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

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Quick 2D sight area calculation algorithm?

I have a matrix of tiles, on some of that tiles there are objects. I want to calculate which tiles are visible to player, and which are not, and I need to do it quite efficiently (so it would compute ...
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UDK requirements

(Sorry my English is not good) I've made a small game with UDK(Unreal Development Kit)Latest Release(December 2011 UDK Beta) and used frontend for package my game; When I install the game on the ...
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Looking for an Open Source Game Engine with Crowd Simulation

I am looking for a game engine for my school project on computer graphics. There are specific requirements that I do not want to implement by myself, since they are irrelevant for the grade, but ...
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What are the responsibilities of a game engine, and which of these things need to especially be efficient? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should a game engine do? What are the usual responsibilities of a game engine, and which of these things especially need to be efficient (performance-wise)? Can I ...
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Best Game Engine/Framework and Language for 2D actor/sprite intensive game [closed]

I'm new to the game dev world. I have a rather large project in mind (I learn by setting myself challenges :P ) and I'm wondering what the best engine/framework/language is for a 2D game with ...
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Connecting 2D skeletal animation to physics engine

I'd like to use skeletal animations in my 2D game, and since I already use Box2D as the physics engine, I'd like to enable (but not enforce) ragdoll animations as well. I need some help in figuring ...
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What Engine, if any, for a Simulation Environment

I have a simple requirement: I want to put some ships (I have some mesh models) on a body of water, with islands, and play with various collision avoidance and command and control algorithms. So I ...
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Entity components interaction

I have two components I'd like to connect them to each other. 1. PhysicalComponent - containing rigid body(position, rotation, velocity) and is holding body from physics engine. 2. GraphicsComponent - ...
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Why does UDK require .NET 4.0? [closed]

UDK engine requires that end-users install .NET 4.0, but what about Windows XP users? Is there any way to get rid of that requirement, by perhaps disabling certain features?
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Functional reactive programming (FRP) in games. Some doubts and thoughts

These days I'm doing some research on Component based entity systems. I had a first aproximation using a blackboard pattern at Entity level and components sharing this blackboard to do communication. ...
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iphone 3d library with physics

are there any light 3d iphone libraries that must have: Physics ( ragdoll physics ) 3D scene graph Advanced lighting (lightmapping and stuff) Sound engine Ability to import 3D model from blender, 3d ...
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Game engines that publish to android and iOS

I am about to start on a project which, at a minimum needs to go out to android and ios. Are there any game engines other then Unity which can publish to both? I fear that Unity3d might be more ...
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Choosing where to put engine elements

I'm working on a few features of a strategy engine I'm making. I'm trying to figure out the best spots to separate the components as either option will provide the same amount of coupling with the ...
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Good game engine to fork? [closed]

I am a student C++ developer, and while I like game development, I don't like making games. Instead, I like developing the "tech" behind the games, like game engines, tools etc. The reason for this is ...
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how should i develop my android game efficiently?

I have attached a image of a flow chart that i made in paint. The image shows how i want to develop my game. I want a game that runs great with smart coding that is easy to update and ad features ...
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Android pong clone, having trouble getting the paddle to stop at the screen edge

Well, I'm obviously very new to game dev and android. I've got a ball bouncing around (successfully detecting screen edge collision so that the bitmap stays within screen) and a paddle that the user ...
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Why do computer games differ so much in size?

There are alot of PC games out there that have (seemingly) roughly the same graphics (with bump-maps, shaders, etc), sound complexity and play-through time yet one of them needs 4GB space while the ...
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Organizing an entity system with external component managers?

I'm designing a game engine for a top-down multiplayer 2D shooter game, which I want to be reasonably reuseable for other top-down shooter games. At the moment I'm thinking about how something like an ...
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real time mesh deformation with regards to environmental damage

I would like to be able to add this feature to my tech demo. At the moment bullets hit the walls and little pieces fly out of them, as well as decals appearing on the walls. However, now computing ...
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How do engines like Unreal relate to OpenGL or D3D?

Well I'm completely completely new to computer graphics and even more to game development. I am searching info and all that stuff to have the basics quickly. But there's a big question mark in my ...
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Do 2D games have a future? [closed]

I'm currently working on a 2D soft-body physics engine (since none exist right now -_-), but I'm worried that there's no point to spending what will most likely be years on it. Although I love ...
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Which of these two particle generator lifetime management techniques is better?

What would be better: An explosion class which gets created when needed, does it's stuff, then is deleted. (one instance per explosion) An explosion class which persists through the whole game, and ...
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Building an XNA Game Engine: Loading Sprites outside of LoadContent()

I'd like to build an engine in XNA, primarily for a 2D RPG. At first, I began abstracting out some classes and built a Sprite class which wrapped a Vector2 and a Texture2D, and tried loading in ...
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Andengine Traffic game: moving sprites along path on map

I'm developing simple traffic educational game like https://market.android.com/details?id=cz.allianz.krizovatky.android . When the player taps on car sprite, it started to move with other cars. If ...
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Are there any good 2D fighting game engines that can be used to make a commercial product?

I'm looking for a good 2D fighting game engine based on sprites. I really dont care much about which language that it is programmed in. Specifically I'm looking for an engine I can use for a game I ...
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Could I be going crazy with Event Handlers? Am I going the “wrong way” with my design?

