[fpc-pascal] OOT: Pascal (especially FPC) on Linux community

Ron Weidner xecronix at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 1 20:04:47 CET 2006

> Yesterday I did this SDL tutorial:
> just adapting to pascal.

Do you mean that you wrote this tutorial or that you
are adapting it to FreePascal or something else?

> SDL is really easy. Much easier then DirectX. It
> also has a really small library (600kb) and is very
> I am writing a Civilization-like game.

> I will be using Lazarus forms to speed up dialog
> building and use SDL for the game itself.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the game.  I've
been thinking of doing an isometric game soon.  In
fact, I was planning to suggest to anyone considering
joining a game development team that the first game we
create would be a tile based jump-and-run (small game
-- 45 days max) followed by an isometric tile based
game (larger game -- 6 month commitment). 

> About the website, is it about a specific genre of
> games or a general gaming website?
> If it's a general website, I would suggest that you
> add things like:
> * Forum for discussion
> * Wiki for pascal gaming tutorials

It's a general website for games with all the
community tools you've mentioned, and more :) . The
site that you see there now is very old.  Behind the
scene there is a new and much improved site.  I'll be
releasing that one soon.  It will have games for sale
and for free and links to indie game developers
websites, as well as game programming information
using open source tools.  (initially Allegro and SDL) 
It's actually, quite impressive and I'm looking
forward to the day when I can release it.  But, that's
a bit off topic even for a topic marked off topic.  

> > Although, I hope that there are 4
> > people here interested in being the core of an
> > indie FreePascal game development team.
> What is an "indie" game?

An "indie game developer" is a single person or small
group of people writing games.  They are usually on a
limited budget with limited resources.  But, since
they usually don't have a reputation yet, they are
free to explore new games and genres.  So, an indie
game is a game written by an indie game developer.

http://www.garagegames.com often host many such games.

Ronald Weidner
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