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

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Stuck with which approach to take (architecture) [on hold]

I am currently in the process of building a 3d game engine in c++ however I have kind of slowed down development because I am unsure of the architecture that I want to use, more specifically the ...
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At what scale do I need to make tools? [on hold]

In making a game, if I'm writing my own engine, at what sort of scale of team should I invest time in making a level editor tool? If it's just me on my own will it be worth it? Or when there's a team ...
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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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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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What is it Game Engine of Game like Simpsons Tapped out,Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff,…? [on hold]

i have a question what is it Simpsons Tapped out , Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff , SpongeBob Moves In , Clash of Clans , Boom beach , ... game engine? i believe someone say they have own engine but ...
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Looking for simple aabb physics engine [on hold]

as you saw in the title, I'm looking for a simple aabb physics engine. I need the following features: NEEDS: ~aabb collision detection ~solid bodies ~gravity ~velocity and accelartion PREFERRED: ...
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Naming problem with method that visualise the unrenderable objects (helpers) [on hold]

I'm creating some game engine in C++. I am stuck with the naming problem. I know that some of you think it's not so big deal, but badly named things = things that will mislead you in future (bad ...
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Entity communication: Message queue vs Publish/Subscribe vs Signal/Slots

How do game engine entities communicate? Two use cases: How would entity_A send a take-damage message to entity_B? How would entity_A query entity_B's HP? Here's what I've encountered so far: ...
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Is AGS outdated for Point & Click Adventures? [closed]

I am working on a Point and Click Adventure game being coded on the AGS engine, and just recently, the question of 'is this outdated?' has come up. I'll admit, AGS is a rather old, and kind of went ...
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3D game development [closed]

I want to start 3d game development . But I dont know where to start . I studied java and I am learning Blender now . I know jMonkey 3d engine which uses java programming language , but I dont think ...
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Why should I use separate initialization and clean up methods instead of putting logic in the constructor and destructor for engine components?

I'm working on my own game engine and I am currently designing my managers. And I've read that for memory management using Init() and CleanUp() functions are better then using Constructors and ...
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If I released a game engine under GPL v3, can I specify what parts of their code can be released under their own license?

I have a few questions about what users of my engine could copyright in their own project. The way the engine would work would be that it would be a standalone program in Java that would load all of ...
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Render system should know entity manager?

in an ecs based game architecture, I think the entity manager is a "high-level" system, and the render system a "low-level" system. When I move my entity (that means I edit the position component of ...
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GPL Game Engine - What needs to be released under GPL?

I'm hoping I can clarify this issue. Note, a similar question has been asked here, but it doesn't really give a specific enough answer that I can comprehend at this point! :- How does one escape the ...
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Recommended approach for event system in Java

What are the recommended approaches for an event system of a turn-based RPG's battle engine? The system I'm currently working on has a runEvent method that sorts the actions queue based on their ...
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AndEngine - Making the game loop [on hold]

I am trying to develop a game with simple touch combinations. You must click on 4 different monster in a specific combination. The combination is generated using public int generateNumber(){ ...
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How are entity systems cache-efficient?

Lately I've been doing a lot of reading on entity systems to implement in my game engine (C++/OpenGL). The two key benefits that I constantly hear lauded about entity systems are 1) the easy ...
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AndEngine - Performance problems with many entities

I'm developing a rolling scene based game I'm loading all the entities from a XML file and create them in the Loading Scene recently I increase the game width , and by doing so , in the whole level I ...
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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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Grid collision - finding the location of an entity in each box

I am trying to implement grid-based collision in a 2d game with moving circles. The canvas is 400x400 pixels. Below you can see the code for my Grid class. What I want it to do is check inside which ...
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Implementing a Graph-Based Material System?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how material systems like this, this are implemented. These powerful and user-friendly, graph-like systems seem to be relatively common as a method of allowing ...
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Why don't more games use vector art?

