Game engines are a collection of libraries and tools that provide a framework to create games.

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Programming Honours Project [on hold]

I am a student studying Computer Games Technology, which aims to teach C++ with comp sci topics and apply them to developing game engines. I am entering my fourth and final year and have to pick a ...
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Is it possible to create a complex browser game and how [on hold]

I've recently had an idea for an story driven 2D game. I don't exactly know what format it will be in (point and click, top-down rpgish, left-to-right etc.) but I know that it will need to have ...
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Is it possible to make such product as “Age of Zombies” using cocos2d? [on hold]

Is it possible to make such easy rpg product like "Age of Zombies" using cocos2d? I see some tutorials (http://www.raywenderlich.com/39113/cocos2d-x-tile-map-tutorial-part-1) but I guess, that it will ...
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Handling game-state updates in an MMO while the player is logged out

I have a plan to build MMO strategy game like Goodgame Empire or Travian for windows phone. I want program it in C# Monogame (because I have some good experiance with it). But I still can't figure ...
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Any books/papers on Game Editor Design [on hold]

I am looking for materials on Game Editor Design. Books,papers or articles,anything about in-deep analysis of a game engine editor would be alright. I have already read the Game Engine Architecture ...
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Game Engine that supports old PCs? [closed]

There are times that developers forgot about not-so-old machines between 2005-2008. I found it very annoying. Because I planned making a role-playing game, with PS2 feel I wanted to create world in ...
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Choosing 2d multiplatform game engine for mobile devices [closed]

For some time I have few simple game ideas (pretty basic 2d games) and I would like to realize them. My target platform is mobile devices - android and iOS. My programming background is mostly web ...
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Looking for a massively light 3D rendering solution for Prizm [closed]

I would like to dabble in programming 3D games for a nifty device called the Casio Prizm. however, I don't neccesarily want to "reinvent the wheel", so to speak, and would like to try and use an ...
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Accessing the command line from in-game?

Is there a way to interact with the command line (Linux/Windows) from in-game using a game engine such as Unity or Unreal? I would like to have the user be able to jump on a console or even just ...
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Recommended approach for event system in Java

What are the recommended approaches for an event system of a turn-based RPG's battle engine? The system I'm currently working on has a runEvent method that sorts the actions queue based on their ...
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How do I convert a Source engine NPC model to a player model?

The Source engine's NPC and player models differ: An NPC model applied to the player has no animations. It cannot walk and holds its arms out to the side by about a foot. The weapon is held in the ...
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how to disable touch in Quintus?

hi i'm new in web games development and trying to build card game using the Quintus game engine i have object called card i can touch and drag it in the screen but i want just to touch and drag it one ...
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Fast determination of whether objects are onscreen in 2D

So currently, I have this in each object's renderer's update method: float a = transform.position.x * Main.scale; float b = transform.position.y * Main.scale; float c = ...
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How are entity systems cache-efficient?

Lately I've been doing a lot of reading on entity systems to implement in my game engine (C++/OpenGL). The two key benefits that I constantly hear lauded about entity systems are 1) the easy ...
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Do total conversion mods require absolutely no programming or scripting skills? [closed]

I tried to look up total conversion and other mods as examples (Counter-Strike, Defense of the Ancients, Gunman Chronicles, Dear Esther, Natural Selection) but it is a bit difficult to find out if ...
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How to run C++ functions from other files [duplicate]

I want to set up my game engine I'm making to essentially load C++ code from another file, and to load initialization variables from those files also. I was thinking a system that has files that store ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 state management best practices [closed]

I use a game engine with dynamic sprite batching for 2D games on mobile platforms (MOAI SDK). It already handles redundant state changes pretty well - with the use of texture atlases it only flushes ...
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GLSL Processed Image to OpenGL

I've tried wording and rewording this question in various forms of search and can't seem to find an answer to it. If I'm wording it wrong and/or just not finding the right information, feel free to ...
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Gamemaker vs Unity2d - Speed of Development [closed]

I know coding, so programming is not a problem Money is not a problem at all, I can get both GameMaker Master Collection and Unity Pro I want to make a 2d game. So which one is better for speed of ...
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UI rich Strategy/RPG UI - 2D Game Engine or UI Toolkit? [closed]

I'm on the fence regarding the graphics engine of my current game and hope for some advice. This is an UI heavy strategy/rpg. Although the game is played on a (simple) 2D map, it is largely turn ...
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How to run physics simulation in the background for possible future outcomes?

I'm designing a physics-heavy game in 3d. The core mechanic of this game is that the user gets to choose his actions based on probable future outcomes. For example - the player has a choice whether ...
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GPL Game Engine - What needs to be released under GPL?

I'm hoping I can clarify this issue. Note, a similar question has been asked here, but it doesn't really give a specific enough answer that I can comprehend at this point! :- How does one escape the ...
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Proper way for Player object to communicate with Map object?

I'm writing my first game (in javascript / node over websockets) and am running into a bit of chicken and egg problem, and am afraid how I'm doing it right now won't scale once the game gets more ...
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What is the optimal way to handle matrix internal data storage for interop with native graphics apis?

I'm writing a managed (c#) game engine and have stumbled on a bit of a crossroads in design/implementation regarding matrix types. Matrix types need to be optimized for marshaling to native graphics ...
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What types of matrices are needed for game and graphics programming?

