About Balder2D

In Balder2D, players control small probes which shoot tiny projectiles with which they try to destroy each other. It features a 2D overhead view of the playing field. Probes may be human or computer controlled.

A probe can perform the following actions:
  • rotate
  • fire projectiles
  • "stick" to a wall
  • push off of a wall
Players menuver their probes around the playing field by sticking to walls and then pushing off in a new direction, while trying to shoot the other probes and avoid being hit by projectiles.

Games may be configured to have a time limit, score limit, and/or life(respawn) limit.
  • Time limited games have a timer in the upper left, which counts down, and the game ends when time runs out.
  • Score limited games end when some player reaches the maximum score.
  • In life limited games, the game ends when only one player remains.

Balder2D uses SDL, with the SDL_image, SDL_gfx, and SDL_mixer libraries for graphics and sound. It uses the Guichan library for the menu system. The AI scripts are written in Python. Balder2d also makes use of Boost Filesystem. The source for Balder 2D is available in the "balder2d" module in cvs. It is reccomended to use the 'no_network' branch, otherwise you will need the RakNet library installed to build and run the game, though network play does not currently work at all.

See the Balder2D docs.