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As an Open Source project, Godot is more than a game engine

Godot is a community developed game engine. The development process is becoming tighter and more efficient every day. As the amount of contributors keep growing exponentially, it's a big challenge for us to keep this process efficient and yet improve it.
13
Oct 2017

Juan Linietsky

Godot 3's renderer design explained

Godot uses a considerably different approach to rendering (and rendering abstraction) than other, popular, game engines. The motivation behind it was not to achieve the maximum performance in extreme use cases, but accomodate better to most user's needs.
24
Sep 2017

Juan Linietsky

Patreon: First goal achieved!

A little bit over a month ago we launched a Patreon campaign to improve our funding. The first goal, which is allowing our lead developer Juan Linietsky to work full time on the project, has been just met, which is amazing!! Thanks to everyone who helped and contributed!
18
Sep 2017

Juan Linietsky

Let's build great docs for 3.0! Write the Docs every week-end

Godot 3's API reference is 60% incomplete. With so many changes since 2.0, we must review classes and their descriptions. The engine can only grow and attract tons of users if it has great docs. And this cannot happen without you. Join us this Saturday for the first Godot 3.0 docs Sprint!
06
Sep 2017

Nathan gdquest

We need your help to improve our documentation system!

Godot has grown a lot and, nowadays, and new users expect us to have quality documentation comparable to commercial offerings. For this, the documentation system we currently have needs tweaks and improvements. As we, game engine developers, are not experienced in the web side of the programming world, everything seems daunting to us (please don't laugh), so any help with the following items would be hugely appreciated!
31
Aug 2017

Juan Linietsky

Maintenance release: Godot 2.1.4

Godot 2.1.4 is released and brings a good number of enhancements and bug fixes, as well as some new features backported from the master branch. There is now (beta) support for Universal Windows Platform, advanced string format in GDScript, one-way collisions for TileMaps, an improved debugger, and many other changes which should stay fully compatible with existing 2.1.x projects.
30
Aug 2017

Rémi Verschelde

80% funded! Celebrating with a Patreon rewards upgrade

The first two weeks of our new Patreon campaign have been astounding, with more than $2,400/month pledged by the community to enable us to hire Juan full-time to work on Godot's development. We are 80% of the way up to that goal, and with your help to spread the news we might be able to reach our target $3,000 within a few days! To celebrate this huge progress, we upgraded our Patreon rewards to make them more accessible. We also took this opportunity to satisfy some legal requirements of being a non-profit charity, ensuring that no reward could be interpreted as a taxable business income.
26
Aug 2017

Rémi Verschelde

Godot and OpenHMD at the Kiel Open Source and Linux Days

Godot and OpenHMD (VR library) developers will be at the Kiel Open Source and Linux Days in Kiel, Germany, on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 September 2017. Both projects will have a stand each, and we will make a 1-hour presentation and a 2-hour workflow for aspiring and beginner Godot users.
25
Aug 2017

Rémi Verschelde

How to make your dream game, publish it and not die in the process

Many devs asked me to write about this for a long time, so sharing my experience for this process.
11
Aug 2017

Juan Linietsky

Support Godot on Patreon! Let's make the best game engine ever, together!

We are launching a Patreon site (https://www.patreon.com/godotengine) to help fund Godot development. Help us develop Godot better and faster by becoming our Patron!
09
Aug 2017

Juan Linietsky

Why we should all support glTF 2.0 as THE standard asset exchange format for game engines

Khronos, with glTF 2.0, has given us a fantastic open standard for asset exchange format between 3D modelling software and game engines. Here's why we must make it succeed...
03
Aug 2017

Juan Linietsky

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.0 alpha1

There is still a long way to go to finalize Godot 3.0 and release it publicly, but we are now ready for some broader testing of the alpha version. The first alpha build comes with many known issues, but also a lot of interesting (and undocumented) features to experiment with and debug.
26
Jul 2017

Rémi Verschelde

Beta release for Python support

Emmanuel Leblond (touilleMan) just released the first beta of his Python for Godot interface, which will allow developers to use Python 3 and its complete ecosystem as a scripting language in Godot 3.0.
12
Jul 2017

Rémi Verschelde

Tests needed for Godot 2.1.4-rc

Today's beta build for the upcoming Godot 2.1.4 version brings two months worth of development, including both bug fixes and new features, some of which potentially bolder than usual - with the long wait for Godot 3.0, many 2.1.x users grow restless and push to get the latest and shiniest included in the stable branch ;) As such, testers needed to make sure everything works flawlessly!
25
Jun 2017

Rémi Verschelde

Make 2d games with Godot, last day on Kickstarter

There are but a few days left on the Kickstarter campaign. It's been an enormous success, with over 4 times the initial goal! The backers unlocked every stretch goal, including 4 contributions to the official documentation. Here's what will improve in the coming year.
20
Jun 2017

Nathan gdquest