Env3d Possibilities

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Hello,

 

I've recently begun learning java. I'm going through the BlueJ book, and have just started the Env3d ones here as well. my question is about the possibilities. My plan is to, over the course of time, make a side scrolling space shooter similar to Life Force (a Nintendo game, for those who remember it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzc_tdiHcB4   

Instead of using all 2d graphics though, I'd like to use 3d assets with flat backgrounds. I am fluent with gimp and know enough of blender to make my own assets. The camera view would be orthographic, the ship would fly from left to right, and the back grounds would scroll. It would need to have a splash screen and a start screen, similar to any phone games.

Does this sound like something that can be done?

 

Thanks in advance for any response.

 

 

Drew

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Joined: 12/13/2010
The short answer to your

The short answer to your question is yes, env3d can provide you with the tools that you need.  Check out the following videos on 2d projects done with env3d:

http://youtu.be/Z0Pxv9_xvvg (a pacman clone)

http://youtu.be/oU1T1wy9f3E (a mario clone)

Let us know if you need any more info, and good luck with your project!

Jason

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Another question, and what's the long answer?

Hey,

Just curious, was there a long answer to this question? :D Thanks for the links. I will give them a look. Here are a few more questions I have, in no particular order.

 

I read somewhere on the forums that in order to sell a game made on Env3d, that source code had to be provided, but that the requirement might be lifted? I havent' been able to find anything on the website about the license outside of this from 2010:

"The licensing question is a good one.  I'm actually thinking of relaxing the GPL requirement -- using something like LGPL or GPL with classpath exception.  What this means is that if you simply use the engine's binary, you can redistribute your executable without giving away your own code."

 

Granted, I'm no where near releasing a game, but I like to cover all the bases before I dive headfirst into any project. :)

 

I Thought I had more questions,  but I guess I don't at the moment. :) Thanks for taking the time to answer.

 

Drew

 

 

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The long answer is "it

The long answer is "it depends" :)

You can pretty much create a 2d game with 3d assets -- just simply lock the camera angle and prevent movement in the 3rd dimension.  The devil is in the details of course.

About the licensing issue, I am definitely going to move towards LGPL or even the MIT-style license where you can freely use env3d to create your own game without giving away your source code.  I just haven't got all the details worked out yet.  Thanks for the reminder!

Jason

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Joined: 02/28/2014
This is a very good post and

This is a very good post and i could really understand it with the video links too. thaking each and everyone who helped in posting this here. Env3d Possibilities is just amazing try it guys. i highly recomend it. outlook help