King’s Defold engine is now open source through the Defold Foundation

Developer King has announced that it is making its game engine Defold an open source game engine, allowing anyone to create mobile and web games on it. To make it truly open source King has now moved the engine to the Defold foundation where anyone can access it and tinker with it, with the hope that open collaboration will make the Defold engine better to use for everyone. Dozens of games have already been created with Defold and this move will ensure that many more will be as well.

Tjodolf Sommestad, Chief Development Officer at King, said

“We’re hugely impressed by the Defold team, and look forward to seeing many great gaming experiences come to life. We’ve seen millions of players already playing the King games run on the Defold engine and we’re excited to see the community come together even more, with the support of the Defold Foundation.”

Björn Ritzl, Product Owner of the Defold Foundation, said:

We are immensely proud to be able to open source Defold and thrilled about the journey as an open source game engine together with our great community of Defold developers. We would also wish to thank King for believing in our vision and entrusting Defold to the Defold Foundation.”
The Defold Foundation will have a Board of Directors and that will include Sara Cederberg and Elin Eriksson.
You can download the Defold engine from here.
Source: Press Release

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