November 12th, 2018, 21:53 Posted By: wraggster
Homebrew bounty program is coming along with the 'first month' closing soon and one of the biggest entries in the contest is Gen 7 Engine
by @iyenal it allows you to quickly develop 'homebrew' games & apps for Switch and other platforms.
Gen7 Engine is an engine which I developed now for many months, at first to facilitate me the development of various homebrews. But after some point, Gen7 Engine was enough mature and developed... to make it a full engine, so I decided to make it a full software development kit. And since that, everything have been designed with novices in mind, so everyone can make his own homebrew with very little requirement, and I hope make quality ones.
- A multiplatform engine
Gen7 Engine uses wrappers (SDL is planned) which makes its code versatile on any platform where the wrapper is supported. You can use Gen7 Engine to compile for the Wii (I already done so), Wii U, 3DS, even the Dreamcast or mobile, as SDL are ported on these platforms. As I didn't had enough time to test Gen7 Engine on other platforms than the Switch, I disabled Wii support for security reasons.
- Visual Programming
Yes, you can make your own homebrew without programming knowledge requirement! With blocks, compose the code of your application using the smart system of visual programming providen by Gen7 Engine. And in the future, node programming will be supported to be able to make FSM states (Finish-State System) and global view hierarchy to empower your programmation.
- Multiplatform itself
- Extend your Gen7 Engine Installation
Customize Gen7 Engine for your needs and even use your own C code and librairies to not be limited by the engine, or use G3E files to extend the available events for your application and to share them.
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This is not for average Switch user, its for true 'homebrew' that wants to make some cool projects available on the Switch, for all the info on installation (it takes a while, an hour or more), author support & documention, downloads (large 2gigs), check out the source:
NEWS SOURCE: Gen7 Engine - Visual Programming Engine for Switch (via) GBATemp
For more information and downloads, click here!
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