I have an idea for a game: It would be just like a traditional Real-Time Strategy game, but with a twist: the user is given the ability to write AI for their units. There would be a a development mode of the game where you could access basic unit functionality (like move here, move there, attack, etc.), and basic information (like type and position of enemy units you have detected), and write your own AI. I think this would be really cool , both for people who already know how to code, and for people just starting to learn. It occurs to me that it would be waaaay easier for me to modify an existing open source game to add this functionality than it would be for me to write my own RTS game from stratch. Like probably the difference between me being able to do it and not (I am doing this on the side of my day job). However, I think it would be cool to at least try to make money from this game. So I was looking into licensing, and it looks like almost all open source games are released … [Read more...] about Options/Advice for Selling Mod on Open-Source Game?
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The use of emulators to bring older games to places they either ordinarily wouldn’t be able to go, or bring older games back from the dead, has been used for years now, and the Playstation Classic emulator is the most recent example, especially since it’s PCSX, an open-source emulator. The Playstation Classic is the most recent of the various types of miniaturized classic consoles that have been released on the market in the past few years, such as the NES and SNES Classics, and like its two predecessors it comes with around 20 of the Playstation’s most classic games. These games include the original Metal Gear Solid, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Rayman, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Parasite Eve, and the original Grand Theft Auto, making it a large hodgepodge of gaming history for some of gaming history’s greatest and most influential titles. However, what makes the Playstation Classic Emulator isn’t what games it’s running, but more for the fact that … [Read more...] about Playstation Classic Emulator Is PCSX, An Open-Source Emulator
Google announced today the launch of Agones, a new open-source project built using the cloud based Kubernetes platform to provide developers with more freedom and flexibility when running multiplayer games. Currently under development in collaboration with Ubisoft, Agones is being designed as a dedicated game sever which utilizes Kubernetes to replace cluster management and game server scaling with a Kubernetes cluster. A typical dedicated server setup has the matchmaker tell a game server manager to provide a dedicated game server process on a cluster of machines. The manager creates a new instance of a dedicated game server process that runs on one of the machines in the cluster. With Agones, Kubernetes gets native abilities to create, run, manage and scale dedicated game server processes within Kubernetes clusters using standard Kubernetes tooling and APIs. This model also allows any matchmaker to interact directly with Agones via the Kubernetes API to … [Read more...] about Google announces new open source multiplayer server Agones
Heaven’s Vault developer Inkle Studios has open-sourced SLayout, the UI layout and animation system the team used in the game. The dev shared the code powering SLayout on GitHub for fellow developers to download and play with. All in all, Inkle Studios says that SLayout can be used in Unity to provide an easier way to handle layout properties and animation for text and UI elements. The repository on GitHub includes a number of examples as well, so developers can poke around in a few different layouts to get a feel for the code itself ahead of using it for their own projects. In the tweet sharing the open-source announcement, the developer also notes that the release itself complements Inkle Studios’ co-founder Joseph Humfrey’s upcoming GDC talk titled ‘Designing Text UX for Effortless Reading’ set for March 23. Developers can find SLayout and all its associated files and documentation over on GitHub. Gamasutra and GDC are sibling … [Read more...] about Check out the now open-source code powering UI layout in Heaven’s Vault
The open-source game development tool Godot Engine has released a new build that, among other things, introduces support for VR projects into the mix. Godot Engine is notably a game development engine that is both open-source and free to use, meaning this update potentially gives a wide variety of developers a chance to dabble in creating VR games that they may not have had otherwise. The 3.0 release of Godot Engine introduces ARVRServer implementation. Right now, that means that developers will be able to create VR projects for either SteamVR or Google Cardboard-style mobile VR. But down the line the Godot Engine team says that AR support is expected as well. You can check out the full patch notes on the Godot Engine website for more details on all the new features the 3.0 update brings and download links for the engine itself. … [Read more...] about Open-source game dev tool Godot Engine adds VR support