|Do you have aspirations of being a game developer? Do you want to design a top-notch first person shooter or a 3D role playing game that will run on a multitude of platforms, including Linux, MacOS X, and Microsoft Windows? If so, look no further than Crystal Space. Crystal space is an Open Source (LGPL), portable, 3D game development kit written in C++, that has the power and flexibility to make powerful, sophisticated games with high-end OpenGL Graphics. The SourceForge.net team, being game players themselves, is proud to make Crystal Space the Project of the month for Feburary 2003.
Project Name: Crystal Space
Started by Jorrit in August 1997. The project was first published on the Internet. I started conceptual work about 8 months prior to that and started actually developing on Crystal Space around June of 1997. Finally in December 1999 we registered on SourceForge.net where we still are. URL: http://crystal.sourceforge.net/ It's funny how the project got started, they actually started out of frustration... they saw Doom and Quake. So they started researching on the internet, you could say Crystal Space is born out of that research. On August 1997 the project was first published on the Internet. They started conceptual work about 8 months prior to that and started actually developing on Crystal Space around June of 1997.
What does Crystal Space do? Crystal Space is a 3D engine, or more accurately, Crystal Space is a complete application framework geared towards the creation of 3D games. Crystal Space itself is very modular (using plug-ins) and a huge part of Crystal Space is actually very general and could in principle be used for any kind of application. Crystal Space download are available at: http://www.crystalspace3d.org/tikiwiki/tiki-index.php?page=Download/url]
This article was originally written by Borgdrone