Snippet: NIUM's 3D effect, in Godot

Recently on /r/gamedev there was a nice article about achieving NIUM's isometric voxel-ish 3D effect using layers of sprites. It's a very simple and obvious technique, you should read it if have a minute: 2D 3D in GameMaker Studio. Well, I implemented it in Godot! A hastily put-together example... Read »

Game dev with Godot: Unit testing your scripts

I wrote a little helper library to help you write unit tests for the logic in your Godot game's scripts. First things first: What is unit testing and why would you want it? A unit test is just some code that checks other code to make sure it does what... Read »

Michael B

Michael Bethencourt (@mbgamedev) is a developer based in California. He blogs about indie game development on his OS of choice, Linux.


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Stuff I'm working on


An adventure in tangrams

  • Three distinct gameplay modes to suite all play styles: solve to uncover a mystery in Story Mode, think quick to get power-ups and rack up points in Arcade Mode, or relax in Zen Mode
  • Desktop-first: not "yet another mobile port", with HD+ graphics, and full keyboard and gamepad support
  • Original soundtrack (also by me)

Coming to Linux, Windows, Mac in December 2016