Introducing State Data

Although States have been available in Glue for a long time (about as long as Variables themselves), they have fallen out of style in modern FlatRedball development. Meanwhile the feature set for CSVs has continued to advance, and this file format has become the preferred way to define game data and to organize variables. If[…]

Gum Components in Entities

The latest version of Glue improves the integration between Gum and FlatRedBall. Gum objects in Glue now show all of their variables, and they can be modified just like native Glue objects. Objects added to Glue entities will automatically attach and move with the Glue object. For more information on the latest change, see the[…]

AnimationEditor 3.0 Released

The AnimationEditor just got a big update this weekend with the release of version 3.0. Most FlatRedBall developers have used this tool to create Animation Chain files (.achx), but a number of productivity issues have been around for many years. Version 3.0 directly addresses these issues. Now you can create animations much faster than ever[…]

New Starter Project: Legend of Dodgeball

Continuing the tradition of month-long starter projects, we’ve released our latest which is titled Legend of Dodgeball. What is Legend of Dodgeball? Legend of Dodgeball is a multiplayer (local) coop or competitive sports game. It can be played with up to 4 players, and the AI difficulty can be adjusted to provide a greater challenge. How[…]

New Starter Project: Anfloga

Our latest starter project titled Anfloga is now available for download. What is Anfloga? Anfloga is a starter project developed over the course of one month. It’s a story-rich game where you, a submarine pilot, must explore a remote planet to mine crystals, survive, and ultimately discover the secrets of the Anfloga Mining Corporation. How Can[…]

New Starter Project: TownRaiser

Today brings the release our the fourth (and largest) FlatRedBall starter project called TownRaiser, nostalgically named after the SNES classic ActRaiser. What’s is TownRaiser? TownRaiser is a RTS/town builder hybrid game. Players can build a town, train troops, and explore the map to fight enemies. How Can I Play TownRaiser? Unlike previous starter projects, you[…]

New Starter Project BrakeNeck

Starter projects are a great way to begin your journey as a game developer or to learn about FlatRedBall. As of today Glue includes a new starter project called BrakeNeck, a top-down endless shooter which can be played by one or two players. BrakeNeck focuses on a few technologies and patterns: Extensive use of code-driven[…]