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Game Engine??

Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:33 pm

Hello everyone,

I am looking a for a game engine for the raspberry pi 2( or at least an engine that can compile for Raspian).

I am looking for something like the following; Blender 3d, RPG Maker, Unity 3d, YoYo game maker, Construct ETC, that i could use to make a game on OR for the raspberry. if no good IDE exists, where should i start? I tried downloading Blender 3d for my raspberry pi 2, but it wont start ( nothing happens when i click on it, it was downloaded using apt-get install blender. seems to be the newest version.

Thanks!
I thought it would work...:(

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Re: Game Engine??

Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:16 pm

I guess you will not get any popular IDE to run on the Pi well...
They are just too resource-hungry and or propietary.

You will propably have to use a random editor like Geany , Leafpad , vim or nano and the compiler / interpreter of your language manually.

Pi3D might be worth a look if you know Python. I've heard people suggest Java 8 and Java3D too.

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Re: Game Engine??

Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:34 am

Do you know Godot Engine? http://misapuntesde.com/post.php?id=608
RaspianNooblet wrote:Hello everyone,

I am looking a for a game engine for the raspberry pi 2( or at least an engine that can compile for Raspian).

I am looking for something like the following; Blender 3d, RPG Maker, Unity 3d, YoYo game maker, Construct ETC, that i could use to make a game on OR for the raspberry. if no good IDE exists, where should i start? I tried downloading Blender 3d for my raspberry pi 2, but it wont start ( nothing happens when i click on it, it was downloaded using apt-get install blender. seems to be the newest version.

Thanks!
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Re: Game Engine??

Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:36 pm

There was a thread in the Godot forums a while back on porting Godot to the Pi, but interest seems to have died out. It's a real shame too, because Godot is shaping up to be the best 2D engine out there, and it's open-source to boot! It would be the ideal choice for the Pi. Maybe interest will be rekindled after Eric Anholt's open-source driver is finally implemented. You could also make a post there as well, here's the link to it: http://www.godotengine.org/topics/7369?page=1

The only other engine I know of that officially supports the Pi is the Urho 3D Engine.

http://urho3d.github.io/

Which, by the way, is the first result when googling "Raspberry Pi game engine".

EDIT: It seems x1212 actually returned not too long ago to continue the porting efforts of Godot, as seen here: http://www.godotengine.org/topics/12221

If anyone is interested in using Godot on a Pi, I would recommend you head over there and offer some encouragement, or help if possible.

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Re: Game Engine??

Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:00 pm

this is REALLY exciting, i LOVE blender 3d. Godot engine seems great. i will start researching this asap..thanks for the info, really appreciate it..
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Re: Game Engine??

Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:38 am

Panda3D is a game engine with full Python bindings.
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Re: Game Engine??

Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:05 pm

i know it's not for 3d games...

but has anyone had any success with cocos2d-x on a raspberry pi? i think it would be a very interesting engine for doing games for the raspberry pi.

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Re: Game Engine??

Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:39 am

I would use any game engine i could get my hands on! I love the PI and i am loving having to work with limited RAM and processor power.. It really drills in the need for efficiency and resource leaning when programming!!! :x :lol:
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Re: Game Engine??

Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:22 am

I just found http://www.raylib.com

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Re: Game Engine??

Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:01 am

I have ported Urho3D game engine to RPi sometime back. It supports Lua and AngelScript as scripting languages. It supports both 3D and 2D graphics. It utilises all four CPU cores on RPi2. More importantly it is free and open source using MIT license.
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Re: Game Engine??

Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:17 pm

Gideros is also now working on the Pi and uses Lua

http://blog.giderosmobile.com/post/1356 ... spberry-pi

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Re: Game Engine??

Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:58 am

Awesome!! I will look into this! I have spent the past few months exploring Python and Pygame. I followed a few tutorials and a few examples. I then modified the games or expanded them. Not in any impressive way, but still personally exciting! I am still here having fun with the raspberry pi! I will look into all of this! Please continue posting new information on game engines that can either be used ON the pi or at least export to the pi!

After programming in IDLE(Python3)and working with gimp(and other resource creation software) solely on the pi to create games, i would much rather create a game on my windows machine, and export it to the pi! :lol: I was extremely excited to the YoYo Games working on some sort of export module for the Pi, :D but i am am afraid of what they might charge for such an option. Hopefully they see it as a novelty and price it around $10 USD or less.

I am also curious to see what you guys/girls have been up too!? :)
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Re: Game Engine??

Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:02 am

weitjong wrote:I have ported Urho3D game engine to RPi sometime back. It supports Lua and AngelScript as scripting languages. It supports both 3D and 2D graphics. It utilises all four CPU cores on RPi2. More importantly it is free and open source using MIT license.
I hate to be that guy, but can you kindly point me the right direction for the port? I remember coming across a post on Urho3ds(EDIT: Godot's Forum)forums about someone porting the engine to the pi. From what i remember, it used a "wrapper" to display , and was quite laggy when navigating the software. (EDIT!!! I was thinking of Godot Game Engine)

Is there a post where i can read up on your port? Thanks :P
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Re: Game Engine??

Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:35 am

Check here :
http://urho3d.github.io/releases/2015/1 ... lease.html

There is a complete Raspberry Pi section.

If you are using Raspbian on a Pi1 , try STATIC.deb , on
Pi2/Pi3 you probably want to use STATIC-v7a.deb ?

Perhaps ask on their forums ...


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