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Mig Engine

A WIP 2D game engine utilizing an Entity-Component-System(ECS) architecture, built in C++.

External libraries/frameworks:

OpenGL for rendering, GLFW for window creation, Eigen for vector/matrix math, Glad for OpenGL loading, irrKlang for audio, and stb for image loading.

Usage guide

First create a game, specifying the window width and height.

Game myGame(800, 600);

You can add resources such as textures with the ResourceEngine. We utilize a service locator to provide access to these sub-engines.

Locator::getResourceEngine()->addTexture("mySprite.png", "mySprite");

You will fill your game with Entities, which can take on a variety of forms. Their form depends on which components are applied to them. Components give entities specific properties like a collision-shape or sprite. Note that an entity with applied components does nothing on its own.

Entity* e = new Entity();

Systems make your game come alive by acting on different entities. Which entities a given system acts on depends on which components it has.

myGame.addSystem(new SpriteRenderSystem());

Finally, start the game.


Below we find the Sprite component used above. Note that the component has no functionality other than storing data. Derive from Component to create a new component.

struct Sprite : public Component {
	Sprite(Texture* texture, Eigen::Vector2f origin = Eigen::Vector2f::Zero()) : texture(texture), origin(origin) {};
	Texture* texture;
	Eigen::Vector2f origin;

Here is the SpriteRenderSystem used above. Note that it acts only on entities with Sprite and gTransform components applied. The filtering is performed in the base class using std::bitset. Derive from System to create a new system. You should define init to add required components and execute to apply behaviours.

class SpriteRenderSystem : public System {
	void init() {
		renderEngine_ = Locator::getRenderEngine();
		ioEngine_ = Locator::getIOEngine();
	RenderEngine* renderEngine_;
	IOEngine* ioEngine_;

	void execute(Entity* e, const float dt) {
		gTransform* t = e->getComponent<gTransform>();
		renderEngine_->drawTexture(e->getComponent<Sprite>()->texture, t->position, t->scale, t->rotation);
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