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Maze generator library

Randomly generated game worlds are currently very popular. Can anyone recommend an open-source Java library for tile-based maze (bird's-eye view) creation? Features I have in mind: Basic two exits, ...
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Do-It-Yourself software to create my own games without any computing knowledge?

My son would like to create his own video game. Is it possible? The kind of game (shoot-em up, labyrinth, strategy, first person 3D... etc) to be created is not very relevant for this case. I ...
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Engine for turn-based local multiplayer game

I am new to app development. I have experience with web development with languages such as PHP, jQuery, HTML etc. I want to take a turn at development for mobile devices. I have a concept for a game ...
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Looking for extensive world-building software

I'm looking for a full-featured application for making entire sphere-like worlds. Bonus points if it can also handle some of the physics for how two planetary bodies very near each other would ...
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Simple C++ 2D rendering engine

I need to brush up on my C++ for a course I am teaching in the fall, I want to have fun doing it and have an idea for a simple 2D game, however I don't want to have to worry about any of the rendering ...
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Python library for a text adventure game

Looking for recommendations for a Python library that will assist with the development of a simple text adventure game / Interactive Fiction (like Zork, etc.). Python 3 compatibility required. So ...
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Free alternative(s) to the CodeAndWeb products?

Taken from the reddit thread I posted earlier A lot of you 2D indie gamedevs out there might've heard of CodeAndWeb, and their three products TexturePacker, SpriteIlluminator, and PhysicsEditor. ...
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What engine should I use to create 2D minigames?

I want to start programming 2D games and I don't know what engine I should use (I work on my own and I am a beginner; plus I'm very young). I've tried Kodu but it doesn't have a lot of possibilities ...
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Creating a browser game (2D top-down perspective) without programming skills

I’m looking for a tool that allows to create a game without programming skills. The tool … must run natively on GNU/Linux must be FLOSS The created game … must be a browser game (mobile support ...
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Which engine for a 2D rpg for a beginner?

I am currently looking to build a small RPG as a hobby. I already made a few games using Pygame but I find it tedious to start from scratch every time. I also want to start using a proper game ...
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Simple Windows 8 Lua engine and IDE?

I am looking for a free Lua game engine and an accompanying IDE that allows me to compile and create simple games for Windows 8. The software has to: Be simple and use a game framework rather than ...
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RPG game engine HTML5/javscript

I am planning to build a 2D RPG game (Zelda style). I am looking for a game engine that has the following features: Map editor to create maps (preferably orthographic grid), with solid objects, doors/...
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Portable admin-less cross-compiling 2D game developing program?

I've worked with so many game developing programs which work and don't work. Some have limitations, some worked all until once, some can't export to some platforms, some cost too much, … So far, I've ...
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Game development content pipeline/toolchain?

I'm a software developer at a gaming company, and we're currently undertaking efforts to improve our asset creation and management toolchain. Our initial idea was to code our own solution from scratch ...
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2D game development environment

I would like a tool to develop 2D games fitting this criterion: Edit (Added): It is an IDE, not just a framework. Natively export to mobile devices. Compiling Linux executables or ActionScript ...
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Free alternative to World Machine

World Machine is software for creating terrains (mostly for games). Is there a free or open source alternative to this that will run on Windows and the licence will give me the ability to use the ...
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Game Engine for City Simulation Game for Python

Software suggestion: I need a game engine which facilitates my requirements. City Simulation means building a city from plain land. Or City Building Game which is same as City Simulation! ...
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Alternative to Visual Studio Debugger for programming C++ & SDL2 in Ubuntu

I'm looking for an alternative program or plugin for an IDE that can be used for cross-platform compilation of SDL2 projects written in C++ to these platforms: Windows Linux Raspbian BSD Android The ...
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We need a good 3D development software for Linux

Our company is making a game we a few requirements for the thing we want to develop it in. It has to run natively on Linux (no virtual box or Wine) Preferably open source Good support for Blender ...
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Framework for arcade game

I would like to write an arcade game ("clone" of River Raid game) in JavaScript, using <canvas> HTML element. And I'm looking for an HTML5 game framework for this purpose. I need: loader ...
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2d game engines that support reading external resources

I've been trying to reimplement some old simple 2D titles in a more modern, crossplatform friendly way, much like Gigalomania reimplements the MegaLoMania framework, loading in the original's graphics ...
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Suitable platform/tools for modernized version of Star Trek (text game)

I am contemplating writing a game loosely-based on the original Star Trek text game. It will have characteristics similar to board games like chess, checkers or Battleship, but incorporating a "...
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What tool could be used to develop multi-platform games with libGDX?

Is there a tool that could be used out of the box with libGDX for developing multi-platform games on Mac and Windows with the possibility to target iOS and Android? I tried NetBeans and Eclipse but ...
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Lightweight 3D Python library

I've been working on a personal Python project and I need some simple 3D graphics. I know about Panda3D, but all I really need is: Wireframe graphics Hidden surface removal (one step up from ...
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Software for Creating Game Sound Effects

To cut a long story short, you can head over to this topic on Game Dev Stack Exchange : https://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/103064/how-can-a-one-man-team-create-game-audio I am not a sound ...
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Isometric JavaScript framework/engine?

