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

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Alerting enemies to my presence when I make a sound in a Wolfenstein/DOOM style game engine

I am working on a raycast-based 3D game and things are going well, but I am now currently working on the AI of an enemy. I want to make it like how DOOM did it but don't know how to handle how and ...
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Interaction between engine parts

I want to ask a question about how the information exchange between game engine parts should be implemented. The engine is separated in four parts: logic, data, UI, graphics. In the beginning I made ...
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Efficient Isometric 2.5D Game Engines? [closed]

I want to make a game (turn-based RPG) that looks very similar to Bastion. Here is what I need to implement: -> The overworld is 2d, with an isometric view. The graphics would in no way be rendered ...
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Developing for iOS on Linux

I am looking for an engine or library to develop a game for iOS on Linux. High level, low level, GUI, no GUI, does not matter too much. I am really looking for anything. I'm not actually talking ...
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should i use java or c#? [closed]

i know a similar question has been asked before but, my question is somewhat different. I have been learning C# for a few years but nothing in game making, more like applications and web like ...
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Performace problems with Voxel Engine

well, I am creating a voxel engine in C# and XNA and many posts I have posted on this site have been due to performace issues, many people suggested using a profiler to help me out. I have, and ...
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How to organize a game engine in C++? Is my use of inheritance a good idea?

I'm a beginner both in game developping and programming. I'm trying to learn some principle in the building of a game engine. I want to create a simple game, I'm at the point where I'm trying to ...
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Is there a game engine that does not use D3D or OpenGL? [closed]

Is there a game engine that does not use a graphics API such as OpenGL or DX? I want a simple 2D game engine for use in my simple game console.
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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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Teaching game development with Ruby [closed]

I want to teach game development to kids as part of a course (year-long) involving Ruby. Unfortunately it looks like the game development kits available in Ruby (even in the form of bindings) are ...
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Need opinions: is it worth making component based entity system? [closed]

I've been reading about component based entity-system for couple days now and I'm not quite sure if it is worth implementing in my next game. I haven't started making the game yet, but I have bunch of ...
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Open source component-based game engines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there existing FOSS component-based frameworks? What open source game engines with component-based design of game objects do you know? And which best of them? I mean ...
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Is “pure” OpenGL productive enough?

I know that this is a difficult question and I hope I can convey my meaning. Over time I've used many different engines from XNA over Unity to Panda3d and even tried native directX once. My final ...
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Isometric game data structure and rendering

I'm starting development of a 2d isometric(tiled, roguelike) game and i'm brainstorming wich kind of data structure i would use to store runtime data like tiles and entities, but i don't want to use ...
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Away3D vs Papervision3D

I have served Google and I found that there are many 3D game engine also I have another question here Do Playfish and Zynga use Flash game engines? and I know that away3D is used for social media ...
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Do Playfish and Zynga use Flash game engines? [closed]

I'm very interested to learn how to make 2D and 3D games, but I'm very new to this field so I am wondering if companies like Playfish, Zynga and other producer of games on Facebook are using publicly ...
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How should I manage level progression?

In my code, I just have a Level class right now in the main game loop that just blits a background and spawns some enemies for testing purposes...But I can't figure out how to go about implementing ...
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What are C++ libraries? [closed]

I am a total beginner in C++ and programming generaly. I have watched a couple hours of C++ tutorials and read a lot about it (Can anyone recommend some tutorials?), but what I've come across and ...
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Learning C++ for game development [closed]

I want to learn C++ for game development. Does anyone know a good way to learn this? It can be with books, tutorials, anything. I would also like to know what is a good engine to start with? thanks ...
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Should I write my own game engine, and if so what are the main features? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to roll your own game engine? I've been interested in writting games for a while, and now that I have acquired a bit of experience in programming, I feel like I ...
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Effects of collisons: broken glass, damaged cars, how are they created?

My question is related in particular to achieving the effects of collision in game engine, how is this done? I have searched a bit, read from the internet and went through a few tutorials, and saw ...
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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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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

I've made a small game with UDK (Unreal Development Kit, release of December 2011 UDK Beta) and used frontend to package my game; When I install the game on the user's computer (the OS of the user is ...
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Looking for an Open Source Game Engine with Crowd Simulation [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...