By Björn Ritzl on Nov 09, 2021
The Defold Foundation today announced that it has received a generous donation from OP Games to fund development of the Defold game engine.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Nov. 9, 2021 - The Defold Foundation today announced that it has received a generous donation from OP Games to fund development of the Defold game engine. The donation was raised by OP Games through the Arcadians community of gamers and collectors.
“We are humbled by the very generous donations from OP Games. We very much support and agree with OP Games vision of a decentralised web where game developers are able to fund and create games using open source technologies and build communities of players free of traditional gatekeepers,” said Defold Product Owner Björn Ritzl.
The donation will be used to fund general development of the Defold engine, as well as specific experiments within the Web3 space, in particular around applications of blockchain technology in games.
“We are truly honored to be able to support Defold with the funds raised by our Arcadians community! Defold is the perfect example of a public good: it’s free and open-source, and doesn’t force game developers to monetize through ads or in-app purchases. We hope that this donation will inspire others to support more open-source projects, as they will be foundational in how we break free from the attention economy”, said OP Games CTO and co-founder Paul Gadi.
OP Games is an open-source technology company focused on bridging game developers to Web3. OP Games aim to be the center of Web3 gaming, using radical economics to support a vibrant community of developers, creators, fans, and players.
Inspired by the nostalgic feeling of arcade games, the Arcadians are 10,000 generative avatars that are awesome pixel art creations with varying traits and features referencing the games we’ve all loved growing up. Arcadians are game legos: they are composable open-source tools that enable co-creation among game developers.
The Defold Foundation is the owner of the free to use game engine Defold. The foundation works together with industry partners to provide free and open software and services to game developers across the globe. The foundation was created in May 2020 and is registered in Stockholm, Sweden.
Defold is a free to use, source available, game engine with a developer-friendly license used for development of cross-platform games. Defold is used by a growing number of developers to create commercial hits as well as games for game jams and in schools to teach game development. Defold is known for its ease of use and it is praised for its technical documentation and friendly community of developers.
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