I will be creating a small isometric game with JS. There are a lot of different frameworks and engines out there. Please help me to find the right one for my needs: In my game the world will not be ...
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Q: 3D game engine for Android

i´m quite old to coding but kind of new in the APK and games for android zone, i want to choose the best free option for making games, 3D game preferably. I've done some quick Google searches that ...
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What game engine should I use for a game in non-euclidean space?

I am interested in making a game in elliptical space. Basically that means that when you're standing still in this game and look around, you will see a regular three dimensional space. Then when you ...
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Free and maintained box2d editor

I'm looking for a free map 2d / box 2d editor for Libgdx. VisEditor is deprecated, overlap2d is dead. I want something like VisEditor, free and maintained, preferably open source. It must work on ...
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Editing image files with many icons packed into single file

There are some games where instead of putting each separate icon into its own file, many icons of the same size are collected together in a single file by tiling them together into a single huge image;...
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What Haxe game engine do you prefer?

So I've been looking into Haxe recently as an option for game development. (In fact, I've been trying everything for game development recently. Kivy, Pygame, AGK BASIC/C++, Java, etc...) I'm best with ...
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A freeware tool to create heightmaps

I would like to create a heightmap with an editor. I need two images as result: Grayscale heightmap (24bit BMP or PNG if possible) The texture All the editors I've found, supports a special format, ...
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HTML5 libraries using canvas to create hex tiles?

I am making a strategy game in HTML and JavaScript. I want to divide my map up into hexagonal tiles. This (the game) is for my mobile phone. I want a JavaScript library that is built on raw JavaScript ...
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Convert Tibia OTBM file to Minecraft

I am new to Minecraft modding but I program for a living and it looks quite simple to get around. I have this fantasy and a quick internet search shows I'm not the only one. For those of you who do ...
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procedural generation of road with moving car

Target Platform: Windows 7 64 Bit (SP1 - with latest updates installed) I am a Direct2D/C++ programmer and I want to experiment the procedural 3D animation of a street based on a text file. In the ...
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SDK/API to use in 24-48 hours game development competition

I participate in a lot of programming competition and mostly game development competitions. We have a limited time to create a game in a team of 2-4 people. I was wondering, what might be the best SDK ...
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Digitize old board games

I'm thinking about digitizing some really old and abandoned board games (similar to Monopoly) so that I can preserve them for the future and play them on my computer. Such board games generally ...
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Javascript Game Engine

I have learned how to code html, javascript, and css to make simple games (not published but completed). I want to make better games so I have decided to use a game engine. I have an issue with my ...
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Software for basic multiplayer interaction

I want to implement something basic: N users on N different computers to see a canvas with N dots. Each user controls a single dot with his arrow keys. Each user can see all other users' (and his own)...
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HTML5 2D game engine for app similar to image editor

I have an idea for an application/game with similar features as an image editor. I deal with graphics, and my programming skills are very poor, close to none. I hope it can be done relatively easily ...
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Planning website/application for my game

I'm making a game, but before I start, i wanna plan everything. Is there a website or an application for Mac to plan your game. I was looking for something like this: Thank you. Picture Link
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3D boolean operations in java

I am looking for libraries that provide 3D boolean operations (union, subtract, intersect) in java, to use in a game. So, basically, the boolean operations in 3D models will happen dynamically, ...
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A simple and elegant language/framework for text game design

I'm an aspiring text game designer, interested mainly in interactive fiction, and I've been using Python with a lot of success. Unfortunately, Python is not very distributable. It can't be run in a ...
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What tool can assist with creating a Myst-like game?

There are some tools designed to help users easily make specific types of adventure games. E.g. TADS 3 has a developer tool for making text adventures, AGI Studio helps with making '80s Sierra-style ...
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What's an engine good for 3D RPG development?

The task I want to accomplish: Create a 3D RPG by using an optimized 3D engine. The requirements for the task: An engine that requires a good amount of coding knowledge, can handle 3D graphics with ...
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Games like Human Resource Machine?

I have found Human Resource Machine to be very helpful at teaching programming skills to a child with ADHD and some other issues and I'm hoping to find other games that are similar in design to teach ...
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Best game engine based on python

I learnt python till oop and a bit more. I searched the internet about python game engines. But it recommends framework instead of gui based engine. Is there any good gui game engine which python is ...
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Looking for a Game Database Management Tool

I've been using CastleDB to organize my database and it has everything I needed to quickly define the static data for my entities BUT it has a few bugs that make it too frustrating to work with (...
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Library for creating an augmented reality app on dynamic markers

I'm trying to build an application similar to Wanna Kicks. I'm looking for a recommendation for AR library that will enable me to display 3D objects on top of human legs. I guess that the library I'm ...
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Software to develop an app or web-app?

-Since my question doesn't really pertain to anything specific, I really do not know where to post this question. If I've asked it on the wrong site or improperly, please direct me how to ask it so as ...