closer By nick.ace Catch the crooks before they get away!     Next Monday By MarkusR Shoot zombies and collect coins. The variety of scripted events make this game full of fun surprises.     One More Day By xtom A survival horror game in the making, with an interesting inventory system and nice level design.     The Hankinator's Fun House By thehankinator Get to the Christmas party on time! Each room is a different challenge, with a wide variety of puzzles to solve.     Space Runner By darklord987 Run through a space station without getting smashed in this fast-paced arcade thrill.     Holiday Foot Race By smigergon Speed through a Christmas-themed track in a frantic low-friction race against the clock.     LOSW: Last One Standing Wins By Gonan It's zombies vs. mutants in this no-holds-barred brawl to victory. Place your bets on the side you think will win!     Crazy Present Auto Dash By mdgunn Santa has been dropping presents all over the place. Get in your car and collect all the presents before the time runs out.     Slastraf Horror By Mr. Shawkly "Slastraf Horror" is a horror game inspired by slender and other "modern horror stories". This game is right now in pre-alpha and you can get it for free.     Atomic Parkour By Atomic Hashtag This 3D jumping platformer is deceptively simple. You will die, repeatedly.  

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Leadwerks Named Steam Community Choice Winner

Leadwerks Game Engine has been declared the winner of the Steam Community Choice against Substance Designer and Music Maker. An additional bonus discount will apply to the indie and standard editions during the next 24 hours. Thanks for voting!  

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Zombie Character Pack Released

Our first character pack for Leadwerks has been released. The Zombie Character Pack DLC is now available on Steam for $29.99, with a 15% launch discount.     The Leadwerks Zombie Character Pack provides you with a horde of undead monsters to slay. Fight your way through the flesh-eating mob or pit them against each other in an all-zombie brawl to the death. All characters are fully scripted and ready to use in Leadwerks, with no programming required. Just drop them into your map and press play! Contents Five zombie character models from various walks of life.
Idle, death, walk, run, and two attack animations.
All associated materials, textures, and sounds.
Integration with default Leadwerks AI script.
Installing the DLC To install this DLC, select the Workshop > Manage AddOns menu in the main window. Select this DLC in the list, press the Install button, and your items will be available in the editor.   

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Leadwerks Winter Games Tournament Kicks Off

The first Leadwerks Winter Games tournament has begun!   How to Enter Submit your playable game to the Leadwerks Games Catalog, before January 15th. You can use any Christmas or non-Christmas related ideas. You can work together in teams or on your own. On the day of January 15th, a review of submitted games will be posted. Prizes Rather than a competition, this tournament is a "co-opetition". The community is encouraged to help one another make fun playable games. Everyone who participates in the tournament will receive a prize.  If this is your first official game tournament entry, you will receive a Leadwerks sticker in the mail.   If this is your second tournament entry, you will receive a Leadwerks T-shirt in the mail.   If this is your third tournament entry, you will receive a rockin' Leadwerks beanie to keep your head warm. (Image not available yet.) Getting Started To help kick off the contest, we've released the Christmas Props Pack by Rich DiGiovanni for free in the Leadwerks Workshop. Feel free to use these models to get started with your game idea. You can participate by posting blogs about your game's development, or just post some work-in-progress screenshots. (Also, if you need more models, Rich is available and does great work at a reasonable price.)    If you've got a serious project in development, this is a great opportunity to take a break and make a simple fun game, or you can even make a simplified teaser of your game to drum up a fan base. Here are a few entries from past tournaments.   Most of all have fun, and watch out for reindeer!

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Leadwerks 3.3 Released

Leadwerks 3.3 is now available. This update adds usability improvements and a few new features.   Two new entity classes that extend the model class are present. Sprites are a quad that can face the camera, a specific direction, or can rotate around one axis. These are useful for lighting effects and the axis rotation is great for making laser beams or tracer rounds.   The Lensflare class extends the sprite class and adds a simple glow effect for lighting.   The editor now support shift-drag to select in the main window viewports.   On Windows, the main window now uses resizable splitters so you can adjust the size of the side panel and program log, or click the separator to show/hide them. You can also right-click on a file or folder in the Asset Browser and select the Properties menu item to bring up the Windows file properties dialog.   The Leadwerks Workshop, our system for publishing user-made game assets, has been streamlined to make the process of installing and removing items easier.   Encryption has been added for your published games to protect your game files from tampering. This works with both Lua and C++ games.   You can pick up Leadwerks 3 at a discount during the Steam Exploration Sale.

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FPS Weapons Pack now available on Steam

The Leadwerks FPS Weapons Pack is now available on Steam as a DLC. The FPS Weapons Pack provides a small arsenal of game-ready weapons, with no coding required. Drag these objects into your map for the player to pick up and use. Pulverize your enemies with a machete, .22 pistol, combat shotgun, MP5 submachine gun and an M4 carbine. Each weapon includes sounds, effects, animations, and scripted behavior that make it ready-to-use in your Leadwerks games.   The pack can be purchased with a 15% discount during the launch period.  

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