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Godot Engine Game Development Projects

By : Chris Bradfield
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Book Image

Godot Engine Game Development Projects

4 (1)
By: Chris Bradfield

Overview of this book

Godot Engine Game Development Projects is an introduction to the Godot game engine and its new 3.0 version. Godot 3.0 brings a large number of new features and capabilities that make it a strong alternative to expensive commercial game engines. For beginners, Godot offers a friendly way to learn game development techniques, while for experienced developers it is a powerful, customizable tool that can bring your visions to life. This book consists of five projects that will help developers achieve a sound understanding of the engine when it comes to building games. Game development is complex and involves a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills. This book can help you build on your foundation level skills by showing you how to create a number of small-scale game projects. Along the way, you will learn how Godot works and discover important game development techniques that you can apply to your projects. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach and practical examples, the book will take you from the absolute basics through to sophisticated game physics, animations, and other techniques. Upon completing the final project, you will have a strong foundation for future success with Godot 3.0.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Project setup

Create a new project. Before you download the assets from the link that follows, you need to prepare the import settings for the game art. The art assets for this project use a pixel art style, which means they look best when not filtered, which is Godot's default setting for textures. Filtering is a method by which the pixels of an image are smoothed. It can improve the look of some art, but not pixel-based images:

It's inconvenient to have to disable this for every image, so Godot allows you to customize the default import settings. Click on the icon.png file in the FileSystem dock, then click the Import tab next to the Scene tab on the right. This window allows you to change the import settings for the file you've selected. Uncheck the Filter property, then click Preset and choose Set as Default for 'Texture'. This way, all images will...