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

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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) ...
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Game engine for turn based wargame [closed]

I would like to ask for game engine recommendations for turn based wargame development. I would like my engine to support; hex maps agents on hex rule based ai for the agents terrain on hex ...
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Chess engine on which to apply a custom-made OpenGL skin

Is there any opensource chess engine that I can use to practice my OpenGL skillset? I think it would be a neat exercise.
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Can you recommend a 2D game engine compatible with Windows Phone?

I'm curious what people are using to develop games for the Windows Phone (or XNA in general). I have come across a few engines but for the most part they don't seem to be actively maintained. If you ...
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Is it clever to use some engine to start game developing?

I started C# programming in order to develop games with XNA later (I always wanted to create some awesome 3D-based RPG or at least a functional one). I read a good book for C# which is ...
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Are there any game engines in C# or Java that are cross-platform and support multitouch input? [closed]

I'm looking for game engines (particularly 2D) that can run/create games for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and support multitouch inputs and gestures. I'm able to find many that meet the first two ...
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Isometric game engine in JavaScript/HTML5 [closed]

Is anybody aware of any stable-ish (ie out of alpha) isometric drawing engines for JavaScript/HTML5? I have done some Google searches and found a few, but they were mostly in alpha/invite-only ...
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Designing the Update system (read very basic game engine) for an XNA game

I am trying to determine the best way to implement the "update" system or engine for a simple XNA game. Description of situation I have a few classes, lets call them Player [will be an ...
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Is semantic games a good idea?

I wish to address the low re-usability of game technology (at least provide a theoretical solution). I'm considering an approach using a semantic game format, effectively decoupling the story and ...
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Visual script editing software tool for creating game behavior logic

Is there a visual script editing software tool in any game engine similar to Visual3d for creating game behavior logic by non-programmers like designers?
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Ogre vs. Irrlicht

I've experimented a bit with the Ogre (http://www.ogre3d.org) and Irrlicht (http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net) engines, both of which are open source and are trying to fill similar niches. From what ...
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AAA Games and OpenGL?

What modern AAA games on the top of the market used OpenGL? If applicable, what engine did they use?
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Any open source game engines for Android? [closed]

Is there any open source android gaming engine ?
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Game engines and monetization of indie games

Does the game engine you use affect monetization of indie games? Of course, targeting difficult platforms is one of the issues. Besides that, how would the game engine used impact monetization of ...
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Do any open source JavaScript 3D physics engines exist? [closed]

I'm working on a web-based 3D FPS game using WebGL, HTML5 and JavaScript. It is supposed to target PCs and net-books with WebGL-enabled browsers installed. I'm wondering if there's an existing open ...
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What is the best designed open source game engine to take example? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find good (well organized) examples of game code? I have coded several C++ games and now I'm building my own game engine and editor. I have some doubts ...
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Online board game engines [closed]

I would like to create an online implementation of a board game. What engines could I use to write the game and make it easily accessible to as many people as possible? I would like it to be as ...
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Mental Image of the engine behind an RTS like SimCity/Settlers, what is it?

Disclaimer: I'm first a programmer and then an RTS gamer. This means I'm a complete and utter newb in terms of patterns, best practices and glossary of technical terms on the game dev world. Since I ...
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2D game engine for UI - suggestion needed

I am planning on making a simple real-time strategy game from the series Stargate Universe. For those who don't know, in the series' center is a spaceship called Destiny. It has a nice control room, ...
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Collision Detection Delegate Scheme

Hey guys! My physics engine is coming along quite nicely (thanks for asking!) and I'm ready to start working on some even more advanced junk. Case in point, I'm trying to set up my collision engine so ...
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What other components would one have to combine with Ogre 3D render engine to make a full fledged custom game engine?

I have heard that Ogre 3D is not actually a game engine, rather it is a 3D render engine. I have also heard people claim that one can piece it together with other components (engines?) to create a ...
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Game engine with good Lua entity creation/management [closed]

I'm looking for an engine that constructs it's entities using Lua or other scripting language. This is in order to find inspiration and do it in my own engine as well. I know that Cryengine does use ...
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Fundamental physics component(s) in component-based game engine

What are the "smallest" physics components in your component-based game engine? Would it make sense to create something like Positionable, Rotatable, Movable, Collidable and combine them the way you ...
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Extensible engine in XNA

I making now engine for my game, it is based on component system ( every game object is a set of some components like: render, physics, ai etc ). I want to make my game extensible, i now how to make ...
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Simple game engines / development tools made with artists in mind? [closed]

I've been working in the 2d art side of games for a while now, and my full time job keeps me very busy on the art side of things, but I'm becoming more and more interested in learning to prototype my ...
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What scripting language would you recommend for a C++ game project?

By scripting here I mean not just putting config data in a script, but scripting parts of the project like some class methods, test specific game loop, etc. This would be not just to accelerate ...
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Commercial 2D game engines?

I know that there are several open-source/free 2D game engines out there; I am just wondering about commercial ones (if any). The idea of wanting of looking for a commercial engine is for support and ...
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Game state sharing data

A game is a set of Game States. Each Game State contains game objects, may be list, may be scene graph or any other data structure. We can use Game States as Game Locations, too. How do you share ...
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How to include compiled GameMonkey script in final game release instead of script source?

I use GameMonkey to script the game play and use the script from my C\C++ host game. I've got it working the script with my engine. But I have a question. In these engines like Torque, Unreal, Unity, ...
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Does using an licensed game engine prevent you from open sourcing a defunct work?

I'm curious as my previous company is asking us (people who developed the game) on what to do to the game since it's no longer financially viable. My suggestion was to open source it so people can ...
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Component-Based System online resources

I've been considering moving to a more component-based approach in my games. Does anyone else have any decent reference material or sample implementations that would help make this transition a little ...
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Tile editor for flash based games?

I am trying to make the age-old version of pacman. And only then that I realized that I need to spend a heck lot of time for making the tile matrix itself. It gets messy more and more. I've also ...