It would seem to me that vector art is more efficient in terms of resources/scalability; however, in most cases I have seen artists using bitmap/rasterized art. Is this a limitation put on the artists ...
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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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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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Fixed time step vs Variable time step

What is better for games when developing game loops, fixed time steps or variable time steps? What type of games are better with one or the other? Variable time steps: With variable time step, I ...
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Sony PSM SDK's 2D game engine

I have started with the Sony PSM SDK this week, I'm interested in creating a little 2D game and have been reading through the web about a so called "2D game engine" integrated into the SDK. Some ...
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How to compute matrix transform local/world on OpenGL

I'm developing an OpenGL program where each object / entity contains m_WorldPosition, m_WorldOrientation, m_WorldScale and m_WorldTransform (Vector3, Quaternion, Vector3 and Matrix4f). The problem is ...
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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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Change one prefab without changing all prefabs

I have this code that will spawn in a lot of prefabs. It then edits the prefabs. The problem is that every time it changes a prefab it will reset and move all the other ones. Can you please explain ...
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How can one implement hot-swappable C++ modules?

Fast iteration times are key to developing games, much more so than fancy graphics and engines with truckloads of features in my opinion. No wonder many small developers choose scripting languages. ...
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Removing extra blank window when adding Jmonkey based sound to Java based game

I'm currently programming a simple run and jump game in java. I'm in the process of implementing sound and I'd like to use Jmonkey's sound because I'd like to eventually switch the whole game over to ...
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How do i choose what technology to use for a 2D game like Pokemon? [closed]

I apologize in advance for the wall of text about to come. I've had an idea for a game for a while now, and am stuck at step 1 of game development: Choosing a language/engine. I've read a whole ...
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Do I have to compile Unreal 4's source myself in order to make games with it?

Now I understand the need for this if people want to make modifications to the engine itself, but if I want to use the engine as is and just program games with it, do I need to do all this? I figured ...
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Scripting APIs and scripting to make games

I am confused, what is scripting and what is scripting API? Is scripting the process of writing the game program? And is the scripting API (as in unity scripting API) the API provided by the game ...
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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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C++ property system interface for game editors (reflection system)

I have designed an reusable game engine for an project, and their functionality is like this: Is a completely scripted game engine instead of the usual scripting languages as Lua or Python, this uses ...
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Handle many objects to draw in XNA

in my 2D engine - using XNA 4.0 - I´ve an issue with handling many objects. The way my engine works is that I only draw visible sprites (base objects) and ignore those sprites out of the current ...
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How to make sprites from multiple images using SDL2

Using SDL2 in C++ I can load textures with out problem however, I have sprites that are from about 15 different png's that I was hoping I could load them all up and for loop through them. However, ...
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Alternative to singleton based game class [duplicate]

Lets say I have my main game class: class Game { public GameLoop Loop; public Scene ActiveScene; } and in my implementation of a game that uses it I do something like: Game game = new ...
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How does one make games playable before they are fully downloaded?

Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 have a nice feature: I can start playing before the full game/update has finished downloading. How does this work? How could I implement a similar feature? I guess Diablo 3 ...
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How to spawn multiple enemies? [closed]

I can store it in an array, ok, but after how can i paint it? Because if i do enemy = new Enemy(); enemy2 = new Enemy(); i create two istances of the object, but afer how can i paint it? I use: ...
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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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Game development with D programming language [closed]

I have recently found out about D programming language and its basic features. It seems D is quite powerful alternative for C++ and more effective at some points. Also D can interface to C, but ...
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What are some good resources for creating a game engine in XNA? [closed]

I'm currently a student game programmer working on an indie project. We have a team of eleven people (five programmers, four artists, and two audio designers) aboard, all working hard to help design ...
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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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Xna 2d tile culling

I'm trying to make a simple 2d tile engine here, and I've got a problem with getting a proper cells from a tile grid map when I'm trying to cull off tiles which aren't needed to be drawn. I've got a ...
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How does making of games using game engines happen? [closed]

I am a complete beginner to game programming. I have decided to give a try on UDK game engine. I have some simple doubts. I searched Google for the answers but couldn't get my doubts cleared. This ...
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Is there any JavaScript game library good for mobile gaming? [closed]

I do not know how should I ask this question. I am a very new in this field. I want to learn game development. I want to learn it for Android and iPhone game development. That's why i was looking for ...
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Proper way for Player object to communicate with Map object?

I'm writing my first game (in javascript / node over websockets) and am running into a bit of chicken and egg problem, and am afraid how I'm doing it right now won't scale once the game gets more ...
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Why do game developers write their own engines instead of using existing ones?

I observed that most of the most, big and well-known game titles developers oftenly develop their own engines - like Valve has their engine, Crytek has their own, Ubisoft has their own, Epic games has ...