A philosophy, or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product's design and implementation details.

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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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Any open source editor to make video games online without programming knowledge? [closed]

With Scratch we can create video games online, from its web platform, and publish them on the same web. I could download its source code and use it, as many others already did (see Scratch ...
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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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MUD source code [closed]

I haven't been able to find a lot of the old, open source mud source codes. I find the way they did things very applicable to text-based/browser based games, and I'd love to be able to skim through ...
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Is the source code of the Source Engine available?

Is the full C++ source code of the Source Engine available? I know the SDK is available with the purchase of a Source-based game, but my goal is to find a open-sourced game engine that includes its ...
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Open Source HTML/JS game(s) with license that would allow embedding in my app? [closed]

I'm working on an educational app for kids. At the end of the sign-up process, the kids must wait for a confirmation from their parents in order to gain access to the app. While they wait for this to ...
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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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FOSS games using original assets, is it legal?

Can I make a game that uses the assets of another game on the users' computer, without legal issues? For example, I make a game that requires the user have game X installed, and I use the assets of ...
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Looking for an open source, tile-based turn-based wargame/engine [closed]

Have had a quick look at Battle of Wesnoth, but not sure if it would be suitable for a light operational/strategic level WW2 wargame I'd like to develop over time as a hobby (think "Panzer General" or ...
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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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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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Is Minecraft's source code available? [closed]

I recall Mojang stating they would release the source code of Minecraft sooner or later, but searching both on google and on Minecraft sites I wasn't about to find it. So... is it available ...
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Sending high scores to a web server in an open source game

I've never dealt with sending/receiving data from web servers in my games, so I absolutely have no idea how to do this. I tried googling for a good solution but couldn't find anything satisfying. I ...
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Can other programs and tools be emedded in a video game for games downloaded on line? [closed]

I have a two questions about video games I'd like to ask that I bet you can answer. Can someone embed a separate free-standing program or separate tool inside of a typical video game that would be ...
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Is it OK to reuse art from open-source games?

There are a lot of open source games, such as Flare (Diablo clone). Is it OK to re-use the art they put in their open source game and make a profit?
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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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Which Open Source Licenses can address concerns for an Open Source Game Engine?

I am on a team that is looking to open source an engine we are building. It's intended as an engine for Online RPG style games. We're writing it to work on both desktops and android platforms. I've ...
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Farseer Physics Engine and the Ms-PL License [closed]

Am I able to produce code for a game which uses the Farseer engine and release my code under an open source license other than the Ms-PL? My concern is with the following section from the license: ...
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What are good ways to find collaborators for a coding weekend? [closed]

Not sure if this belongs here, feel free to push it somewhere else if needed. When i was at university we would sometimes come together into a room full of beer and fast food and crank out software ...
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Is there a free and open source 3D engine for Android? [closed]

Is there a free and unlimited open source 3D engine for Android? Something that is a direct, thin layer to the NDK? I have only found two engines: Unity and Shiva 3D. But no free or open source ones. ...
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Island Generation Library

Can anyone recommend a tile map generator (written in Java is a plus), where one can control some land types? For example: islands, large continents, singe large continent, archipelago, etc. I've ...
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What's best to use OTF or TTF?

What's the most recommended format should I use for fonts, OTF or TTF or another? In looking for: Performance/Efficiency with SDL_ttf library Free/Open-ness [1] [1] I'm planning to use GPL3 and ...
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3D game editor with C++ support and Bullet Physics [closed]

I am very new to game development and hence the question. Is there any open-source game editor that uses Bullet Physics engine with C++ code edit support.I have read about blender but it allows python ...
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3D open source physics engine suitable for mobile platforms (Android and iOS)

I have made some research and found that bullet, ode, newton and some others are open source physics engines that should be portable enough (but I have never tried to comile/use anyone of them on ...
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Ranking system in an Android Open Source project

This is my first question in any stackexchange board, but I've been reading Stack Overflow answers for a few months. I hope this question is appropriate for this one. I am developing a simple Android ...
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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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Why should I consider using the Source Engine? [closed]

I've always been a Valve fan, but now that I have the opportuninty to choose a game engine for a project I'm not sure I want to choose the Source Engine after watching this wikipedia entry. My options ...
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2D game development with C++

I'm pretty newbie in this things and I've never really had particular experience in game developing. I started learning something about 3D (using 3Ds Max and then Blender) and then 3D game developing ...
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Are there any open source CCG projects? [closed]

I'm having trouble finding any well-developed open source Collectible Card Game projects. Can you help me with that? I want to take one of these games and port it to a mobile platform.
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3D Game Engine comparable to UDK that's not GPL'd [closed]

Are there any good, free 3D game engines similar to UDK that are under open-source licenses without copyleft provisions?
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Graphical quality of open source vs. commercial games

I'm new in Game development. I have researched many open source games. But I have not met any open source game which has high quality graphics, comparable to these found in commercial games. What is ...
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Open Source Analysis

There are a lot of code in open source projects, looking at all of the code is time consuming and can be confusing to a novice like me. Are there any sections of open-source projects that should be ...
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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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Cloning a game and releasing the source

I'm not really aware of the legal issues surrounding game clones. I'm around halfway done of making a clone, but it's not just the same gaming concepts, I'm literally using the original game's files ...
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How do I fix these compiler errors in Apple Crunch?

I've been looking around and I finally got the full source code for a game called Apple-Crunch from Google Code. But when I put it into my project, the source code included so many errors in the ...
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Choice of open source license for some components, closed source for others

G'day, I am working on a set of multiplayer games, where different games play against each other (e.g. you play a Tetris clone, I play an Asteroids clone, but we are both competing against each ...
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Open trading card game rulesets?

Got pitched a project where we need to make a trading card game to promote a clients project. I don't have any brilliant ideas for rules, but was pondering if any "open-source" rulesets existed, or if ...
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Which are the most complete DirectX game or technical demo with source available

I have found plenty of games with source for OpenGl, but so far I haven't found anything like that for DirectX. There are plenty of examples in the SDK, but they are very basic and usually they just ...
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Working on an open source game [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get involved with open source game projects? I am trying to get involved in working on an open sourced basic game, but I've never attempted this before. I ...
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How would the GPL apply to these generated source files? [closed]

I am currently using Love2D as my game engine of choice and have come across the situation where I have had to retype out similar code over and over. In particular, if I want to add a new color to a ...
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How difficult is it to add vibration feedback to a open-source driving game?

I'm looking to use SuperTuxKart as a basis for a PhD research project. A key requirement for the game is to provide vibration feedback through the controller (obviously dependant on the controller ...
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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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Looking for an Open Source Game Engine with Crowd Simulation

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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Best open-source 3D game engine for a first person shooting game? [closed]

What is the best opensource 3D game engine suitable for 1st person shooting game? This engine should be script-able with lua.
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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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1answer
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cocos2d looks like it is well supported and widely used, are there other good choices?

I've been googling a bit and looking for ios game frameworks. It looks like cocos2d has the mindshare, and it looks like it has an active community. It also fits my budget ($0.00), as this is really ...
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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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Secure login for a game that is open source

I am making a game which i will be open sourcing. Its a simple arcade like game but requires a network connection because it is meant to be played with other people. The thing i am worrying about is ...
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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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Cross-platform, free (for commercial use) C/C++ 2d game library or rendering engine? [closed]

i need a C/C++ engine that should be really cross platform (or at least windows, android, and iphone). The 2d engine should be written in C or (better) C++, should permit the rendering of animated ...