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No GodotOS is not another Linux distribution or desktop environment, it's an open source fake operating system interface made in Godot Engine, designed to push the limits of UI design in Godot. It's also just really cool.

From the project page:

Welcome to GodotOS, an operating system interface created entirely in Godot! Browse folders, edit text files, view images, play games, and more in one cohesive polished interface that can even be used on the web!

GodotOS is more of a toy than a serious project. It's meant to push the limits on UI design in Godot while creating a desktop that is minimalist, distraction-free, and aesthetically pleasing.

Aside from that, GodotOS is also meant to be a hub for small games and experiences that can easily be bundled in.

If you have a small game / experience you want to add into it, they're also accepting contributions. I love crazy experimental stuff like this, especially when it's open source (AGPL-3.0 license), because it allows people to learn from it and UI design is something that can be tricky to get right in any game engine — so perhaps game devs from all over might want to take a look at this.

I just thought it was really cool and thought you might think so too.

Check it out on itch.io and find the source code on GitHub.

Heck, it is even has a trailer:

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We broke the term "operating system".
hardpenguin Jan 15
Aaaand of course the developer is a KDE user 😂
grigi Jan 15
My first throuhts were, it has a kind of KDE Plasma feel to it, especially the font choice.
Then later on it turns out the dev was using KDE Plasma, so probably was influenced by that

It's pretty cool, I love the instant feedback on everything. I feel that's something that all desktops are missing out on (but much of it is probably the applications themselves, alas)
jordicoma Jan 15
So... can you execute godot apps/games inside the GodotOS?
Can GodotOS run GodotOS?

It would be cool if someone could make it.
based Jan 15
Reminds me of Windows parody flash games, man those times were golden
amatai Jan 15
That's very impressive. They can open image file, a thing that Windows 11 can't do natively .
Pengling Jan 15
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Quoting: basedReminds me of Windows parody flash games, man those times were golden
Now I wonder if someone will try to use it against scammers?
Looks like a daily driver to me!
elmapul Jan 15
i hope that suika developers make it compatible with it, it will be the first app i install on it
https://ferdyslab.itch.io/suika-combination
elmapul Jan 15
another thing i hope happens in the future is that we get an "big picture" ish interface to launch godot games and that a lot of games start using custom godot logo just like in the n64 days
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