A 3D third person RPG. With both multiplayer, and singleplayer capabilities.
The main gameplay-loop goal is to create an experience with enough complexity and depth, that can rival the more old-school MMO- and action rpgs, because nowadays I feel like that is something that got lost.
I want the game to run on every platform, but the game design is PC first. From the testing I've done this is not going to be an issue.
In order for you to open the game in the editor you will need a custom built version, with a few engine modules built in.
You can check the releases tab to grab one, but since the project still changes a lot on the c++ side, if you get it there, also get the relevant game project.
At the moment I don't have nightlies, I do plan on setting up something that could create them (github actions maybe?) eventually.
If you want to use master, you will need to build the project yourself for now, but don't worry, Godot is surpisingly easy and hassle free to compile! See here.
After you have the engine with the required modules, you can go ahead, and just open the project inside the
Usually after the initial import it will need a restart, however everything should work after that.
These are the required engine modules, they are listed here for completeness`s sake, the project's setup script will install these for you automatically! See the Compiling section.
First make sure, that you have everything installed to be able to compile the engine. See: See the official docs for compiling Godot for more info.
Now let's clone this repository:
git clone https://github.com/Relintai/broken_seals
cd into the new folder:
Now let's run the project's setup script, by calling scons without arguments.
This will clone and setup the engine, and all of the required modules into a new
engine folder inside the project, using http.
(If you want to use the github's ssh links append
Once the build finishes you can find the editor executable inside the
./engine/bin/ folder, but you can also run it using the provided
editor.bat (These will create a copy, so you can compile while the editor is running).
The project's setup script contains support for "build words". These can be used from the root of this project.
For example to build the editor for windows with 4 threads you can use:
scons bew -j4
The first argument must start with b (build), then it needs to be followed by a few abbreviations (the order does not matters)
The rest of the arguments will be passed directly to godot's scons script.
e to build with
tools=yes a.k.a. the editor.
scons bew -j4
if you omit
e, the system will build the export template for you. For example:
scons bw -j4
This will be the
release_debug windows export template.
i: iphone (Not yet finished, use
Mac OSX: Not yet finished, use
By default the system builds in release_debug.
d for debug, or
r for release.
scons bewd -j4
build editor windows debug
scons bwr -j4
build windows release (this will build the windows release export template)
Note: This only works on linux!
s to the build string.
Optionally you can also make the build system only build a target module, by appending one of these:
E: Entity Spell System
T: Texture Packer
W: World Generator
P: Procedural Animations
scons belsE -j4
build editor linux shared (Entity Spell System) with 4 threads
Note: to easily run the editor you can use the
editor.bat in the root of the project.
v to pass the
vsproj=yes parameter to the build script. This will generate Visual Studio project files.
There are a few postfixes for the build words. These are more complex options. You have to append them to your build word with an underscore.
You can use as many as you want.
scons bel_slim_latomic -j4
With this postfix you can build a slimmed down version of the engine. This disables quite a few unneeded modules.
scons bel_slim -j4
If you get linker errors while building the game/editor about undefined referenced with atomic related functions you can use this postfix.
It will add the
-latomic command line switch to the linker flags.
I ran into this issue while building on a raspberry pi 4 with the x11 platform. It might be related to the recent reworks to threading.
scons bel_latomic -j4
debug_symbols=no to the build command, which will strip the resulting binary from debug symbols.
scons bel_strip -j4
The build script can apply optional patches. They work similarly to build words, except this time the word has to start with p, and then it has to be followed by the desired patch characters.
They will not create new commits to the engine, so they can easily be removed.
To apply the SkeletonEditor patch append s after the p, like
This is a patch made from the skeleton editor backport. See: https://github.com/TokageItLab/godot/commits/pose-edit-mode-fixedup and https://github.com/godotengine/godot/pull/45699
In order to use scons cache and to tell the build system where some of the required sdks are located you usually have to use environment variables. Most of the time you might just want to add them globally, howewer this is sometimes unfeasible (e.g. you don't have administrator access, or you just want to have multiple sdk versions installed).
In order to solve this a build config file was added.
If you want to use the config simply rename the provided
build.config, and customize
the settings inside.
First pull the changes by calling
git pull orgin master
Then just run
scons, to will update the modules.
Note: this is how to update the HEADS file. Normally you don't need to do this.
If you want to update the modules, and the engine to the latest, you can use (
You can also update different targets:
For example to update the engine to the latest:
scons a=u target=engine