In our latest episode, I was just barely getting Vulkan to work. A month later, many things happened!
For the second year in a row, we're graciously hosted by the Game Industry Conference (GIC) organizers to have our own GodotCon in Poznań, Poland on 16 & 17 October 2019, the two days before GIC. And to complete the week, we will also have a Godot Sprint on 14 & 15 October 2019, for all Godot contributors to meet, work together and exchange on development topics.
Godot takes part in the Google Summer of Code for the second year, and this time we have 8 students working on awesome features for the engine. They each share their project aim and current progress with a short devlog. This common progress report is split over two blog posts for readability. This post covers work on rewriting the light mapper (Joan Fons Sanchez), a static analyzer for GDScript (Suhas Prasanna), motion matching (Aditya Abhiram) and asynchronous cached file access (Raghav Shankar).
Godot takes part in the Google Summer of Code for the second year, and this time we have 8 students working on awesome features for the engine. They each share their project aim and current progress with a short devlog. This common progress report is split over two blog posts for readability. This post covers work on VCS integration (Twarit Waikar), interactive music (Daniel Matarov), a GDScript language server (Ankit Priyarup) and Visual Script improvements (Swarnim Arun).
Godot 3.2 will bring Android support to C# users, which can already be tried in the master branch and will soon be available in Godot 3.2 alpha 1. Moreover, the editor code for the Mono module was converted from C++ to C#, making it easier to extend.
Godot 2.1.6 is a maintenance update for users of Godot's older 2.1 stable branch. It fixes a few platform-specific bugs, and updates Android and iOS export templates to match new requirements of Google Play and the Apple Store.
Godot 3.2 will see ARKit and Oculus Go/Quest support coming to Godot. ARCore and Valve Index support is not far behind.
While the rest of the Godot contributors are focused on finalizing 3.2 for release, I'm almost exclusively dedicated to porting the engine to Vulkan, as part of the 4.0 release effort. This is so far an exciting adventure and I'm learning a lot about it.
WebRTC for the High Level Multiplayer API is here! Featuring a fully peer to peer mesh network. Documentation is now available for WebRTC classes, a tutorial and two new demos has been added.
We're starting a series of docs sprints once again to make Godot's reference and documentation as good as they can be! Together, we can improve everyone's experience using the engine.
It's been a long time since our previous release in the 2.1 branch! The upcoming 2.1.6 release is intended to address new requirements from Google Play and Apple store, as well as update thirdparty libraries to recent versions to fix known security vulnerabilities (in particular in libpng and openssl).
With the Godot 3.1 release, the Visual Shader editor was recreated from the ashes of its Godot 2.x ancestor. While usable and packed with visual features, Visual Shaders lacked many features from their Shader (script) big brother. A new update has been prepared for Godot 3.2 to solve this problem.
Godot's WebRTC interface is getting STUN/TURN support, and now allows you to create multiple reliable or unreliable data channels. WebRTC GDNative support for non-HTML5 platforms can now works as a drop-in library without any extra configuration. Some hints on incoming multiplayer support.
Godot 3.1.1-stable is released, the first maintenance release of the 3.1 series. In this release we've fixed an important security issue related to networking, added some nice quality of life improvements to the animation editor, and fixed several bugs.
Godot has the simplest and most efficient Android deploy system you can find in any game engine. With a single click, your project is runing on the phone. With a single option (network fs deploy) your gigabyte-sized project is running on your device in mere seconds. You can use the editor to debug your running game while it runs on your device and you can make changes in the scenes or scripts and they will reflect in real-time in your phone or tablet. The big drawback, however, was that adding plugins was a pain in the butt.