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Code generator for Godot Engine

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Version: 1.0-alpha

An advanced, configurable code generator which aims to automate some aspects of Godot Engine development, namely:

  • <input type="checkbox" checked="" disabled="" /> creating C++ modules;
  • <input type="checkbox" disabled="" /> creating GDNative plugins.

Currently only C++ module generation is supported, so most of the functionallity is revolving around modules.


  • Python 3.6+
  • Git (optional)


  • Godot Engine 3.0+ (C++ modules generation)


pip install git+




For most use cases, you can use a simple wizard. Here's an example output:

$ ~/src/godot/modules> gdgen

Module name: My awesome module
Internal module name (snake_case): my_module
Author name (default - You): Me
Engine version (default - latest): 3.1
C++ version (default - c++11): c++20
Number of classes to generate (default - 0): 1
(0) Class name: NewNode
(0) Class inherits: Node
(0) Class path (default - ):
Documentation path (default - docs): doc_classes
Icons path (default - editor/icons): icons
Thirdparty path (default - thirdparty):
Initialize README? (default - True):
License (default - MIT):
Version control system (default - git):
Will be included inside project? (default - False): True
Initialized empty Git repository in ~/src/godot/modules/my_module/.git/

You can also create your own configuration file:

gdgen -c tests/configs/sample.json -o ~/src/godot/modules/

Use default config file, but fill the required fields manually:

gdgen -n MyModule -s my_module


Name Description
name (Required) Descriptive name of the module.
internal_name (Required) The name used by the engine for the module to compile. This name is used by default for any unnamed classes to be generated later (see below).
author The name that will be used to place inside license text. If not set explicitly, the generator is going to attempt to retrieve one with the help of supported version control provider. In case of git, it will use git config value.
engine_version The engine target version used to generate compatible module.
cpp_version The C++ version to compile module-specific source files.
classes An optional array to generate Godot classes. Available fields: name - the class name; inherits - one of the base (Godot) core classes; path - relative base directory to generate classes in.
docs_path If set, configures the module to use module-specific documentation for classes.
icons_path If set, configures the module to use module-specific editor icons for classes.
thirdparty_path If set, configures the module to apply common operations on third-party code (disabling warnings etc).
readme If true, initializes a barebones README file with module installation instructions.
license If set, creates LICENSE file with current year and author substituted from available license templates.
version_control If set, attempts to initialize the module with version control provider of choice.
to_be_included_inside_project If true, creates .gdignore file so that the module can be included inside regular Godot project (for instance, prevents *.obj build files to be wrongly recognized and imported as 3D models).

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