By Björn Ritzl on Jun 08, 2020
Hello, Defolder! 👋
Things are still very busy since the launch of the Defold Foundation and the source code for Defold was made available. This newsletter tries to sum up some of the great things that have happened since last time. Read on to learn about the Defold Foundation’s first corporate partner, some great new games in the making, two very useful extensions and of course the latest Defold beta!
Ben James is at it again! This time it’s a lovely mashup of Laser Squad and Rebelstar. The game is in active development and we can’t wait to play it! Follow Ben on Twitter for the latest updates. READ
Forum user Dragosha (creator of Look, Your Loot!) has been playing around with the Defold mesh component and made some great looking experiements with a mix of 3D and Spine elements. Follow Dragosha on Twitter for the latest updates. PLAY
Heroic Labs have joined the Defold Foundation as a corporate partner. The Defold Foundation will work together with Heroic Labs to make the Nakama open-source realtime server for apps and games available to Defold developers. LEARN MORE
Nakama is Heroic Labs’ open-source server designed to power modern games and apps. Features include user accounts, chat, social, matchmaker, realtime multiplayer, and much more. The recently released Defold client implements the full API and socket options with the server. LEARN MORE
If you plan to ship your game on GoG you will have to implement the GoG Galaxy SDK. Luckily for you the Defold community already got you covered. We thank forum user @dapetcu for the contribution! LEARN MORE
The foundation invites individuals and teams of developers to support Defold development through one-time or recurring donations. Depending on the size of your contribution you get access to a number of different rewards and benefits.
We thank our latest supporters:
This is a BETA release, and it might have issues that could potentially be disruptive for you and your teams workflow. Use with caution. Use of source control for your projects is strongly recommended.
Download the editor and bob.jar from http://d.defold.com/beta/. Set the editor build server to https://build-stage.defold.com in the editor Preferences window.