Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Nullarbor Game Competition

I met with some fellow game developers last Friday. Amongst other things, we had a chat about the upcoming Nullarbor Game Competition being held at the GO3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Perth, West Australia. Last year, my Krool Joolz entry game second. This year, I hope to do better :-)

GO3 is the sister event of the Tokyo Game Show. Apparently, _MTV Japan_ are covering GO3 and Nullabor. And did I mention Richard Garriott is coming?* Wow. My entry had better be good, the whole world is watching. And maybe even Richard Garriott. :-)

I've heard and read a lot of good things about a game development environment called Unity 3D. I'm seriously considering using it, but that means a costly dev license and a new mac. Perhaps I could find a local corporate sponsor... hmmm.

The alternative is either to grow my own engine again, or try an Open Source engine. Unfortunately, because so much brain time is involved in learning a new engine API, I really need to pick the right engine first... and I don't have much time, Nullabor is 4 months away.

* This is an unconfirmed rumour. There are however, many other famous names attending.


Anonymous said...

I'd heartily recommend Ogre. It's very flexible, the API is well thought out, and it's cross-platform.


Also, if you can't be bothered to write your own wrapper layer in C++, there's always PyOgre.

Considering its power, it's all remarkably easy to use...


Anonymous said...

Yet one more suggestions for a 3D engine. Check out Panda3D:


It's a free commerical 3D engnie currently being used for MMO development by Disney.

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