The Defold Foundation has waived the fee from console game developers for full access to the source code of the Defold game engine

The Defold Foundation has waived the fee from console game developers for full access to the source code of the Defold game engine

The Defold Foundation has announced that it will no longer charge developers of console games for full access to the source code of the Defold game engine. Previously, creators of projects for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 paid the company $200 per month for access to the source code, when the development of Defold was free.

Defold Foundation board member Bjorn Ritzl announced the changes earlier. According to him, creating games for consoles does not require access to the source code, but the Defold team is ready to provide it upon request. The company emphasized that access gives developers the ability to solve problems themselves if the need arises.

In the near future, the Defold Foundation plans to add development support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox consoles to Defold.

Created in 2008, Defold is primarily designed for 2D graphics and uses the Lua programming language. The solution became available to third-party game developers in 2016. The engine allows you to create games for PC, iOS, Android, HTML5, Facebook*, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Defold is often used to develop mobile and web games: Family Island, Monkey Mart and Bring Me Cakes. The software has 3D functions, but there are not enough tools to fully work with 3D Defold.

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