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Tiles editor progress report #2

By: Gilles Roudiere 5 February 2021

The TileMap and TileSet editors got a lot of improvements. Most of the painting tools are now implemented again and usability has been greatly improved.

Web Editor release candidate, HTML5 gamepads and more!

By: Fabio Alessandrelli 4 February 2021

The Web Editor has reached release candidate state, improved HTML5 gamepad support allows supporting more devices out of the box.

New communication platform for Godot contributors

By: Rémi Verschelde 3 February 2021

Godot contributors are moving from good old IRC to a new self-hosted chat platform based on Rocket.Chat! It provides many modern features that will enable a better communication flow between contributors, as well as providing a central place for all team or topic-specific discussion channels around Godot development.

Godot 4.0 optimization progress report

By: Juan Linietsky 2 February 2021

As most of the rendering features for the upcoming Godot 4.0 are done, I have spent the past two months optimizing the rendering engine, both on the CPU and GPU side. All this work has resulted in significantly faster rendering times.

Release candidate: Godot 3.2.4 RC 1

By: Rémi Verschelde 28 January 2021

After 4 months of development it's time to aim for the 3.2.4 stable release to bring the numerous new features and even more important bug fixes to all Godot users. So here's a first Release Candidate to get broader testing of everything that has been iterated upon in the past 6 beta builds.

Online GodotCon 2021: Schedule

By: Julian Murgia 21 January 2021

Online GodotCon 2021 is right around the corner, streaming on Saturday, January 23rd from 8:45 am UTC! Join us on the YouTube Premiere to watch the conference at the same time as all other Godot users in the world, and use our new open source chat platform to discuss about talks or Godot in general with attendees and speakers.

Announcing the new community map for user groups

By: Hugo Locurcio 20 January 2021

Starting from today, there is a new User groups page on the Godot Engine website! This page replaces the old User groups page by featuring a community map that can be freely navigated and contributed to.

Godot Showcase - Resolutiion developer Monolith of Minds talks about their experience

By: Hugo Locurcio 19 January 2021

We've interviewed Monolith of Minds about their latest game Resolutiion. It was released in May 2020 and is available on Windows, macOS, Linux and Nintendo Switch.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 6

By: Rémi Verschelde 16 January 2021

Here's another feature-packed beta for the upcoming Godot 3.2.4 release. It adds the following main changes: new CPU lightmapper, new dynamic BVH for rendering and the GodotPhysics backends, multiple fixes to one-way collisions, iOS plugins support, and a new AspectRatioContainer Control node.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 5

By: Rémi Verschelde 7 January 2021

Another beta build on the way to Godot 3.2.4, which promises a much improved feature set for Godot 3.2 users while we wait for the 4.0 release. This beta 5 includes many bug fixes and improvements, but also new features such as WebXR support and a minimap in the graph editors!

Introducing the Godot glTF 2.0 scene exporter

By: Ernest Lee 4 January 2021

To supplement Godot's existing import capabilities for the glTF 2.0 open format for 3D assets, Godot 4.0 now includes support for exporting Godot scenes as glTF 2.0. This import/export workflow allows a seamless transition from and to 3D modelling and animation software, giving artists and designers greater flexibility to use each tool for what it can do best.

Godot 2020 Year in Review video

By: Hugo Locurcio 31 December 2020

While 2020 was a difficult year for most of us, it's been a great year for Godot development! In the spirit of last year's retrospective article, we made a video showcasing various features that have been developed in 2020.

Complex text layouts progress report #3

By: Pāvels Nadtočajevs 29 December 2020

Report on the complex text layouts support implementation progress, including changes to RichTextEdit class, compatibility and custom control implementation details.

Web Editor beta, AudioWorklet, GDNative and more!

By: Fabio Alessandrelli 24 December 2020

The Web Editor reaches beta (3.2.4 beta 4), GDNative lands on the web, thread-enabled HTML5 builds now come with an improved audio driver using the AudioWorklet API.

Camille Mohr-Daurat was hired to work on physics

By: Camille Mohr-Daurat 19 December 2020

We hired Camille Mohr-Daurat to work on the 2D and 3D physics engines for Godot 4.

Godot Showcase - Little Red Dog Games talk about their experience

By: Hugo Locurcio 15 December 2020

This week, we've interviewed Little Red Dog Games' lead developer Ryan Hewer about their latest project, Rogue State Revolution.

Godot Engine receiving support funded by Facebook Reality Labs

By: Rémi Verschelde 11 December 2020

It is with great excitement that we announce that the Godot Engine project is receiving support funded by a grant from Facebook Reality Labs to further the development of Virtual Reality (VR) features within Godot.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 4

By: Rémi Verschelde 11 December 2020

Here's a new feature-packed beta build for the upcoming Godot 3.2.4: GDNative support for HTML5, MP3 support, FBX import fixes, and more!

Announcing the new showcase for projects made with Godot

By: Hugo Locurcio 7 December 2020

We are proud to announce the official Godot showcase is making a return after 3 years of absence! The new showcase focuses on high-quality, published projects but also features a few projects that had successful crowdfunding campaigns.

Godot docs improvements report

By: Nathan GDQuest 4 December 2020

Some of you like the docs for what it covers already; others dislike it for what it lacks. The team's well-aware there is always room for improvement, and so they hired me to work part-time on it since September. Here are all the changes you can already enjoy today!

Call for participation to Online GodotCon 2021

By: Julian Murgia 3 December 2020

Given the international situation, we are going online for our next Godot conference in 2021! Online GodotCon 2021 will happen on the 23rd of January 2021, with pre-recorded talks and then live Q&As with the speakers, as well as a dedicated chat platform for attendees to socialize together. We're now asking all interested users to send us proposals for talks, demos, etc. for the event.

Tiles editor progress report #1

By: Gilles Roudiere 1 December 2020

As you may already know, I now have been hired for a month to work on the TileMap and TileSet editors. My goal here is to improve the UX of working with tiles, making it both easier to use and more powerful. So here is a first progress report on how things are going.

Godot's 2D engine gets several improvements for upcoming 4.0

By: Juan Linietsky 28 November 2020

While the focus of Godot 4.0 Vulkan rewrite has largely been improvements to the 3D engine, the 2D side will also see several improvements.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 3

By: Rémi Verschelde 27 November 2020

This third beta build for the upcoming Godot 3.2.4 fixes some regressions from previous snapshots, and adds a native ARM64 build for the recently released Apple M1 chip.

Introducing the Betsy GPU texture compressor

By: Matias Goldberg 25 November 2020

My name is Matias N. Goldberg, I normally maintain the 2.x branch of Ogre, and I wrote Betsy, a GPU texture compressor that runs on GPUs.