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Unity devs can now experiment with making games on a Linux machine

The folks at Unity released an experimental build of the Unity editor last week that runs on 64-bit Linux distros and exports games to a subset of Unity's supported platforms.

The folks at Unity have made good on a summer promise to port the Unity Editor to Linux by releasing an experimental build last week that runs on 64-bit Linux distros and exports games to a subset of Unity's supported platforms.

If you happen to be both a Unity developer and a Linux user (or vice versa), this is a big deal. Unity has been receiving requests to create an official Linux version of its game-making toolkit for years, and this is a major step in that direction. 

While the range of game-making tools available to Linux users is broader than ever before, it's still quite constrained compared to Mac and Windows.

For more insight on the issue, check out Canadian developer Yanick Bourbeau's recent blog on the state of Linux game development in 2015You can find more details and a link to download the the Linux version of the Unity editor over on the company blog. 

 

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