Monday, August 22, 2016

Godot game engine - looks amazing and its free

Godot is free and open-source 2D and 3D game engine. The cool part with it is that you can make games for pc, console, mobile and web and although for web its not that amazing as it makes the game a bit bigger than appropriate(its small but you can't sell html5 game bigger than 5mb-10mb easily) its very cool platform for developing mobile and pc games.

I was searching for a tool for building 3D games for android and I made a simple list:

  • Godot
  • Libgdx
  • Unity
Libgdx and Unity are pretty cool too, but Godot was a challenge and it looks somewhat interesting so I decided to give it a chance - make one small game and test the performance. 

The other fun reason Godot looks so cool is that it does not require instalation - it comes as a single exe and you run your development environment from it. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Midnight solitaire for android

Midnight is relatively easy solitaire similar to Yukon. Its easy to learn and fun to play. The game has many popular features including unlimited undo button and persistent state - you can close the app and open again the same game later. The game has no ads and will stay ads free at least until it gets more than 10 000 downloads - something impossible at least for now.
As my other solitaires its made with HTML5 and cordova. I prefer this combination for simple puzzle and cards games as the development is easier and faster.
You can get Midnight Solitaire from the play store - Midnight Solitaire