Blender Game Engine, open and powerful
Blender: Game Time
We have covered the sophisticated commercial Havok game engine with the article Using Havok engine to build cool game. Today we will introduce another open source game engine, Blender game engine. Blender may not be very unfamiliar to you, since we have introduced it with the article Interested in computer 3D animation? – Blender.
Blender game engine is led by the notable game developer Kester Maddock, also the major author of the open source bullet physics engine. Nathan Letwory is also taking the leadership role in developing the Blender game engine.
Blender game engine takes advantage of bullet physics engine. It also utilizes the collision detection engine, solid. As a current, Blender game engine may not be as mature as the Havok engine, it however already can do many cool stuffs. Blender game engine also has a lot of potential since it is a fully open source project endorsed by many developers.