Godot, the engine for game creation 2d and 3d have a new platinum sponsor. Godot is about a free and open source project.
The new sponsor is Interblock. On its website the company defines it as
A leading developer and supplier of luxury electronic board game products. Our multiplayer gaming devices continually set industry standards and provide the ultimate in luxurious interactive entertainment experiences for our clients' players.
And who are Interblock's customers?
Casinos and video game venues.
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What is a game engine
A game engine is a set of code libraries that facilitate the programming and execution of a video game. Its features usually include a graphics engine for 2D and 3D rendering, a physical engine to simulate the laws of physics (or simply to generate collision detection), animation, scripting, sounds, artificial intelligence, networks, streaming, memory management. , graphical scenarios and scripted language support.
Why does Godot have a new sponsor?
One might wonder why a casino machine manufacturer might have an interest in Godot. This is what the company counts.
Interblock is a slovenian company that started manufacturing automatic roulettes although with the passage of time they increased their product line. At present they manufacture all the hardware that they commercialize. With the need to respond to an audience accustomed to the level of titles available for consoles, they were forced to incorporate real-time 3D graphics and quality animations.
This is how they explain why they decided to use Godot
For the past two years we have been searching for a technology solution that offers the same level of performance and ease of use that our team is used to working with. We evaluated some, but once Godot implemented C # it was the trigger for us to make the change. Whichever an Open Source project it was also a key element in our decision process. Having direct access to the code is a great advantage. Now that we are involved in the Godot project, andWe are excited to once again contribute to your overall success.
Godot Games Engine Features
Godot is a multiplatform 2D and 3D video game engine. It is released under the MIT open source license and is developed by a community of contributors. The engine can run under Windows, OS X, Linux and BSD operating systems. Can be used to create games for Windows, OSX, Linux, HTML5, WebAssembly
and mobile platforms.
Godot was a tool for internal use of the Argentine study Okam that released the code in 2014
It currently has support for the following programming languages:
GDScript: It is a native language of the project in the style of Python. It allows you to create games from scratch without complications.
C #: Full support for version 7 of this C variant created by Microsoft for its NET platform. Requires the use of components from the Mono project. The Mono project is the re-implementation of the NET platform under open licenses.
C ++: Full support without the need to rebuild the engine.
Visual Scripting: Facilitates game creation by visually identifying components.
3D graphics rendering includes the following features:
- Rendering that combines the speed of direct rendering with the results of lazy.
- The rendering is based on physics and has full support for MSAA. MSAA is an image post-processing method that seeks to sharpen images and avoid jagged edges.
- Global illumination for real-time graphics. It can be adapted for devices with poor graphics performance.
- Processing effects during and at the end including a new tone mapper, reflections in screen space, fog, bloom, depth of field and many more.
- Easy-to-use GLSL-based shader language, with built-in editor and code auto-completion.
- It works with pixels as the minimum size of the graphics. Possibility of scaling to any screen size and aspect ratio.
- Clip and sprite based animation.
- Kinematic collision control.
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