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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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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

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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 discussio

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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

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Four New Texture Packs Released in Workshop Store

Today we've got four new texture packs available for purchase in the Workshop Store.   The Blood Decals pack provides 30 hand-painted textures for spatters, drips, and puddles of human, animal, or alien blood. This is perfect for adding atmosphere and a sense of foreboding to an otherwise ordinary scene. You can even create trails of blood going down hallways and around corners.     Another creepy addition is the Spiderweb Materials pack. Create a sprite and use these materials to inst

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Three New Model Packs available in the Workshop Store

Today we are releasing three new model packs in the Workshop Store.   The Candles Pack provides beautifully detailed candles and sconces to bring atmosphere to any horror game.     The Modern Furniture Pack includes numerous chairs, sofas, and a bar stool to populate any residential setting with.     The Old Wine Bottles Pack gives you a variety of bottles with two texture variations. Decorate your map with them or use them for target practice.     You can get these items by op

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Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 Released

Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 is now available on Steam. This update adds new features to make game development easier than ever. The free update goes out today to over 10,000 paid users on Steam.   Version 4.2 integrates analytics into Leadwerks games with a free gameanalytics.com account. This allows developers to view statistics on player behavior and identify any trouble spots their game might have as players progress through levels. By viewing a summary of all player behavior, developers

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Leadwerks Game Engine 4.3 Released

Leadwerks Game Engine 4.3 is now available.   This release adds support for Ogg Vorbis audio files. Ogg Vorbis is a compressed audio format specially designed to shrink the size of large audio files. Using Ogg for large music files can significantly reduce your game's size.     Leadwerks Game Engine 4.3 features numerous performance updates, with performance improvements up to twice as fast as Leadwerks 4.2.     Finally, numerous small bugs have been squashed to make Leadwerks more

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4.3 Update Available

An update to version 4.3 is now available on the default branch. This fixes it so the editor is not DPI-aware and will be scaled correctly if scaling on Windows is used. Some small shadow update bugs were fixed, and the animation shaders were improved.   If you are having trouble running your game from the editor in debug mode, you need to install the latest VC++ redistributable from Microsoft found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53587   The version distribut

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"Cirque de Jeux" Game Tournament wrapup

The latest game tournament brought in a small number of games, but they more than made up for it in quality. Each title that was submitted was pretty fantastic. The tournament was held during an odd month and there was no banner across the forum to remind people about it, so that is something that can be improved in the future. Each entry will receive an 11"x17" poster in the mail. Please make sure your name, address, and phone number (for customs) are correct and up to date in your Leadwerks ac

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View Your Sales in Leadwerks Marketplace

You can now view detailed sales records of your game assets in Leadwerks Marketplace. First, log into your Leadwerks account and navigate to the Leadwerks Marketplace main page. In the bottom-right, below the categories, a link to your paid files will appear. Here you can see a list of all your paid items: When you click on an item, you can see a list of people who have purchased it, along with sales dates. If you wish to give a free license to any member for any

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Summer Game Tournament Roundup

Here are the results of the Summer Games Tournament. Make sure you update your mailing address, because posters are being sent out immediately! Invade The arcade classic "Space Invaders" has been re-imagined with modern graphics and cute 3D aliens! Constanta Constant is an abstract game about capturing cubes. Make sure you read the instructions! Death Rooms Procedurally generated levels and a lot of interesting rooms make this FPS worth trying. Watch out for traps

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Introducing Voice Chat in Leadwerks 4.6

The next update will include a new networking system with built-in voice chat for multiplayer games. Voice communication is built into your game and can be enabled simply by turning it on when a specific key is pressed: void Voice::SetRecording(window->KeyDown(Key::T)) You can selectively filter out users so your voice only gets sent to your own team or to a specific player: void Voice::SetFilter(const uint64 steamid, const bool state) When another player sends their voice

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Leadwerks Game Engine 4.6 Updated

A new update for Leadwerks Game Engine 4.6 is available on the default branch. This fixes a physics bug that would cause boxes to float into the air after the player stepped on them.

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