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

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How do I let a game support different rule sets?

I'm making a MUD game engine that supports D&D , Pathfinder and other tabletop-RPG rule sets. I am starting to build out how characters interact with the world (e.g. dialog, battle, searching for ...
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What GameEngine to choose [closed]

I concider myself an amateur, but I have quite some experince in Unity3D. Over the course of the next three years - before I can quit my job and go to colledge - I want to make ONE game. Now the ...
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reduce/eliminate sql queries using server game engine/ram [closed]

I am playing around with php on server and html/js client for a game/experiment. Right now, real time data is being updated and queried from mysql but in the very near future I want to expand from a ...
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Collision detection algorithms with images (2-Dimensions)

Lately, I have been researching different Collision methods, how to deal with multiple collisions and different types of bounding shapes, circles, rectangles, polygons and ellipsoids. Some common ...
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3D engine for technical application [closed]

I am looking for a 3D engine for a very technical application. I want to visualize orbits around bodies of the solar system, and thus need some way to easily display 3D Models and draw lines in 3D ...
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RPG game engine HTML5/javscript [closed]

I am planning to build a 2D RPG game (Zelda style). I am looking for a game engine that has the following features: Map editor to create maps (preferably orthographic grid), with solid objects, ...
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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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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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Structure gameobjects and call events

I'm working on a 2D tile based game in which the player interacts with other game objects (chests, AI, Doors, Houses etc...). The entire map will be stored in a file which I can read. When loading the ...
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Maintaining relative location of objects across different screen resolutions

I'm developing a very simple interactive HTML5 game, in which I need to show a room having multiple objects like cupboard, table, fan etc. How can I bind all of the objects together, so that they ...
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iOS OpenGLES - Multithread Game loop - Render and Update

I am trying to implementing multi-threaded game loop in iOS. (Actaully, two thread - Render and Update) This is my structure. Update Loop Has logic and at the end of loop, save update state. ...
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Gluing libraries together into a 3D engine [closed]

As I read about people wanting to write their own 3d engine from scratch and people recommending using existing engines, it occurred to me that a middle-ground exists between developing your own ...
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Free Game Engine with Inverse Kinematics Support [closed]

Is there any free 3d game engine that supports inverse kinematics at runtime? Also that is cross-platform (supports Android).
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What's the best engine for a procedural game that doesn't compromise on graphics? [closed]

We have a very interesting idea for a new game mechanic that would allow us to make our game procedural and entertaining. To bring this game to life, we need the ability to generate the game world on ...
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Recommendations for / issues with implementation of composite sprite system for beat 'em up game [closed]

I am currently working on a 2D Double Dragon style beat 'em up game project. We are working with DirectX 9 and are looking at implementing a composite sprite system for all our characters as explained ...
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How to provide a fully programmable pipeline for rendering?

I am writing a game engine and I want people who use it allow to define the rendering pipeline. Just they can define the scene geometry, characters, items, light sources, and so on. So the term ...
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How to store different abilities in player class?

So, I have a player class with basic actions. During the gameplay he unlocks new abilities. I don't know how to store new actions within the player class. To be precise - I know how, but my method ...
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What part of my engine should load images and fonts? [duplicate]

Right now, I have an AssetLoader interface, which has one implementation per platform. There can only be one instance of it, because it has some state (e.g. the path to the APK on Android). It has ...
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Scene or Activity Animation [closed]

My game require an animation when one activity finishes and next started because I have develop game with multiple activity not as multiple scene per game. I have to show animation at the time of ...
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Saving/loading code structure [closed]

I have a tree of game entities composed of components. I want to save/load everything to xml file, where my saving/loading code must be located: Scene class containing root node and functions ...
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BSPs, Octrees and modern graphics hardware [closed]

I have read a lot of literature on BSPs, Octrees and like. Problem is that it is all old literature from software rendering time. Nobody describes how it is implemented today. So here is my idea how ...
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How would a sprite spawn more sprites under themself every second?

