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12. September 2019


The Game Creators have just announced an excellent new perk for owners of AppGameKit Studio, their newly released 2D game engine with a full editor built on top of the AppGameKit SDK.  Available as free DLC, AppGameKit Studio owners will now get the Mega Media Bundle free.

Details from the AppGameKit website:

This FREE DLC for AppGameKit STUDIO includes these AppGameKit Classic media libraries:

  • 3D Asset Pack
  • Community Template Games
  • Games Pack 1
  • Games Pack 2
  • Giant Asset Pack 1
  • Giant Asset Pack 2

3D Asset Pack
Includes over 250 low polygon 3D models, complete with diffuse, normal and specular textures, ready to drop into your project.
The assets are subdivided into eight categories, and provide an ideal starting point for your 3D game or app

Community Template Games
A range of AppGameKit projects with full source code and media to help you learn how different game genres can be created

Games Pack 1
Over 20 AppGameKit game projects you can play, many of which come with full source code

Games Pack 2
Full project source code is included with all the seventeen games in this pack

Giant Asset Pack 1
A library of over 400 megs of 2D art assets are at your disposal. Includes platformer graphics, space genre art, explosion animations, UI art, vehicles and much more

Giant Asset Pack 2
Art for classic board games, pixel art, slots, icons, characters and more - over 350 megs of art assets

Owners of AppGameKit Studio can download the pack from TheGameCreators Order History Area and Steam users can just add the DLC to their library for FREE.


If you are interested in learning AppGameKit Studio be sure to check out our step by step tutorial available here or watch the video embedded below.

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10. September 2019


There is a new Humble Bundle of interest to developers, the Humble Level Up Your Python Bundle.  This one is an eclectic mix of Python related content including subscriptions to JetBrain’s PyCharm Python IDE, access to training courses, videos and books.  As always Humble Bundles are organized into tiers, with each tier giving complete access to all the tiers below it.  In this case however it is slightly different, in that subscription duration replace those from the lower tiers with a longer duration and are not cumulative.

Tiers of this bundle consist of:

1$ Tier

  • PyCharm IDE Pro Subscription 2 Months
  • MongoDB for Developers Video
  • PyBites Code Challenge 20
  • Python Tricks The Book
  • Illustrated Guide to Python 3


14$ Tier

  • PyCharm 4 Months
  • Async Techniques and Examples in Python Video
  • Pytbites Code Challenge 40
  • Python  Basics
  • Learning the Panda Library


20$ Tier

  • Building Data Driven Web Apps with Flask and SQLAlchemy Video
  • Pybites 60
  • Managing Python Dependencies with Pip and Virtual Video
  • Effective PyCharm
  • PyCharm IDE 6 Month Subscription
  • Python Morsels: Weekly Practice 6 Month Subscription


Please be aware that many of these items need to be redeemed before the end of 2019 or they will expire.  As always with Humble you can choose how your money is allocated between the publisher, humble, charity or if you choose (and thanks if you do!) GFS.  If you are interested in learning Python for Game Development, check out the following Python Game Engine resource.


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10. September 2019


Fanatical have just entered the book market with a number of eBook bundles on a variety of subjects including Blender, Unity, Unreal and C++ development.  In the case of the Unreal and C++ books you can even buy individual books or smaller bundle packages to suit your needs.  Additionally there are bundles on machine learning, security, blockchain, Wordpress, command line and more.

The primary bundles of interest to game developers are:

The books in this bundle are from Packt Press, which can vary massively in quality.  Several of the books have also been in prior Humble Bundles, so be sure to check your Humble library before making a purchase.  All of the above links contain an affiliate code that helps support the channel if you use them to make a purchase (and thanks if you do!). 

Learn more about the bundles in the video below.

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9. September 2019


Ambiera have released CopperCube 6.3.  CopperCube is a commercial 3D engine with a generous free version available that enables you to create games with little to no programing required.

New features in CopperCube 6.3 include:

  • Publishing new apps to the google play store now works again (Google has upped their minimal API level)
    Android target version is now 29 (instead of previously 26).
  • Improved iPhone WebGL support:
    • iPhone normal map rendering now also works on WebGL. Most iPhones don't support 4 lights at the same time, so rendering is reduced to two lights at the same time for these.
    • Nicer fallback shaders for iPhones
  • Added Italian translation
  • Improved arabic translation
  • When running your WebGL code on a device not supporting all shaders, the "could not link program" error messages isn't displayed anymore.
  • Various other minor improvements here and there

You can learn more about this and previous releases here.  If you are interested in learning CopperCube be sure to check out our complete tutorial series on our sister site DevGa.me or watch the video tutorial available below.

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9. September 2019


Back in February we announced that Godot was a recipient of the annual Google Summer of Code.  Essentially this is an open source effort funded by Google where they pay students to work on open source projects.  This year the Godot game engine had 8 students working on various different projects.  At this point the GSoC is over and Godot released the results of this years efforts.

The projects consisted of:

You can learn more about the results of any individual project by clicking any of the links above or by clicking here.  If you are interested in learning how to use the Godot game engine, be sure to check out our complete tutorial series available here.  Learn more about the GSoC entries for 2019 in the video below.

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