With all the many different ways to make a game, I’ve been overwelmed with so many different names of software and hardware and the terminology involved in explaining it all that it is making my head spin!:spin:
Basically I want to know what are the base things needed to make a 3D video game and what applications (hopefully free) are best to use in combination with each other to deliver a nice game with out all the head aches? Obviously you need a 3D application to model and animate (like blender) and I know you need some type compiler to write and execute the game script or a game engine but really beyond that I’m stuck. I’ve done basic 2D scripting in Blitz Basic but I suspect that 3D scripting is a tad bit more complex.
I ask these questions mainly because I was planning to us the Blender game engine to make some type of video game and learn python at the same time (I thought it would be easier that way than having to use muliple programs to make the 3D art and animation, have it exported to a scripting language, and find a way to make that work)
(also I’ve heard of some type of combination with Crystal Space and Blender that really help in making a video game, yet the Crystal Space web page has 3 different downloads of different things [Crystal Space, Cel, and Cel start] and I don’t know where to start to understand what one does differently than the other.)