I am making a snake game and am having trouble to make the snake go longer, at the moment when I run the program, I just have the snake head eating apples. But I want the snake head(30x30) to spawn ...
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player cannot see up and down in the dialog mode in VBS2 VTK

I'm developing scenario in vbs2 vtk. In my scenario I need to use dialog mode for satisfying some requirements. I've successfully created dialog and I need movement in the dialog so that is also done. ...
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Port flash game to native android [closed]

Alright here is the problem: the creators of a quite popular flash-based game have asked me to port their game to Android. They are not interested in any other platforms so we don't need to be ...
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Issues with Spherical Coords and gluLookAt [closed]

I am currently developing a game set in a planet(A sphere), in which my camera mostly works though some issues arise from this method: ...
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Which game engine is more worthwhile for mobile game development [closed]

I have been thinking of starting to learn mobile game development. I recently learned that there are three popular game engines available for android: AndEngine cocos2d-android libGdx you guys ...
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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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As an aspiring game developer, which game engine should I learn? [closed]

I am currently a full-time student and part-time game developer. I have released six 2D games into Android and WP7 markets. I have also dabbled in 3d development with C++ and DirectX. I am decent at ...
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game engine done, ideas missing [closed]

I read at many places how people have this GREAT ideas but are not able to program themselves. I have quite the opposite problem. I have developed game engine, level editor, embedded Lua scripting ...
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Price of SimCity 5's Glassbox Engine

SimCity 5 will be powered by the Glassbox-Engine. If we want to use the engine for building own simulations, what will be the price for a license?
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For learning purposes only, is creating a game engine or using one such as Unity3D or UDK better?

Alright, let me start off by saying this: I've seen multiple threads comparing creating custom game engines to already created game engines such as Unity3D or UDK, but none of the threads I've found ...
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Using an engine to create content with PHP - but how should it happen?

I need to create an engine that will allow me to add content to a website. The website is a browser-based game. This is a verbose engine that should be able to handle many different aspects of the ...
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How can I create a web player for a game engine?

This web player is for UDK and works very well without a browser plugin. I'm wondering how it's built. How can I build my own? My game engine is written in C++ language.
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Scripting a game engine

I'm kinda new to scripting and combining languages with each other so i have a question about something that confuses me about it. If you want to script a game engine, do you embed the script in the ...
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Why are there fewer glitches in current day games? [closed]

I remember that almost every single game in the early 2000s had at least a few amusing glitches, mostly related to animations, that often produced funny situations. I also remember that game magazines ...
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Cross Game Engine Compatibility - Multiple Game Engines for one Game

I am new to Game Development, infact getting started with it, so reading as much as I can. I came across game engines. Now atleast I have an idea of what a game engine is, and what it does. In order ...
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What java library/framework for a game with baldurs gate like grapics? [closed]

I really would like to create my own small rpg. It could probably look as simple like baldurs gate. So without fancy 3D stuff. As language I want to use java (or scala, I thinking about it - the good ...
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Performace benchmark between a C++ and a C# renderer engine? [closed]

I want to create a performant 3d renderer for a tech demo at the university workshop. The engine will basically render a forested backdrop, in a small octrant. I am thinking of writing the engine in ...
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Making an RPG - Is RPG Maker VX ok or a bad idea?

Two friends and I are planning to make a FFIV-VI style RPG (generally speaking, we have some unique ideas for mechanics, setting, etc.), but none of us are programmers (two of us are otherwise very ...
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Help me choose an engine [closed]

So far i've been trying to make a RTS in pygame but, i feel like 2d is not enough and pygame has me do a lot of stuff that i would not like doing. What i would like doing is working on the AI gameplay ...
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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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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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How can a game engines renderer be compatible with a 3d modeling software such a Maya

So you create some model in say Maya, you apply all kinds of effect to the model and then export the file. So then the game engine has to load the file and render it, so surely the game engines needs ...
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Is there any online programmer's community, focusing on core game development? [closed]

I am looking for a stricktly/mostly programming oriented game community, focusing on core graphics, middleware, and research. Any suggestions? Edit: I am specifically looking for ...
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Will C++ remain viable for game engines in somewhat distant future? [closed]

C++11 has opened ways, which were only dreamt by the C++ programmers. It has been three years since I have been learning C++, and I am going well. Now I want to get into video games. Every core of ...
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Is it possible to run other doom3 engine based games using the open sourced version of the engine?

Other than the doom3 mods, is it possible for example to run Quake 4 or Prey using the game data? Let's say that I purchase Quake 4 or Prey (or any other idTech 4 game) can I just point to the game ...
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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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Efficiency concerning thread granularity

Lately, I've been thinking of ways to use multithreading to improve the speed of different parts of a game engine. What confuses me is the appropriate granularity of threads, especially when dealing ...
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Actor and Sprite, who should own these properties?

I'm writing sort of a 2D game engine for making the process of creating games easier. It has two classes, Actor and Sprite. Actor is used for interactive elements (the player, enemies, bullets, a ...
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What data structure should I use for a 3D platformer game?

I am developing a platformer game with XNA framework like Metroid but in 3D. Now I have to draw models and I have the question of the title. I read many post and I know that the main data structures ...