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Unigine 2.12 Released

Earlier this year Unigine  started Unigine Community a much more indie friendly version of their long running game engine.  Now several months later we have Unigine 2.12, but don’t let the small increase in version deter you, this release contains tons of new features including new particle tools, curve editor, animation tools, landscape and cloud features,...

Microsoft Join Blender Development Fund

Microsoft have just joined the Blender Development Fund as a Gold Sponsor, joining the likes of Epic Games, Ubisoft, AMD and NVIDIA.  Microsoft are currently using Blender in some in-house projects and will be supporting the Blender Development fund to the tune of 30K Euro per year.  Details of the deal from the Blender website:Microsoft makes use of...

Cascadeur Now In Open Beta

Cascadeur is a unique physics based animation system for Linux and Windows (Mac coming soon) that just released into Open Beta.  Details of the first Cascadeur beta release:New core architectureThe progress from the CBT to the OBT version may appear subtle on the outside, but on the inside the entire core architecture has been revised. As a result,...

Programming Languages Books By OReilly Bundle

There is a new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, the Humble Book Bundle: Programming Languages by O'Reilly bundle.  This is a collection of ebooks covering a variety of programming languages.  This bundle includes the following tiers:1$ Tier97 Things Every Java Programmer Should KnowThink JuliaProgramming ScalaIntroducing GoLearning Perl8$...

Stride 4 Released

Stride, the game engine previously known as Xenko (and Paradox before that), just released version 4.0.  Details of the release from the Stride 4 release notes (no link possible currently).Thanks to a substantial contribution from Sean Boettger and sponsored by David Jeske, Stride now supports Voxel Cone Tracing GI!.NET CoreAs a first step toward .NET...

Godot Voxel Tools

Voxel Tools is an open source and free C++ module for the Godot game engine that adds Voxel terrain support.  You can create both blocky Minecraft style maps, or smoothed realistic maps.Details of Voxel Tools features:Realtime editable, 3D based terrain (Unlike a heightmap based terrain, this allows for overhangs, tunnels, and user creation/destruction)...

Epic Games 42Million Giveaway

Today Epic Games announced an update to their ongoing Epic MegaGrants program, a series of grants to better the world of game development, media creation and open source technologies that have supported such products as Godot and Blender.  They are approaching the halfway mark with 600 recipients representing a total of $42M USD in grants thus far. ...

Unity 2020.1 Released

Hot on the heels of yesterdays announcement that Bolt for Unity is now free, today we have the release of Unity 2020.1.  There are several new features and improvements in this release including:improvements to the package management system and package curationnew packages in preview includingProfile AnalyzerKinematicaCinemachine 2.62D Physics improvements,...

Humble JavaScript Coding Bundle

There is a new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, the Humble JavaScript Coding Bundle.  This bundle consists of JavaScript themed courses from Zenva,  many of which are themed around game development related topics.  Do be aware that many of the included courses have been included in prior Humble Bundles, so be sure to check your inventory...

Unity Make Bolt Visual Scripting Solution Free

Unity acquired Bolt from Ludiq back in May of 2020 although no further announcements were made.  Today however that all changed when Unity announced that the Bolt visual scripting solution for the Unity game engine will now be free for all tiers of Unity, including the free or personal tiers.  Bolt is available immediately as a free download on the...

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