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

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Some app are very primitive bitmap types of graphics, but some are so realistic, such as Cut The Rope — how does it do it?

Cut the Rope is so smooth and real life like, while some apps are very "bitmap" like. How does Cut the Rope do such realistic animation?
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What libraries/engines should I use? [closed]

I have some pretty decent general programming skills and elementary C/C++ skills. I am a complete noob in game/graphics programming and I would like to start. I want to gradually learn, starting off ...
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Clarification on the “game engine” notion needed

When I recently entered the field of game development, I actually assumed that “game engine” meant something with which you can make your game story script run in an environment where non-player ...
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Does PushButton Game Engine have the notion of a Camera?

I am playing around a bit with the PushButton Engine for game development in Flash and have come across a need for a Camera like the Camera that follows Mario in Mario Games. Flashpunk has a nice ...
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Graphical quality of open source vs. commercial games

I'm new in Game development. I have researched many open source games. But I have not met any open source game which has high quality graphics, comparable to these found in commercial games. What is ...
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What's the difference between a Library and an Engine

I am working on a library to help 2D-Game development with Scala. So far it is a collection of helpful classes, file loading, collision detection, images, sprites... So when does it stop being a ...
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Network Abstraction for a Java Game Messaging System

I'm currently working on an online java game. Currently building the messaging system between the client/server and I came across a big if. I am not experienced as a game programmer, only worked with ...
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What's a site for game sounds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find free sounds for my game? I'm looking for a website which contains sounds for use in a game. I have found several websites with WAV/MP3 sound snippets ...
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MMOs based on .Net? [closed]

Are there any real MMOs where the server engine is based on .Net?
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Ideas for extending tic-tac-toe game? [closed]

I'm building a 3D tic-tac-toe game and this is what I've implemented so far: 3D renderer with texture mapping Playing against the computer Playing online (multiplayer) Now I'm a little lost what I ...
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What's a good 2D game engine or framework to work on right now? [closed]

Basically, I'm looking for a good, 2D game engine to build a platformer/contra-like shooter on to bolster (and when I say bolster, I really mean start) my portfolio. I use the words "right now" in ...
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Good, free isometric game engine? [closed]

Any recommendations for a good isometric game engine that is also free? Should be possible to develop entirely using freely available tools (meaning: no Flash, and no I don't want to learn haXe...) ...
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irrlicht for android

I was just wondering after noticing that moblox was.built with irrlicht if there is an android port of it? Or did the dev make his own port from scratch? From my research I noticed a port project ...
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Question about separating game core engine from game graphics engine

Suppose I have a SquareObject class, which implements IDrawable, an interface which contains the method void Draw(). I want to separate drawing logic itself from the game core engine. My main idea ...
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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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What's a good Game development platform for a platformer game with these characteristics? [closed]

Yes, I know, the best way to make an indie game is to learn to code. I've got some scripting experience, but I want to do worldbuilding with already-existing tools (and communities surrounding those ...
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How do I place a progress bar in andEngine?

I am developing game using andEngine. I need to place a progress bar in my game to denote time remaining in the game. Is there a built-in method for doing this in andEngine? My searches only turned up ...
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Are high powered 3D game engines better at 2D games than engines made for 2D

I'm a software engineer that's new to game programming so forgive me if this is a dumb question as I don't know that much about game engines. If I was building a 2D game am I better off going with an ...
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What is the best online game framework for Python? [closed]

I want create online game with Python. Is there any framework or library to make it easier? I would like it if the framework provided things like character attributes, such as health.
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Designing a flexible tile-based engine

I'm trying to create a flexible tile-based game engine to make all sorts of non-realtime puzzle games, just as Bejeweled, Civilization, Sokoban, and so on. The first approach I had was to have a 2D ...
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Where to start with game development? [closed]

I asked this earlier in this thread at stackoverflow.com. One of the early comments redirected me here to gamedev.stackexchange.com, so I'm reposting here. Searching for related questions I found a ...
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Where can I advertise my engine/library/framework to attract users?

[Hypothetically] I have just finished my game engine/library/framework. Now, I want to share it with people who may find it useful in their projects. Where can I advertise it to gain users? EDIT: By ...
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Leveraging Code Across Platforms in Ever Bigger Games

Summary: The same way that I continually build complex engines and libraries within a single platform and technology to allow me to build increasingly bigger and better games, how to continue this ...
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Easiest, most fun way to program 2D games? Flash? XNA? Some other engine? [closed]

this is a post detailing my search for the most enjoyable way for a hobbyist game programmer to sweeten his free time with making a game. My requirements: I looked at Flash first, I made a couple of ...
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Managing game objects/components

Good day everyone, By far the biggest problem that has always dawned on my when programming games is how to structure my code. It just becomes an incredible mess after a while. The reason for that is ...
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Best resources to learn Game Development from a Java background? [closed]

