Blender Bullet Physics 2006 Contest

By: ARelativelyHotGirl

On: August 14th, 2006

ClubSilo Arcade Racer
For many years Blender (the crossplatform Open Source 3D modelling/rendering package) has had a very unrefined ability to make games. Only recently, with many rewrites and the integration of the Bullet Physics Engine, are we starting to see some real potential for coolness.

The advantage of using Blender (in addition to the whole it-being-free thing) is that the creator can model, animate and script all within the same package. None of the entrants are particularly great games, but the winner, Club Silo, is the most visually impressive Blender game project to date.

For a quick overview, one can view the YouTube Video of the entrants. To play or edit the games, the latest version of Blender is required. Load up the desired game’s .Blend file into Blender, hit CTRL+UP in the game window and press P to play. Recommended more for developers than gamers atm.

  • moi

    Looking good, I hope Blender becomes a viable 3D engine (with a real runtime) that would be very good news and a real evolution.

  • failrate

    Well, there’s a lot of movement to change out the old Blender Game Engine for a fork of Crystal Space (named Crystal Blend), but if you wanted to roll your own with OGRE/ODE or use Panda3D, it’s not a big stretch. Also, Blender exports executables for *nix, Mac and Win32, so I’m not sure what you mean by “with a real runtime”.

    Also, a lot of those videos were great!:D

  • Sexy Ass

    Free access to BSD – how to grant it to user from a company, by ssh or ftp. That is my question.

  • Anime Girls

    Posting or comments in this thread about article created above prohibited here or not?