A Custom C++ crossplatform network card game engine
The tomorrow engine is a cross platform C++ game framework which allows the creation of deterministic linear card games. The player had to fight the opponent and the 3 monsters in the game. The game we created with this was called Raptoads. The Framework supported Playstation 4 and Windows 10.
My main responsibilities
Apart from being the Tech lead / Team lead of the 11 programmers, I have been in charge for the core architecture. Besides, I have been responsible for implementing and designing the extensive tooling and pipeline for content creation and content management. The tooling was created in web technologies (electron & SQL Database), which allowed us for quick and rapid iterations.
The application was split into four different modules. The Framework (TBSG) served the Client as well as the Server with basic utilities. Besides, we had the Network layer.
When designing the modules, I followed the architecture guideline for our game: determinstic linear card games. That resulted in a “data oriented” approach.
Tooling - The Hub
- AI Optimization for the QA Test games
- Modifiying the underlying content database (SQL)
- source contol of our Lua card scripts
- UI Editor
- Lua Script validation
|Duration:||16 Weeks - February to July 2019|
|Team size:||11 Programmers, 5 Designers, 8 Artists and 1 Producer|
|Roles:||Tech Lead, Tools programmer, Scrum Master|
|Engine:||Custom cross-platform C++ Engine with Electron Tooling (Tomorrow Engine)|
|Platform:||Windows, Playstation 4|
|Technologies:||Lua Scripting, Online Crossplay Multiplayer, Event/HTTP/UI handling with PS4 Support.|
|Scripting Pipeline: A Lua dialect which allowed designers to quickly develop with our tooling the card behaviour.|
|Scripting source control integration - via the tooling|
|Google Drive integration & Sheets|
|Utility AI - custimizeble via the tooling|
|Custom Tooling written with Web technologies for quick iterations, tool of choice: Electron & MariaDB|
|Playstation 4 Support: The engine supported Playstation 4|