dark        

Natural Selection 2's developer tools are now open source

0

Use the same tools as they did!

I'm going to do my best to not confuse anyone with unexplained technical jargon here. Lua is one of the many programming languages available to developers and is certainly popular among game developers due to its accessibility. One of those developers is Unknown Worlds, the developers behind Natural Selection 2, a first-person shooter and real-time strategy hybrid with a very involved community.

Unknown Worlds created their own Integrated Development Environment, often abbreviated IDE, using Lua for Natural Selection 2 and called it Decoda. An IDE is an application like Microsoft Visual Studio; software that developers use to create games.

So, now that we know all of that, I can finally say that Decoda, Natural Selection 2's IDE, is available to anyone as an open-source application. This will allow anyone to download it for free, change the IDE itself, modify Natural Selection 2, or even use it to create their own games. Got to love a developer that gives back to the community like this.

If that doesn't sound like it is way over your head, you can download Decoda from here.


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Patrick Hancock
Patrick HancockContributor   gamer profile

the day he teaches high school kids about At night he kicks their butts in competitive games like Rocket League, Dota 2, and more + disclosures


 



Also on destructoid: Natural Selection 2   (6)   From our database:

  • Natural Selection 2 World Championship gets some help - Patrick Hancock
  • Natural Selection 2 is 75% off to celebrate anniversary - Joshua Derocher
  • Natural Selection 2 community to start a tournament - Patrick Hancock
  • Natural Selection 2 adding female marine as free update - Steven Hansen
  • Natural Selection 2 devs lose $30k to fraudulent keys - Patrick Hancock
  • Natural Selection 2's 'Gorgeous' update hits today - Patrick Hancock
  • Natural Selection 2's developer tools are now open source - Patrick Hancock
  • Review: Natural Selection 2 - Patrick Hancock
  • Natural Selection 2 is releasing ahead of schedule - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #First-person shooter #Indie #PC #Real Time Strategy #Steam

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •  
     
    spacer