Archive for the ‘platform-webgl’ Category

DevCorner: Multiple new platforms for Torque2D MIT

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

I tend to focus a bit on the 3D side of things, but the recently open-sourced Torque2D (note the “2″) engine is pretty cool too:

And in fact it got a whole lot better in the last couple of weeks with it being ported to Linux, Android and your browser (through Mozilla’s emscripten).

So if you are thinking about developing an open-source 2D game targeting multiple platforms, Torque2D has just became a serious contender.

WebGL dungeon crawler Moonshades now FOSS

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

More browser-based RPG goods for you today: the developer behind the game Moonshades recently indicated on the forums that this neat old-school (ok not as old-school as Heroine Dusk) dungeon crawler is now fully open-source.

Have a look at the alpha game-play:

It seems the entire game (including the source-code) is released under the rather art focused Creative Commons Attribution (cc-by 3.0) license, but since that is pretty compatible even to the GPL, this shouldn’t really matter at all.

Have fun playing!

BananaBread, Sauerbraten in HTML5

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Bananabread is the spiritual successor to Syntensity (which added a Javascript scripting layer to Sauerbraten) only this time running inside the player’s browser. It was ported using Emscripten, a C++ (LLVM) to Javascript compiler, and seems to have quite a lot of Sauerbraten’s functionality ported over, including bots, multiple weapons, map editing, and even a Javascript api to control camera cutscenes.

It currently runs in the development versions of Firefox and Chrome and seems to get about 1/3rd to 1/4th of native fps. Get the source here: