Godot – 2D and 3D cross-platform compatible game engine

Godot is an advanced, open source, feature packed 2D and 3D cross-platform compatible game engine.

The software offers a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

Games can be exported in one click to a number of platforms, including the major desktop platforms as well as mobile (Android, iOS) and web-based (HTML5) platforms.

Features include:

  • Nodes for all your needs. Godot comes with hundreds of built-in nodes that make game design a breeze. You can also create your own for custom behaviors, editors and much more.
  • Flexible scene system. Create node compositions with support for instancing and inheritance.
  • Visual editor with all the tools you need packed into a beautiful and uncluttered context-sensitive UI.
  • Friendly content creation pipeline for artists, level designers, animators and everything in between.
  • Persistent live editing where changes are not lost after stopping the game. It even works on mobile devices.
  • Create your own custom tools with ease using the tool system.
  • Graphics:
    • Physically-based rendering with full MSAA support.
    • Full principled BSDF with Subsurface Scattering, reflection, refraction, anisotropy, clearcoat, transmittance and more.
    • Global illumination for real-time gorgeous graphics. It can also be pre-baked for beautiful results even on low end devices.
    • Mid and Post processing effects including a new tonemapper that supports HDR, multiple standard curves and auto exposure, screen-space reflections, fog, bloom, depth of field and much more.
    • Easy-to-use shader language based on GLSL, with built-in editor and code completion.
  • Dedicated 2D engine offering.
  • Flexible animation system.
  • Debugging tools including a video memory debugger, and an error logger with full stack traces.
  • Supported languages for Godot are:
    • GDScript – a high level, dynamically typed programming language used to create content. It uses a syntax similar to Python.
    • Visual Scripting – a tool designed to make the entry barrier to programming much lower
    • C# 7.0 support using Mono.
    • Full C++ support.
  • Cross-platform support:
    • Editor – Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, and Windows
    • Export games for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, *BSD, Android, iOS, and web.

Website: godotengine.org
Support: Documentation, GitHub code repository
Developer: Godot community
License: MIT License

Godot Engine

Godot is written in C and C++. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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