Social Infrastructure At Scale

Heroic Labs partners with the Defold Foundation to further open-source game development.

Alim

Alim Jaffer

26 May 2020

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - May 19th, 2020 - Today we are pleased to announce that Heroic Labs has joined the Defold Foundation as their first corporate partner in order to further support and expand open-source tools within the game development community.

The Defold Foundation has been formed to maintain and grow the newly open-sourced Defold game engine which was originally created by one of the world’s leading interactive games companies, King Digital Entertainment, to power their incredibly popular titles.

This partnership with the Defold Foundation has enabled us to join forces to create an open-source client library that integrates Nakama and Defold tightly together to enable developers to take advantage of the full range of client APIs found within Nakama including authentication, matchmaking, leaderboards, multiplayer, realtime chat, and much more.

At Heroic Labs we are firm believers in open-source tools and software being the future of game development; with the steady increase in the popularity of gaming, specifically online and social play, developers need access to tools that enable them to move quickly and provide the most engaging experiences to their players regardless of platform without service lock-in.

This partnership closely follows our sponsorship of the popular open-source Godot engine. We are committed to giving back to the games industry and enabling developers to have a plethora of options available to them when they’re starting their game development journey.

You can find both the Defold engine and the related Nakama client library open-source on GitHub. We appreciate any and all feedback, pull requests, and contributions from the community.

Thanks for joining us on our journey to enable all developers to build the games of their dreams with Nakama and their engine of choice.