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History of the Game Engine

Apart from conjuring up mental images of steam-filled powerhouses populated by sweaty fellas endlessly heaving coal into glowing furnaces, and massive ship’s con-rods powering up and down, what do game engines actually do? Let's find out!

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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Original DOOM! Wallpaper

History of the Game Engine: Part 2 – The 1990s

Part 2 looks at the early, true game engines and how the 1990s laid the foundations for games to come.

12 Feb, 2021

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A video game arcade

History of the Game Engine: Part 1

David examines the history of the game engine. Where the need for the game engine originated in the 1980s, and how it evolved over the decades.

14 Jan, 2021

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