FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet. No registration necessary.

Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
Day Sunday
Room H.1309
Capacity 150
Start time 13:00
End time 13:45
Duration 00:45
Track Crossdesktop devroom

Creating and Distributing Games with Gluon

Building computer games is fast becoming big business, not just for the big companies, but also for the little companies. Witness the success of smaller studios like Rovio of Angry Birds fame (30 people) and Minecraft (one single person), and you can see why there is no reason why we cannot create games in the open source world to sit alongside these successes. But we need tools for this: Ways of easily constructing the games, modern and effective distribution methods, ways of getting the users' feedback and so on.

Enter Gluon, an open platform for creating and distributing games. This talk will shortly explain the ideas behind Gluon, and present the network for makers and players of games. Finally a live demonstration of the Gluon Creator tool used to build games will show you just how easy it is to build games today, and why you can do it, without needing to know everything about game creation.