First 'Torque' Engine Game Released
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The GarageGames web site has released the first game made with their cross-platform game engine Torque (formerly known as V12). Crime Force is just at the preview release stage right now, and unfortunately is also only for Windows, but it should be the start of a series of game releases based on this flexible engine with the low license fee.
For those who haven't been following the subject, Torque is a version of the Tribes 2 engine, stripped of all the content and available to developers for the low, low price of just $100. Tribes 2 is a PC-only multiplayer shooter with impressive graphics and physics, and the creations of third-party developers are expected to stretch the limits of what is possible with the engine. There is a Mac OS version of Torque up and running, though it is lagging a few weeks behind the PC version; eventually it will also be Carbon for OS X.
Crime Story will be a cops-vs-robbers online multiplayer game with realistic weapons and environments. The Criminals advance their score and earn new weapons by stealing money or items from buildings, while the Cops earn rank points for stopping criminals that will allow them to access better equipment.
We contacted the author of Crime Story to inquire if a Mac OS version would be a possibility. Here is his response:
Well that would probably depend on the status of the mac port. LookingWhile that isn't the positive answer we were hoping for, it looks like the author would at least be willing to allow the game to be compiled for Mac OS if a Mac developer expressed an interest. We've also contacted the GarageGames team for news on the status of the Mac OS build of Torque, and we will bring you their response.
Feature: GarageGames' Tim Gift on V12
over the torque engine source, it looks like a very portable engine, and it's unlikely I'd add any windows specific functions to it to break its portability. I'd probably need someone else to compile and test it once it's finished though.
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