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List of Unity alternatives
11 projects | /r/gamedev | 19 Sep 2023
Can Godot screw us like Unity did?
2 projects | dev.to | 18 Sep 2023
This is something that can certainly happen. In fact, this is exactly what happened with the Bevy engine, in which a total of 246 contributors agreed to relicense the engine, as explained in this blog post. However, in this case it was done for the good of the engine and its users.
Godot is not the new Unity – The anatomy of a Godot API call
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Sep 2023
If you are using Rust, you should check out https://bevyengine.org which is a rust based game engine with a focus on ECS
Unity’s New Pricing: A Wake-Up Call on the Importance of Open Source in Gaming
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Sep 2023
I was crowing to my game dev buddy about how he (a Unity C-sharp developer) ought to check out Bevy and Rust because the Rust type system is friggin’ awesome!
Code examples: https://bevyengine.org/learn/book/getting-started/ecs/
License is Apache 2.0 OR MIT:
Unity plan pricing and packaging updates
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Sep 2023
For those who are more code centric and like rust, https://bevyengine.org/ is a good alternative to godot as far as open source goes.
Rust Cryptography Should Be Written in Rust
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Aug 2023
It's become rather popular in the graphics (e.g. https://wgpu.rs/) and game dev (e.g. https://bevyengine.org/ ) spaces.
It's pretty popular for AWS Lambda functions.
Pretty popular for terminal / shell applications.
Definitely a great way to write wasm for compute or graphics intensive browser/web apps.
How to implement multiple levels on WASM
2 projects | /r/bevy | 9 Aug 2023
It seems like the best way to approach levels for a desktop build is to save and load scenes as shown in this example (which seems pretty straightforward), but as noted in that file, this doesn't work on WASM since there isn't a file system.
Unix-like OS in Rust inspired by xv6-riscv
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Jul 2023
Egregoria is a city simulation with high granularity
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Jul 2023
I think Rust for games has come really far. I will cite https://arewegameyet.rs/ "Almost. We have the blocks, bring your own glue.".
All the blocks are there and the language is really well suited to games.
On top of my head:
- The crate ecosystem and the package manager makes it really easy to integrate any useful component such as pathfinding, spatial partitioning, graphics backend, audio system.. Most crates take a lot of effort to be cross-platform so I can develop on linux and not spend too much time debugging windows releases.
- The strong typing and algebraic data types makes expressing the game state very pleasant. I also found I was able to develop a very big game without too many bugs even though I don't write many tests.
- Ahead of time compilation + LLVM guarantees you won't have to optimise for weird things around a virtual machine. Rust gives you more control to optimise hot loops as you can go low-level.
- I find wgpu to be the perfect balance between ergonomics and power compared to Vulkan. OpenGL support through wgpu is also a nice addition for lower end devices.
- The Rust community is very helpful, you can often talk directly to crate maintainers
- Compilation times, when compared to JITed languages such as C# can be very painful. It can be alleviated by buying a 3950X but I still often get 10-30s iteration times.
- The static nature of Rust means you often need a dynamism layer above to tweak stuff that can be awkward to manage. I made inline_tweak for this purpose but it's really far from how easy Unity makes it. https://github.com/Uriopass/inline_tweak
- Since Rust feels very ergonomic, you are tempted to write almost all game logic within it, so mod support feels very backwards to implement as you cannot really tweak "everything" like in Unity games. Thankfully "Systems" game like Factorio or Egregoria can be theoretically split into the "simulation" and the "entities" so mod can still have a great impact. Factorio is built in C++ so has the same problematic. Their Lua API surface is quite insane to be able to hook into everything. https://lua-api.factorio.com/latest/
Now, I have to talk about Bevy: https://bevyengine.org/. It did not exist when I started but it is a revolution in the Rust gamedev space. It is a very powerful 100% Rust game engine that makes you write game code in Rust too. It has incredible energy behind it and I feel like if I'd used Bevy from the start I wouldn't have had to develop many core engine systems. Its modular design is also incredibly pleasant as you can just replace any part you don't like with your own.
4 projects | /r/rust | 9 Jul 2023
Learn how to draw sprites to the screen: https://github.com/bevyengine/bevy/blob/main/examples/2d/sprite.rs
Improving upon Entity Component Systems, introducing DG-ECM!
4 projects | /r/gamedev | 2 May 2022
Yep, we do this, it works great! We stole it from hecs and Amethyst before us. There's a nice write-up of the theory in the scheduler rework the team has been working on for the past few months.
Rust vs Go for gamedev
3 projects | /r/gamedev | 21 Dec 2021
Rust also has seemingly better libraries for the purpose. Both Bevy and Amethyst are available, and plenty more.
Simplest way to get basic programmatic tile OR voxel graphics going?
8 projects | /r/rust | 11 Dec 2021
Rust Platformer - Part 1 - Bevy and ECS
4 projects | dev.to | 7 Dec 2021
I recently stumbled upon a short YouTube video of somebody building a roguelike game in Rust. From there, jumping from resource to resource, I ended up going through (part) of this massive (and awesome) tutorial by Herbert Wolverson about his Rust library bracket_lib. In this tutorial, Wolverson builds a roguelike game with colored text characters. After reading through, I felt like writing another type of game in Rust, so I looked at the available Rust game engines. The most popular, seems to be Amethyst, but it looks like they halted their development efforts. Second in line was Bevy. People are using it, support for Android and iOS is on the way, uses an ECS and have some usage examples: looks good.
I'm a "low-level, terminal-only" kind of developer, completely new to the game dev world. I've been working on a 2D platformer in my spare time. Can you explain to me what I'm missing out on, by not using a "game engine"?
3 projects | /r/gamedev | 23 Sep 2021
Depends on my goals. I year ago I wanted to learn rust, so I used piston for a gamejam. (There are several rust engines including bevy, piston, amethyst. They probably vary in quality, features, and constraints.) Piston was a terrible experience because compilation is slow even on that tiny project.
Why I still like C and strongly dislike C++
2 projects | /r/C_Programming | 8 Jul 2021
And there's already a couple of surprisingly full-featured 3D engines already out there. Most notably Amethyst.
Rust For GameDevs
5 projects | dev.to | 8 Jun 2021
Rust, For GameDev
8 projects | dev.to | 8 Jun 2021
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Rust servers is down
4 projects | /r/Wrongrust | 4 Jun 2021
Is anyone having this problem? I can't connect to rocket.rs, actix.rs and amethyst.rs servers. I would play at https://tera.netlify.app/, but people out there is really toxic. I heard that Rust is getting an update while playing in a Rust server, just then rust server freezes and goes down.
How to get started?
6 projects | /r/rust_gamedev | 23 May 2021
Or should I jump directly in one of the bigger engines like Amethyst, Bevy or other?
What are some alternatives?
Godot - Godot Engine – Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine
Fyrox - 3D and 2D game engine written in Rust
RG3D - 3D and 2D game engine written in Rust [Moved to: https://github.com/FyroxEngine/Fyrox]
piston - A modular game engine written in Rust
specs - Specs - Parallel ECS
ggez - Rust library to create a Good Game Easily
gdnative - Rust bindings for Godot 3
raylib - A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming
macroquad - Cross-platform game engine in Rust.
rust-sdl2 - SDL2 bindings for Rust
wgpu - Cross-platform, safe, pure-rust graphics api.