Hi Dark, Oh, definitely. I'll check those titles out. Perhaps they will give me a few extra ideas to toss in to the engine. Wink. However, as far as tools goes there have been a number of engines developed over the years that a sighted developer can use. The Quake 1 and Doom 1 engines are now open source affares and can be used for creating games or building the classic games they were designed for. Although, they are quite old perhaps 95/96 technology so wouldn't be of any use to modern developers. Still, the fact remains a new programmer could pick something like that up and use it as Agrip proved by creating Audio Quake. Cara Quinn successfully modded the engine to come up with Jedi Quake. So there is a president for that kind of thing in the sighted market those engines had been around long before blind developers got into the act and started using them too.
On 5/28/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote: > Well Tom, it's odd sinse because of my lack of site it's really the Super > nes era of games that I'm stuck in graphically myself, ---- in fact I'm > replaying through Super Castlevania Iv on the Snes at the moment myself so > that was some impressive mind reading. > > I stil do happen to think that what is produced accessible games wise is > slightly behind the independent games generally. > > I can for instance think of three game examples off the top of my head which > involve not just a litle but a huuuuuge amount of user created content, > quite literally thousands of levels some in completely different style to > the original with extra graphics and sounds. > > See for instance http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocks%27n%27Diamonds or > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican#Hurrican > > As people have pointed out though, this is something of late which games > like Railracer, entombed sound rts etc are very much trying to remedy. > > It's also worth remembering that a lot of tools are available for those who > program independent graphical games, everything from the open gl libraries > to create graphcics etc, to specific game engines (like the rocks n diamonds > engine), which may be used to create not only extra content, but actual > games as well. > > This is another reason why bgt is such a helpful thing, and such a good step > in the right direction, considdering similar products have been available to > producers of graphical independent games, ----- well right back to the > 1980's! > > Beware the grue! > > Dark. > > > --- > 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.