Hacktoberfest, an event that encourages you to contribute to open source projects (Godot included) starts now, and will last for the whole month of October. If you make at least four pull requests, you can earn a cool hacker T-shirt!
If you ever lurked in Godot source code, and tried to follow the flow of the logic, you most likely noticed that most code related to scene, formats, etc. always ends up in a giant "server" class. These really large classes, which Godot calls "severs", generally abstract some implementation or architecture.
Godot has many built-in types. Built-in types are used for non-pointer API arguments, where you need to pass around information fast and you don't really care much about keeping a reference. One of the early built-in types in Godot is Image, which is like a Vector, but with a little more information related to image data (such as width, height, format and whether or not it has mipmaps).
Up to now, Godot networking was only limited to UDP, TCP and some high level protocols such as SSL and HTTP. However, for games themselves, the key is how to synchronize state between games. Having to do this manually with low level APIs can be an enormous pain, due to the inherent limitations of the protocols...
There is a common misundertanding in the industry about us, Godot devs, trying to reinvent the wheel because we like it. This could not be further away from the truth.
After almost six months of hard work, we are proudly presenting you the marvellous Godot Engine 2.1. Just like 2.0, this version focuses almost exclusively on further improving usability and the editor interface.
The 2.1-stable release is imminent, so to make sure everything will work as expected, here's a new release candidate with its load of bugfixing and small enhancements.
Our first Release Candidate for Godot 2.1 is here! If you don't find enough bugs, this will be our final candidate, so better get testing!
The class reference has seen a lot of work over the last 3 months, and could still use more hands to help document all the classes, methods, constants, member variables and signals for the complete Godot API! With a handful of contributors it's a huge job, but with the help of the community we can make it pretty fast!
After 5 months of development and more than 1,600 commits, we are pretty happy with the state of the upcoming 2.1 version, and therefore release a beta for the community to test and give feedback upon! This new releases had again an important focus on usability, making Godot a very convenient and pleasing engine to use!
Godot 2.0.4 is released, with many bug fixes and improvements, as well as greatly enhanced documentation and new versions for embedded libraries!
We added a Showcase page to the website, to show the world that yes, Godot is a great engine used to make creative and good looking games!
Mozilla awards Godot Engine USD 20,000 as part of the MOSS “Mission Partners” program, to support the development of Godot's WebAssembly and WebGL 2 integration.
After the success of the previous game jam in March, we launch a new community game jam for the month of June 2016, with the theme "Procedural". Go to https://itch.io/jam/godotjam062016 to partake in the jam, alone or in a team with other community members!
Internationalization support has been added to the editor in the current development branch! Translators are now encouraged to contribute as many languages as possible so that we can have a great multilingual 2.1 release!