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Are there existing FOSS component-based frameworks?

The component based game programming paradigm is becoming much more popular. I was wondering, are there any projects out there that offer a reusable component framework? In any language, I guess I ...
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What languages are used to develop MMORPGs like EVE Online and WOW?

As I understand it, MMORPGs are games that run on your computer like any other normal 3d video game but, with each action that happens with in the game, changes are made to the universe via HTTP calls ...
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Alternative to pyGame? [closed]

i'm learning something about game programming from a book about "pyGame". pyGame is simple, but... python is a little complex and different from my previous knoweledge about programming. I know ...
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Any free 2D C\C++ framework that supports iPhone?

I'm looking for a C\C++ game dev framework that supports iPhone. It should have least Objective-C requirement to use it. The closest one I could find is Kanji engine. But that's not free. Other ...
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Coordinate system handling for 2D UI

Following on from the aspect ratios question, I'm interested to hear what other people are using when working on 2D UI systems (most likely their own home-grown solutions). Specifically, how do you ...
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Game Engine framework or library [closed]

I'm on the planning stages for an internal game engine I am about to start creating, which will be used for all my games going forward. But I'm struggling a bit with how it should be built. The ...
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anyone knows any open skeletal/bones 2d animations framework for java?

Some examples could be the animations framework used in Aquaria, or in Crimson Legend.
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What middle tier and backend libraries exist for handling player matching and out of game information?

Are there any libraries or frameworks readily available that handle player metrics, rankings, matching, tournaments, etc? Anything for managing the player community? (Please don't say DotNetNuke)
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Which frameworks are system agnostic?

I'd like to have as little portability issues as possible but supports hardware acceleration. The main priority is on PC and having a game run on Windows, Linux and MacOS. Porting to consoles would ...