December 15, 2017
Archives  News  A Look at Contraband's Abducted Engine  


Thursday, July 31, 2003
 

Click to enlarge
A Look at Contraband's Abducted Engine
11:30 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

A site called joecodegood.com has posted an interesting article on Contraband's Abducted engine. The feature (which many be overly technical for some) discusses some of the real-time lighting and shadow technology as well as shader system in the engine. It also includes details on engine design and gameplay.

Here's a clip from the feature:

The Abducted Engine officially began development in late 2001. At the outset the goals were fairly clear for the engine: take the next step in graphics and gameplay. Contraband intended to relicense the technology, as well as use it in a number of in-house projects, so modability was important. The basic features of the engine are as follows: real-time lighting and shadows, with per pixel specular highlights. The engine has a number of other features like a shader system, but those really are the core things.

The purpose of this and other following articles will be to discuss and present some of the techniques that the Abducted engine uses to do it's thing, including engine design, graphics, and gameplay.

The article also includes a number of Abducted screenshots and links to movies. To check out the rest of this article, be sure to follow the link below.

A Look at Contrand's Adbucted Engine
Contraband Entertainment
Abducted


Other Mac Games News for Thursday, July 31, 2003

IMG Posts Hands-On Preview of Star Trek: Elite Force II1:40 PM
WWIIOnline 1.9 Release, Minor Patch Soon1:27 PM
New World of Warcraft Updates1:26 PM
• A Look at Contraband's Abducted Engine11:30 AM
Apple Features Europa Universalis II/Another War10:08 AM
3D Stress Ball Feedback Wanted9:05 AM
Puzzle Pirates Coming to OS X9:05 AM
Apple Offers .Mac Members Marble Blast9:02 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, July 31, 2003 on one page

Mac Games News for Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Ragnorok Clone for OS X?2:14 PM
Snood 3.0 Mac Announcement2:13 PM
Descender for Mac OS X Released11:51 AM
Blizzard Updates WC3:FT Tournament Page6:51 AM
Exult 1.1 Beta 1 Released6:51 AM
More Indiana Jones Info, Screenshots6:51 AM
Myth II 1.4.1 Final Beta Update6:51 AM
OBE Needs OS X Developers for Cipher Engine6:51 AM
OpenGL 1.5 Announced6:51 AM
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Goes Gold6:51 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Wednesday, July 30, 2003 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Monday, July 28, 2003
Friday, July 25, 2003
Thursday, July 24, 2003
Wednesday, July 23, 2003


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  A Look at Contraband's Abducted Engine