computer science, programming and other ideas
This week, I have implemented a metric manager to easily report metrics. Then I have added features to my graphics engine. In particular, I have coded a wrapper around OpenGL and used it to finally render the procedural generated worlds in the game.
This week, I have continued to develop my game engine. I have laid the foundation for a certain number of engines and systems.
As you may know, I am using SFML and C++ to create my game. However, building a game directly with SFML is a bit tough as SFML is a low-level library. Thus I have decided to build a small game engine to help me later on. Nothing too fancy or general, just the necessary to be able to power Vagabond.
But, I did not do everything from scratch. I used the experience I acquired during the development of Simulopolis. Moreover, when I finished developing Simulopolis, I read two books SFML Game Development and SFML Game Development By Example to compare their approaches and mine. It was really instructive.
In this article, we will take back our entity-component-system implementation where we left it in the previous article and try to improve it.
In this article, I want to share with you my implementation which is freely available on GitHub. But instead of just commenting the code, I want to explain how I designed it. Thus, I will start with the first implementation I coded, analyze its strengths and weaknesses and then show how I improved it. Finally, I will give a list of things that still could be improved.
This week, I continued to work on the dungeon and cave generator. I refined some things I had started last week and then I started generating tiles from the output of the generator.