More good news for my fav game Engine Godot. Heroic labs are a platinum sponsor LINK
In the announcement Heroic labs founder Mo Firouz makes some great comments too.
I was lucky. I grew up in a country and a time where people did their gaming on computers, rather than consoles. Commodore Amigas, Atari STs, and early PCs made it easy to learn the ropes of game development in accessible languages like BASIC. That meant the path from gamer to game developer was inexpensive and usually free.
Today, open source game development tools do a similar job. They help everyone –– from indie developers to AAA studios –– to focus on creating the best game rather than having to rebuild a physics engine, shift graphics blobs manually in memory, or develop reliable back-end infrastructure.