Game developers make the best game developers when they're not also serving as their own sysadmins. So why don't you just let me take care of that. I've put together a Linux server built explicitly for developers. It runs Gentoo Linux, with appropriate configuration settings for running much of the latest and greatest software. And because this is Gentoo, the system builds anything and everything it requires from source. Which means there's a good chance the development libraries you need are already installed. And if not, just ask!
What you get:
* Unlimitted usage of a Linux server primed for development
* Most dependencies already installed, with others available upon request
* Support for initial install and setup of your codebase of choice - I will make sure it runs, then leave you to it.
* A server you don't have to maintain, because let's be real - you've got enough to worry about.
What I expect in return:
* Common sense. If you wouldn't do it on your own machine, don't do it on mine.
* Keep it legal. I don't have many rules. But if what you're doing could get me shut down, we will have words. If we have to have words often enough, we will have words after I've nuked your account.
* Don't hog the system. This is a shared resource. You're sharing it with other developers, and whatever projects I have running. If a process you own is being greedy, I will kill that process. If it's a constant problem, I will ask you to fix it. If it keeps being a problem, we'll say goodbye.
You're thinking yeah, but there's no way it can be free. Not without a hell of a catch. And you're entirely and completely right. But it can be cheap. For $4 US, you can worry about your code and I'll fight with the environment.
Any of this interest you? Shoot me an email, and we'll talk. And unlike folks who shall not be named, this is no fly-by-night offer. The server is online, fully operational, and being initially patched as I write this. And for the truly skeptical, you can have a look - if you give me a good reason to let you. I will create a temporary, single-use account for the sole purpose of making you feel better. You can look, but don't touch. If you want to touch, let's talk.
Face it. You're better at development. I'm better at playing sysadmin. You do your thing, and let me do mine. We'll meet in the middle and do something awesome. And the only thing you're risking is $4. Is your code worth it?