Sign in to follow this  
CySoftDev

Unity Getting my game logic away from XNA

Recommended Posts

What are the advantages/disadvantages of completely modularizing my game model code into its own DLL, and creating an XNA Game Component to, essentially, function as an adapter between XNA and the game model?  All I want XNA to do is draw stuff and capture user input.

  • One advantage I like is the ability to unit test the game model itself.
  • I also like that it keeps solution files better organized (that's one thing that has driven me MAD with the books I have on XNA game development; there is little to no organization of the solution files...)
  • I like the clean separation of responsibilities, and the portability it affords the actual game logic (it could later be hooked up to Unity, SFML, etc.)

I am aware that it takes more effort, having to develop an interface for the game model; am I overly in love with separation of concerns?

Edited by CySoftDev

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds similar to other design patterns like MVVM, MVC, MVP, etc. 

 

In my experience it, the big disadvantages are mainly the complexity it adds to a project. It has its time and place, and for simple things is probably not worth it. I think you have already grasped the main advantages - you can decouple the pieces and change/update/upgrade them independently. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The question in this case is, How much portability is it really buying you?

If you're writing in XNA, your game model is most likely C#, which is still going to lock you into Windows... 

The ability to swap Frameworks is interesting, but I doubt it would really be worth it, esp since again, if you write the game model in C#, swap to a frame work that is cross platform your game model is still locking you into windows... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're writing in XNA, your game model is most likely C#, which is still going to lock you into Windows

 

That is not 100% true. This and this.

Edited by tharealjohn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Partner Spotlight

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      627638
    • Total Posts
      2978327
  • Similar Content

    • By Strifexxx
      Hi guys, check out our new game about sticks. Feedback welcome!
      Download on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stickman.annihilation.dismount
       
      Youtube: 

       
      Stickman Dismount 2 Annihilation is a sequel to the legendary game of survival, where to make incredible tricks, driving different transport and getting into different crash! The game is made in the best traditions of simulator games with ragdoll physics elements. Make incredible jumps and tricks and destroy the enemy! Your task is make the finish alive or dead! 
       





      Website: http://strifexxx.wixsite.com/cyberpony
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/577850349043463/
      VK: https://vk.com/club122273704
    • By Knife Entertainment

      New indie game development studio Knife Entertainment expects to release their debut project My Little Story: Reborn.

      Reborn is the first-person horror containing the spirit of the occultism and mystery. We decided to give players something, which they miss so much in games of this genre: you don't have to hide in dark corners trying to escape from some invulnerable monster. It will be vice versa. We gave players everything to make even the most savage and malicious enemy tremble with fear. You'll face the cruel world full of danger, to expose dark secrets and to fight with ancient evil.

      Our principal credo is our great attention to various details. That's why there are a lot of easter eggs in the form of references and visual quoting of such cult films, games and art works, as The Evil Dead, True Detective, Silent Hill, etc. The release is scheduled for the end of this year.
      Contact us: knifeent@gmail.com
       
       






       
    • By ilovegames
      Have you ever dreamed of fighting with dinosaurs? If so, then this game is for you. Hold out against the bloodthirsty prehistoric lizards for as long as possible. Seize more weapons, including a shot gun, sword and other stuff. Good luck!
      Download https://falcoware.com/DinoSurvival.php



    • By INTwindwolf
      COMPANY AND THE PROJECT
       

      We are an indie game studio consisted of professional and friendly people. Additionally, we are a team of skilled artists and dedicated indie enthusiasts. Our current project is INT, developed on Unity Engine 5 for platforms Windows, Linux, and Mac.
      INT is a 3D Sci-fi RPG with a strong emphasis on story, role playing, and innovative RPG features such as randomized companions. The focus is on the journey through a war-torn world with fast-paced combat against hordes of enemies. The player must accomplish quests like a traditional RPG, complete objectives, and meet lively crew members who will aid in the player's survival. Throughout the game you can side and complete missions through criminal cartels, and the two major combatants, the UCE and ACP, of the Interstellar Civil War.
      Please note that all of our current positions are remote work. You will not be required to travel.
      For more information about us, follow the links listed below.
      INT Official website
      Steam Greenlight
      IndieDB page
      Also follow social media platforms for the latest news regarding our projects.
      Facebook
      Twitter
       
      TALENTS NEEDED
       
      Animation Rigger
      Community Manager
      Website Administrator
       
      REVENUE - SHARE
       
      This is the perfect opportunity to get into the game development industry. Being an Indie team we do not have the creative restrictions often imposed by publishers or other third parties. We are extremely conscientious of our work and continuously uphold a high level of quality throughout our project.
      We are unable to offer wages or per-item payments at this time. However revenue-sharing from crowd-funding is offered to team members who contribute 15-20 hours per week to company projects, as well as maintain constant communication and adhere to deadlines. Currently the crowd-funding campaign is scheduled for the year 2018. Your understanding is dearly appreciated.
       
      Thank you for your time! We look forward to hearing from you!
       
      John Shen
      HR Lead
      Starboard Games LLC
    • By Misantes
      Hey everyone
      I've hit a milestone for a side-project of mine I've been working on for some time. It's been a frustrating labor of love, but reached my version 1.0 mark recently
      The asset can be used to create procedural music configurations that are editable in real time in a game. You're able to edit dozens of variables like the scale, mode, tempo, instruments, effects and dozens of other settings to react and adapt to gameplay or other events (or just use it as an easy tool to custom make music for your game). 
      It's available on the unity asset store here: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/#!/content/99791
      A demo is available on my github page: https://stickandbindlegames.github.io
      Video Link-Main: https://youtu.be/kDLc6GFdZTk
      Video Link-Presets showcase: https://youtu.be/dcVjY5rkUqU
      Video Link-Features Overview: https://youtu.be/TGQM11iRRUQ
      Video Link-Chiptune example: https://youtu.be/P3BNIbOhSfU
      It's still in active development, despite this release, so I'd be very interested in any feedback ( good or bad), advice, or suggestions for what may make it more appealing to you as developers. It'd be useful to know what features would make it more useful to you as a developer, or feedback on any aspect of the player, really, as I have a few directions I can take the generator for future updates.
      Thanks for your time! I look forward to anyone's thoughts :).

  • Popular Now