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'Tilesetter' is a program for developers that aims to optimize the tileset generation process; demo available

By Sunburst,
Tilesetter seems to be a very handy tool for game developers, allowing you to focus on making the perfect tileset.

NVIDIA Nsight Graphics 2020.2 is out, boosting Vulkan and Linux support further

By Liam Dawe,
Over the last year or two more and more toolkits, debuggers and all sorts of handy applications for developers have expanded their Linux support and now NVIDIA are doing the same with NVIDIA Nsight Graphics 2020.2.

SDL 2, the hugely important cross-platform development library updated to 2.0.12

By Liam Dawe,
SDL 2 (Simple DirectMedia Layer) is the go-to solution for many developers doing cross-platform work, providing an API to hook into audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware across various platforms and a big new release is out.

Free and open source event-driven game engine 'GDevelop' has a new release up

By Liam Dawe,
Creating awesome 2D games can be made quite easy, thanks to tools like GDevelop, the free and open source game engine that has an events-driven system so even beginners can use it.

BeamNG.drive needs a developer to port it to Linux and other systems

By Liam Dawe,
BeamNG.drive, a very popular and highly rated soft-body physics vehicle simulator looks like it may come to Linux - if they can find a dedicated developer to join their team.

Working on games and need some interface sounds? Kenney saves the day again

By Liam Dawe,
Kenney is well-known for creating high-quality reusable art assets, they've done a huge amount you can buy and quite a lot are also public domain. They're also now doing audio assets!

Check out 'Aseprite' a popular cross-platform pixel-art tool to create 2D animations and sprites

By Sunburst,
Aseprite is a useful tool for artists, game developers and anyone interested in pixel art that's been around for nearly two decades and it's highly rated.

NVIDIA talk up bringing DirectX Ray Tracing to Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
With Ray Tracing becoming ever more popular, NVIDIA have written up a technical post on bringing DirectX Ray Tracing to Vulkan to encourage more developers to do it.

LunarG's Vulkan developer survey results out now - Vulkan also turns 4

By Liam Dawe,
LunarG, the software company that Valve sponsors who work on building out the ecosystem for the Vulkan API recently conducted a Vulkan developer survey with the results out now.

Game Dev Unlocked, an upcoming blog and video series for aspiring game developers

By Sunburst,
Game developer David Wehle, the creator of the third person short exploration adventure The First Tree, is starting up a blog and video series aimed at helping aspiring indie game designers to overcome all the inherent challenges of such an enterprise.

Want to make a 3D adventure game? There's now a full template project for Godot Engine

By Liam Dawe,
Say hello to GOAT (Godot Open Adventure Template), a new open source project template for Godot Engine aimed at helping developers to create 3D adventure games.

Unity deprecating built-in XR (VR/AR etc) support for a new plugin system - Valve doing their own for SteamVR

By Liam Dawe,
While the state of Virtual/Mixed/Augmented Reality (XR) is constantly in flux and improving all the time, Unity have announced with Unity 2019.3 that their built-in XR support is being deprecated.

All courses from online learning site '3D Buzz' went free, due to the website shutting down; torrent available

By Sunburst,
3D Buzz was an online learning platform about programming, game development and animation which has now shut down.

If you want to make some ASCII art, animations and games check out Playscii

By Liam Dawe,
Playscii from developer JP LeBreton seems like a sweet open source application, giving you some handy tools for making ASCII art and it also acts as a game engine too.

CodeWeavers still looking to hire more Graphics Developers

By Liam Dawe,
Do you have strong C language skills and good experience with OpenGL, DirectX and Vulkan? CodeWeavers are still looking to hire Graphics Developers.
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