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Game Engines

Noah's post got me looking at game engines again, and the options are better than last time I looked. My view is colored by my position as a mac developer of course.

Torque Game Engine (3D) by Garage Games
Torque Game Builder (2D) by Garage Games
Unity (3D/2D)
PopCap Framework (PC only?)
PTK Game Engine

Would anyone be interested in coming over to our house some weekend and having a mini game jam to try out one or more of these engines? Maybe one a month? Get the 30 day demo, grab some free art, and see what you can really do... I think it would be fun.


Feb. 9th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
For free art, music and sound effects, the best resource I've found so far is the WorldForge SVN repository. Unless marked otherwise, all art is dual-licensed as GPL/GFDL, so very freely usable. A listing of the svn repository contents can be found here, and you can check it out via SVN as "svn checkout https://svn.worldforge.org/svn/media/trunk/". I think they prefer you check out the various subtrees individually rather than grabbing the whole trunk at once for reasons of server efficiency, but that might only be an old CVS bug and not apply to SVN.

There may be other good free art repositories, but I don't know much about that.