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Godot is a new, now open-source, game engine thing similar to Unreal and Unity, but perhaps less 'professionally' targeted. And a much smaller download and install (~40MB)! It's also free, which includes the ability to export to phones.

NB: Though I really like using Godot, the views of the project leader, Juan Linietsky (AKA: Reduz),
regarding race are incredibly pig-headed, and I don't want to be associated with them.
Here's a comprehensive post on the issue: https://www.glorioustrainwrecks.com/node/12083
rjt (talk)

Structurally games are pretty different to Unity. The scenes are used differently. Instead of having one scene represent a level, you use a fresh scene for level components. So one scene for a main character, one for a vehicle, etc. Each scene can have multiple things (nodes) in them. You then combine these into your level. You can then easily edit these components from within your level or within their own scenes, and they are easily shared through your project. I guess they're kinda an easier to work with equivalent of Unity's prefabs?

For scripting there're a few options: a proprietary scripting language called GDScript—which is very similar to Python, C#, and a visual scripting language.


In video tutorials everyone seems to place the emphasise on the last syllable, like they're speaking French. I can't help putting it on the first, like English usually does, and like the play Waiting for Godot. rjt (talk) 07:13, 28 July 2017 (EDT)


As mentioned, GDScript is very similar Python, with some game-relevant additions.

Syntax Highlighting

You can grab syntax highlighting plug-ins for some popular text editors / IDEs:







Other types of software made with Godot.


See Also

  • Godot in the Guides section of this wiki.
  • Blender and Godot has some more info and working with them together.
  • Godot Shaders - Community resource.
  • W4 Games - Company containing peopel from the Godot team, has add-on products for porting to consoles ($$$) and online multiplayer.