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Cross-platform development library SDL3 gets a Vulkan Renderer and camera API

By Liam Dawe,
With development work ongoing for SDL3, some recent exciting improvements include a Vulkan Render backend and a camera API.

Valve open sourced Steam Audio including the SDK and Plugins

By Liam Dawe,
Steam Audio is a full-featured audio solution for game developers, and now anyone can pretty much do anything with it as Valve has made it entirely open source.

There's a new Godot Engine addon to simplify testing on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
For game developers using or looking at using Godot Engine, you may want to check out the Godot 4 DeployToSteamOS addon which gives you a one-click method to test your games on Steam Deck.

Godot Engine 4.3 will have official Wayland support

By Liam Dawe,
2024 is clearly the year of Wayland on the desktop, and now Godot Engine will have official Wayland support with an upcoming new release.

Game Boy homebrew scene alive and well thanks to the open source GB Studio

By Liam Dawe,
GB Studio is a free and open source cross-platform game engine, that allows you to make fully-features games for the classic Nintendo Game Boy.

Roblox now helping fund Blender development

By Liam Dawe,
Blender continues to be a true massive success story for open source, pulling in funding from all sorts of big names and now even Roblox is helping to fund it.

Godot Engine gets a free Nintendo Switch port for game devs

By Liam Dawe,
Here's one less reason for game developers to skip over using the free and open source Godot Engine, as it now has a free port available to bring games over to the Nintendo Switch.

GPU Reshape is a fancy new open source tool for developers

By Liam Dawe,
A fresh announcement for developers today is GPU Reshape, a free and open source tool that could be really useful for game developers working with Vulkan and DirectX 12 to deal with potentially undefined behaviour.

GodotOS is a fun showcase of Godot Engine with a fake operating system interface

By Liam Dawe,
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.

Valve announces new rules for games with AI Content on Steam

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have now confirmed their rules for game developers using AI generated content on Steam, and while they're not banning AI they are going to ensure it's clearly stated for players.

Unity cutting 25% of staff (about 1,800 people) as part of restructuring

By Liam Dawe,
Ouch. We're only just into week 2 of 2024 and Unity Software are cutting away a huge amount of their staff, as things aren't looking great for the Unity game engine.

Godot 4.3 dev 1 brings major rendering changes - plus W4 Games on console support

By Liam Dawe,
The team working on Godot Engine have released the first snapshot of Godot 4.3 which brings with it some big rendering changes that sound quite exciting overall.

AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 (FSR3) is now open source

By Liam Dawe,
As promised, AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 is now open source under the MIT license and available for all developers to look into and add into their games.

W4 Games raises $15M to help push Godot Engine

By Liam Dawe,
W4 Games, the company set up by Godot Engine veterans Juan Linietsky, Rémi Verschelde and Fabio Alessandrelli, along with veteran entrepreneur Nicola Farronato just received a rather large sum of funding.

EA opens up more patents for increasing Accessibility in gaming

By Liam Dawe,
EA (Electronic Arts) have added a few more patents to their Patent Pledge for Increasing Accessibility to help game developers.

ControllerImage provides easy on-screen prompts for game developers

By Liam Dawe,
Developer and game porter Ryan "Icculus" Gordon has created a new library named ControllerImage for game developers, with an aim to help showing on-screen controller prompts

Godot Engine 4.2 is out now with AMD FSR 2.2 and lots of new features

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine 4.2 is officially released bringing with it a great many improvements for developers using this popular free and open source game engine.

GameMaker now free for non-commercial use, one-time fee for indie devs

By Liam Dawe,
Seems like GameMaker are trying to eat some of Unity's lunch here after the mess that was Unity's install fee plan, GameMaker have made it much easier for developers to use it (and cheaper).

Mega Crit (Slay the Spire) and Null Games now funding Godot Engine

By Liam Dawe,
More good news for the free and open source Godot Engine, as they've announced two more fun names have joined in to help fund further development.

Unity update their terms to clarify new terms aren't forced on game devs

By Liam Dawe,
Now that the dust seems to be settling after the absolute chaos that was the new Runtime Fee announcement and the developer fallout that followed, Unity has now properly updated their Unity Editor Software Terms.
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