Right on time before Beta Freeze, our superstar contributor Pedro Estebanez completed Onion Skinning support! This implementation is really good, and allows visualizing future and past frames. This helps animators have a much greater deal of control on repositioning objects on every frame.
Godot just got its first platinum sponsor, and we're thrilled to announce that it's Enjin Coin, a smart cryptocurrency designed for virtual goods in games! They are working on a module to integrate their open source framework in Godot 3.
Our campaign for the initial Patreon goal (hiring Juan full time) has been a huge success thanks to our community's support. Thanks to this, Juan is able to spend a lot more time working on Godot and helping other contributors. However, many areas remain where more dedicated developer time would be highly beneficial to advance the project faster.
As we are nearing the 3.0 release, it's the right time to contribute to the localisation effort and make sure that your native language has an accurate and complete translation of the Godot editor upon release.
We will be at the Capitole du Libre this week-end with Julian Murgia and Gilles Roudière. It's one of the largest French events dedicated to Free Software, and it's taking place in Toulouse. Come meet us if you're in the area!
Godot 3.0 is in it's final march towards a stable release, hopefully before year's end. The first Beta will be releases shortly and then candidates and stable... you can help and be a hero!
The past year we've been hard at work behind the scenes adding support for AR and VR to Godot. Support for basic mobile VR and full support for OpenVR is ready for Alpha 2. OpenHMD support is being worked on and we have a working ARKit implementation.
When Godot started (a decade ago), there were not many good physics engine available and Godot always had quite demanding API requirements for them (such as Area nodes, KinematicBody, RayCast shapes, etc.), so they were not usable without a lot of modification. This led us to implementing our own custom engine. Now, thanks to the work of Andrea Catania, we are introducing Bullet as a new and better maintained backend for the 3D physics!
One step closer to the release of Godot 3.0! With this alpha 2 development snapshot, Godot users will be able to preview the upcoming C# support and continue testing the advanced 3D features introduced in Godot 3.0. This snapshot is of course expected to be buggy and unstable, so please be aware that it does not reflect the final state of what Godot 3.0 will be like.
GitHub is hosting the 5th edition of its #GameOff jam focused on free and open source tools. As a leading libre 2D and 3D game engine, Godot is a perfect for that jam and it's a great opportunity to give it a try and fall in love with its intuitive yet powerful workflow!
The next alpha release of Godot 3.0 is about to be published and it will be the first version that ships with C# support. This post gives an introduction to C# scripting in Godot and how to use it in your project.
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.
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.
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!
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!