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This page and the #haskell-game [[IRC channel]] is the starting point for everyone interested in doing game development with Haskell.
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This page and the #haskell-game [[IRC channel]] are the starting points for everyone interested in doing game development with Haskell. You may also wish to join the [http://www.haskellers.com/teams/7 Games group] on haskellers.com.
   
 
There are quite a lot of games, unfinished libraries, and interested people out there - please gather links here and join us on '''[irc://irc.freenode.net/#haskell-game #haskell-game]''' !
 
There are quite a lot of games, unfinished libraries, and interested people out there - please gather links here and join us on '''[irc://irc.freenode.net/#haskell-game #haskell-game]''' !
   
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== Games and game engines ==
   
[[Applications and libraries/Games]] - a partial annotated list of games and game libs in Haskell
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* [[Applications and libraries/Games]] lists [[Applications and libraries/Games#Games|games]] and [[Applications and libraries/Games#Game_Engines_and_Libraries|game engines/libs]]
   
Some Hackage categories to explore:
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* See also Hackage categories: [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:game Game], [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:game%20engine Game Engine], [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:graphics Graphics], [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:sound Sound], [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:physics Physics]
[http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:game Game]
 
- [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:game Game Engine]
 
- [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:graphics Graphics]
 
- [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:sound Sound]
 
- [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html#cat:physics Physics]
 
   
   
== More ==
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=== Other supporting software ===
   
I am interested in learning how to program games. I created this wiki page for a discussion on game programming. I am interested in how to construct a game program. How does the the general game behave, which abstractions could be done in games, how is the gameplay, and what primitives could be used to construct such a game program? I suggest to consider simple, concrete games; here an attempt on a "five-in-a-row"-program: [http://folk.uio.no/carljsv/game/game-1.0.tar.gz game-1.0.tar.gz]
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* [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/grid grid] provides tools for working with regular arrangements of tiles, such as might be used in a board game or self-organising map (SOM). Grid currently supports triangular, square, and hexagonal tiles, with various 2D and toroidal layouts ([https://github.com/mhwombat/grid/wiki description]).
   
