About

Welcome to the Evidyon developers blog!

In this website, you can read about how we made a 3d Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MORPG) in our spare time during college, and get a free copy of the entire project for yourself.

My name is Karl Gluck, and I’m the programmer behind 130 thousand lines of code that run this game.  You’ll see my brother Erich posting as well–he taught himself to model, texture and animate 3d character models with FragMotion.  Joe Muller, the third primary contributor and our longtime friend, may also drop by to talk about game design challenges and give his perspective on how the project evolved over the years.

Having been in development for so long, there are many, many people to thank so be sure to check out the full list of acknowledgments.

So why are we giving all this away for free?

We have realized our dream of developing a video game and it’s time to move on with other projects–like graduating and finding a job!  However, I’m not content to let this project collect dust.

Producing Evidyon was a long and difficult journey largely due to the lack of clear, complete and functional examples available to hobby game developers.  I ran into a lot of situations where tutorials on what I was trying to do were incomplete, outdated, or simply did not exist.  By releasing this game in its entirety, I hope to save other game developers the weeks and weeks of frustration I went through figuring all this out for myself.

Furthermore, Evidyon is a fun, working game!  I hope that passion (and perhaps more free-time) will let you be able to take what I’ve done and extend it in your own way.  If you’re interested in a specific use of Evidyon, such as for a class project, or just want to let me know what you’re doing with it, I’d love to hear from you.

That said, I’m letting the result of thousands of hours of work go into the wild internet for free.  If you find it useful, I’d really appreciate a donation to the gadgets & groceries fund.

Happy developing!

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Griblin Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Thx for ur hard work on this game Karl. im sry u have to give it up, but I do understand that there’s responsibilities in life.

  2. Zainusaur Says:
    January 26th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks for your wonderful work, you da man!!!

  3. Vadim P. Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Windows only?

    What a turn off, really :(

  4. Evidyon, HackWars, and SlothRPG: FreeGamer MMO Time! | Kerolab Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 5:24 am

    [...] Evidyon is an interesting 3D MORPG recently gone Open Source under the advice of the reddit community, releasing a whole slew of content, tutorials and documentation of how they went about making it in the process. This is a very admirable move, we’ll all agree, so show them some love. Unfortunately, it’s windows only, relying on DirectX and VB, and I haven’t gotten it running under Wine as of yet, but hopefully a few smart alecs can help port it. [...]

  5. Kevin – 46th Edition | Fastplayer Blog Says:
    January 28th, 2010 at 7:25 am

    [...] Evidyonis an engaging 3D MORPG not long ago left Open Source underneath the recommendation of theredditcommunity, releasing the total slew of content, tutorials as well as support of how they went about creation it in the process. This is the really excellent move, we’ll all agree, so uncover them a little love. Unfortunately, it’s windows only, relying upon DirectX as well as VB, as well as we haven’t gotten it using underneath Wine as of yet, b [...]

  6. All Zone Info – Evidyon, HackWars, and SlothRPG: FreeGamer MMO Time! « One for All Info Says:
    February 27th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    [...] Evidyon is an interesting 3D MORPG recently gone Open Source under the advice of the reddit community, releasing a whole slew of content, tutorials and documentation of how they went about making it in the process. This is a very admirable move, we’ll all agree, so show them some love. Unfortunately, it’s windows only, relying on DirectX (not VB though, thanks for the fix Nerrad), and I haven’t gotten it running under Wine as of yet, but hopefully a few smart alecs can help port it. [...]

  7. L.J.Duckfield Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    really enjoyed evidyon (project volucris) from the start, played the game and loved it while it was up, really happy for your new education and job, i would love to produce new content or edit existing content for a mmorpg. going to take the tutorials here now and see what happens, will keep in touch.

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