Unreal Engine Free August 2020 Big

Unreal Engine August 2020 Free Stuff

It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for another Unreal Engine asset marketplace giveaway. This month we have 5 temporarily free (until the first Tuesday of September) assets, as well as one new asset for the permanently free collection.

Humble Game Design and Animation

Humble Book Bundle: Game Design & Animation

There is a new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, the Humble Book Bundle: Game Design and Animation by Pack. This title is a bit misleading as the bundle actually covers a broad swatch of game development topics including books on the Godot, Unity and Unreal game engines, books on Blender, GLSL shaders and yes of course, books on animation and game design.

Unigine 2.12 Released

Unigine 2.12 Released

Earlier this year Unigine  started Unigine Community a much more indie friendly version of their long running game engine.  Now several months later we have Unigine 2.12, but don’t let the small increase in version deter you, this release contains tons of new features including new particle tools, curve editor, animation tools, …

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Microsoft Join Blender Development Fund

Microsoft Joins Blender Development Fund

Microsoft has just joined the Blender Development Fund as a Gold Sponsor, joining the likes of Epic Games, Ubisoft, AMD, and NVIDIA.  Microsoft is currently using Blender in some in-house projects and will be supporting the Blender Development Fund to the tune of 30K Euro per year.  Details of the deal from the Blender website: Microsoft makes …

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OReilly Programming Language Humble Bundle

Programming Languages Books By OReilly Bundle

There is a new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, the Humble Book Bundle: Programming Languages by O’Reilly bundle.  This is a collection of ebooks covering a variety of programming languages.  This bundle includes the following tiers:1$ Tier97 Things Every Java Programmer Should KnowThink JuliaProgramming ScalaIntroducing GoLearning Perl8$ TierLearning SQLProgramming PHPR CookbookHead First KotlinUsing […]

Stride 4 Game Engine Released

Stride 4 Released

Stride, the game engine previously known as Xenko (and Paradox before that), just released version 4.0.  Details of the release from the Stride 4 release notes (no link possible currently).Thanks to a substantial contribution from Sean Boettger and sponsored by David Jeske, Stride now supports Voxel Cone Tracing GI!.NET CoreAs a first step toward .NET […]

Godot Voxel Tools

Godot Voxel Tools

Voxel Tools is an open source and free C++ module for the Godot game engine that adds Voxel terrain support.  You can create both blocky Minecraft style maps, or smoothed realistic maps.Details of Voxel Tools features:Realtime editable, 3D based terrain (Unlike a heightmap based terrain, this allows for overhangs, tunnels, and user creation/destruction) Physics based […]

Unreal Megagrant Status Update

Epic Games 42Million Giveaway

Today Epic Games announced an update to their ongoing Epic MegaGrants program, a series of grants to better the world of game development, media creation and open source technologies that have supported such products as Godot and Blender.  They are approaching the halfway mark with 600 recipients representing a total of $42M USD in grants […]

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