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LiveCode creators look to go open source with crowdfunding help

UK-based RunRev is working on the next generation of LiveCode, which for the uninitiated is a cross-platform scripting language inspired by Apple's HyperCard and HyperTalk. This new version of LiveCode is intended to be open source and free for schools, in addition to offering a number of improvements including an entirely new visual editor for bringing apps and games to life.

In order to make the new LiveCode a reality, RunRev is turning to Kickstarter to crowdfund its development. With just over a week to go in its campaign, the company is less than halfway to its funding goal of £350,000 (US$541,436) so it's not a sure bet that the current plan will work out. Should funding fail, RunRev is hoping to take a more conservative approach to a second campaign, according to company reps posting in Kickstarter comments.

We wish RunRev the best of luck; we've been impressed by LiveCode in the past, and what they're looking to do with the next generation definitely looks promising. We'll be keeping an eye on the Kickstarter campaign's progress as the clock ticks down.

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