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

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I want to sell my game ideas [on hold]

I have multiple ideas for video games that will alter today's thinking, and i want to sell my ideas. Or in better approach i would like to partner up with a company and make my vision a reality. How ...
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Stack, list or array for screen/state management. (XNA/MonoGame) [on hold]

I am wondering the best approach to manage game state in monogame. My first thought is have a screen class and keep them in a collection with either isFocused properties or use like a stack and the ...
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How do I get more information on gamification? [on hold]

I am new on Android development. I am working on an educational game project. I can use any information on gamification tools, concepts etc. Thnx in advance
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Unresolved external symbol when compiling the Main.cpp [Game Engine] [on hold]

I am trying to code a game engine. It was working fine until I changed few things to make it easy to debug in VC++. But unfortunately I am getting this error when compiling: LNK2019 unresolved ...
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How to create video game music [closed]

I am a solo indie game dev,I kinda know gamemaker studio,I have fl studio 12. I really want to know how do I make my OWN video game music,I did a megalovania remix from undertale,Its not the full song ...
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What technique would I use to animate a 2D curling tentacle?

I have played around in Cocos2D-X and I think I understand the limitations of sprite-based animation fairly well. I want to have a game with some characters curling and extending a tentacle which ...
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Do I really need to create a custom game engine If I am going to start my own game company? [closed]

I need to know if I really need to create a custom game engine to start a game company(Like Steam) or can I just use easy programs such as GameMaker Studio?
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Mobile dev, choice of framework/engine [closed]

Ok, I have done some work commercially for my company in the mobile area, plain old and boring business apps using XCode and Android Studio seperately and one using Xamarin. Now for myself I want to ...
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How to develop a game? [closed]

Hello im a young programmer i dont know much about programming and didnt learn nothing about game developing but is something i would like to do in the future. What i learned in school was C#, html, ...
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What advantage do OpenGL, SFML and SDL have over software rendering?

I started watching the Handmade Hero stream, where Casey Muratori creates a game engine without using frameworks or such. Yesterday I got to the part where he showed how an image is drawn onto the ...
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Array Texture 2D with different sizes for the textures?

I'm making a 2D game engine, and I need a way to batch all textures into one so I only make one glBindTexture call throughout a scene. I am trying to use 2D texture arrays, but they only support ...
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Advice on Story Text-Based Game [closed]

I am currently in preparation on making a game. This game will be looks like Lifeline by 3 Minute Games, which is a story text-based game. My game will have the same concept with it. Where there will ...
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Do I need to use a game engine to make a simple game function on other platforms? [closed]

I'm a complete beginner really enjoying learning how to code (currently in Python) and my first games will be very simple, mostly text based, but I'd like them to run on friends' phones and computers ...
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For custom game engines, what should I do if my core data is malformed or missing?

I'm writing a custom engine for a game. I started this game well before I understood why I should use middleware instead, and it's too far along to rewrite. The vast majority of my data comes from ...
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Is window creation decoupled from game engine?

I'm new to game development, and I was wondering about a architecture question. The window creation code in C++ is given by doing the following: Fill out a WNDCLASS struct Register the window class ...
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How do I reference one gameObject with script attached to other?

this is all in Unity 3D with C#. Thing is, I have attached a script to my player that should Destroy TreeGroup (as in forest) whenever I press 'Q' and Instantiate them when I press 'E'. Here is the ...
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2.5D overlapping

I started making a game, wich has a 3d engine under it, but achieves a 2d look by using ortographic camera and billbiards. Similar to how Don't starve, Realm of the mad god and (I think) the new ...
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How to calculate specular contribution in PBR?

I'm trying to implement PBR in our project (we started a small game engine for academic and learning purposes) and I cannot understand what is the right way to calculate specular and diffuse ...
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OpenGL texture not loading onto the model

I am still learning and I'd like to apologize if I don't explain something clear enough or anything like that. please forgive me :) So I am experimenting with 3D graphics for my university ...
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Single player game into Multiplayer game(Not online) [closed]

How difficult is it to do this?(Like, do you need to so skilled that you aswell might have created the game yourself) Do you need to change a lot of the code? For example, if I have a single player ...
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How should my engine Identify objects

I'm making a fairly basic openGL 3D engine, at the moment, when you load an object, you would write manager->LoadObjFile("cube.obj"); manager->AddParent("uvmap.bmp", "cube.obj", "cube", ...
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Change the player 3d model in runtime

Suppose I am playing a zombie game, and a zombie bites me on my arm. So, to stay alive, I have to cut off my arm, right? Or maybe you are playing a FPS and an enemy player shoots you at your hand. ...
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How to change text on collision in Unreal Engine

I've just started using Unreal Engine, and I was trying to do a super simple game where there is a character that has text above his head that says 'Bag 'o' fries'. My plan was to have it so if ...
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Designing ability interaction system

I am making a turn based game where player chooses a team of heroes with specific abilities for each of them. (ex. stun one enemy, deal 20 damage to all enemies, heal 10 HP to one ally,...) The design ...
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What is the exact difference between the game and game engine? [duplicate]

I thought game engine are something like Unity or Unreal. They have a editor with scene editor, some Physics library, some scripting editor and tools to improve the workflow of developer. Furthermore, ...
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How do game engines like Unity and Game Maker exports to other platforms?

