What will you learn?
This tutorial covers the development of a game from a very beginning. This includes:
- designing the architecture for a game
- developing the game engine
- defining game logic with scripts
- creating 3d models
- distributing the application
- building application and its dependencies with Bazel
- an introduction to Irrlicht and Newton Game Dynamics
- creating simple Irrlicht application
- defining the application behaviour with Lua scripts
- adding physics simulation with Newton Game Dynamics
What should I know to proceed?
The tutorial assumes you have a solid basics knowledge of C++ and OOP.
Why not Unity / Unreal Engine / you name it?
The main reason why you might be interested in this tutorial, especially due to the fact that there are some well-known and actively discussed/developed/used game engines like Unreal Engine 4, Unity 3D and others, is: you want to know how things work and thus get most flexibility of your tools (or even start working towards building your own).
- redesigned the website (you've probably noticed it if you've been here before)
started reworking the tutorial itself - language, information and the code:
- no more "homework" sections
- new build system
- updated libaries
- reworking Blender modelling tutorial
- sane examples
- moved all the build instructions to CMake
- added scripting with Lua
- upgraded the whole tutorial to match latest Irrlicht and Newton versions
- added chapter on creating a level model with Blender
About the author
My name is Artem and I am a software developer. I have been writing code for nearly 14 years now. Game development was my hobby for all of them.