It has only been 6 days since Unity changed their game engine pricing model, and the number of Godot donors has increased by 170% and monthly donations have surged by 40%. On July 11th, Godot switched their donation method from Patreon to the Godot Development Fund, and in just 2 months, they received $25,000 in monthly donations from over 400 members. This donation amount is double what they used to receive under the old system.
However, after Unity’s announcement on September 12th, the number of Godot donors skyrocketed. In just 6 days, over 700 individuals joined in as donors, leading to a current monthly donation total of over $47,000. This amount is nearly 4 times higher than the donation amount Godot was receiving on Patreon.
TLDR: In response to Unity’s pricing changes, Godot saw a significant increase in the number of donors and monthly donations. Switching to the Godot Development Fund yielded double the previous donation amount, and after Unity’s announcement, the number of donors surged, resulting in a current monthly donation total almost 4 times higher than before.