Today Godot announced they have a new platinum sponsor, Heroic Labs. A platinum sponsor has pledges at least $1500 a month towards the development of Godot, an open source 2D/3D game engine that is open source and entirely crowd funded. This pledge should help with the future development of Godot, enabling Godot to employ more developers in a full time capacity.
Details of the sponsorship from the new posts:
Today, open source game development tools do a similar job. They help everyone –– from indie developers to AAA studios –– to focus on creating the best game rather than having to rebuild a physics engine, shift graphics blobs manually in memory, or develop reliable back-end infrastructure.
That’s why we created Nakama and made it open source. We wanted game developers to have access to the same high quality back-end functionality that’s available to developers working in other industries. Crucially, we wanted to make sure that anyone could build their game with Nakama, whether they’re learning in their bedroom, bootstrapping as an indie dev, or trying something new at a big studio.
We’re thrilled that Godot shares our passion for open source tooling and we’re excited by the possibilities unlocked by combining Godot and Nakama.
Plus some details of their future plans regarding Godot:
Nakama is a real-time, competitive, social back-end that helps game developers create compelling multiplayer experiences. Already we have integrations with Unity, Unreal Engine, Swift, Android, and more.
Right now, we’re working on our integration with Godot Engine and we’ll post an update once it’s available. Nakama and Godot together will give a whole new generation of game developers the opportunity to build resilient, beautiful, and immersive gameplay experiences.
Nakama is an open source back end server for networked games. You can host it yourself or use their managed hosting solutions. You can learn more about the sponsorship and about Nakama in the video below. If you are interested in learning how to use Godot, be sure to check out our tutorial series available here or our step by step series available here.