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Jason Barno

Welcome to the GameRDK Wiki!

GameRDK aims to create a simple, modular, easy to use, low overhead environment to quickly develop your own game's engine. It focuses less on features for a specific genre, and instead focuses on making low-level features more easily accessible, so that you can create these genre-specific features yourself.

GameRDK aims to be cross compatible, but as true cross compatibility is a dream rarely achieved, we are going to state a defined goal for our cross compatibility: Windows XP or later, Linux (Ubuntu and Debian) and Mac OS 10 or later.

Features

The entire RDK is organized in a modular fashion, with most elements being entirely optional. Modules can dynamically detect each other- to add or remove one, simple add or remove it from your project/solution.

GameRDK::Core is the only required module. It contains core and configuration information, as well as functions for modules to cross-detect and support each other.

GameRDK::Platform is a module that provides cross platform support for basic things like directory structure, creating windows, and similar.

GameRDK::GLW is an OpenGL wrapper aimed at simplifying this finite-state machine into something more comfortable for OO programmers. Can be used with raw structure information, but it also dynamically detects and supports GRDK::GLTypes.

GameRDK::GLTypes adds several helper classes such as Texture, Material, Light, Shape, etc to make passing information to GDRK::GLW much more comfortable.

GameRDK::Audio is an interface module that makes interfacing with audio libraries simple. There is a premade interface for the audio library Audiere (http://audiere.sourceforge.net/). Keep in mind that using this interface will require you accepting Audiere's license in addition to GameRDK's own terms.

GameRDK::Input is a cross platform input module, supporting Keyboard, Mouse, and most gamepads.

GameRDK::Font is an interface module that makes interfacing with font libraries simple. There is a premade interface for the font library FreeType (http://freetype.sourceforge.net). Keep in mind that using this interface will require you accepting FreeType's license in addition to GameRDK's own terms.

GameRDK::GUI is a GUI library that allows rapid development of common game GUIs. It includes several widgets to get you started, and is easily extensible.

GameRDK::Camera is a control library for the GLW camera object, providing several commonly used features for camera control.

GameRDK::Mesh is a library for loading of various model formats and animation support.

GameRDK::Physics is an interface module that makes interfacing with physics libraries simple. There is a premade interface for the physics library Bullet (http://bulletphysics.org/). Keep in mind that using this interface will require you accepting Bullet's license in addition to GameRDK's own terms.

GameRDK::Character is a basic character control library that makes getting your game to a playable state a much simpler task.

GameRDK::Terrain is a basic vertex terrain module that allows generation and manipulation of game world terrain.

GameRDK::Multiplayer is a basic networking library that allows communication between client->client, client->server, or server->client.

GameRDK::Network is a networking library that allows http file retrieval, http text import, and MySQL database access.

License Information

GameRDK is released under the Attribution Assurance License. Click here to read the [License].
It is quite liberal - the only right I have reserved is that you must visibly credit me somewhere in your application (and/or in source code, if you are distributing source).

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