Juan Linietsky & Godot Contributors are creating Godot Engine
748

patrons

$7,868
per month

Godot, the game engine you waited for


Godot is the first Free and Open Source game engine in the same league as the current big, commercial ones. It offers a complete editor, dedicated 2D and 3D engines, animation tools, multi-platform export, plugins, a free asset store, and so much more! All that in a lightweight package that runs smoothly on Windows, Mac and Linux. You can download the current release today!

PBR damaged helmet imported as glTF 2.0 asset

Godot allows you to create games of any size and complexity using 2D, 3D, or both at the same time! You can publish your creations for desktop, mobile and web platforms. The engine's development is completely open, done hand in hand with the community.

Real-time global illumination in the editor

Why Godot needs your support


Juan Linietsky (aka reduz) is a veteran of the game industry, with over 20 years of experience with game technologies. He wrote most of the engine himself, and knows everything about it. In less than a year, Juan lead the creation of version 3.0, which ships with:

  • A state-of-the-art 3D engine, with PBR and global illumination
  • A blazing fast particle engine
  • Visual programming
  • A modern audio engine with tons of built-in effects
  • C# support
  • Virtual Reality
  • A fully redesigned interface

And dozens of other features. As you can see, Godot has the potential to rival proprietary engines. But as an open source and non-profit project, we lack revenue. Right now, Juan can only add new features in his free time.

The engine supports advanced materials like frost, water and toon out of the box

That's where you come in


We need Juan to focus full-time on Godot, so that he can lead the dozens of passionate developers who contribute to the project every day.

All your money will go towards improving the engine. We will first make sure Juan can work on Godot full-time and make it even more powerful. All the extra money will help us hire other experts and go even further, faster.

Updated Jan 8, 2018: Help us hire Rémi Verschelde (Akien) full-time as Project Manager!

We have decided to set our next goal (7500) towards hiring Rémi Verschelde (Akien), who is Godot project manager. Rémi is the mind behind organizing our hundreds of contributors, coordinating our releases, and organizing the triage and documentation teams. Without his work, it would be impossible for the project to keep balance.

Besides continuing his function as project manager,  the plan is Rémi also becomes Godot's official project representative. As such, his new task will be to attend to events, meet with education institutions, and visit companies to ensure Godot has more awareness in the industry (despite the large and growing number of Godot users, we still have very little visibility and Godot is pretty much unknown within the professional industry). This will ensure that more big budget games are made with Godot, and also secure us better industry sponsoring.

Updated Nov 22, 2017:

We have hired Thomas Herzog (Karroffel), to work part-time on GDNative and improve Rendering!

Your donations are safe with us




The Software Freedom Conservancy, a well-know non-profit and our kind partner, takes care of all donations. The organization works hard to preserve the freedom of free software. It supports many high-profile projects with everything related to law, accounting and taxes.

They use the funds to hire developers according to instructions from the Godot Project Leadership Committee. This guarantees that your funds will solely benefit the engine, and nothing else.
Tiers
Devlog and Discord Role
$5 or more per month 336 patrons

Our most heartfelt thanks! Even if just a bit, every contribution makes a difference.
You get early development updates and sneak peeks, and a custom Donor role on the Godot Discord chat.
Includes Discord rewards
Your Name in the Credits
$10 or more per month 153 patrons

We'll add your name to the patrons list in Godot's About box.
+ all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Vote for Tutorials and Demos
$14 or more per month 43 patrons

We'll work on both a demo and a tutorial each month, based on community suggestions.
You will have the right to vote on our pre-selection to pick what will be worked on.
+ all of the above, with your name bigger and higher in the credits.
Includes Discord rewards
Live Q&A Video
$18 or more per month 24 patrons
Join the monthly, backers exclusive live Q&A video! Ask your questions to the developers before the Q&A session, as well as on the live chat.
The videos will be made public after the live broadcast.
+ all of the above, with 2 vote points for tutorials and demos.
Includes Discord rewards
Vote on the Roadmap
$26 or more per month 21 patrons

Each month, devs will propose a shortlist of approved features and fixes to prioritize in the month's roadmap, based on community suggestions.
You will have the right to vote on our pre-selection to pick what will be worked on.
+ all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Double Roadmap Vote
$32 or more per month 9 patrons

All of the above, with 2 vote points for features.
Includes Discord rewards
Mini Sponsor
$48 or more per month 24 patrons
Your name will be mentioned on the official website and at the top of the credits.
+ all of the above, with 3 vote points for tutorials and demos and 3 vote points for features.
Includes Discord rewards
Gold Sponsor
$400 or more per month 2 patrons

Your name or company logo on our website and at the top of Godot's credits.
Valid on releases that come out during or right after you donated.

