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What freeware frameworks and tools to choose if I want to build a game like Farmville or Club Penguin? [closed]

Say I like to experiment with multiplayer games and I do not want to reinvent the wheel and build yet another game server. I don’t mind configuring and writing wrappers and adapters (both in c++ and ...
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Interesting/Innovative Open Source tools for indie games [closed]

Just out of curiosity, I want to know opensource tools or projects that can add some interesting features to indie games, preferably those that could only be found on big-budget games. EDIT: As ...
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How do I protect my rights to my game on the web?

My small games all have different gameplay. I want to showcase them through the internet. However, I'm worried about them and their concepts getting copied. How can I protect them? Also, if I have ...
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Could this MMORPG project-model work?

This is an extension of my previous question. Recently I had an idea of making an, as I could describe it, agile open-source player-financial-profitable MMORPG, which has an interesting (from my POV) ...
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XNA 4.0 Post-Processing Libraries?

Are there any free XNA 4.0 post-processing libraries that are easy to hook into projects? I am looking specifically for a glow effect (although anything is great), and I should also mention that I'm ...
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How do we attract more developers and other Volunteers to our Open Source MMO Emulation Project?

I am on a small development team that is tasked with completing the server side programming for an Open Source MMO project that has been in progress for about 5 years now. Approximately a year ago we ...
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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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Are there any PS3 games whose source code is open source? [closed]

Random question, but are there any PlayStation 3 games whose source code is available to the public to view? I have no experience developing computer games (my experience is in developing websites ...
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Is there an open source sports manager project? [closed]

For a long time I've tried to search for an open source manager game, but without any luck. I'm looking for a suitable project for a reference to my own pet project. Features like well designed data ...
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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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Who has ownership of publicly developed projects?

After seeing the comments on selling an idea to developer for a game, the general concencus is that without a game, or atleast a demo, it’s not going to happen. So…someone (yes, Noctrine, I am looking ...
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Pretty open source game/rendering engine?

It might be outside the domain of open source (as there isn't much in the way of open source games that would want/need to implement all these) but is there an existing open source game or rendering ...
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Most Needed Open Source Project [closed]

A few questions on the site have mentioned the need for more open source projects. I agree and wonder what frameworks should be developed. I'll start the list. A geometry kernel, including ...
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Very simple open source games in various languages?

Are there any very simple open source games available just to demonstrate the basics of the programming techniques? Preferably something which fits in to a couple hundred lines of actual code. ...
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Doom 3 codebase release details

Does anyone know when the source code for Doom 3 is to be released? I've heard a lot of things but nothing conclusive. Thanks Adam Edit any info is appreciated
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Where can I find good (well organized) examples of game code?

Where can I find good (well organized) examples of game code? I'm hoping that I can pick up some organizational tips. Most examples in books are too short and leave out lots of detail for the sake of ...
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How does one go about building Alien Swarm? [closed]

Valve just released Alien Swarm on steam, along with all the source code. I would love to build a version of it on my own machine and play a little bit with the code. Has anyone here tried to build ...
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How can non-indie devs stop reinventing the wheel?

It seems like the status quo in the games industry is to write most software in-house, maybe excluding the engine if you use one of the dozen or so big ones. Before working here I was mostly an ...
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How can I get into opensource game development? [closed]

The short and sweet question I'm new to game programming in general, so how do I go about making GOOD QUALITY opensource games? What I have come across There are a multitude of games that I have ...
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Is there any way to earn money with an open source game?

I know FreeToPlay games are financed by advertisements and/or selling additional content, but what about an Open Source single player game to which several people have contributed? And how can a fair ...
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How can I get involved with open source game projects? [closed]

I have a limited experience in game development and would like to get involved with open source game project. Where should I look and how should I begin?
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Where can I find fonts which I can distribute with an open source game?

I want to be able to release my game as open source, and I need to be able to distribute font files with my game. Where can I find fonts which I can use in this way, and what font licenses should I be ...