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The Castle

The Castle is a first-person shooter game in a dark fantasy setting. Your main weapon is a sword, so the fight is mostly short-range. Three main levels are included, packed with creatures, items, and sounds. A couple of bonus levels are also available, like the classic DOOM E1M1 level reimplemented in VRML. The game engine is based on VRML, OpenGL, OpenAL, and all shadows are done by the shadow volumes approach.

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  •  17 Aug 2013 21:52

    Release Notes: This release tries harder to run in full screen mode now: in case it can't switch the screen resolution, It will use the current resolution. The code was upgraded to use Castle Game Engine 4.1.1, making it possible to use levels that refer to network resources.

    •  26 Jan 2013 19:11

      Release Notes: The code has been upgraded to use the latest Castle Game Engine version 4.0.0, which brings many improvements and optimizations. Creatures are now a little smarter and more configurable. Collisions are handled in a uniform fashion, which fixes some problems with creature vs. creature collisions (for example, a creature can now step over the corpse of another creature). Collisions with the ground when the creature was pushed by a force are now fixed. The game data and source code are much simpler and easier to extend. Levels and creatures load much faster and require less memory.

      •  01 Jan 2012 01:09

        Release Notes: Updated to use "Castle Game Engine" 3.0.0. Faster loading of 3D resources (levels, creatures, and such). The ability to design custom levels using X3D, with shader effects and other features from the latest engine version.

        •  07 Jan 2011 18:44

          Release Notes: Water animation on the "fountain" level is added. The game is ported to the "Kambi VRML game engine" version 2, which brings many bugfixes and optimizations. New levels may be designed using VRML/X3D events, drag sensors, shaders, and so on.

          •  04 Jan 2009 16:57

            Release Notes: The VRML engine was updated to the newest version. This provides fixes for Mesa3d (especially on Intel GPUs) and frustum culling optimizations.

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