Cross platform game dev tool Gideros looks to fund Raspberry Pi as a target

Indie Game Developers who use the LUA based cross platform development system Gideros have pledged to make their games free on Raspberry Pi if the kickstarter stretch goal is reached to fund development to make the platform build for rPi as a target.

Gideros is a development system that allows developers to easily create cross platform games using one codebase and build their games for either iOS or android without having to maintain multiple code stacks. By writing games in the scripting language LUA, games can be made quickly and easily without having to learn the intricacies of Java, Obj-C or C++. The system is perfect for making the sort of games that we love here at Indie Retro News. (this writer is aware of a gideros project that will make many IRN readers moist with excitement ;) )

Cerberus: The Puppy - Made in Gideros
The campaign is now basically funded to port Gideros to desktop and WinPho 8 targets but the final push stretch goal is to get it to compile for the venerable Raspberry Pi. They are less than £1000 off the target stretch goal and many Gideros developers have stated that they will make their rPi versions available for free if the porting achieves funding and the work goes ahead.
the current (but expanding) list:

Games from 'SinisterSoft Limited':
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Bacteria - Arcade Edition
What Rhymes With Martians?
Sinister Slots
Cats Casino Video Slots
Christmas Casino Slots
Calypso Cash Casino Slots
Save The Martians!
Apps from 'LongTitle Productions':
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Fragmenter Pro - animated loop machine
Games from 'Totebo Limited':
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No Brakes (#4 US and #2 Can top ten iOS game!!!)
Games from 'Water Bread Internet':
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Build It Up
Bubble Puddle
Sweet Combo Match
21 Point Basket Ball
Sushi The Fish
Dummy Town
Games from Jenots:
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Games from Simple Interactive:
( Interactive )
Nebula Retro
Games from SimpleApps:
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Action Basket
Christmas Fun Tree
Games from Zubariu:
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Kelime Oyunu

If you are a mobile game developer or would just like to see the Raspberry Pi versions of many existing mobile games, then go lend your support to the Gideros Mobile team:

On Kickstarter



  1. Thanks Anthony! I'm sure Alistair will be pleased to read that :)

  2. hope it's useful and gets the project over the edge given the lack of interest from the Raspberry Pi foundation...


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