Orange Engine

Available on Github

This is a 2D and 3D game engine I made back in highschool when I got my first Android phone (~2010). It is written in 100% Java, uses OpenGL ES 1.x (so no shaders), and is surprisingly functional. It weighs in at around ~30k LOC.

It is essentially the engine that powered my first Android game, SpinShip. I pulled out the core engine features and packaged it as a separate reusable engine after I released the game. Unfortunately, I didn't use any version control back when I began development (I backed up my code to DVDs lol), so there's no development history from that point. I also, predictably, lost the source code for SpinShip :(

This engine was used to create the following apps that were/are published on the Android Market/Play Store, a few random non-Google app stores for Android, and Blackberry AppWorld:

  • SpinShip, SpinShip Lite, SpinShip HD
  • Crazy Virtual Dice 3D
  • Paperflight
  • Outpost
  • Pixel^3 3d modeling tool
  • Spike Roller Live Wallpaper
  • Pitch Speed

It was also used for a handful of apps I made for clients as a freelancer, and a bunch of incomplete personal projects. Pretty much the only thing that kept development of this engine alive was one giant project in particular that I ended up scrapping as well...


*That I remember...

  • 2D and 3D graphics
  • API strongly inspired by the Irrlicht3D engine (it was my favorite at the time!)
  • Works on pretty much every Android version ever (uses basic opengl-es 1.x features only and no dependencies)
  • OBJ file format loading
  • Full 2D scene graph with many different types of renderable 'nodes'
  • sprite, spritesheet, animation, text, etc
  • Virtual input system
  • buttons, joystick, toggle widgets, drag widgets
  • Basic component-based entity system

Source Code

The full source code is up on Github


Here are a bunch of random screenshots of things I made with this engine.