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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.

Surreal Engine is an open source reimplementation of Unreal Engine for classic games

By Liam Dawe,
Originally called UTEngine, Surreal Engine is a community-made attempt to reimplement enough of the original Unreal Engine to get games like the original Unreal Tournament (99) working.

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.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 reimplementation gets a new release with Flatpak support

By Liam Dawe,
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a much loved classic that continues to live on thanks to the Jazz² Resurrection project, with a new release that went live recently bringing Flatpak support.

ScummVM 2.8.0 released with new game support and plenty of upgrades

By Liam Dawe,
Just before the end of 2023 the ScummVM team released ScummVM 2.8.0 bringing with it support for running various new games along with improvements to other already supported classics.

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.

ScummVM expands support for Macromedia Director

By Liam Dawe,
ScummVM is an awesome project bringing new life to absolutely loads of classic games through the power of open source, and now they're expanding support for Macromedia Director games too.

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.

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.

War Thunder game engine Dagor Engine from Gaijin now open source

By Liam Dawe,
This is a huge surprise but a very welcome one. I've not seen any official announcement, and they seemingly did it very quietly but Gaijin Entertainment has open sourced their Dagor Engine used by War Thunder.

Godot 4.2 beta 1 is out now for testing

By Liam Dawe,
The Godot team are preparing the next release of their free and open source game engine, with Godot 4.2 beta 1 now available for anyone to jump in and test it.

Open 3D Engine (O3DE) 23.10 open source game engine released

By Liam Dawe,
Open 3D Engine (O3DE) has a big new release out, which includes plenty of new features and fixes for game developers looking to use this free and open source game engine.

Robot Gentleman dev of 60 Seconds! blasts Unity, switches to Godot and increases funding

By Liam Dawe,
The fallout from Unity's recent ridiculous pricing changes and terrible communication continues, with developer Robot Gentleman now waving goodbye to Unity and joining up with Godot Engine.

VKDoom is a ZDoom-based source port with a focus on Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Well this is pretty fun to see! The ZDoom / GZDoom family is expanding with VKDoom, a new source-port that has a focus on expanded Vulkan support and modern rendering.

Here's some alternatives to the Unity game engine

By Liam Dawe,
In the wake of Unity setting everything on fire with their new revenue model for developers, here's a reminder on what other game engines and tech is out there for developers to look into.

The open source Godot Engine has a new Godot Development Fund

By Liam Dawe,
The same day that Unity confused all their developers with a new pay per user install revenue model, the team behind the open source Godot Engine just announced their new Godot Development Fund.

Morrowind engine replacement OpenMW v0.48 out now with shaders

By Liam Dawe,
Bringing with it some pretty fancy new features, the Morrowind engine replacement OpenMW version 0.48.0 is out now.

Godot Engine has a new funding platform and they're calling for help

By Liam Dawe,
With Godot Engine moving over to being supported by the Godot Foundation directly, they've begun pushing for people to support their efforts via their new funding platform inspired by Blender.

Godot Engine 4.1 brings a detachable script editor, Vulkan pipeline cache

By Liam Dawe,
Godot 4.1 has been released today for game developers who want a cross-platform free and open source game engine. Bringing with it plenty of new features.

Godot Engine 4.1 to get FSR 2.2, better 3D support for OpenGL, shader improvements

By Liam Dawe,
Seems like the next update for Godot Engine is going to be a nice one for game developers, with multiple graphics enhancements on the way.
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