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#1 Eingya   Members   -  Reputation: 102

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:04 PM

Hi

on the last months I was working on a top-down tile-based-movement rpg in python(+pygames), only to discover that I have no Idea of how to create an engine from scratch
I managed to make something but it isn't good, so i decided to using an engine, mi first choice went to Torque 2d, but sadly i do not have tho money to pay the licence, there are some good free alternative?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:11 PM

Love2d

A Python 2d engine.
My Gamedev Journal: 2D Game Making, the Easy Way

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#3 Eingya   Members   -  Reputation: 102

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

Love2d

A Python 2d engine.

it isn't lua based?

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:41 PM

Yes, sorry, Lua. Does it fit what you're looking for?
My Gamedev Journal: 2D Game Making, the Easy Way

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#5 Eingya   Members   -  Reputation: 102

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:24 AM

Yes, sorry, Lua. Does it fit what you're looking for?

Just asking, I'll give it a try anyway
even if I was searching for something maybe more "graphical-oriented" (if that makes some sense)

#6 flembobs   Members   -  Reputation: 102

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

BYOND may be what you're after. (http://www.byond.com/)

It's an engine geared around making 2D online tile-based RPGs easily (though it has been used to create all sorts of games).

It handles the tile-based mechanics and all the netcode - meaning you just have to build your world.

The language it uses is intuitive and there's a great community for code problems.




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