3D Game Engine
A 3D game engine is a complex software package, containing a mix of lesser engines designed to make it much easier to assemble a virtual environment. Engines included are typically a 3D rendering engine, a physics engine, an AI engine, a sound engine, network layer abstraction protocols, and sometimes predefined rules for gameworld game play.
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Aimed at the working Visual C++ game developer, 3D Game Engine Design provides a tour of mathematical techniques for 3-D graphics, and the source code that's used to implement them in state of year 2000?s art gameworld engines.
There are a large number of new developers coming into the market for physics engines that need help through this complex process. Current introductory books are inadequate; they don't bring enough real-world programming experience to the task. There is a need for an introductory book on game physics with solid coding guidance but which limits the math content. This book tries to fill that void.
Comprising thirty-two separate essays by game designers, game critics, game fans, philosophers, anthropologists, and media theorists, this first of its kind collection on game design and criticism looks at many of the fundamental questions that plague the industry today.
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OpenGL ES Game Development offers an in-depth look into the OpenGL ES standard and what the new embedded systems graphics library will provide for game developers. It covers OpenGL ES, EGL, game development, and platforms that are currently available.
This book is very much a philosophical viewpoint tome, one which is very relevant to VR, as it meanders between materialism and sensory synergy, arguing back and forth about how motion and sensation are the same thing; two halves of a dynamo engine which continually feed into one another.
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Essentially, this site is a massive directory for free Massively Multiplayer worlds (MMOs). However, it also reaches into world creation with the PlayerWorlds engine, a 2D world creation toolkit using Visual Basic.
This fair-size tutorial takes a good, solid look at friction, starting out with the scientific overview, then moving on to how you go about coding the use of friction into your engine. Well illustrated, includes code. A very good article.
?Permanent removal of the ability for a player to control his avatar within the game system is known as permanent player death (PPD). Few game mechanics actually attempt to make use of PPD, though the reasons for this vary. The purpose of this article is not to identify the strengths or weaknesses of PPD within a given game system, but to present one implementation of it.?
The first of a series of game AI programming books, this one is divided into eleven sections, covering General Wisdom; Useful Techniques and Specialized Systems; Pathfinding with A*; Pathfinding and Movement; Tactical Issues and Intelligent Group Movement; Architecting a Game AI; Decision-Making Architecture; FPS AI; RTS AI; RPG AI; Racing and Sport AI; Scripting; and Learning.
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No, its not Java. South Korea, home of the most active VR industry on the planet, has created and is marketing as a government project, a ?game engine? which will happilly talk to the underlaying hardware of almost any computing device, so ...
The ex Blizzard veterans at Red 5 Studios have licensed the Offset Engine for an upcoming next-generation MMO. The technology should enable Red 5 to create impressive worlds while reducing time and cost.
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Demonstrating the tech and heading three speaker sessions at the GDC, lasting from March 9-11, Epic Games aim to show off integral features of the U3 engine. Among these; Seamless World Support, which allows the creation of virtually unendi...
Yesterday, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, and Epic Games announced a license agreement in which CME will use Epic?s Unreal Engine 3 technology for the development of the upcoming, highly anticipated Stargate Worlds.
(Press Release) Deep Silver and Stormregion are delighted to announce their cooperation on a real time strategy title using the latest version of the Gepard® Engine. Stormregion the creators of the award winning title Codename: Panzers&...