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Cross-platform game engine 'Defold' source code opens up

By Liam Dawe,
Cross-platform game engine Defold has announced that the source code is now available under a reasonably generous license, along with the formation of a Defold Foundation.

Caesar III open source game engine 'Julius' has a new release

By Liam Dawe,
Julius, a constantly improving free and open source game engine to play the classic Caesar III on modern systems has a brand new release available.

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall continues living with Daggerfall Unity

By Liam Dawe,
Daggerfall Unity is a recreation of The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall built on the Unity game engine, with the project source code also available.

Unreal Engine 5 announced, Epic Online Services are now online

By Liam Dawe,
Today Epic Games released to huge bits of news for game developers, and hopefully for gamers everywhere to get a little excited about.

FOSS game engine GDevelop has a UI overhaul to improve the flow

By Liam Dawe,
GDevelop is a free and open source game engine that uses an event-sheet style of making games, dragging and dropping instead of programming line after line.

Godot 4.0 continues advancing with a new modernized lightmapper

By Liam Dawe,
While Godot Engine 4.0 will come with Vulkan API support, it's also bringing in a ton of new advanced rendering options to make it a more enticing target for bigger titles and capable of making more beautiful games.

Castle Game Engine looking to improve gamepad support thanks to SDL2

By Liam Dawe,
Castle Game Engine might not be as well known as other free and open source game engines, however it does look rather useful and the developers continue to pull in improvements.

Unreal Engine 4.25 is up with tons of Linux improvements and Vulkan API fixes

By Liam Dawe,
While the Epic Games Store may not support Linux, at least Unreal Engine does and it appears to have been given quite a lot of attention in the Unreal Engine 4.25 release that went out officially today.

Godot Engine has more impressive progress towards Vulkan API support

By Liam Dawe,
Godot Engine is free, open source, cross-platform in both editor and exports and the next major update will bring in Vulkan API support and progress sounds great.

FOSS Ultima 7 game engine 'Exult' has a new big stable update after 16 years

By Liam Dawe,
Ultima 7, what a classic. Released originally back in 1992 it continues to live on thanks to open source. Exult is a FOSS game engine for it and it finally has a fresh release.

OpenRA has a new test release, plus the OpenRA powered RTS 'Fractured Realms' has a pre-release

By Liam Dawe,
OpenRA, the free and open source real-time strategy game engine for playing classic Westwood games has a new testing release up. Additionally, Fractured Realms, a game powered by OpenRA tech has a pre-release.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 game engine 'OpenRCT2' has a fresh release up

By Liam Dawe,
Time to get building a massive theme park, as OpenRCT2 for playing RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 on modern systems with an enhanced feature-set has a new release up.

Godot Engine powers up GLES2 with batching coming in Godot 3.2.2

By Liam Dawe,
With a big release behind them this year with Godot 3.2, and while Vulkan support is being worked on for Godot 4.0, the team is also hard at work to improve the current version further.

UNIGINE 2 Community is a new edition of the powerful cross-platform game engine that's free to use

By Liam Dawe,
Are you a game developer or an enthusiast looking to use a cross-platform and powerful game engine? UNIGINE 2 is now available in a 'Community' edition that's FREE to use.

Free and open source voxel game engine 'Minetest' has a new release up

By Liam Dawe,
Minetest, a free and open source voxel game engine styled like Minecraft has a new release up with some graphical updates, UI improvements and more.