GDNative is here!
By: karroffel 5 April 2017
A short introduction to the new GDNative module (formerly DLScript) and how to use it in a project. This is a very early version, but the overall process will stay the same.
Meet the Nodes - Godot event in Paris
By: Rémi Verschelde 28 March 2017
Get ready to Meet the Nodes in person: we are organising a Godot event on Saturday 22 April 2017 in Paris, where many Godot developers will be giving talks, lead workshops or just be available to discuss the engine and game development! This will be a great occasion for European community members to meet Godot's lead developer, Juan Linietsky (reduz), who usually lives in Argentina.
Godot 3.0, new progress report and GDC
By: Juan Linietsky 12 March 2017
February was spent mostly rewriting the import and export workflow of Godot, so not many pretty visual features were added. At the end of the month, I also went to San Francisco for GDC.
Only two buttons, but dozens of games!
By: Rémi Verschelde 16 February 2017
Godot's Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 Community Game Jam ended with 41 entries, including some very interesting games! Check the jam winners in this post: Astrid - The Meow Night Shadow, 2 and 3, Two Taps Racer!
Godot 3.0 new internals, progress report #4
By: Juan Linietsky 4 February 2017
Most of the internal code in Godot was written over a decade ago, and many design decisions that were taken back then, did not stand the test of time. January was spent mostly updating Godot internals and breaking compatibility, now that we have the chance.
Maintenance release: Godot 2.1.2
By: Rémi Verschelde 21 January 2017
Here comes a new maintenance release in the current stable branch, Godot 2.1.2. It features various bug fixes and usability improvements, as well as brand new IPv6 support in the networking API, a better audio driver initialization reducing the latency, ternary operators in GDScript and out of the box split screen mode for 2D!
Meet us at FOSDEM 2017 and GodotCon
By: Rémi Verschelde 18 January 2017
The Godot Engine community is officially attending the FOSDEM 2017 in Brussels, Belgium on Feb 4-5, and also organises its own "GodotCon" event in Brussels the next two days (Feb 6-7). All interested Godot users and contributors are invited to join us for a great real life meeting!
WARNING: HEAD is going unstable!
By: Juan Linietsky 2 January 2017
Starting now, and only for the upcoming 3.0 release, HEAD will break compatibility completely. Projects from Godot 1.x and 2.x **will not work** and this is expected.
Godot's new renderer, progress report #3
By: Juan Linietsky 31 December 2016
It's been a month since the second progress report, and progress continues towards the new Godot renderer. This milestone was (and will likely be) the most difficult, due to the techniques that had to be implemented.
Godot Community Game Jam - Dec 2016 / Jan 2017
By: Rémi Verschelde 15 December 2016
After the success of the previous game jams in March and June, we launch a new community game jam for the new year, with the theme "Two buttons". Go to https://itch.io/jam/godotjam122016 to partake in the jam, alone or in a team with other community members!
Godot's new renderer, progress report #2
By: Juan Linietsky 4 December 2016
It's been a month since the first [progress report](https://godotengine.org/article/godots-new-renderer-progress-report-1), and progress continues towards the new Godot renderer. Little by little every system falls into place, and rendering starts feeling a lot more mature.
Maintenance release: Godot 2.1.1
By: Rémi Verschelde 17 November 2016
Three months after the release of Godot 2.1, we finally have the first maintenance release in the current stable branch. Rich of 271 new commits, it brings many bug fixes, enhancements and even some new features backported for the master branch! Highlights are OSX gamepad support, AStar implementation and some advanced drag and drop features in the editor!
Onward to the new 3D renderer
By: Rémi Verschelde 15 November 2016
We decided to skip the planned 2.2 release to work at full steam on the upcoming Godot 3.0 and its new OpenGL ES 3.0 / OpenGL 3.3 renderer. We aim for a Godot 3.0 release in the first quarter of 2017, and it should bring an incredible load of features and improvements. Juan Linietsky will also be working full-time on Godot for the coming months thanks to the Mozilla MOSS award that we received earlier this year.
Godot's new renderer, progress report #1
By: Juan Linietsky 1 November 2016
As many of you have probably heard, a new rendering backend is being worked on for Godot. One of the most common comments when evaluating godot by potential users is that, for 2D, Godot is awesome but for 3D it's pretty far from the mainstream alternatives. For Godot 3.0 (our new release being worked on) we are working hard to change this.
The Asset Library web frontend reaches beta
By: Rémi Verschelde 31 October 2016
After several months of development, the web frontend to Godot's Asset Library finally reached the beta status!
Making shaders more accessible
By: Juan Linietsky 6 October 2016
For most game developers, shaders are this scary monster that presents itself with such a complexity that seems out of reach. In reality, shaders are quite simple by default and just get more complex the more you add to them.
Our point'n'click framework is finally out!
By: Ariel Manzur 1 October 2016
The long-awaited framework to create point & click adventure games, initially promised during the Kickstarter for The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça and Pizzaboy®, is finally available. It is of course open source, and comes with a great manual written by Ariel Manzur and the FLOSS Manuals FR team.
Join the Hacktoberfest and contribute to Godot!
By: Rémi Verschelde 1 October 2016
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!
Why does Godot use Servers and RIDs?
By: Juan Linietsky 24 September 2016
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.
A change of Image
By: Juan Linietsky 22 September 2016
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).
Godot's new high level networking preview is up!
By: Juan Linietsky 20 August 2016
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...
More programming languages in Godot, want to help?
By: Juan Linietsky 10 August 2016
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.
Godot reaches 2.1 stable!
By: Juan Linietsky 9 August 2016
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.
Last call before take-off: Godot 2.1 RC2
By: Rémi Verschelde 3 August 2016
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.
Godot 2.1 RC1 is out!
By: Juan Linietsky 24 July 2016
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!