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GameCore is an advanced 3d game development suite allowing for rapid development of PC, Mac & Web-deployable games. With integrated WYSIWYG Visual World Creation, Menu / UI, FX and Object preview tools, GameCore is the only true ‘integrated development suite’ for creating 3d games. Helios Interactive provides regular updates, commercial support, expansive documentation & video tutorials for our active, friendly developer community. GameCore Indie is available for FREE - give it a try today! Console & Mobile editions coming soon…
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The sky system alone made this thing the equal of Unity. It had/has bugs, but since you can't download it to see anymore, might as well just take this one out of your database.
This engine/editor had a chance to become something great. Too bad.
Now that Game Core is free for indie developers, Game Core has outrun the free version of Unity 3D and if the performance issues are fixed for the next version update - Game Core will be the King for indie developers.
Even with the free version, you get really more than with ANY other freely available commercial grade engine.
Right now, because of some performance hick-ups, the developer heavily needs to concentrate to make the content as low poly as possible. With that, Game Core is not as forgiving as Unity with heavy terrains or entire city scapes.
The build in screen effects like camera noise, bloom, screen space AO, HDR lighting, give any game created with Game Core the needed competitive edge to win out with visually compelling games.
Another extremely important startup feature especially for indie developers is the AI system that comes with Game Core which is not to be found in Unity 3D for example - another big plus for GC.
The scripting language, anyone who has developed with Unity 3D will feel at home. Its API is rather easy to understand and has good documentation to get around and get things done.
Learning paths can be found via GameCore's youtube channel.
There are at the time of writing 31 viddeo tutorials, explaining various aspects of the game engine to get kick-started.
A game engine for indie developers to watch out for.
It was "Beyond Virtual" at beginning, they stopped a year any post or support ,
Than come back naming it Game Core with highter prices !
Now it's same things , forums are dead, no more reponses from a year and more about the author of the engine again.
His goal was always money making with the engine, I baught it one time , no two times the same mistake.
For me it's dead engine also; and more important the guy behind the engine have prooven he is not serious at all , and not professionnal with clients.
He could at least found the courage to say : I stopped, i wont' respond no more !
Its useless mentionning this engien , It should be removed from the list !
I tried the indie version and I was impressed on the feature list the engine has. Having experience in writing games from code and using an engine like Unity I chose to give it a try.
Feature wise, the indie version offers more than Unity, specially the water and shadows out of the box and the interface is pretty good. Easy to use, the guides and tutorials are great and the support forum gives good advices when stuck.
However, this engine has one problem in the current version (2.5). is that the island demo may run pretty slow on your computer compared to the bootcamp demo in Unity 3. The issue can be fix by shutting off post processing and real time lightning, but for a start is starts to be a little let down. It gives the impression that the engine has some bottlenecks that need to be fixed for the next release 3.0.
If I see that 3.0 has this problem solved. I will switch from unity to gamecore without second thoughts