I am writing a 3D math library for general game development and want to know what type of Matrix classes I should include. Is just a 4x4 matrix enough, or must I provide 3x4 and dedicated rotational ...
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Fire Delay Timers

I currently have a turret that can fire projectiles. I can control the delay between shots (fireDelay), and I can control the time needed to reload the magazine of the gun(reloadDelay). I do the ...
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Moving multiple hingejoints based on joystick input

I'm controlling a 2D side-viewed (facing right) stickman with a joystick. The movements are fairly intuitive: Joystick down -> Stickman crouches down Joystick up -> Stickman stretches out ...
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The sprite will not move in libGDX

When I ran the android application, The sprite image will not move when I press the input keys. I followed a tutorial based on input keys and wish to know what's wrong. Can anyone see what's wrong? ...
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What is missing from SDL for it to gain more widespread adoption? [closed]

As I understand, SDL offers abstractions that let you make windows, handle input and audio much easier than doing so directly with the low level APIs provided by several operating systems. However, ...
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How can I run on multiple platforms using a custom engine?

Game engines like Unity and Unreal can run on mutiple platforms. I am wondering how they do this. I have been using C++ and OpenGL for a while, and what I am looking for is resources to integrate ...
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Currently developing a game with Android SDK, should I switch to a game engine in future projects? [closed]

I am an android developer, and I've made several apps on the Google Play Store. I'm currently working on my first game, which is just a simple RPG for android, that I'm coding in java with the android ...
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Does allocating and freeing a huge chunk of memory at startup “clean up memory”?

The book Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition, chapter 5 (Game Initialization and Shutdown), section Checking Memory contains this interesting code sample: bool CheckMemory(const DWORDLONG ...
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Why is my application getting more CPU usage while it's halting the operation [closed]

I have a question about the way OS gives CPU time to the applications. Usually when I render my scene with a single object in it I get ~8% CPU usage, but when I stop the framework for further process ...
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Prewarming in particle engines

How is prewarming in particle engines made? I have a particle engine and need to support this, which is a feature I have already seen in Unity. Is it done at compilation, like informations stored ...
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How can I speed up cocos2d game engine?

I am developing a tower-defense game and I want to permit user to change game engine speed ,for example rotation speed of towers,rockets speed ,enemies moving speed ,counters and etc proportionally. ...
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How to subscribe to an event fired from any Instance/Object of type X

I'm currently working on a small game-engine and i'm kinda stuck on finding the right pattern to subscribe to an event fired from any instance of type X.To understand what i'm trying to achieve, here ...
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How can I support objects larger than a single tile in a 2D tile engine?

I´m currently working on a 2D Engine containing an isometric tile map. It´s running quite well but I'm not sure if I´ve chosen the best approach for that kind of engine. To give you an idea what I´m ...
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Is Unity a well suited engine for games with procedually generated environments? [closed]

I've been looking for a suitable game engine for a new project, which will rely heavily on procedurally generated 3d environments. I've been looking into Unity, but it's not clear to me at this stage ...
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AndEngine - Performance problems with many entities

I'm developing a rolling scene based game I'm loading all the entities from a XML file and create them in the Loading Scene recently I increase the game width , and by doing so , in the whole level I ...
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Data oriented design vs visibility

I'm almost sold on the concept of a data oriented engine -- however, one thing still eludes me. If we pack the data from a large level into huge arrays and go over them, any visibility system that we ...
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Without using a pre-built physics engine, how can I implement 3-D collision detection from scratch? [closed]

I want to tackle some basic 3-D collision detection and was wondering how engines handle this and give you a pretty interface and make it so easy ... I want to do it all myself, however. 2-D ...
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Turning on collision crashes game

I am getting a null pointer excecption to both my sprite and level. I am working on my mob class, and when I try to move him and the move function is called, the game crashes after checking collision ...
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C++ property system interface for game editors (reflection system)

I have designed an reusable game engine for an project, and their functionality is like this: Is a completely scripted game engine instead of the usual scripting languages as Lua or Python, this uses ...
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XNA - Finding boundaries in isometric tilemap

I have an issue with my 2D isometric engine. I'm using my own 2D camera class which works with matrices and need to find the tilemaps boundaries so the user always sees the map. Currently my map size ...
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Maintaining State in Mud Engine

I am currently working on a Mud Engine and have started implementing my state engine. One of the things that has me troubled is maintaining different states at once. For instance, lets say that the ...
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Separate parts of a game engine [closed]

I'm pretty new in developing videogames. By now I only used SDL with C/C++ to create games. I'm currently learning OpenGL and I realized that to be fluid and easy to maintain the code must be ...
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Zooming in isometric engine using XNA

I´m currently working on an isometric game engine and right now I´m looking for help concerning my zoom function. On my tilemap there are several objects, some of them are selectable. When a house ...
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What's the difference between an “SDK” and an “engine?”

In delving into Game Programming, I have encountered both SDKs and Game Engines. Please define these, and give their relationships and differences to each other.
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Is a game engine actually needed to make games? [duplicate]

I see Game engines like Ogre are just software wrappers or software systems to enable easier access to certain features provided by other programmers that are relevant to game development. However, ...
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How should I traverse entities and components for their per-frame updates?

I am implementing a simple entity/component-based engine in C++ and am unsure about the best way to store references to entities/components and what the best way to traverse them each game step would ...