• Game Devs: gameplay3d v1.5 Now Available

    Gameplay, the open-source and cross-platform C++ game framework, has really been gaining a lot of ground in the 3D indie dev communities. RIM's focus in creating the gameplay3d framework was to deliver a high-quality, 3D game framework that helps game studios understand the BlackBerry platform better.

    RIM has just announced the latest version gameplay3d v1.5. Developers can look into the source code of the framework to help them understand the details on how to easily go cross-platform, and how to include the BlackBerry with ease.

    New features:

    • Linux support (tested on Ubuntu 12.04 LTE 64-bit)
    • Linux development environment (via CMake or CodeBlock 10 IDE)
    • Vehicle physics support (via new PhysicsVehicle and PhysicsVehicleWheel classes)
    • Gamepad support for Xbox360, PS3 and Bluetooth® HID controllers on desktops systems.
    • Touch gesture support for tap, swipe and pinch.
    • Configurable multi-sampling anti-aliasing support.
    • New gameplay-tests app for easily learning basic engine features.
    • New public community forums directly off the website at www.gameplay3d.org/forums
    • File formats documentation for game.config .scene, .material, .animation, .physics, .particle
    • Visual Studio Plug-in (beta) support for BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 and BlackBerry 10.

    The ‘next’ branch features for v1.6, v1.7:

    • AI path finding with navigation meshes
    • Terrain and Water
    • Asset Pipeline improvements

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