Is there anyone else out there that is looking for this? A simple Python (2D) game engine? I’m not talking about something like PyGame, PyGlet, or Rabbyt, all of which are very good at what they do. What I’m talking about may use these technologies (I’m thinking PyGlet and Rabbyt) but would do so in a way to create an actual “game engine”.
This is something that I have tried to do many times in the past, and I’ve always gotten stuck on the idea of trying to make it very very flexible, so that you could use whichever technology with the engine that you wanted to. But lately I’ve been thinking of a different approach. What about a very specific engine? Something that is very geared to performing one task well. Lets say a 2D scrolling engine. Something with a set level format, easy save and load, a screen system, and maybe some widgets.
Basically I’m thinking of something that will let people who are interested in creating simple games do so very easily. Something that isn’t that doesn’t necessarily do everything, but if you follow some simply steps you can get a “game” going very quickly.
Anyone else interested in something like this? Anyone else interested in working with me on something like this? Or perhaps you have information on a technology that is already there? Or maybe you have information on simple game engine design? I’ve feeling the itch to create some games again using Python, but I havn’t yet found the tool to scratch that itch…maybe the solution is to create on? If you are interested, or have some information, drop me a comment or shoot me an email.
mark…signing off after a long day on the computer not programming Python or video games, and definitely not doing it for himself.