Orx is an open source, portable, lightweight, plugin-based, data-driven and extremely easy to use 2D-oriented game engine. It has been created to allow fast creation of games and prototypes. All objects and cameras are created in a 3D space, but only a 2D rendering plugin is currently available (however hooks are provided for those who need to roll out their own 3D rendering).
For anyone who has ever wanted to try their hand at writing a simple 2D game using C++, this five part series has been published over at gamedev.net.
The series starts by helping to download the Orx Portable Game Engine then using the included command line tools to create your first project.
The article series take a beginner step by step through several topics:
Part 1 begins here: How to write a 2D UFO game using the Orx Portable Game Engine - Part 1
"Getting started with Orx" has been published at opensource.com.
First release candidate for Orx 1.8 is out. Download links and tutorial walkthrough available.
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