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Not only Unity...
53 projects | /r/opensourcegames | 11 Nov 2023
Capturing the WebGPU Ecosystem
9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Nov 2023
Most of Nanite (at least, everything but the LOD system, I haven't tried that part, and the compute rasterizer due to lack of storage image atomics because Metal lacks them...) is implementable in WebGPU actually.
I have a PR that does a lot of the same things (meshlets, visbuffer, material depth, two pass occlusion culling) open for Bevy https://github.com/bevyengine/bevy/pull/10164 that I've been working on, which uses WebGPU.
WebGPU is actually a pretty good API imo. It's missing some advanced features like raytracing, mesh shaders, and subgroup operations (coming soon!), but it can still do a lot.
The much bigger missing feature is "bindless" support (non-uniform arrays of bound resources). BindGroup overhead (and ergonomics) is a significant downside.
Northlight makes Alan Wake 2 shine
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Nov 2023
ECS architectures are used in a number of young open source game engines, such as Bevy. I haven't done game development for a long time, but hearing about an architecture that does away with the heavy and complex OOP you often see in games makes me want to dip my toes in again and check it out.
7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Nov 20237 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Nov 2023
Yup! The Bevy Editor is our current highest priority. The first step is building out a new Scene / UI system that will serve as the foundation for the editor (as the Bevy Editor will be built as a Bevy App).
I have a post about this (with working prototypes) here: https://github.com/bevyengine/bevy/discussions/9538
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.
4 projects | /r/rust_gamedev | 15 May 2023
Well, it depends on how you use it; writing to an image buffer isn't much less efficient than writing to any normal buffer (in fact, although displaying your scene to a window efficiently is important, your main bottleneck will be the actual ray tracing loop). You may want to read this article for a practical example of using an ImageBuffer to create and draw a texture with Piston. Other window backends you could use, apart from pixels which was already mentioned in another comment, include minifb and Mini GL, though I haven't personally used them.
Ways to create game engines
2 projects | /r/gameenginedevs | 9 May 2023
And I really like generic systems where you can create a lot of different things. A program that interested me is Piston (https://github.com/PistonDevelopers/piston), I haven't researched it in depth yet, but the concept of being able to create several things with a base and different modules is very interesting
Really frustrated. [Warning: Bit of a negative rant]
6 projects | /r/rust_gamedev | 26 Apr 2023
I made my first GL project using Piston.
4 projects | dev.to | 29 Jan 2022
Check out their homepage, https://piston.rs, they even show off some great examples of how their library has been used!4 projects | dev.to | 29 Jan 2022
So, I made a Tweet not too long before I made this post, and it was me showing off my first OpenGL project using Piston. And I attached two images.
Emulating the Sega Genesis - Part II
5 projects | dev.to | 12 Jan 2022
Before I could implement the display output, I needed something to draw the images onto. There are quite a few Rust crates available to create a GUI window and update it with 2D graphics. Most of these are of course intended for making games, and also include ways of getting key presses as input, which I'll also need. I looked at Piston, which I've used before on other projects, Macroquad, which also supports web assembly as well as desktop targets, Pixels, which is intended specifically for 2D games, and Minifb, which is also specifically for 2D applications, but is much simpler. I also tried out libretro, which is specifically made for video game emulation, but I found it much more restrictive than the others because of it's narrow focus.
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.
Question about rust graphics libraries
4 projects | /r/rust | 25 Jun 2021
Rust Game Engines (again)
6 projects | /r/rust | 4 May 2021
What are some alternatives?
Amethyst - Data-oriented and data-driven game engine written in Rust
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]
specs - Specs - Parallel ECS
ggez - Rust library to create a Good Game Easily
raylib - A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming
gdnative - Rust bindings for Godot 3
macroquad - Cross-platform game engine in Rust.
wgpu - Cross-platform, safe, pure-rust graphics api.
rust-sdl2 - SDL2 bindings for Rust
egui - egui: an easy-to-use immediate mode GUI in Rust that runs on both web and native