A long time in the baking, but the first release candidate is here. This does not mean Godot is now without bugs, but that nothing should be too serious to affect your productivity. After stable release, we’ll keep fixing issues and then head over to 1.1 (see roadmap!).
Godot website is back, and with a slight redesign. To say truth we were unsure about how long it was going to last after being hacked a few times, but it seems the latest changes, security patches and overall maintenance worked.
As you know, Okam Studio, the company that develops Godot Engine, also makes games. One of our oldest projects is The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizza Boy, a 2D point & click graphic adventure that we’ve been developing in-house as a side-project, and we’ve launched a Kickstarter to raise the funds to finish it.
How does more than a decade of engine development look like?
Writing a game engine is a really difficult process which takes a long time and we realize a life is not enough to add every single feature we’d like to it. Godot has been an in-house engine for a long time and the priority of new features were always linked to what was needed for each game and the priorities of our clients. Because of this we are opening the engine to the community so anyone can develop games using Godot and benefit from it’s amazing workflow design. We are also opening the source code with the most generous license, MIT with the hope that other developers will contribute to it and publish their games without any restriction.