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New game assets: Knife Hero

New asset pack available for download. Contains 4 different knives, wood targets and small pickups. Also includes @2x resolution versions.

June 5, 2018

New game template: Knife Hero

New game template available for download. Throw as many knives as possible to the rotating wood. Fully commented source code.

June 2, 2018

New game template: Sokoban

New game template available for download. Move crates to right places and advance to next level. Includes three levels with Tiled Map Editor sources.

May 22, 2018

New annual license available

Panda 2 now offers two different license options. In addition to the perpetual lifetime license, there is now more affordable annual subscription license available. No changes are made to the existing licenses, so if you have already purchased license, it will work as a perpetual lifetime license.

May 10, 2018

New plugin: Mobile Ads

New plugin available for download. Add advertising to your native Android and iOS game. Includes banner, interstitial and rewarded video ad.

May 6, 2018

New game template: Whack a Thing (Instant Games)

New game template available for download. Complete game template for Instant Games. Includes interstitial ad, leaderboard and player data. Fully commented source code.

March 26, 2018

New plugin: Essentials

New plugin available for download. Includes essential elements needed in most games. Buttons, animated text etc.

March 19, 2018

Panda 2 now supports Instant Games

Panda 2 now offers an Instant Games plugin and exporting option, so you can create your games and upload them straight to the massive global audience in the Facebook Instant Games platform directly through Panda 2.

March 15, 2018

Panda 2 v1.5.0 released

  • Added exporting to Instant Games
  • Updated engine to 2.5.0
  • Fixed Config button to switch to previous module if config module already open
  • Fixed to not show plugin classes in class list
  • Fixed "Set to game size" to not take whole width of the editor window
  • Fixed code editor width when toolbar visible and sidebar hidden
  • Fixed project folder name to lowercase when creating new project
  • Fixed default debug config to not read from local storage

March 15, 2018

Panda Remote on Android TV

Panda Remote is now available on Android TV. Start developing games for Android TV and see all changes updating live on your device.

February 21, 2018

Panda 2 v1.4.0 released

  • Added export option for Android TV
  • Added "Show config button" to settings
  • Added "Show update button" to settings
  • Added "Update to dev version" to settings
  • Added "Reload game on config save" to settings
  • Added "Reload game on media file change" to settings
  • Added support for custom build plugins
  • Added support for custom config.xml lines
  • Added ES6 support
  • Added update project to window file menu
  • Added export project to window file menu
  • Added Shift-click on scene to set scene on game
  • Added cordova.js to index.html when using PhoneGap Build
  • Added default Android TV banner
  • Updated engine to 2.4.1
  • Fixed private app limit error to show PhoneGap links
  • Fixed .pgbomit file to be included in default res folder
  • Fixed "Set to game size" to also reduce window height if needed
  • Fixed remote device reconnecting
  • Fixed close buttons to use close icon
  • Fixed remove project button to use close icon
  • Fixed remote device registering when project already closed
  • Fixed popup windows to have scrollbar if too big
  • Fixed build error message to show correctly
  • Fixed screenshots on retina monitors
  • Fixed debug sprites status not correctly sent to game
  • Fixed export settings to be saved even when PhoneGap username/password not set
  • Fixed default config.xml to use PhoneGap 7.1.0
  • Fixed "Missing Compliance" warning on iOS build

See more details from this forum post.

February 21, 2018

p2.js plugin v1.2.0 released

The plugin now supports latest version of PhysicsEditor 1.6.4. See documentation and Panda 2 PhysicsEditor tutorial.

February 19, 2018

New game: Diamond Dasher

Swap two diamonds to match three or more. Popular match 3 style game with 3D diamonds.

February 14, 2018

New game template: Spaceship

New game template available for download. Control your spaceship by clicking or touching the screen.

January 22, 2018

New game template: Match 3

New game template available for download. Swap two tiles and match three or more to clear them.

January 21, 2018

New plugin: Spine

New plugin available for download. Enable Spine 2D skeletal animations.

