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RadicalFish Engine

This Wiki provides some of the baisc concepts of the engine and some Examples too of course. The content discribes some core aspects of the engine. You will find a lot of useful classes next to the one discribed here. Check out each package to find a README.md file which discribes the package.

Introduction

The RadicalFish Engine is an engine build on top of libGDX. You can use any of the libGDX classes. The only thing you need to consider is that the engine tries to point all Sprites "ydown" to make it easier for beginners to wrap their head around graphics. The engine uses a modified camera class to provide you with a Java2D/Slick2D like handling of drawing primitives and transforming/scaling the context. The heart of this engine is most likely the GameContainer class and the Game Interface. The GameContainer is used to manage the update/render calls of the Game class. It also handles resizing the screen, the graphics context, delta values and clipping.

The goal of the engine is to provide you an easy to use (and easy to prototype) engine with a lots of neat features (like StateBasedGame which uses a context to give you a super flexible way to control game states).

For any issues, I'm happy to listen to them. If someone has some awesome ideas or wants to contribute you can write me at anytime.

Content

Legal Stuff

Not much to tell you here. Every class has a short legal text. It's a BSD license so go and use or modify the engine. I even want you to contribute :)

Here is a copy of the license:

Copyright (c) 2012, Stefan Lange

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

     * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
       this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
     * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
       notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
       documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
     * Neither the name of Stefan Lange nor the names of its contributors may
       be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
       without specific prior written permission.

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