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Games and Graphics: Go Godot Jam, Drova - Forsaken Kin, and ROCm 4.2

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  • Godot Engine - Announcing Go Godot Jam

    Meet Adrian, a game developer from Stockholm, Sweden. He co-organises Go Godot Jam, a one-month long community festival with a game jam included. Adrian answered a few questions.

    [...]

    Godot is a great game engine that unlocks possibilities for game developers. It is a free, open-source 2D and 3D engine that provides many features so that you can focus on your game.

    Yet most people start developing games with proprietary engines such as Unity or Unreal. They are solid engines with a proven track record and a vibrant ecosystem. One advantage having experience with more than one engine can enable people to create better games. In the end, it's up to each individual to pick the one that they’ll be most comfortable with to fulfil their creative vision.

    I know that Godot has a lot to offer to new developers, with a distinctive approach to game development which enables more people to express their creativity. It's open, focused on user-friendliness, easy to learn, yet feature-packed and a great fit for many types of games. As such, I want to increase awareness of the engine so that more users decide to try it out and add it to their toolset.

  • Try out the new teaser for Drova - Forsaken Kin, an upcoming 2D action RPG

    After already being available on itch.io, the free teaser for Drova - Forsaken Kin is now available on Steam and it's been upgraded for the new release.

    "Drova - Forsaken Kin is an Action Based RPG filled with handcrafted open world adventures inspired by the much renowned Gothic game series. A society has discovered the power of a dead empire: to capture the spirits that govern nature and rule over them instead. However, the anger of the remaining spirits divided them. Where will you stand?"

  • AMD Releases ROCm 4.2 Compute Stack

    Just over one month has passed since the release of Radeon ROCm 4.1 and it's now been succeeded by the ROCm 4.2 feature release.

    The Radeon Open eCosystem 4.2 release comes with changes such as:

    - HIP target platform macros were added for easily targeting HIP_PLATFORM_AMD / HIP_PLATFORM_NVIDIA code differences such as including different header files.

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