Make your First 2D Game with Godot

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By: Nathan Lovato - June 22, 2020

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This completely free course will help you learn to create games with the Godot game engine from zero.

What you will learn

You will learn to:

  • Code a platform game character that can move and jump.
  • Kill and stomp enemies by jumping on their heads.
  • Use inheritance to avoid writing code twice.
  • Use Godot’s KinematicBody2D and Area2D nodes.
  • Create levels with a tileset and tilemap.

Result game screenshot

And more! All that in 2d. The course is compatible with Godot 3.1+.

Pre-requisites

This course is for beginners. It gives many details about programming and how Godot work, teaching you good practices from the start.

While this is a step-by-step course, you should know:

  1. The basics of Godot’s GDScript language. We have a Free GDScript Intro lesson to get you started.
  2. How to use Godot’s editor.

Extended edition

We have a premium edition of this course with extra lessons, assignments, questions and answers, and more. In the extended version, you will learn to:

  • Add 2D lights to your levels.
  • Create bumpers to jump high.
  • Add slope support.
  • Use UI themes to improve the look of your interface.

It only costs 15$ and comes with questions and answers. The videos are cut into bite-sized lessons to help you learn at your pace, DRM-free downloadable content, and a 60-day refund warranty.

The extended edition supports our work creating Free Godot courses and open-source demos.

Download the start project assets

We prepared some sprites for you to follow this series. You can download them on the project’s repository (look for the file start-assets.zip).

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Made by

Our tutorials are the result of careful teamwork to ensure we produce high quality content. The following team members worked on this one:

Nathan Lovato

Founder

François Bélair

Senior Developer

Henrique Campos

Tutor

Răzvan C. Rădulescu

Senior Developer