1.34 - Making Flutter Games with Flame Engine

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Author

Alex Patterson

9/1/2021

Last Updated: 9/1/2021

Lukas (spydon)

Links

https://github.com/spydon

https://lukas.fyi/

https://twitter.com/spyd0n

Details

Developer, keyboard builder, backpacker and climber.

Jochum (wolfen)

Links

https://wolfenra.in

https://gitlab.com/wolfenrain

https://twitter.com/wolfenrain

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jochum-van-der-ploeg/

https://github.com/wolfenrain

Details

Full Stack Developer working on video call/conference technology, Rendering obsessed and working on an agnostic Entity Component System framework

Renan

Links

https://caraujo.me/

https://github.com/renancaraujo https://twitter.com/reNotANumber https://www.linkedin.com/in/renancaraujo/

Details

I do stuff, mostly software. I work for Rows and I love to use math and logic to build visual stuff, like Games and User Interfaces.

Questions

  1. What is Flutter?
    1. How does the Dart language differ from something like JavaScript or Objective C.
  2. Why do you need a game engine to build games?
  3. How did you become involved in developing Flame?
  4. Are you building with Flutter or just Dart?
  5. Is it possible to compare Flame Engine to something like Unity?
  6. I am a huge Firebase fan, is that a good solution for a backend to the Flame game?
  7. Can you create multi-player games with Flame?
  8. Does Flame use ECS (Entity Component System), and for those who don't know, what is ECS?
  9. Is there any physics engine inside Flame, or one that can be used with Flame?
  10. Where do you turn if you need help with a Flame project?

Additional Links

Purrfect Picks

These are fun picks of the week. Maybe something you bought online, a great show you are currently watching, or that last book that you thought was amazing.

Lukas

Melos: https://github.com/invertase/melos

Jochum

SpriteStack https://spritestack.io/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/wolfenrain/status/1348698185598951424?s=20

Renan

Tomb toad: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crescentmoongames.tombtoad&hl=en&gl=US

Brittney Postma

Mythic Quest - apple tv https://tv.apple.com/us/show/mythic-quest/umc.cmc.1nfdfd5zlk05fo1bwwetzldy3

Get Started with Svelte and SvelteKit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOD_3iSiwTQ

Alex Patterson

GitHub Copilot https://copilot.github.com/