Crystal Space is a mature, full-featured Software Development Kit (SDK) providing real-time 3D graphics for applications such as games and virtual reality. It is free (LGPL) and cross-platform (Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X).
The project encompasses two main components and one project putting things together:
|Crystal Space — A modular, configurable, and extensible rendering engine supporting OpenGL and advanced features such as shaders and lighting systems, physics, 3D sounds, animation blending, foliage, terrain, virtual file system, physical peripherals, and more.|
|CEL — Entity system supporting higher-level functionality, such as runtime package environment (CELstart), generic event system, avatar and camera management, artificial intelligence (behavior trees, path finding, neural networks and genetic algorithms), vehicles, and more.|
|Project Ares — Based on Crystal Space and CEL, the Ares Project aims to be a full featured 3D Game Creation Kit. Create assets using Open Source projects like Blender and GIMP and then load them into AresEd to make fully featured games.|
- 07:48, 9 April 2013: GoogleSummerOfCode2013
We did it again! Crystal Space got accepted as an organisation for Google Summer of Code 2013 (http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013). Google Sumer of Code is a yearly event where Google gives students a chance to do a paid summer job for Open Source projects. So if you are a student and are interested in earning a bit of money during the summer then you can apply for any of the 177 accepted projects. More specifically you can apply for Crystal Space. You can apply (both as a mentor or as a student) at the Crystal Space Google Summer of Code site (http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2013/crystalspace). From there you can also visit the ideas page. But of course you are free to suggest your own ideas too.
We're looking forward to working with you!
- 06:14, 2 April 2013: IndieGame
I am planning to start an Indie game project. The plan is to go commercial but keep all assets and source code free. I'm looking for people to help me with this. Artists and coders. Read all about it here on my blog:
- 08:26, 8 December 2012: News GooglePlus Community
I started a new Crystal Space community on Google+ (new feature there). This community is the ideal place to let everyone know what you're doing with CS. You can also show off your screenshots there. You can visit (and join) this community here:
- 08:21, 12 November 2012: News AresEd 0.0.2
I'm very happy to announce the first alpha version of AresEd. This is an early release but already usable for smaller games. There is a windows installer and also a linux binary for ubuntu 64-bit. Read all about it here: