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Sony Make 250M Investment in Epic Games

Epic Games, creators of the popular Fortnite series, as well as Unreal Engine, have just announced they have received a $250M investment from Sony, makers of the PlayStation consoles.  It was announced in June that Epic Games were looking for investments valuing the company at 17B dollars.  While this does not appear to be that investment, it does in...

FNA–Now with Vulkan Support

FNA is an open source project making it easy to port and maintain XNA based games to several different platforms.  FNA has been used to port a huge number of indie games including the likes of Celeste, Bastion, Axiom Verge, FEZ, Owlboy, Rogue Legacy and more.  The goal of FNA is described as:Our goal is to preserve the XNA game library by reimplementing...

Unreal Engine Launch Live Link iPhone App

Unreal Engine have just launched a new iPhone App called Live Link that enables real-time facial capture for Unreal Engine using an iPhone 10x or newer.  The requirements are Unreal Engine 4.25 or higher as well as an iPhone with a “True Depth” front facing camera.Details of the App from the Apple App Store:Virtual production-ready facial animation...

Godot Donation Changes

The Godot game engine announced some changes to their donation strategies going forward, as well as changes to their Patreon tiers and some insight into their future hiring goals to support the project.From the Godot blog:The project situation changed a lot for the better in the past few months, with a steady growth in the amount of users and contributors,...

Core Platform Launch Pilot Monetization Program

Core, a game development platform by Manticore Games (previous hands-on here), have just announced a pilot program enabling game developers to get paid for their game creations.  Core is built on top of the Unreal game engine and provides you everything you need to create your own games.  Details of the pilot payment program from the Manticore blog:We...

Godot And 3rd Party Vendors Poll

Juan Linietsky, founder and lead developer of the Godot open source game engine, is looking for user feedback on the future of third party support in the Godot ecosystem.The Tweet:The linked document is a Google doc poll available here.  Learn more about the questions and see the details in the video below.

Unreal Engine July 2020 Giveaway

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s time for another Unreal Engine giveaway.  Every month they give away several assets from the Unreal Engine marketplace, so long as you “purchase” them before the first Tuesday of the following month.This months free assets include:Meadow – Environment SetPhotorealistic Landscape Pack 3PSD2UMGSMART...

Godot With C++

A common question I receive is, can I use C++ with the Godot game engine.  If you are looking to do live game scripting like in Unreal Engine, the short answer is no, you cannot do that with Godot.  You can however develop in Godot using C++ in three different ways.Native DevelopmentThe first option is extremely straight forward.  Godot is an open source...

Sprytile Now Available For Blender 2.8x

Sprytile is a free tile map editor that runs entirely inside Blender, similar in functionality to the recently covered Crocotile 3D.  Over the weekend, Sprytile for the most current Blender 2.8x versions was just released. Details from the Sprytile Itch.io page:Sorry for the long long long delay, but finally the official release of Sprytile for Blender...

Flax Engine 0.7 Released

Flax Engine, an in development closed beta game engine, we first covered in August of 2018, just announced the release of version 0.7 beta.  This is one of the final closed beta releases as the close in on a full 1.0 release and there are some major new features available.Details from the Flax Engine blog:Today we have published a new Flax 0.7 update!...

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