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11. June 2020


DragonRuby is a game development framework powered by the Ruby programming language.  It is lightweight and crossplatform with an easy to learn API.  It is regularly $47USD, however it is currently included in the Bundle For Racial Justice currently running on Itch.io, along with hundreds of games for just $5.

Key features of DragonRuby include:

  • Dirt simple apis capable of creating complex 2D games.
  • Fast as hell. Powered by highly optimized C code written by Ryan C. Gordon, the creator of SDL (a library that powers every commercial game engine in the world).
  • Battle tested by Amir Rajan, a critically acclaimed indie game dev.
  • Tiny. Like really tiny. The entire engine is a few megabytes.
  • Hot loaded, realtime coding, optimized to provide constant feedback to the dev. Productive and an absolute joy to use.
  • Turn key builds for Windows, MacOS, and Linux with seamless publishing to Itch.io.
  • Cross platform: PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, XBOX One, and PS4 (mobile and console compilation requires a business entity, NDA verification, and a Professional GTK License, contact us).

You can learn more about DragonRuby in the video below.

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27. May 2020


In one of the biggest game development Humble Bundle, the RPG Game Development Assets 2D Art, Music and Sound Effects bundle is live now.  As always it is split into tiers:

1$ Tier

  • 7Souls RPG Graphics - Desert Tileset
  • 7Soul's RPG Graphics – Sprites
  • Dialogue Boxes
  • Inventory Sound Pack
  • Japanese Bar Interior Assets
  • Osaka City Game Assets
  • RPG Inventory – Fantasy Battle Axes
  • RPG Inventory – Fantasy Bows
  • RPG Inventory – Fantasy Daggers
  • RPG Inventory – Fantasy Potions
  • RPG Inventory – Fantasy Spears
  • RPG Inventory – Fantasy Swords
  • Warrior Adventure Game Characters

15$ Tier

  • 2D Characters Male
  • 2D Hand Painted Mine Tileset
  • 2D Hand Painted Snowland Tileset
  • 7Souls RPG Graphics – Town Tileset
  • Clean City Game Assets
  • Dark RPG Chiptune Soundtrack Bundle
  • Dwarves vs Elves RPG Sprites
  • Hand Painted Extra Objects Tileset
  • Japanese City Game Assets
  • JRPG Character Pack
  • Pixel Art Beach Tile Set
  • Pixel Art Town
  • Side View Animated RPG Battlers
  • Spells and Abilities Icons
  • Fantasy Character Bundle
  • Forest Isometric Block Tileset
  • Frozen Village Isometric Block Tileset

30$ Tier

  • 7Souls RPG Graphics Tiles- Grasslands
  • Over 80RPG Characters with Animations
  • Ancient Game SFX Pack
  • Elemental Magic Sound Effects Vol 1
  • Elemental Magic Sound Effects Vol 2
  • Fantasy RPG Items Vol 2
  • Farm & Fort Tilesets and Icons
  • Human Fantasy Animated Pack
  • Interface SFX
  • JRPG Music Pack
  • Lighthearted RPG Location Soundtrack Bundle
  • Lighthearted RPG Soundtrack Bundle
  • Medieval RPG UI Kit
  • Monster Creature Animated Pack
  • Pixel Art Medieval Interiors
  • RPG Music Pack – Complete Collection
  • Survival Icons
  • Tyler Warrens RPG Battlers Pixel Style
  • MMORPG UI Kit
  • Monster Creature Super Mix
  • Pixel Art Medieval Fantasy Characters
  • Pixel Art Medieval UI Pack
  • Cute RPG UI Kit
  • Pixel Art Forest Road
  • Pixel Art Old Castle
  • 58 Fantasy RPG Items


… yeah, this one is BIG!  The GameDev Marketplace license details are available here.  As with all Humble Bundles, you decide how your money is allocated, including (and thanks so much if you do!) to support GFS if purchased using this link.  Learn more in the video below.

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16. May 2020


ENVE, or Enve is Not a Video Editor, is a new in development 2D animation software, completely free and open source.  Even in this early state, Enve is remarkably capable animation tool, with a full suite of drawing tools for both vector and result art, including MyPaint brush integration.

ENVE is described as:

Enve is a new open-source 2D animation software for Linux and Windows. You can use enve to create vector animations, raster animations, and even use sound and video files. Enve was created with flexibility and expandability in mind.

The source code is available on GitHub under the GPLv3 license with binaries available for Windows and Linux.  You can check out a complete review of ENVE in action in the video below.

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29. April 2020


Welcome to another NewsFromScratch game development news round-up.  Today we have 2 different game engine releases, a new asset pack from Kenney.nl, as well as an update to AssetForge.

DiligentEngine

Diligent Engine is a cross platform rendering framework that abstracts away the complexities of dealing with OpenGL, Vulkan, DirectX and Metal APIs.  This new release adds Vulkan support for Android and more.  You can learn more about Diligent Engine in our previous feature available here.


PlayCanvas Release 1.27

PlayCanvas just released a new version, 1.27.  PlayCanvas is a complete 3D game engine with tooling that runs entirely in the browser.  The 1.27 releases biggest new feature is a new procedural mesh generation API, enabling a huge swath of new functionality.  You can learn more about PlayCanvas in our multipart tutorial available here or in video form here.


Kenney.nl New Asset Pack + AssetForge Release

Kenney.nl have released another free 3d model asset pack around the concept of Nature, now with over 330 low polygon game ready assets.  Additionally a new version of AssetForge was released, with improved sprite rendering features and more.  AssetForge is a 3D modelling application that takes a kit-bashing appraoch.  You can learn more about AssetForge here.


Learn more about all of these announcements in the video below.

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20. April 2020


Today we are checking out Ct.js, a cross platform open source 2D game engine/editor.  Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, Ct.js is a surprisingly full featured and easy to use game engine with a modular full level editor, easy programming and excellent documentation.  It’s source code is available on GitHub under the MIT open source library, along with complete building instructions.

We go hands-on with Ct.js in the video below.

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