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History of the Game Engine

Apart from conjuring images of steam-filled powerhouses populated by fellas heaving coal into glowing furnaces, what do game engines actually do? Let's find out!

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The History of the Game Engine: Part 10 – Developing Toolkits

Computers speak binary, people don't. So how do we programme them? Enter development toolkits—tools that accelerate development and translate for the developer.

29 Oct, 2021

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Tekken 7 Poster

The History of the Game Engine: Part 9 – Fight!

Unlike other game genres, it was the arcade that really defined the fighting game. In Part 9, we look at this genre's game engines development.

24 Sep, 2021

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Unreal Engine Logo Poster

The History of the Game Engine: Part 8 – Guns, Lots of Guns

How have game engines developed from the single bullet Space Invaders to games of today? In part 8 of our History of the Game Engine series, we take a look.

22 Aug, 2021

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Poster

The History of the Game Engine: Part 7 – Traversing the World

Some games will always need a bespoke game engine. In part 7 of The History of the Game Engine, flight simulators and their unique requirements and challenges.

16 Jul, 2021

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Age of Empires Game Screenshot

The History of the Game Engine: Part 6 – From Pawn to Cho Ku Nu

In part 6 of the History of the Game Engine series, we're venturing into the world of real-time strategy.

22 Jun, 2021

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Unreal Engine & Unity Wallpaper

The History of the Game Engine: Part 5 – Reinventing the Wheel

Where did the need for the game engine come from, and for what purpose? Part 5 of our History of the Game Engine series endeavours to answer that exact question.

19 May, 2021

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Video Game AI

History of the Game Engine: Part 4 – RPGs Step Up to the Plate

In part 4 of our History of the Game Engine series, David looks at Role-Playing Games and the impact of AI.

04 Apr, 2021

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Sinclair ZX81 Computer

History of the Game Engine: Part 3 – The Rise of 3D Graphics

Today, we take 3D graphics for granted. They're everywhere. But how did they come to be? Part 3 of our History of the Game Engine series looks at the early days of 3D graphics.

19 Mar, 2021

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Game In-game

History of the Game Engine: Special Mention – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Game (1982)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial game still holds the title of the worst game ever created. But how? What led to E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial game to be so terrible?

19 Feb, 2021

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