The Fling Engine aims to be a cross platform Vulkan game engine that will experiment with the following:
- Low-level engine systems such as render API abstraction, file systems, and custom allocators.
- Multithreaded engine architecture
- The Vulkan graphics API for real time rendering
There are a few basic steps to compiling Fling on your platform.
CMake 3.13 or higher!
This project requires CMake 3.13 or higher, you can install it here.
This project uses GLFW, so you will need to install those libraries to your machine. GLFW also depends on having Doxygen, so you may want to have that as well.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install doxygen sudo apt-get install -y libglm-dev libxcb-dri3-0 libxcb-present0 sudo apt-get install -y libpciaccess0 libpng-dev libxcb-keysyms1-dev sudo apt-get install -y libxcb-dri3-dev libx11-dev libmirclient-dev sudo apt-get install -y libwayland-dev libxrandr-dev sudo apt-get install -y libglfw3-dev sudo apt-get install -y xorg-dev
Obviously this project is build using Vulkan, so you will need to install it before compiling or running the program.
You can download the SDK from the LunarG website here.
If you are having trouble with the Vulkan SDK then check out some of these resources:
After installing the SDK, you can simply run one of the provided scripts.
Running either one of these scripts will simply get all submodules and external libraries that the engine uses and create a folder called
build folder will have your platform specific build files (Visual Studio, Makefiles, etc).
Packaging a project
For ease of development and iteration the file paths to Assets (shaders, textures, models, etc) are all absolute paths generated by CMake. If you want to have a copy of your executeable with asset paths relative to the program, then generate your project files with CMake with this flag:
cmake -DDEFINE_SHIPPING=ON -B build .
-DDEFINE_SHIPPING option is set to
ON. This sets a definiton that you can use in C++:
#ifdef FLING_SHIPPING // Do some nice stuff #else // Do non-shipping code, perhaps with a lot of log messages #endif
If you have any contributions or fixes that you want to contribute, then feel free to open an issue or a pull request! I'm happy to talk about the project, so feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or here on GitHub. Eventually a goal is to have some more specific PR templates/coding standards but for now that is not a priority.
master branch is where we keep our stable releases only. For the most up to date development see the
Some great resources are the Vulkan Tutorial and SaschaWillems's repo with different Vulkan examples