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Thorium – A Starship Bridge Simulator
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Mar 2023
Thorium is great; it's closer to a virtual tabletop for starship RPGs than a standalone game, built around creating interactive narratives. That sets it apart from the more straightforward game-style bridge sims, like Artemis and EmptyEpsilon, which have scriptable scenarios with narrative elements but have more fundamentally game-focused mechanics.
All of these get used in a lot of fun ways for live events beyond their design, too. Thorium's "family tree" comes from interactive events at planetariums, and EmptyEpsilon, being open-source with an HTTP API and game-master screen for directly manipulating live game state and pretending to be ships, became a popular front-end for European LARPs.
Ask HN: Favourite Open Source Game?
69 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Jun 2022
Empty Epsilon bridge simulator: https://github.com/daid/EmptyEpsilon
The game itself is fun, but the best stuff I've seen is it being reused, modified, and adapted for LARPs and crowdplay.
Out of Orbit is a great and ongoing example, a Finnish escape room-ish experience that also has a Twitch game putting stream chat in the role of the ship's AI: https://outoforbit.fi/ and https://www.twitch.tv/outoforbitgame/about
Empty Epsilon powers the game part, with integrations using its DMX interface and HTTP API to provide hardware interfaces and things like Twitch chat commands modifying the game state.
Ask HN: What game you wished existed?
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 May 2022
Making a game in C++
12 projects | /r/gamedev | 22 Sep 2021
If you want to look at an interesting open source C++ game project that (iirc) uses SFML, you could check out Empty Epsilon.
What are some alternatives?
DroidSpot - DroidSpot game for Windows (Demo)
Kaetram-Open - Kaetram is an open-source 2D HTML5 MMORPG. It is an extended version of BrowserQuest (BQ).
mage - a Make/rake-like dev tool using Go
raylib - A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming
Starbound-WEdit - WEdit is a tech mod that allows you to edit the world around you on a larger scale through various functions and features not present in the game.
teiserver - Middleware server for online gaming
dwarven-outpost - A programming game, in which your goal is to help a group of dwarves establish a small outpost in the middle of a dangerous forest.
NobleEngine - A li'l game engine for Playdate.
vulkan-toy-engine - Multiplayer RTS lua driven engine
SFML - Simple and Fast Multimedia Library
freeaoe - A free game engine capable of running Age of Empires 2 and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
axl.glfl - An organized multiplatform OpenGL function loader.