Includes Discord rewards
Platinum Sponsor
$1,500 or more per month 1 patron
Your name or company logo on our website and the editor credits, as well as on the Editor Splash Screen. Godot is used by tens of thousands of individuals, so let them know your company loves Godot!
Valid on releases that come out during or right after you donated.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$7,868 of $9,000 per month
Extra money for covering contributor trips to events, give to Conservancy, and other miscellaneous spending + all previous goals.
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Godot, the game engine you waited for


Godot is the first Free and Open Source game engine in the same league as the current big, commercial ones. It offers a complete editor, dedicated 2D and 3D engines, animation tools, multi-platform export, plugins, a free asset store, and so much more! All that in a lightweight package that runs smoothly on Windows, Mac and Linux. You can download the current release today!

PBR damaged helmet imported as glTF 2.0 asset

Godot allows you to create games of any size and complexity using 2D, 3D, or both at the same time! You can publish your creations for desktop, mobile and web platforms. The engine's development is completely open, done hand in hand with the community.

Real-time global illumination in the editor

Why Godot needs your support


Juan Linietsky (aka reduz) is a veteran of the game industry, with over 20 years of experience with game technologies. He wrote most of the engine himself, and knows everything about it. In less than a year, Juan lead the creation of version 3.0, which ships with:

  • A state-of-the-art 3D engine, with PBR and global illumination
  • A blazing fast particle engine
  • Visual programming
  • A modern audio engine with tons of built-in effects
  • C# support
  • Virtual Reality
  • A fully redesigned interface

And dozens of other features. As you can see, Godot has the potential to rival proprietary engines. But as an open source and non-profit project, we lack revenue. Right now, Juan can only add new features in his free time.

The engine supports advanced materials like frost, water and toon out of the box

That's where you come in


We need Juan to focus full-time on Godot, so that he can lead the dozens of passionate developers who contribute to the project every day.

All your money will go towards improving the engine. We will first make sure Juan can work on Godot full-time and make it even more powerful. All the extra money will help us hire other experts and go even further, faster.

Updated Jan 8, 2018: Help us hire Rémi Verschelde (Akien) full-time as Project Manager!

We have decided to set our next goal (7500) towards hiring Rémi Verschelde (Akien), who is Godot project manager. Rémi is the mind behind organizing our hundreds of contributors, coordinating our releases, and organizing the triage and documentation teams. Without his work, it would be impossible for the project to keep balance.

Besides continuing his function as project manager,  the plan is Rémi also becomes Godot's official project representative. As such, his new task will be to attend to events, meet with education institutions, and visit companies to ensure Godot has more awareness in the industry (despite the large and growing number of Godot users, we still have very little visibility and Godot is pretty much unknown within the professional industry). This will ensure that more big budget games are made with Godot, and also secure us better industry sponsoring.

Updated Nov 22, 2017:

We have hired Thomas Herzog (Karroffel), to work part-time on GDNative and improve Rendering!

Your donations are safe with us




The Software Freedom Conservancy, a well-know non-profit and our kind partner, takes care of all donations. The organization works hard to preserve the freedom of free software. It supports many high-profile projects with everything related to law, accounting and taxes.

They use the funds to hire developers according to instructions from the Godot Project Leadership Committee. This guarantees that your funds will solely benefit the engine, and nothing else.

Recent posts by Juan Linietsky & Godot Contributors

Tiers
Devlog and Discord Role
$5 or more per month 336 patrons

Our most heartfelt thanks! Even if just a bit, every contribution makes a difference.
You get early development updates and sneak peeks, and a custom Donor role on the Godot Discord chat.
Includes Discord rewards
Your Name in the Credits
$10 or more per month 153 patrons

We'll add your name to the patrons list in Godot's About box.
+ all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Vote for Tutorials and Demos
$14 or more per month 43 patrons

We'll work on both a demo and a tutorial each month, based on community suggestions.
You will have the right to vote on our pre-selection to pick what will be worked on.
+ all of the above, with your name bigger and higher in the credits.
Includes Discord rewards
Live Q&A Video
$18 or more per month 24 patrons
Join the monthly, backers exclusive live Q&A video! Ask your questions to the developers before the Q&A session, as well as on the live chat.
The videos will be made public after the live broadcast.
+ all of the above, with 2 vote points for tutorials and demos.
Includes Discord rewards
Vote on the Roadmap
$26 or more per month 21 patrons

Each month, devs will propose a shortlist of approved features and fixes to prioritize in the month's roadmap, based on community suggestions.
You will have the right to vote on our pre-selection to pick what will be worked on.
+ all of the above.
Includes Discord rewards
Double Roadmap Vote
$32 or more per month 9 patrons

All of the above, with 2 vote points for features.
Includes Discord rewards
Mini Sponsor
$48 or more per month 24 patrons
Your name will be mentioned on the official website and at the top of the credits.
+ all of the above, with 3 vote points for tutorials and demos and 3 vote points for features.
Includes Discord rewards
Gold Sponsor
$400 or more per month 2 patrons

Your name or company logo on our website and at the top of Godot's credits.
Valid on releases that come out during or right after you donated.

Includes Discord rewards
Platinum Sponsor
$1,500 or more per month 1 patron
Your name or company logo on our website and the editor credits, as well as on the Editor Splash Screen. Godot is used by tens of thousands of individuals, so let them know your company loves Godot!
Valid on releases that come out during or right after you donated.
Includes Discord rewards