What is Godot?
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Godot Engine is an open-source project developed by a community of volunteers. Godot development was started by Juan 'reduz' Linietsky and Ariel 'Punto' Manzur in 2007.
Godot is a great way to practice game design on our own. The Godot Engine is the open-source, C++ based game engine for making 2D and 3D games for mobile and desktop platforms. The editor of Godot can be run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. This tutorial will cover all aspects of Godot game development.
A game engine is a sophisticated tool, Godot engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of standard tools, so the users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.
Games can be exported in one click to several platforms, including the desktop platforms (Linux, Mac OS, Windows) as well as Mobile (Android, iOS) and also web-based platforms like HTML5.
Installation of Godot Engine in Windows
We can download Godot from Steam, but here we are downloading form its website.
For the implementation of the Godot, firstly, we have to download the Godot engine. To download Godot engine, click on the link given below: godotengine.org
Firstly, we have to download Godot Engine in our PC (Windows operating system). We can also download Godot for Mac and Linux from below, as the screenshot is given below.
Select standard version 64-bit for downloading:
Here, the Godot engine is successfully downloaded in our system.
After that, we have click on the Godot_v3.1.1-stable_win64.exe file to launch it. It is the latest version of Godot, which is version 3.1.1.
Godot game engine is open like this:
When we launch Godot, the first window we will see is the Project Manager. It helps us create, remove, import, or play game projects. We can create our new project and importing the existing project also. And also can see many game examples from Templates to understand it.
What is GDScript?
The official languages for Godot are GDScript and C++.
GDScript is designed to integrate from the ground to the way Godot works, more than other languages, and is very simple and easy to learn.
Godot C++ API is also efficient and easy to use and an excellent tool to optimize projects. But here we are using GDScript.
In the next tutorial, we will understand about Godot Game Engine.