This is where I, the mighty Cheb, shall create a game to master them all. To return the spirit and glory of the 90's when the grass was greener (and I din't have the beer belly).
Originally, I was planning to create a killer of TES III: Morrowind but the competition cowardly fled into the mists of time. Bah. No matter. I will push forward!
In progress, preparing to release my Rotating Cube #21.
Rotating Cube #20 from December 17, 2016 (download, 11Mb). Mouse capture, screenshots, lots of code refactoring under the hood. Press "2" to capture the mouse (does not work in the main menu). Press "F3" to make a screenshot.
Still haven't left the rotating cube stage, dammit.
(Each feature's completeness status is displayed as an icon)
GNU LGPL 2 allowing to merge it with any code, not just GPL one (like scripts from game mods converted to Pascal and compiled into native code).
Designed for potatoes: actually intended to run at 60 fps on Raspberry Pi 2 or Core 2 Duo 1.6Ghz with a matching video card. Let's not talk about image quality in such conditions.
Rapid game saving. Estimated time is 50 milliseconds or less on modern hardware. Allows for auto-saving every minute without noticeable impact.
Full backward compatibility of old saves (automatic data format conversion).
Sleepy predict-ahead physics: clever hacks and optimizations making the physics extremely cache-friendly and extraordinarily light-weight, to allow 50-thousand monster hordes on legacy hardware.
Multiplayer based on lockstep-in-the-past with full-world lag compensation via layered physics: allow for MMO-level numbers of players, also epic floods and epic scale destruction with zero impact on network bandwidth.
Absolute dependence on Free Pascal (Chentrah cannot be compiled in Delphi or any other Pascal compiler)
Stochastic OIT allows optimizing the rendering in ways that lets Chentrah leave Zandronum in the dust.
Dynamic Resolution Rendering allows for unprecedented range of system requirements, from running on Raspberry Pi 2 to rendering in 12K on modern GPUs thus achieving godlike anti-aliasing and reducing noise from the stochastic OIT
Built-in animation / modeling tool optimized for boneless animation.
Instant recompile. One of the killer features, allows changing native code without re-loading any resources and restarting the engine, thus boosting ease of development.
Survivability. Ability to instantly save the session should, in theory, help your progress in surviving all sorts of emergency shutdowns, including video driver or X server crashes.