Over the course of September month, I continued working on Vulkan all day long, and several improvements have been made.
It's been less than a week since we published Godot 3.2 alpha 1 as a first development snapshot towards the stable release. But as mentioned, we want to have builds frequently to iterate and improve the stability on a weekly basis, so here comes 3.2 alpha 2. As that branch is already quite mature, this should allow us to publish Godot 3.2-stable in a few weeks.
The GodotCon 2019 in Poznań, Poland is nearing, so here is the preliminary schedule of talks and demos, as well as presentations of the speakers. Content will be updated with the actual time schedule for the two days of GodotCon, and possibly additional talks.
We organize a devroom focused on free and open source Game Development at the FOSDEM 2020 in Brussels, on February 1-2, 2020. We ask any interested developer or user of FOSS game development tools or games to send us their talk proposals until December 1, 2019.
After close to 7 months of development and over 4,000 commits since the 3.1 release, we are now happy to release Godot 3.2 alpha 1, our first milestone towards the next stable installment of our free and open source game engine. It brings new features such as an Android plugin/custom build system, C# support for Android, WebRTC support and WebSocket improvements, a fully reworked Visual Shader editor, ARKit and Oculus Go/Quest support and many more.
We are happy to announce that Heroic Labs is now supporting Godot's development as Platinum sponsor! For this occasion, we asked Heroic Labs co-founder Mo Firouz to write some words about the company, why they choose to support Godot and their plans to integrate Nakama with our engine.
As part of the MOSS project sponsored by Mozilla, during July I worked on some new features regarding cryptography and SSL to improve the quality and security of Godot networking.
After some months, the project has received enough funding to be able to do a new full time hire! Thanks hugely to everyone who is supporting us, as your help has allowed us reaching this far!
For the second time, Godot took part in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) programme, which lets students from all over the world work for three months on specific projects thanks to a Google stipend. We had 8 students working for on great new features all around the engine, and in this third and last progress report, they outline the final state of their GSoC work, how to use it (when relevant) and future steps that they might envision for the feature they worked on.
The past two years, the project kept growing at a steady pace. One of the most important consequences of this growth process is that our GitHub issue tracker has exploded with ideas, proposals and bug reports.
Work on porting the rendering engine to Vulkan continues at a steady pace.
UDP multicast support, WebSocket updates, demos, a new tutorial.
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. With the programme coming close to an end, they each share their recent progress since the first report with a short devlog. A final report will be posted in coming weeks with an overview of the work done and how to get started using the features they worked on.
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.