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Looks like Battle for Wesnoth is being ported to Godot Engine

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Battle for Wesnoth, the classic open source turn-based strategy game has been around for a long time and it seems they're going to switch over to the Godot Engine.

In a Twitter post sent out yesterday, the team teased "Are we working on a thing? We might be working on a thing. #gamedev #GodotEngine" along with this image:

According to the replies, it's a complete re-write of their legacy code and it's only in the early stages right now.

The developers also said they will be writing a longer post, to explain why they are doing this when they have more to show. I imagine with all the built-in features Godot has, it could make working on it a lot easier.

You can check out The Battle for Wesnoth on the official site or on Steam.

Hat tip to Acrophobic.

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beniwtv 18 March 2019 at 11:09 am UTC
Very cool!
Creak 18 March 2019 at 12:48 pm UTC
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I think that is a very smart move!
Acrophobic 18 March 2019 at 12:57 pm UTC
According to forum post and the source on Github, the Godot engine is planned for 2.0, so it seems all version until then will keep on using the legacy engine.

As a fan of Wesnoth, I'm happy to hear this news. Wesnoth is the first decent open source game that I've played, so even though I haven't play it in a while, it still has a spot in my heart. By moving to new engine, I hope my childhood game will keep on growing, so maybe someday my child will got to experience the same game as me.

Wesnoth also makes me feel humbled as a programmer. To think something like this :

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with help of community (and enough time), has grown into this :

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I doubt David White from 2003 could imagine his weekend project will keep played and developed 16 years later. It's really amazing to see what a dedicated open source community can do.

BTW, it seems 2019 is a blast for game developer (especially in Linux community) with Godot reaching 3.1 and Blender reaching 2.8.
beniwtv 18 March 2019 at 1:24 pm UTC
AcrophobicBTW, it seems 2019 is a blast for game developer (especially in Linux community) with Godot reaching 3.1 and Blender reaching 2.8.

Fully agree! Godot, Blender, Krita, Tiled, and Gimp are all advancing quickly and growing into really professional tools. I myself couldn't be happier to be using them and be part of it all.
Acrophobic 18 March 2019 at 2:00 pm UTC
beniwtvFully agree! Godot, Blender, Krita, Tiled, and Gimp are all advancing quickly and growing into really professional tools. I myself couldn't be happier to be using them and be part of it all.

Don't forget about Inkscape ! It's great and IMHO it's better than Illustrator for some part (except the lack of CMYK, of course).

While we are taking about Inkscape, you guys might want to check 2dgameartguru again. It's active again after long hiatus, with a brand new website.

For you guys who never visit it before, it's one of rare website which teach how to draw 2D game art using Inkscape. What makes this site quite special (for me) are :

  • It's one of the oldest Inkscape tutorial site (the one that I know, at least). Its first Inkscape tutorial is released back in 2011, so it has been 8 years since then.

  • While there are many Inkscape tutorial out there, most of them is released in video format, which is quite heavy for us with slow internet connection. Meanwhile, the tutorial on his site is available mostly in image and text format. This make it easy to access, and can be easily printed and distributed to student.

  • Despite being mostly text and image, his tutorial is easy enough to follow, even for non artist



Disclaimer: I'm not related with him at all. I just learned many thing about Inkscape from his site.


Last edited by Acrophobic at 18 March 2019 at 2:01 pm UTC
beniwtv 18 March 2019 at 2:05 pm UTC
Yes I forgot Inkscape! So many things I use sometimes can be hard to remember all
14 18 March 2019 at 2:43 pm UTC
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This is pretty cool news. Even though I haven't put a lot of time into Wesnoth yet, I really like it!
Ketil 18 March 2019 at 6:46 pm UTC
This is definitely one of the best linux games out there. I don't remember exactly when I started playing it, but I found a savegame using version 1.3.14 from October 2008 in my archive of old stuff.
Purple Library Guy 18 March 2019 at 10:05 pm UTC
I've had some fun with Wesnoth. It does seem like it's plateaued a bit of late years; I wouldn't be surprised if something like moving to a modern engine like Godot will make it easier to improve further.
elmapul 19 March 2019 at 5:26 am UTC
I SAID IT!
i said it! i said we need to do it with open source games, and they listened!
ok, they probably didnt read my coment, but that is what we need!
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