I'm an enterprise Java programmer, however something I've been interested in and what got me into the whole programming thing was the idea of being able to create a game. Just wondering if anybody ...
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Multiplayer / Networking options for a 2D game with physics

Summary: My 50% finished 2D sidescroller with Box2D as physics engine should have multiplayer support in the final version. However, the current code is just a singleplayer game. What should I do ...
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Game engine design: Multiplayer and listen servers

My game engine right now consists of a working singleplayer part. I'm now starting to think about how to do the multiplayer part. I have found out that many games actually don't have a real ...
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Physics-perfect (or somewhere near) 3d sound engine

I'm new to game programming, although I have some years of experience in console/web development. My problem is not so much that I can't find what I'm looking for, it's just that I don't have the ...
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Approximating walking physics via simpler sliding physics

I am modeling walking insects. I implement them as cuboids and use forces (including friction and drag), to control motion. However, the movement characteristics of this 'sliding box' physics don't ...
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Building (simple) stellar systems

I'm currently looking at how to easily simulate some stellar systems (meaning some central stars and then some planets with maybe satellites), in order to allow later some space based strategy game ...
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Handling cameras in a large scale game engine

What is the correct, or most elegant, way to manage cameras in large game engines? Or should I ask, how does everybody else do it? The methods I can think of are: Binding cameras straight to the ...
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Best Platform/Engine for turn based Client/Server Android game [closed]

I'm currently designing a turn based game for tablets. Initially for Android with porting to iOS later considered in design. I'm having trouble narrowing down the available technologies to even know ...
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How to design a game engine in an object-oriented language? [closed]

Whenever I try and write a game in any object-oriented language, the first problem I always face (after thinking about what kind of game to write) is how to design the engine. Even if I'm using ...
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The Game vs The Game Engine?

I was wondering if somebody could tell me how the game and the game engine fit into game development. Specifically what I mean is, the game engine does not actually have a game. So where I'm unclear ...
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Which game engine is ideal for a 3D RPG? [closed]

I am thinking about making a small RPG. I know some basics of openGL, but I do not want create my own engine. My criteria are: Ease of use Can do rpg game 3D Which game engine is ideal for a 3D ...
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The recommended road map to be a good graphics/game engine programmer

I am a computer science student and I am developing with C/C++ and Python and I want to begin learning graphics tools to start developing with game engines, especially the Blender Game Engine. So what ...
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What's the best Python 3D engine? [closed]

I want a straight 3d Python engine that's easily obtainable for linux and easy to use. Soya3D failed for me because of the lack of documentation. I should be able to load common 3D models without an ...
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How to implement turn-based game engine?

Let's imagine game like Heroes of Might and Magic, or Master of Orion, or your turn-based game of choice. What is the game logic behind making next turn? Are there any materials or books to read about ...
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Why should I consider using the Source Engine? [closed]

I've always been a Valve fan, but now that I have the opportuninty to choose a game engine for a project I'm not sure I want to choose the Source Engine after watching this wikipedia entry. My options ...
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How to apply Data Oriented Design with Object Oriented Programming?

I've read lots of articles about Data Oriented Design (DOD) and I understand it but I can't design an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) system with DOD in mind, I think my OOP education is blocking ...
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Time/duration handling in strategic game

I'm considering developing a space opera game, having already done some game design. Technically, though, I'm coming from a business applications background. Hence I don't really know how I should ...
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What should a game engine do?

I'd like to improve my skills/try something new and I'd like to start with 3D. I have read Starting programming in 3D with C++ but I have question about engines: What should engine do? I know it is ...
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RTS Engine or DotA-like game [closed]

Is there any good documented and simple Game engine for RTS games, especially for building DotA-like game? I know I can use Crystal Space, Irrlicht or another Game Engine. But I need most similar ...
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iPhone point-and-click adventure game engine

I am porting an AGS game to iPhone, and was wondering what the best approach to the port would be? Is there a mature engine developed solely for the point-and-click style? Note: I have never developed ...
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What frameworks are available for cross device 2d game development?

I'm about to embark on a 2D gaming project. Initially, I'll be targeting iPhone and Facebook, but would like to expand the rollout to include Android (and possibly Windows Phone) in a future phase. ...
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How does Blizzard manage to support Mac OS and Windows in their games?

I've always thought, that using Direct X for Windows was the most powerful, easy and modern method to create games with modern graphics nowdays. And knowing, that it's only Windows I thinks it's ...
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Flash game engine

I need simple game engine with pixel-perfect collision detection, camera component with following function, network and particle components would be desirable. Anyone knows whether the engine right ...
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What tools should I consider if my aim is to make a game available to as many platforms as possible? [closed]

We're planning on developing a 2D, grid-based puzzle game, and although it's still very early in the planning stages, we'd like to make our decisions well from the beginning. Our strategy will be to ...
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Development platform for 2D web and mobile games

Is there a game development platform -- similar to Torque, or Unity -- which can be used to deploy 2D games on the following platforms: Web iOs Android Xbox Live Arcade (Preferred but not required) ...