Newsletter โ€“ Issue 018

๐Ÿ“† 2023-09-21

๐Ÿ”ฅ Headlines

Unity You may have heard that Unity is trying to introduce a Runtime Fee (opens in a new tab) based on installs for games that earned more than $200,000 in the past 12 months and have at least 200,000 lifetime installs. This also affects games that have already been released. To the surprise of no one except the genius executives who came up with this idea, the community is not happy. Unity received a ton of backlash and has already backpedaled on some of the new rules. Web games, for instance, are now exempt from this fee. They will soon announce their revised pricing.

This fiasco has led to a surge of interest in Godot Godot (opens in a new tab), but if you have Unity refugee friends looking for new engines, send them over to ๐ŸŒ Web Game Engines & Libraries (opens in a new tab)! In particular, PlayCanvas PlayCanvas (opens in a new tab), Rogue Engine Rogue Engine (opens in a new tab) (editor for Three.js), Babylon.js Babylon.js (opens in a new tab), Needle Needle Engine (opens in a new tab), and Cocos Cocos (opens in a new tab) may fulfill their needs.

In other news, (yes, this website) is now open source (opens in a new tab)! It is built with Nextra (opens in a new tab), so it's a mix of Markdown and React. Let me know on Discord (opens in a new tab) (@verekia) or Twitter (opens in a new tab) if you would like to contribute!

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๐ŸŽฎ Games

The games that won React Jam (opens in a new tab) (best game category) are:

Also, check out the Multiplayer Madness winners (opens in a new tab) and js13k entries (opens in a new tab) (voting is open (opens in a new tab)).

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