Will one day, godot stop developing?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Otter

Dear Godot developer, I am new to Godot … i started Godot a few days ago … fell in love with it, and now I cannot go back to Unity … I have one concern after seeing Godot Main Developer posted on Twitter that next year he won’t have any funds to get everyone hired in the team of GodotEngine … so the development may become super slow or ( complete stop I guess?) I would like to know … if Godot will ever stop developing ? or am i just worried about the stupid occasion that never happens? Dear God, please have mercy on me… I’m just a dump dev who trying to have the Godotengine as my home … I don’t want anyone to take away my home though so I just want to make sure with the home if it’s strong enough. Thank you

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: Yuminous

Don’t fret!

The beauty of Godot being open source is that even if tomorrow the main/hired developers leave or stop developing, the community can keep updating and improving Godot like nothing ever happened. Almost nothing can stop progress on the engine unless everyone decides to move on and stop using it, because everyone has access to Godot’s software code and is free to make their own improvements.

In actual fact, every single release of Godot relies on the work of hundreds of unpaid developers who spend their free time improving the engine because they’re awesome and they want to help the project go further.

And even then, nobody here could delete that version of Godot you have installed on your computer. Even if you somehow could never connect to the internet again, that version of Godot on your computer is a fully-fledged game engine and can make a feature-complete game of your design. Some of us are still using past versions of Godot for various reasons and we can still make any game we want to.

The more people we have using and enjoying the engine, the more solid the project is in its foundations. So feel free to make it your home for as long as you like, Godot isn’t going to pack up and leave on you.

Thank you so much for your response, I have already made up my mind that I should stick with Godot for as long as I can and it can… I determined that I will definitely one of the sources of Godot’s improvement in the future… I am thankful and appreciate your kind words. Have a great day

Otter | 2021-07-08 02:26