From what I understand, if you want to export a Unity/GameMaker game from the editor, the game needs to be compiled to create an executable. But I thought to produce a Windows executable you needed to ...
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Shall we create our game engine in this case? [closed]

Although my friend and I are not interested in game development, we like creating tools. We would really like to give life to our own game engine, however, we don't want to put effort into something ...
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Android based game for motion detection and server-side counterpart [closed]

I am starting to work on a small game for trial purposes. There is information I am missing and I thought I would get some good suggestions. The game : A simple prototype to test how we can control ...
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Render terrains depending of the player position (Chunks)

Well, I have an array with all the terrains. How do I render them? I just add them to a List of terrains that are sent to the Renderer. There, every terrain of the list is rendered. The problem is ...
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Why would somebody want to turn off v-sync? [duplicate]

From this recent article about technical limitations of UWP, I've found inability to turn off v-sync listed as a negative point. I understand lowering graphics settings like texture quality, various ...
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Is there a reason to add options to not use advanced game technologies in a game engine/library?

I have been developing a game engine, and have been discovering and reading up on game technologies such as anisotropic filtering, ambient occlusion, anti-aliasing, etc. Usually in games, you can ...
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Managing game states (states flow, controlling the state machine…)

I am currently struggling really bad to make the game states management. Before we dig into the problem, I must point out that I do know about state machines, I do have both implemented (states and ...
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What is the advantage of pixel coordinates for a 2d game?

From the Godot feature list: Work in pixels as your units, but scale to any screen size and ratio. And reading the documentation they also use pixel coordinates to update the position of objects ...
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Libgdx Fine Tune Megaman Movement

With help from my last question, I was able to fix the issue of having a stuttering effect if you keep hitting jump, while jumping. I believe I have managed to match moving on the X axis and the ...
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What language do you program in Lumberyard?

I've looked through the FAQ on amazons site and all they mention is C++/Lua for the web service stuff. Can i assume it's C++ for the game content itself or something else (the visual script editor ...
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AntTweakBar doesn't register SFML mouse events

I'm trying to add GUI for easier level editing in our game engine. We're using SFML for all the basic stuff (window management, input events etc). I've chosen AntTweakBar because it is a well known ...
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What is the best way to represent a large field of objects while using minimal resources?

I have recently started to plan a project in Unity that will be for android. I have a database that consists of over 150,000 stars (may trim this down if I/O cripples the overhead). The game will ...
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How to handle GameObjects that have been destroyed but are still held by others?

I'm developing my own game engine in C++ as a learning exercise. I have employed a fairly standard method of handling destroyed GameObjects: Mark them as destroyed Have the scene delete destroyed ...
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Coordinate system for a strategy game

I am working on a personal project of developing a simple 3D strategy game. I am working on my own game engine (let's assume that I have to have my own) and I have one theoretical question. How to ...
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How do mobile games create simple UI components?

How are simple UI inputs typically handled in 2D mobile games? For example, text input boxes and keyboards. It seems that many game engines do always have simple UI components. There are obvious ...
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Decoupling input from game states / entity behavior

I'm looking for a way or general best practice advices for decoupling the architecture of my game, in the example below the input from the current game state workflow / entity behavior. While I'm all ...
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Unity3D 5 Personal? [duplicate]

I want to make a game in Unity3D and I am planning to launch it to Android using the free license. However, if the game becomes a huge success and earns more than $100k, does (a) unity take the money ...
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Quaternion Types in Game Engine

I've recently been coding a quaternion class for my game engine and have run into a problem. Firstly, should I be using unit quaternions for my engine? Secondly, should I have the functions ...
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Should I implement Entity Component System in all my projects?

I'm not here to ask for any specific code implementation, I'm here just to make my ideas clearer. But let me explain the situation: I have already developed some little and amatorial game projects ...
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How to detect collision only in non-transparent texture?

I am developing a game using libgdx. I am trying to detect the collision between bee and tube. I am using the following code to detect the collision. if(player.getBounds().overlaps(boundsBot)){ } ...
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Complex system-component dependencies in entity-component system?

I am trying to design a typical (data-oriented) ECS engine. The issue I am struggling with is that my rendering system have to rely on two different sets of entities to actually do rendering. My ...
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Alternative to entity system in a game engine? [closed]

I have been developing a game engine. I was wondering what I should use for a component system. I've read up on entity component systems, but what other alternatives are there? The idea of searching ...
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Why is the alpha value of a Sprite in LibGdx 0.99607843 and not 1?

I'm developing a game in LibGDX and one of my problems is related to the alpha value of a Sprite object. If I create a new Sprite sprite object then sprite.getColor().a is equal to 0.99607843 and not ...
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How are pocket dimensions created in multiplayer games? (programming aspect) [closed]

How do multiplayer games deal with multiple instances/dungeons/regions? I'm familiar with server clustering which is what larger games use such as Eve and World of Warcraft. How do games such as ...
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Organizing Setup(), Update() and Draw() function in a game engine

I'm creating my first game engine and I want help with organizing the Setup(), Update() and Draw() functions in the correct way. Here is how my main() function looks like /* BEGIN main() Function */ ...