I guess I've decided that I really like event handlers. I may be suffering a bit from analysis paralysis, but I'm concerned about making my design unwieldy or running into some other unforeseen ...
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Use mouse to control view like zoom in and out

I would like to ask how would I go about using the mouse to zoom in and out of my current isometric tiled map, not only that but I would like the tiles to be in the center of the view when the ...
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Best Frameworks/libraries/engines for 2D multiplayer C# Webbased RPG [closed]

Title is a mouthful but important because I'm looking to meet a specific criteria and it's complex enough that I need a lot of help in finding what I'm looking for. I really want people's suggestions ...
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Should collision sounds and UI responses be deferred or processed immediately?

When checking for collisions between entities, should you play a collision sound immediately on discovering a collision or queue every collision and process the sounds later? Similarly for user user ...
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(Abstract) Game engine design

I am writing a simple 2D game (for mobile platforms) for the first time. From an abstract point of view, i have the main player controlled by the human, the enemies, elments that will interact with ...
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HTML5 mobile game development vs. native game apps

What is the current state of game engines, frameworks, libraries and conversions related to the HTML5 set of technologies (including CSS3 and JavaScript libraries such as RaphaelJS, Impact, ...
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If I were to start an Android or iPhone app or game, what program should I use? [closed]

I don't really know a lot about programming and the only things I do is using codes with Gamemaker, but I have read that it is too basic and it can't be used with iPhone or Android. Is there anything ...
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Is using a half-edge mesh structure feasible?

Is it feasible to use half-edge mesh in games instead of vertex-face structure? What comes to my mind is that it could be useful in mesh simplification (dynamic level of detail). But I'm worried it ...
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In a 2D tile-based game, how should NPCs and tiles reference each other?

I'm making a tile engine for 2D games (seen from the top). Basically the world is composed of a grid of tiles. Now I want to put for instance NPCs that can move on the map. What do you think is ...
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How can I make message passing between threads in a multithreaded engine less cumbersome?

The C++ engine I'm working on currently is split up into several large threads- Generation (for creating my procedural content), Gameplay (for AI, scripts, simulation), Physics, and Rendering. The ...
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Cross-platform, free (for commercial use) C/C++ 2d game library or rendering engine? [closed]

i need a C/C++ engine that should be really cross platform (or at least windows, android, and iphone). The 2d engine should be written in C or (better) C++, should permit the rendering of animated ...
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What does an engine like frostbite look like in the early early stages?

Just been having great fun playing battlefield and blown away by how it all looks and sounds. I was just wondering what a game engine starts life as? Like, at what point of writing code did it ...
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What platform should I use? [closed]

I will be doing final year project this year, its a group of 6 members project. But in the group, only 1 member is experienced (mid level) in programming (ah yes, thats me). The game should be an ...
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Which free HTML5-based game engine meets these requirements? [closed]

I am experienced with traditional JS and HTML but new to HTML5. I want to develop games in HTML5 so that it can work on all devices and browsers, including IE. Additionally, I require the following ...
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What 3D engine supports real-time editable 3D terrain loaded in from a server?

I'm currently having a problem choosing an engine for a game project I have since a few years. What I'd need is to be able to load a terrain from a remote server (which I can take care of) and display ...
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Searching for the right engine for a simple FPS [closed]

With some holiday time coming up I thought it might be interesting to look to try and make a game that's been in my mind for a while now. I'm a professional programmer so I have experience with most ...
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c++ light 3d graphic and physics engines [closed]

I am working on a 3D simulator and looking now for a good graphic and physics engines. The main comparison params should be the RAM and CPU usage taken by the engines as my simulator should be ...
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Why would I support multiple rendering engines simultaneously?

I've seen some games from the early 2000s that had a launcher where you could select the rendering engine you wanted to use: DirectX or OpenGL. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, but I haven't seen ...
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How can I assign entity IDs in a robust way in a network game?

I'm working on an entity system for a networked game and I'm assigning each entity a unique 32-bit integer id that I can use to serialize references to entities and the entities themselves. Currently ...
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What tool should I use to make this game? [closed]

A little background info: I'm just about to graduate university with a software engineering degree. I have a fair amount of experience with more "serious" programming languages (C++/Java/C#), plenty ...
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Best way to verify client files are same as server

In a client server game architecture, what are the possible ways to verify that the client has not modified things like gfx assets or client side scripts? Obviously no solution is perfect, but I ...
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What should I be considering when designing an Event Manager System?

I have been puttering around with the fundamentals of a Java game engine, and I've reached the point where I'm ready to add in an Event Manager system. I know, in theory, what an Event Manager should ...
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Best open-source 3D game engine for a first person shooting game? [closed]

What is the best opensource 3D game engine suitable for 1st person shooting game? This engine should be script-able with lua.
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Where do I begin if I want to write a C++ 2d game? [closed]

Clarification: I'm not asking for the best place to start. I'm just asking for a place to start. I am a C# web developer and I want to expand my skillset and have some fun while doing it. I know some ...
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Beginning RTS game student project

I have experience with XNA and Unity3D. I have also built my own engine with Tao and C#. I am in last year of college and I want to make a small RTS game demo, nothing fancy I won't bother much with ...