Svelto ECS 2.7 is out, let’s see what’s new: Exclusive Groups, new SwapEntityGroup and RemoveEntity and new Sequencer.
Svelto ECS so far… Svelto.ECS wasn’t born just from the needs of a large team, but also as result of years of reasoning behind software engineering applied to game development(*). Compared to Unity.ECS the main goals and reasons for Svelto.ECS to exist are different enough to justify its on going development (plus Svelto is platform agnostic so it has […]
note: while most of the reasonings are still valid, the code listed in this article is obsolete and the example has now radically different code. Introduction Lately I have been discussing Svelto.ECS extensively with several, more or less experienced, programmers. I gathered a lot of feedback and took a lot of notes that I will […]
It’s not simple to learn a new framework and even less shift code paradigm. This is why Svelto.ECS has been written with simplicity in mind. Even so, I realised that I ought to write more tutorials to clarify some simple concepts that are not straightforward to grasp at first. That’s why I thought to explain, step […]
This an introductory post to Svelto.ECS 2.0. Other two posts will follow, one explaining the examples line by line and another explaining all the Svelto.ECS concepts in a simpler fashion than before. Therefore this article is written for who already knows Svelto.ECS. Svelto.ECS 2.0 is (at the time of writing this) available in alpha stage […]
Note: this article is now outdated as Svelto.ECS 2.0 is out. Read it to have a complete picture on the concepts, but the most up to date information can be found now here. Note: in this article you will meet the term Node, which has been superseded by the term EntityView. Six months passed since […]
note: Svelto.ECS is now production ready, so you can start to use it after finishing reading the articles. At this point, I can imagine someone wondering if I still recommend to use an IoC container. IoC containers are handy and are quite powerful with Unity 3D, but they are dangerous. If used without Inversion of […]
In the previous article I explained what the Inversion of Control principle is, then I introduced the concept of Inversion of Flow control. In this article I will illustrate how to apply it properly, even without using an IoC container. In order to do so, I will talk about Entity Component System design. While apparently it has nothing to […]