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A cross platform Lua based game engine

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Longford is an open source Lua-based games platform designed to allow easy creation of apps for practically any device that supports C++ and OpenGL (we are now preparing a DirectX version too!). Longford also incorporates Box2D allowing realistic physics content. Longford is designed to be as platform agnostic as possible. Currently it can output native apps for Windows and BlackBerry PlayBook. However, since the code is available open source, it can be ported to any operating system and device and we encourage people to do this.

With Longford you can write your app once in Lua and then export it for any supported platform. Write once, run anywhere!

NOTE: I wrote Longford when Gideros was closed source and I was fed up of waiting for it to support BB, Windows etc. Longford is based on Gideros and can run existing Gideros games. Now that Gideros is open source (and recently ported to many platforms), I would recommend using Gideros instead for serious development.

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User Interface

OpenGL, Win32 (MS Windows)

Programming Language

C++, Lua


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