1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

A Game Built On The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

Gaming

Published on 14 September 2012 10:36 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
6 Comments

Aside from having an obscure name, making Escape From Booty Bay an interesting open-source game is that it's built atop EFL, the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries.

Escape From Booty Bay is built using the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries and is described as " a physics puzzle game in which players operate a cannon to stop pirates escaping from the prison. As players advance through the game levels, difficulty increases and new challenges are placed, like firing against moving targets."

With the EFL usage, Escape From Booty Bay even makes use of Enlightenment's own Physics library that was recently introduced, EPhysics.

EFL is the collection of Enlightenment libraries that make up the E17 window manager. "While their original intent was solely to support the window manager, the libraries quickly took on a life of their own, which is a contributing factor to the delays of the window manager itself. These libraries are so powerful, flexible, and easy to use that they present a strong platform on which to develop nearly any graphical application you could think of."

A Game Built On The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

The game itself doesn't look particularly compelling or fascinating from any standpoint aside from the technical perspective that it makes use of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries and at the same time the developers are working to improve these libraries. Those interested in learning more can do so from this blog post or the booty bay video embedded below.


About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. ASRock X99 Extreme3 Is An Affordable Choice For Linux Users
  2. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  3. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  4. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 17-Way Linux Graphics Card Comparison With Civilization Beyond Earth
  2. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  3. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  4. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
Latest Linux News
  1. Features Of The Linux 3.19 Kernel: Graphics & Disks Rule
  2. Orange Pi Is The Latest Raspberry Pi Inspired ARM Board
  3. An Open-Source Hardware Ambient Light Sensor Is Brought Up
  4. Heterogeneous Memory Management Is Coming Along For The Linux Kernel
  5. NTP Is The Latest Project Struck By Security Issues
  6. LDC 0.15.1 Released For A D Compiler In LLVM
  7. Fedora Doesn't Yet Enable F2FS File-System Support
  8. XZ 5.2 Adds New Multi-Threaded Options
  9. Intel 2.99.917 X.Org Driver Released, 3.0 Release Finally Near
  10. Server-Side XCB Is Being Discussed For The X.Org Server
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. No OpenCL with latest driver updates on Ubuntu?
  2. Looking for an nVidia GPU, but not sure how well they are supported.
  3. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  4. Maker3D - create your 3D RPG
  5. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  6. Speeding up systemd networking service
  7. Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver
  8. Are there an app using HSA ?