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Unity 2020.1 Released

Hot on the heels of yesterdays announcement that Bolt for Unity is now free, today we have the release of Unity 2020.1.  There are several new features and improvements in this release including:improvements to the package management system and package curationnew packages in preview includingProfile AnalyzerKinematicaCinemachine 2.62D Physics improvements, including the 2D Physics Sample being updated.UI improvements including...

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acdsee Video Studio 3 Free

After a recommendation from the Gamefromscratch discord server, today we take a look at acdsee Video Studio 3 that is available for free until July 29th, if registered with a valid email address.  Acdsee Video Studio enables you to capture, edit and produce video in an easy to use way.Acdsee Video Studio is described as:With a simple, easy-to-master interface, powerful 64-bit performance, and high res results, ACDSee Video Studio 3...

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FNA–Now with Vulkan Support

FNA is an open source project making it easy to port and maintain XNA based games to several different platforms.  FNA has been used to port a huge number of indie games including the likes of Celeste, Bastion, Axiom Verge, FEZ, Owlboy, Rogue Legacy and more.  The goal of FNA is described as:Our goal is to preserve the XNA game library by reimplementing XNA itself, with an incredible focus on accuracy. We want to reproduce XNA as it...

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Godot Donation Changes

The Godot game engine announced some changes to their donation strategies going forward, as well as changes to their Patreon tiers and some insight into their future hiring goals to support the project.From the Godot blog:The project situation changed a lot for the better in the past few months, with a steady growth in the amount of users and contributors, and a nice boost to our funding situation thanks to an Epic MegaGrant which will...

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Core Platform Launch Pilot Monetization Program

Core, a game development platform by Manticore Games (previous hands-on here), have just announced a pilot program enabling game developers to get paid for their game creations.  Core is built on top of the Unreal game engine and provides you everything you need to create your own games.  Details of the pilot payment program from the Manticore blog:We designed the Creator Payouts Pilot Program around one simple concept: the more...