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

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How do I create a cel-shaded cartoon look?

I am interested in everything related to this kind of effect (modeling, game engine, animation). What sort of stuff is needed? Here are some sample images of what I mean:
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Combining 2D and 3D in game engine

I've implemented basic 3D functionality and made little "2.5D" demo in orthographic projection using OpenGL ES 2 and Box2D. Now I want to make completely two-dimensional game (using sprites) and ...
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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 make a character “jump” when leaving an up slope?

I have developed a game in Android using a tile-based system. I´ve implemented 22º, 45º and 67º up and down slopes and everything works (almost) perfect. The problem now is that, when the character ...
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Component based architecture - Rendering approach?

I'm planning to use a component based architecture for a new 3D game engine I plan to work on, however I don't know how to approach the rendering side of things. I can see two options here: Every ...
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Singletons & Entity Component Model, Global Engine Class

I am in the process of writing an entity component model game engine and I wanted to ask you a bit about the best way to lay out the code. I have run into an issue that I know will quickly cause me to ...
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OpenGL / Assimp oddity or error?

A friend and I are working on developing a game engine in C++. He doesn't live anywhere near me, so we use Dropbox to sync our files. I opened his project to test his code, and I kept getting errors ...
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How should I setup my minecraft-like world rendering for the best performance?

I want to know what technique will give me most fps in game. I have minecraft-like world and I need to display it. Now I have only one cube, created as VBO and if i need to display cube I just display ...
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What should I know to start in game development? [closed]

I know this is asked very often here and probably my question will get closed, but I am clueless in this direction. I want to start creating my own PC games. I know C++ and a bit of C#. I created a ...
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How to define areas filled with water?

I would like to enhance my little game engine with nice looking water simulation. To start working on that I need to find a proper way to represent water in the game. Unfortunately I don't know much ...
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How to implement a multi-platform Java 2D game engine's graphics?

I'm not sure whether this question should be posted here. I'm trying to make a basic generic game engine in Java. Here's what I have so far. public abstract class Device { public abstract void ...
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2D Indie : From scratch, engine or maker? [closed]

I have been a game design/programming student for two years now, and made some little games using HTML5, most of them from scratch. I've come to a point where I am frustrated by the coding part : ...
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Tips on building a real time multi player web platform + framework and/or tookit

I'm trying to develop a multi player game web app which basically should be able to achieve the following goals: Provide a game engine + framework/toolkit to let third party corporation integrate ...
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Entity Component Model - Creating The Component “Watcher”

Hello Stack Exchange, I apologize if this has been asked already, but I couldn't find an answer through searching...probably due to being unable to describe what I am looking for very well. So, ...
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Collision detection logic

Edit 2 In the following picture sprite1 (the red square) is hitting the platform from the left, so: sprite1_rightEdge>platformSprite leftEdge would be true, so I can simply reposition ...
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Game Engine for quick Horror Survival prototype [closed]

for a University project we need to develop a prototype for a Survival Horror game using an engine of our own choice. We are currently preparing the project and wondering which engine to use. Maybe ...
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FBX Importer - Texture Name

I have a problem with the FBX SDK. I read in the data for the vertex position and the uv coordinates. It works fine, but now I want to read for each polygon to which texture it belongs, so that I can ...
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Gameover scene transition [duplicate]

I created a gameover scene in a crafty.js project but it does not run. Crafty.scene('gameover', function() { Crafty.background("#ccc"); Crafty.audio.stop("bg"); }); var gameOver = ...
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Increasing flexibility of a data passing system in a component based entity system

I'm creating a Component orientated system for a small game I'm developing. The basic structure is as follows: Every object in the game is composed of a "GameEntity"; a container holding a vector of ...
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I need help generating terrain for a 2D circle [closed]

How would you go about generating terrain for a circle. To be specific i am using a 5x5 .PNG as the thing or object that will fill the circle. At the moment i am having problems making the terrain ...
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Which features belong to the engine and which ones to a game?

Right now I find myself implementing and testing new features of my 2D game engine by directly coding them into engine. Simultaneously I have a showcase game (with scripting support) which should call ...
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How can I manage large numbers of objects in a physics engine? [duplicate]

MY friend and I are programming a game and I decided to give the physics engine a try. I was able to get a class working where it would calculate out the total force on a model and apply the correct ...
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Game architecture / design question - building an efficient engine while avoiding global instances (C++ game)

I had a question about game architecture: What is the best way to have different components communicate with each other? I do really apologize if this question has already been asked a million times, ...
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Lightgun game (Mouse not in the middle) [closed]

I'd like to do a small lightgun game. So the mouse should not always be in the middle like in most ego shooters. The player should be moved trough a world and then shoot some enemies at a more or less ...
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Component based game engine and dependencies - singletons [closed]