January 21, 2018

Panda 2 v1.3.1 released

  • Added Shift-click on project to open project folder
  • Fixed status bar to be hidden on iOS builds
  • Fixed WKWebView not included on iOS build
  • Fixed Crosswalk and WKWebview settings to be saved
  • Fixed error messages freezing PhoneGap build

January 10, 2018

Panda 2 v1.3.0 released

  • Added PhoneGap Build cloud building
  • Added exporting to Ejecta
  • Added exporting to ZIP
  • Added remote device logging
  • Added tab size to settings
  • Added minify export file to settings
  • Added close project to window menu
  • Added module update with drag'n'drop
  • Added open folder button to export complete popup
  • Added project engine update from dev branch with Shift-click
  • Updated Panda Engine to 2.1.0
  • Fixed duplicate remote device names to have running number
  • Fixed syntax validation on new module
  • Fixed project closing to show projects list after project fully closed
  • Fixed error popup key events (Enter and Esc)
  • Fixed window reloading on Cocoon Canvas+
  • Fixed live autocomplete to not trigger from one character
  • Fixed goto error when cursor already at error line

January 9, 2018

Panda Remote on iOS

Panda Remote is now available on iOS. Start developing games for iPad and iPhone and see all changes updating live on your devices.

January 9, 2018

TexturePacker support

TexturePacker has now added official support for Panda 2 atlas files in 4.6.0 version. Download TexturePacker trial version.

January 1, 2018

Panda 2 v1.2.1 released

  • Added confirm project close to settings
  • Fixed issue with engine updating

January 1, 2018

Panda 2 v1.2.0 released

  • Added documentation button
  • Added project engine updating (Alt-Shift-Close)
  • Added toolbar to switch sidebar content
  • Added live autocomplete to settings
  • Updated Panda Engine to 2.0.2
  • Fixed keyboard focus on game window, when switching away from the app
  • Fixed sidebar to show if module has unsaved changes
  • Fixed module adding
  • Fixed to not confirm exiting, when nothing to save
  • Fixed to disable double tap zooming
  • Fixed alert message if dropping project folder when project already loaded
  • Fixed issue opening project which path contains dots

See more details from this forum post.

December 31, 2017

New game template: Tipsy Tower 3D

New game template available for download. 3D version of Tipsy Tower game template. Uses Three.js plugin for 3D rendering.

December 31, 2017

New plugin: Three.js

New plugin available for download. Enable 3D rendering using Three.js combined with your 2D scene.

December 29, 2017

New game template: Platformer

New game template available for download. Platformer with simple physics, running and jumping. Uses Tiled plugin and includes TMX file for Tiled map editor.

December 28, 2017

Panda Remote on Xbox One

Panda Remote is now available on Xbox One. Start developing games for Xbox One and see all changes updating live on your game console.

December 27, 2017

New plugin: Tiled

New plugin available for download. Use tile maps generated with free Tiled Map Editor. Supports orthogonal and isometric maps.

December 23, 2017

New plugin: Gamepad

New plugin available for download. Control your games with gamepad controllers using Gamepad API.

December 20, 2017

New game template: Tipsy Tower

New game template available for download. Drop crates to form a tower.

December 18, 2017

New plugin: p2.js

New plugin available for download. Enable advanced physics with p2.js including collision detection, contacts, friction, restitution, motors, springs, advanced constraints and various shape types.

December 14, 2017

New plugin: PixiJS

New plugin available for download. Enable fast WebGL rendering with PixiJS and create stunning special effects using filters.

December 13, 2017

Panda 2 Trial version available

You can now download free trial version of Panda 2. Use trial version to get familiar how Panda 2 works.

December 12, 2017

Panda 2 v1.1.0 released

  • Added asset file drag and dropping
  • Added module file drag and dropping
  • Added syntax validation to code editor
  • Added asset live preview to assets sidebar
  • Updated Ace editor to 1.2.9
  • Updated Panda Toolkit to 2.0.3
  • Fixed project name undefined when removing new just closed project
  • Fixed module and class list to update when requiring new module
  • Fixed button texts to show when closing project and button texts hidden

December 12, 2017

New game template: Blocks

New game template available for download. Select at least three same color blocks to clear them. Easily customize the grid layout.

December 10, 2017

New game template: Monkey

New game template available for download. Climb the tree as fast as you can by tapping on the left and right sides of the screen.

December 7, 2017

Game templates

You can now download simple game templates from the website. They are really good way to learn and start working quickly on different types of games.

December 6, 2017

Panda 2 v1.0.0 released

First version of Panda 2 software is now released! Buy it here. There is also over 30 minutes of tutorial videos to start with.

December 4, 2017