Hour 1. Introducing the Godot Engine

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• Installing and running the Godot Engine

• Creating a blank project

• Using the visual editor

• Running a simple scene

• Setting the main scene of the project

The Godot Engine is software designed to make games. It contains many tools to make all kinds of 2D and 3D games, with varying levels of complexity. This all comes in a very small download compared to other engines, without strings attached. Since Godot is available under the MIT license, you can use it for free and redistribute your games in any way that you want to.

This first hour (this chapter) gets you started with the Godot Engine. It shows you how to download, install, and run the editor for the first time. You’ll ...

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