I am thinking about how to create component based game engine. I understand that all things should be very similar as in Data Oriented Design (each object is a collection of various structures as ...
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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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Why are graphics engines writern in C/C++, when games are GPU bound? [closed]

What performance benefits a low level language can give to the engine, when the game is dependent on the GPU?
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Selecting and moving object in OpenGL Gameplay3D Engine

I'm using Gameplay3d as a game engine to develop a simple board game. PEG Solitaire I've come to the part where I've created a 2D grid for all the movable object, empty locations and also where it's ...
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CPU usage, game loop and sleep()

I've read about this topic on numerous discussion sites, but I can't seem to find a clear definitive (up-to-date) answer, and hopefully this will me some more insight: I've read the excellent game ...
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Which game engine does “Ridiculous Fishing”(iOS) use? [closed]

Does it use game engine or just c++ libs? Its UI is concise and smooth.
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Why do most games save the players team as a short in the player class and not as a pointer to a team object [closed]

Why do most games save the players team as a short in the player class and not as a pointer to a team object. As far as I know both methods have their advantages. Short method: Saving it as a ...
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Python 3d game engine? 2013? [closed]

I saw another question from 2011 on this, but it's 2013 What's the best 3d Python game engine to learn? Good documentation, cross-platform, good community, continuing development? I looked at ...
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Voxel terrain engine [closed]

Is there some voxel frameworks or extensions for game engines like Unity? I really need a system to dynamically generate voxel ruinable terrains.
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how to add fog to a model instantiated in Xna? [closed]

I work on a small XNA games. I generate a large map type voxel. a floor of 1000 cubic long by 1000 cubes wide. This is why I use the method "MODEL instancing" with hardware instancing to generate a ...
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Making efficeint voxel engines using “chunks”

Concept I'm currently looking in to how voxel engines work with a view to possibly making one myself. I see a lot of stuff like this ... ...
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What are the benefits of using a 2D game engine on Android?

I have thought about just coding a 2D game on Android using just pure Java and the Android SDK, no engines like libdgx, cocoa-2dx attached. I don't know if I really need to use a game engine or not. ...
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Entity/Component based engine rendering separation from logic

I noticed in Unity3D that each gameObject(entity) have its own renderer component, as far I understand, such component handle rendering logic. I wonder if it is a common practice in entity/component ...
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Do “write once run anywhere” engines require platform specific code for multiplayer?

I've been investigating the myriad selection of mobile game dev engines that allow compilation of your code onto multiple target platforms, but, something I can't seem to figure out is if ...
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What kinds of 3D objects should a game engine have? [closed]

I know this is a pretty general question. But I've been looking for different kinds of 3D objects and their names to implement in my engine to boost its speed. Static meshes, dynamic(?) meshes and ...
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How do I support variable screen ratios using AndEngine?

When displaying a background, AndEngine produces black bars above the image on certain devices. How do I support variable screen ratios for different devices using AndEngine?
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What to consider when evaluating libraries/engines for making a game?

I'm going to make a game, but I've noticed that there are a lot of game engines/libraries/frameworks available out there, and I'm having a little trouble deciding which one I want to use. I'm already ...
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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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Xna “Game.Run” method appears to be using up a lot of resources in my game, is this normal?

The question really is in the heading, but i have been using the visual studio profiler to optmisie my game, i have noticed that the game.run method is eating through 93.6% of the overall game ...
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I would like to build a 2D multiplayer game. Do I need a game engine or not?

I plan to build a very basic 2D game in html5: it's purely a map divided in 2D equal square tiles. A player can click on a tile to see the message "behind" a tile. Once open, other players can't open ...
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Playing basic imported animations in UDK

I'm trying to wrap my head around basic animations in UDK. I've created a simple turret-like structure in Maya, rigged, skinned, and animated. It has 4 bones. I have done all the steps necessary for ...
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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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UV mapping doesn't work without duplicating vertices, but duplicating will reduce performance, right? Is there another solution?

Situation: I've been trying to gradually get a lower and lower level of understanding of how games work, and lately I've been following Rastertek's DirectX 11 tutorials. Of course, I started branching ...
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How do I prevent memory-modification cheats?

There are many memory-altering programs out there nowadays (Cheat Engine & co). Is there an efficient way to keep a constant variable actually constant? I had two ideas: Make a separate thread ...
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3d transformation of game world keeping gameplay 2d - COCOS2D 2.0

Using: COCOS2D + iOS. I want to rotate the game world, may be loading another .tmx file for another dimensions when user want to switch dimension. the effect what I am looking for is something like ...
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Is it worth taking the time and making a game scripting engine instead of directly coding?

I don't know exactly everything there is to game programming and I forget things so I like to write libraries that are easy to use so I can use the thing that's hard to do such as file serialization. ...