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18. January 2020

GotM.io (Game Of the Month) is a completely free hosting services for hosting and sharing your Godot developed game.  In just a few moments you can host your Godot developed game by simply uploading the PCK file.

First you need to be able to generate a PCK file, a process we just described in this tutorial.  With your generated PCK file, you simply have to register and account using your GitHub, Gmail or Twitter credentials and upload.  Gotm.io recently launched the Game Hosting Dashboard enabling you to configure your home page and manage installed games.

This is just the beginning of GotM.  According to their roadmap there are a number of great features coming down the road including statistics, leaderboards, commenting, achievements, remote play together and more.  Check out GotM.io in action, including how easy it is to make and publish a Godot title in the video below.

GameDev News


3. January 2020


With the 2010’s coming to a close, it’s a time to look back at the decade that was.  This is exactly what Godot founder and lead developer Juan Linietsky just did over on the Godot Engine blog.  Here on GameFromScratch.com we’ve been tracking the progress of the Godot game engine from the very beginning.

A quick recap of major events in the Godot game engine’s development history:

Godot 3.2 should release any day now, currently in late beta.  If you are interested in experiencing the history of Godot first hand, you can download all the previous versions (except 1.0) right here.

For as long as Godot has been available, we have been creating Godot tutorials here on GameFromScratch, as well as over on DevGa.me.  The original Godot 1/2 tutorial series is available here while a more up to date Godot 3.x tutorial series is available here.

Learn more about the history and development of the Godot engine in the video below.

GameDev News General


20. December 2019


Qodot is an open source add-on for the Godot game engine that enables you to export .MAP files created using traditional CSG authoring tools.  Qodot is available under the MIT license on GitHub or can be added via the Godot addon market.

Features of Qodot include:

  • Natively import .map files into Godot
  • Supports
    • Brush geometry
    • Per-face textures and customized UVs
    • Precise trimesh collision
    • Entities with arbitrary collections of parameters
  • Extensible tree population
    • Leverages the .map format's simple key/value property system
    • Spawn custom entities and brushes
  • Supports the TrenchBroom editor
    • Simple, intuitive map editor with a strong feature set
    • Includes a simple Qodot game preset
    • Can be built upon with game-specific entities and brush properties

Qodot also includes configurations to make getting up and running with TrenchBroom, however any Quake level editor should work.  You can learn more about Qodot on their wiki or by watching the video below.

GameDev News Design


14. December 2019


PixelORama is a free, open source (MIT licensed) pixel art application written using the Godot game engine in GDScript.  Version 0.5 was just recently released with the following features:

  • Choosing between 6 tools – pencil, eraser, fill bucket, lighten/darken, color picker and rectangle select – and mapping them to both of your left and right mouse buttons.
  • Different colors and brush sizes for each of the mouse buttons.
  • Support of two types of custom brushes: "From files" and "per project" brushes. Custom brushes from files get loaded from the "Brushes" folder that comes with Pixelorama, and per project brushes get saved with the rectangle select tool.
  • Creating a new canvas with a size of your choosing.
  • Are you an animator? Then you've come to the right place! Pixelorama has its own Animation Timeline just for you!
  • Import images and edit them inside Pixelorama. If you import multiple files, they will be added as individual animation frames.
  • Export your gorgeous art in PNG format.
  • Save snd open your projects as Pixelorama's custom file format, .pxo
  • Undo/Redo support!
  • Horizontal & vertical mirrored drawing!
  • Tile Mode for pattern creation!
  • Split screen mode to see your masterpiece twice! And a mini canvas preview area to see it thrice!
  • Create straight lines for pencil and eraser by holding down Shift while you draw.
  • The middle mouse wheel isn’t forgotten, you can use it to pan around the canvas and by scrolling up and down, you can zoom in and out!
  • Keyboard shortcuts! I’m pretty sure this is a lifesaver for most of you.
  • Just like onions, Pixelorama has a multiple layer system! You can add, remove, move up and down, clone and merge as many layers as you like! It is also possible to rename them!
  • Rulers and guides!
  • Scale, crop and flip your images!
  • Greek localization support!

You can learn more and download it here on Itch.io, while the source code is available on GitHub.  You can learn more and see Pixelorama in action in the video below.

Art GameDev News


11. December 2019


Although it has a misleading name, Godot Game Tools is a very cool Blender addon that makes working with Mixamo animations in Blender 2.8x extremely easy.  This includes the ability to easily import and merge multiple animations from Mixamo, an otherwise frustrating task.  Features of Godot Game Tools include:

- Batch Animations Bake In A Single File

- Character Armature Clean and Fixes for Better Export

- Animations Testing

- Add Automatic Root Motion For Model Export

- Automated NLA Tracks Insertion

- Animation Rename

Godot Game Tools is available as a free download on itch.io.  See GGT in action, including how to install, in the video below.

Art


AppGameKit Studio

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