How to install Godot 2D and 3D game engine on Ubuntu

Godot is a free and open source multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine for Linux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Haiku. It comes with multi-platform deploy support. Using this you can deploy and export your games in Windows, macOS, Linux, UWP, BSD, Haiku, iOS, Android and web. It is released under MIT license. Some of the important features are node-based game design architecture, scene system, Visual editor, Persistent live editing, tool system, physically based 3D rendered system, shader language based on GLSL, Mid- and Post-processing effects, Tile map editor, kinematic controller and animation support.

It supports GDScript, C#, C++ and visual scripting, Python, Nim, D and some other languages also.

Install Godot 2D and 3D game engine on Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu it comes as a portable and snap packages. Godot game engine runs in 32-bit and 64-bit on all platforms. Go to the below Godot 2D and 3D game engine download link. It comes in two flavors standard and mono with c# support. Download from the download link.

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Download Godot game engine [Linux}

The download size is around 30MB and in zip file format. Then right click on it and select extract here. Then right click on the extracted file and select run to start Godot 2D and 3D game engine on Ubuntu.

Install Godot game engine via Snap:

Open your terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the below command.

sudo snap install godot --classic

If needed type and enter your password. It will install the latest Godot 2D and 3D game engine on Ubuntu. You can start it by running below command in terminal.

godot
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2 Responses

  1. Daz says:

    Gives error on opening asset library: Can’t connect to host:https://godotengine.org/asset-library/api
    Also shows socket error 113:
    and connection to remote host failed!

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