This project is a work in progress and is very incomplete; pardon the dust! Read a summary of what happened this past week at This Week in Amethyst.
Amethyst aims to be a fast, data-oriented, and data-driven game engine suitable for rapid prototyping and iteration. It also tries to push the Rust programming language to its limits, driving further improvement and hopefully attracting more game developers toward the young and vibrant Rust ecosystem.
The engine's design draws much inspiration from the industrial-strength Bitsquid Engine (now called Autodesk Stingray). However, Amethyst does not aim to be API-compatible with it in any way. Some goals include:
- Simple game state management in the form of a pushdown automaton.
- Massively parallel architecture, especially in rendering.
- Correct entity-component-system model, with entities and prefabs largely defined in YAML files.
- Abstract scripting API that can be bound to a variety of embedded languages, such as mruby, Lua, etc.
- Renderer optimized for modern graphics APIs, e.g. Vulkan, Direct3D 12+, Metal.
- Easy integration with useful third-party game development libraries, e.g. Piston.
- Traditional "mega-editor" split into several small but well-integrated tools, adhering to the Unix philosophy.
See the Getting Started chapter in the book for the full-blown "Hello,
World!" tutorial. For the sake of brevity, you can generate an empty game
cargo and build it. Follow along below:
$ cargo new mygame --template https://github.com/amethyst/project_template $ cd mygame $ cargo run
If everything goes well, you should see the following print out to the terminal:
Game started! Hello from Amethyst! Game stopped!
You can build the book locally with:
$ cargo install mdbook $ mdbook build book
The text can be found in
book/html/index.html. To generate the API
documentation locally, do:
$ cargo doc
The API reference can be found in
We are a community project that welcomes contribution from anyone. If you're interested in helping out, please read the CONTRIBUTING.md file before getting started. Don't know what to hack on? Check our active projects, read our roadmap, or search though our issue tracker.
Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.