Whether you’re done with your Godot project or you’re in the middle of development, sometimes you wanna share your project with the world. In this guide, we’re gonna run through the steps to get you up and running with ballparq!
For the purposes of showing a working example, I’m using one of the demo
projects from the
godot-demo-projects repo on Github. For this article,
I chose the
Right now, we’re still working on our service to get it up and running, and require a lot more work from the community to get that done. So in order to get started with ballparq, head to the homepage and signup for the beta!
It’s important to understand that there are a limited amount of spots available for the beta, so be patient, you’ll get an invitation sooner or later!
A support email address is also available through your account dashboard.
Some notable things are:
Since the plugin is still in beta, we’re not releasing to the Godot Assetlib just yet, althought it’s on the roadmap!
For now, you can download it
here and extract it in your
res://addons folder in your project.
I also want to let you know that we have a Discord where you can come with any questions or look for help when you get stuck. You can also request features or show off your work on ballparq!
If you signed up for the beta and you got an email to make an account, follow the steps in the email. Afterwards, head over to the login page to get started. After you’ve logged in, you’ll be presented with a dashboard.
Next you simply copy paste the secret code from your account to your Godot project. This will help ballparq figure out who you are when you’re uploading your game. It’s important that you don’t share this secret with anyone.
Project > Export... and make a new export for HTML5. Rename the export
Now it’s time for the magic moment. Simply click the ballparq button
located at the topright of your Godot editor and wait for the message to
show that your game has been “pitched” to our servers. Then simply type in
play.ballparq.games/<your username>/ into your browser URL bar and start
Which in my case would be play.ballparq.games/some-user/
Note the trailing
/ at the end, otherwise it doesn’t work. (We’re
fixing this btw)
Note 2: You might see a new instance of Godot being launched, don’t be alarmed, This is part of the plugin.
Let your friends and colleagues know about ballparq by following us on Twitter and Mastodon. Also, feel free to share your project on social media by sharing the link to your creation with your friends using the hashtags #godot and #ballparq!
Thanks for reading and I hope you get to make great games with Godot and ballparq!