APRIL FOOLS' DAY JOKE! -- The most important feedback we got at GDC is that Godot is different from the most popular game engines, and thus confusing and quite badly known in the industry. So in order to become more popular we decided to make Godot more like the other mainstream engines, by taking some radical decisions.
GDC (or Game Developer's Conference) is an event hosted every year in San Francisco at some point of March. The point of GDC is to reunite as much as possible of the videogame development industry in a single week. The past week, we took Godot to this event!
After the lengthy development of Godot 2.0, we decided to try to have a shorter release cycle (therefore with several releases in the 2.x branch instead of the massive 2.1 release planned up to now) and to provide maintenance releases for the current stable branch. As a start, Godot 2.0.1 is released with several usability enhancements and bug fixes.
For a while users have requested they can extend Godot without having to modify the core C++ codebase.
We have begun implementing this in the form of plugins. Support is experimental on GitHub HEAD but there should be enough resources to get to work.
Godot 2.0 is out! This release is special because our team has grown a lot. We have more regular contributors, a documentation team, a bug triage team and a much larger community! Godot keeps growing and becoming more and more awesome.
Godot Engine has a new home! A new website was designed from the ground up with a modular design, so that it can easily be extended and customized to fit our needs.
You'll now find a Q&A section where the community can share its knowledge, and a new documentation system that can be contributed to directly via pull requests!
Finally, a couple of weeks (and hundreds of fixes) after the Beta, we are proud to present our first Release Candidate! This engine version should be much more stable and, if no serious bugs are found, will become 2.0 stable.
Godot has a long story on attempts trying to make it run on the web. We always wanted this to happen, we tried many approaches, it may finally happen. This article will be a small recap of our experiences with this matter.
As many of you know, Vulkan will be the next open and multi platform rendering 2D and 3D API. While many claim it will just be an additional API, those of us who have been in the industry for long enough know well that Vulkan will make other APIs obsolete.
After many months of hard work (and many more of bug fixing), Godot 1.1 is out!! This release brings a completely new 2D engine and more features (feature list below). At this point Godot is one of the most advanced 2D engines out there.