[http://legacy.cs.uu.nl/daan/download/papers/wxhaskell.pdf wxHaskell - A Portable and Concise GUI Library for Haskell]; this PDF document describes an implementation of an asteroids game. See also [[wxAsteroids]]
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== Articles and blog posts ==
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* [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~pls/thesis/munc-thesis.pdf Functional Programming and 3D Games] (thesis, PDF)
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* [http://ocharles.org.uk/blog/posts/2013-08-18-asteroids-in-netwire.html Asteroids & Netwire]
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* [http://jshaskell.blogspot.nl/2012/09/breakout.html Writing JavaScript games in Haskell - Breakout]
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* [https://github.com/leonidas/codeblog/blob/master/2012/2012-01-17-declarative-game-logic-afrp.md Purely Functional, Declarative Game Logic Using Reactive Programming]
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* [http://folk.uio.no/carljsv/computergames/computergames.pdf Computer Games'] - trying to implement the game flow of a computer game
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* [http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/node/1277 The Next Mainstream Programming Languages: A Game Developer's Perspective] (PPT, PDF) presentation by Tim Sweeney
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* [http://prog21.dadgum.com/23.html Purely Functional Retrogames]
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* [http://prog21.dadgum.com/36.html Accidentally Introducing Side Effects into Purely Functional Code]
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* [http://legacy.cs.uu.nl/daan/download/papers/wxhaskell.pdf wxHaskell - A Portable and Concise GUI Library for Haskell] (PDF) - describes an implementation of an asteroids game, [[wxAsteroids]]
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* [http://www.palgorithm.co.uk/2009/08/haskell-for-games/ Haskell for Games!] Blog post, with PDF slides from AngloHaskell talk.
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* [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2985/postmortem_naughty_dogs_jak_and_.php Postmortem: Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter: the Precursor Legacy]; an article about a game developed with a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain-specific_language DSL] compiler written in Lisp
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* [http://lambdor.net/ Lambdor] blog mostly about Yampa FRP and game development in Haskell with some tutorials
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* [http://jshaskell.blogspot.de/ Writing JavaScript games in Haskell]
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* [http://lambdacube3d.wordpress.com/ LambdaCube 3D] is a domain specific language and library that makes it possible to program GPUs in a purely functional style.
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== Videos ==
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* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9139666903029663537 Games in Haskell] - Matthew Sackman and Tristan Allwood on developing games with OpenGL in Haskell
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJQZg3Po-Ag bloxors: an OpenGL Logic Game written in Haskell]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoE5CKLLnaM LambdaCube 3D - Stunts example]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JleoASegUlk LambdaCube 3D - Quake 3 example]
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== Examples ==
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* [http://folk.uio.no/carljsv/gorillabas/ GorillaBAS] - this was an attempt on defining computer games, and build such a thing.
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* https://github.com/mlesniak/game - Haskell/OpenGL/Chipmunk game prototypes
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* [[wxAsteroids]], a well-documented game, based on [[wxHaskell]]
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* [https://github.com/simonmichael/hssdl-mac-example hssdl-mac-example] - how to make an SDL-using package buildable on mac OSX
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* http://codepad.org/LRGEkkDp - initialization for SDL to start rendering OpenGL stuff
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* http://hackage.haskell.org/package/stunts - A revival of the classic racing game Stunts to serve as a non-toy-sized example for LambdaCube.
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* http://hackage.haskell.org/package/dow - Dungeons of Wor is an homage to the classic arcade game, Wizard of Wor. This game is also an experiment in functional reactive programming, so it might be a useful resource to anyone interested in this topic.
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* Possible Hackage categorisation guidelines: upload games to Game, engines and libs to Game Engine, or at least to some category beginning with Game, and check latest categories before uploading
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== Wishlist ==
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Is hackage missing a useful data structure or library for some functionality that would benefit game programming? Suggestions for useful things can be added here as potential projects to hack on.
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* Octtree, kd-tree, various space partitioning techniques (maybe start with [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/spacepart spacepart]).
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* Binding to [http://www.fmod.org fmod]
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* Binding to [http://enet.bespin.org/Features.html enet] for multiplayer games. (jeffz is working on this).

Revision as of 12:28, 10 April 2014


This page and the #haskell-game IRC channel are the starting points for everyone interested in doing game development with Haskell. You may also wish to join the Games group on haskellers.com.

There are quite a lot of games, unfinished libraries, and interested people out there - please gather links here and join us on #haskell-game !

Contents

1 Games and game engines


1.1 Other supporting software

  • grid provides tools for working with regular arrangements of tiles, such as might be used in a board game or self-organising map (SOM). Grid currently supports triangular, square, and hexagonal tiles, with various 2D and toroidal layouts (description).


2 Articles and blog posts

  • Lambdor blog mostly about Yampa FRP and game development in Haskell with some tutorials
  • LambdaCube 3D is a domain specific language and library that makes it possible to program GPUs in a purely functional style.

3 Videos

  • Games in Haskell - Matthew Sackman and Tristan Allwood on developing games with OpenGL in Haskell

4 Examples

  • GorillaBAS - this was an attempt on defining computer games, and build such a thing.
  • http://hackage.haskell.org/package/dow - Dungeons of Wor is an homage to the classic arcade game, Wizard of Wor. This game is also an experiment in functional reactive programming, so it might be a useful resource to anyone interested in this topic.
  • Possible Hackage categorisation guidelines: upload games to Game, engines and libs to Game Engine, or at least to some category beginning with Game, and check latest categories before uploading

5 Wishlist

Is hackage missing a useful data structure or library for some functionality that would benefit game programming? Suggestions for useful things can be added here as potential projects to hack on.

  • Octtree, kd-tree, various space partitioning techniques (maybe start with spacepart).
  • Binding to enet for multiplayer games. (jeffz is working on this).