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Optikon Lua/Love Level Editor

Optikon Love2D Level Editor

Optikon is a free Windows based ( Mac and Linux can run via Wine ) level editor that takes a WYSIWYG approach to creating game levels using the Lua powered Love game framework.Details of Optikon from the website:Drag and Drop Level DesignOptikon is a simple drag-and-drop level designer which makes stunning 2D level design in […]

Core Open Alpha Release

Core Now In Open Alpha

Core is a new game creation platform built upon Unreal Engine that recently went into open alpha release.  Core is a game creation platform in a similar vein as Dreams, Roblox and Second Life.  It comes packed out of the box with models, audio and materials and can be coded using the Lua programming language.Core […]

Godot Reels Released – Corona and Xenko Renamed

There have been several minor stories in the world of game development. Too small to be covered on their own, but significant enough to be covered in this summary.This week’s game development announcements include:Xenko Game Engine Now Called StrideThe Xenko open source game engine has just been renamed to Stride. This was due to Trademark […]

The Future Of the Defold Game Engine

The Future of the Defold Game Engine

The Defold game engine is a free cross platform 2D focused game engine from King, we previously covered here and here as well as a video tutorial here.  The Defold team recently released an update on the future roadmap of the Defold game engine.Details from the Defold blog broken down by engine category:iOS We will […]

Pixelvision 8 Now Free

Pixel Vision 8 Free During COVID-19 Crisis

Today on Twitter, Pixel Vision 8 – a highly configurable and fully featured virtual console, announced that it would be free, including the pro tools during the current health crisis.From the Pixel Vision twitter:Pixel Vision 8 is available here, simply register an account and you can download Pixel Vision as well as all of the […]

Corona Labs Shutting Down

Corona Labs Closing–Engine Fully Open-Sourced

After several years of changing business models and ownership changes, Corona Labs have decided to shut things down.  Thankfully for Corona users they full open sourced the engine and tooling and changed to the MIT license.Details of the closure process from the Corona Labs site (warning, it’s having trouble right now):Some of the Corona Labs […]

Lua Game Engines

Lua Game Engines

Recently we have broken down lists of 3D game engines that use the C++ language or C# language as a programming language for game logic.  Today we are going to look at game engines using the Lua programming language.  This doesn’t mean the game engine was created using the Lua language, instead we are covering […]

Defold Game Engine Tutorial Series

Defold Engine Tutorial Series

  This is the homepage for our tutorial series covering the Defold Game Engine.  The Defold Game Engine is a free Lua powered cross platform mobile focused 2D game engine developed by King.  This tutorial series will cover all aspects of 2D game development using the Defold engine.  Each tutorial assumes you have read or […]

GameDev For Complete Beginners Tutorial Series

  This is the homepage for a video based tutorial series hosted on YouTube that aims to teach game development from the very beginning using the Lua programming language and the Love game engine.  The series requires no prior programming knowledge to begin.  It begins by teaching the Lua programming language, then dives into using […]

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