Lunar Engine is a free, open source 2D Online RPG maker software suite that enables you to rapidly create spectaclor online worlds from your imagination to the computer screen.
At it's core, Lunar Engine has three things in mind:
- Efficiency: When designing the new engine, we are constantly looking for ways to increase performance. Gone are the days where one must worry about their engine functioning properly with a substantial amount of users or limited hardware.
- Usability: Through meticulous code reviews, a versatile language, competent developers, and strict following of well known and proven software design patterns, Lunar Engine will have a very clean code-base to work with. We also seek to provide the community with a set of editors that will be straight forward, simple to use, and effective.
- Longevity: We aim to provide the community with something to stand the test of time.... More Info »
In addition to these philosophies, Lunar Engine aims to set itself apart with its most important ideal, upon which all aspects of the engine will be modeled: hobbyist game development should be fun. Lunar Engine is not attempting to compete with Unity or any other major, professional game development engine. The core purpose of Lunar Engine is not to provide a platform upon which to build the next big indie blockbuster, although it's certainly possible! The development and final product of Lunar Engine will reflect our core belief that game development should be enjoyable, relaxed, and most of all, fun. The toolsets, methods of distribution, and community vibe will all reflect this belief.
Lunar Engine is completely open source, so you are free to modify the code to meet your game's demands; however, no programming experience is neccessary to begin creating! With a robust editor suite and a vast array of built in features, plugin support, and an event system, Lunar Engine is prepared to accomodate whatever the demands of you and your project may be.