Duelyst source code is now released for Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Which is the result of the efforts from developer Counterplay. Which is also in support of the free to play game available on Steam, but more on that later.
At the start of 2020, with heavy hearts Dream Sloth said goodbye to Duelyst. That is why now, two years later, the developers are officially releasing Duelyst’s Source Code. While the desktop client releases are available HERE.
While still looking back fondly at what the little game achieved thanks to the community on Reddit and Discord. As a result, there are some fine Duelyst like games and projects in the making. Through it all, people are still talking about Duelyst.
Due to experiencing some major changes in our industry: new technologies and consoles. There are even some massive consolidations over the past couple of years. While only time will tell how these changes will alter the landscape. These shifts might hit indie developers the hardest. Recognizing that these are sole individuals or small teams, they are also vital for the growth and variety of the industry.
Duelyst – Open Source Announcement
One way to support aspiring developers is to release source code from older games. So that anyone can use it to build their own dream projects and games. The Sad fact is that this is a rather rare instance. As many developers don’t have the chance to release their code.
This is the perfect gift for those looking to forge their own turn-based strategies. They can also decorate their own game with pixel art. Maybe even just rekindle some of that Duelyst magic. There are already early projects taking form. If you want to keep up-to-date or get involved with his efforts, checkout his OpenDuelyst Discord server. Along with a shoutout to Dream Sloth Games for their efforts on launching Duelyst II on Steam. These are just some of the early examples of what is possible with Duelyst’s source code being out in the open.
There are no strings attached. All the source code and game assets are for you to use and for the community to leverage how they like. There’s no approval or permission. So you can grow, sustain, and monetize it however you would like. Maybe even continue support for Linux gaming in the process.