[Bf-committers] What is the status of YoFrankie?

Sinan Hassani sinan.hassani at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 02:02:19 CET 2013

I need to present a game prototype this week if possible. For a new 
demo, we have to convince Intel that such a demo can be built (real-time 
demo, low poly assets only, has to support touch interface). I don't 
think they would fund anything ahead of time, but I could ask.

In other words, you have to have something already built for BGE, and 
they do prefer a game. Because with a game they can showcase it on 
desktop hardware, on tablets, etc. They did not say why a game exactly, 
but I'm pretty sure they prefer that rather than something else. A game 
prototype is okay too, something that can become a full game later on.

Also YoFrankie license might be good for this situation, because they 
can redistribute YoFrankie however they want.


On 13-02-12 07:27 PM, Matthew Dietel wrote:
> I would honestly rather see a new demo for BGE be made.. just my thoughts.
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 6:25 PM, Sinan Hassani <sinan.hassani at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi everyone, here is a summery of my discussion with Intel this morning:
>> http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?281528-Intel-would-help-with-BGE-but-only-if-we-have-a-working-game-prototype
>> Basically I have to showcase a game in order to get funding to develop
>> BGE and the game. The discussions are on going, so things could change,
>> and I will report back any changes on the thread above.
>> I'm trying to draw ideas from the community for a possible game to
>> present to Intel. Intel wants a business case proposed with a working
>> game prototype that uses BGE.
>> Which is why I'd like to port YoFrankie to BGE 2.6x and present that to
>> Intel. From my understanding, YoFrankie can be redistributed as long as
>> you give attribution? This might be a license that Intel would be
>> interested in as well.
>> Initially YoFrankie on BGE 2.49 can be presented as a demo.
>> In the proposal I will include: upgrading YoFrankie graphics, port to
>> Intel platforms, and perhaps create new levels with the upgraded
>> features. The proposal has to include adding support for touch API on
>> Ultrabooks on Windows 8 as a minimum.
>> Finally, to become a BGE dev, my goals would be to fix a few bugs from
>> the BGE bug tracker. I would not be adding new small features initially
>> for example. This could be my first few patches for BGE.
>> Sinan
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