Hi philip, Sounds great. Can't wait until this thing is available for developers to test. Even though I'm a C++ developer myself I do see the advantage of using a tool like this for rapid game development. Plus you've added a lot of extra security features like the ability to protect sounds and music, support ogg files, so this toolkit sounds like it will rock for future games for the blind.
Cheers! On 2/11/10, Philip Bennefall <phi...@blastbay.com> wrote: > Hi folks, > > I just wanted to update you all on the progress of the game creation engine > that I spoke of back in October. It has been slowed down due to some > difficulties with the script interpreter, but they are all resolved now and > development can continue rapidly. In short, the language has C++ syntax but > with several simplifications such as a large number of prewritten functions > that allow you to get things like audio, keyboard input, file reading and > writing, artificial intelligence etc, up and running in no time. You also > have automatic memory management built in so you need not worry about > freeing the resources that you have claimed, unless you want to be a little > efficient and free things when you know that they are not being used > anymore. > > The tool will feature a bunch of playable example games as well as ready to > use templates that one can just import and then customize. For example there > will be a sidescroller template so that you can make games such as Q9 very > quickly with predefined enemy behavior that you can control, customizable > levels and objects etc etc. Thus, it is possible for a skilled Bgt user to > write their own games from scratch or even their own templates for others to > use, while the more inexperienced user can start from and modify existing > templates to construct a game with relative ease. > > And of course, one is able to compile a finished script into a stand-alone > executable with no dependencies other than Direct X and, well, Microsoft > Windows. This executable can then be distributed along with your sounds and > documentation either in a portable fashion as to be usable from a flash > drive, or you can use an installation builder such as InnoSetup to generate > a standard installation program for it. > > So that's it for now. Just thought I'd let you know how things stand... Keep > your eyes and ears open! > > Kind regards, > > Philip Bennefall > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.