Torque 2D is an extremely powerful and easy to use 2D game engine. Built upon the Torque architecture, Torque 2D offers many of the features found in our cutting edge 3D game engine, but is customized for 2D gameplay. With its intuitive and powerful editor, anyone can jump into game creation with little or no prior programming or game development knowledge. Your license to Torque 2D provides you with a complete 2D feature set.Cross Platform Development at Its Best
Torque 2D was developed with Mac and Windows computers in mind and works equally well on either platform. As with all of our products, Torque 2D includes the complete C++ source code to the engine and editor tools. It also includes access to TorqueScript, our scripting language which allows developers to write the same gameplay logic on Windows or a Mac and have it work on the other!Level Editor
Torque 2D's Level Editor provides a suite of WYSIWYG tools for designing and editing a game. The Level Editor is fully integrated with the Torque Runtime and provides full access to all Torque subsystems allowing for:
- Object placement and manipulation
- Property inspection and editing
- Importing and managing assets
- Performance profiling
- No compile time
- Particle effects
- Tile manipulation
- Behavior assignment
Torque 2D's powerful rendering is perfectly suited to achieving a great looking artistic style. Torque 2D's graphics API includes implementations for all types of hardware and operating systems performing on more than 99% of all gamer hardware (Steam Hardware Survey). Networking
Torque 2D's integrated networking system makes implementing event based multiplayer options a breeze. RPG and RTS games can be made to easily support multiplayer modes.Behaviors
Torque 2D allows users to share snippets of code easily within the editor. Simply create a behavior, send the behavior file to a friend, and tie the file to the editor. This allows coders and artists to share gameplay elements without ever writing a single script. A number of basic behaviors are included with the engine so that developers have a leg up in development!Scripting
Torquescript is a fast and easy to use C++ like scripting language that ties all of the various elements of a project together. It supports a large complement of functions including math, object manipulation, fileIO, and more. Torquescript features:
- Object-oriented programming
- Transparent interconnection with external C++ objects
- Built-in fast 3D math (vectors, matrices, and quaternions with all corresponding functions)
- Well-documented standard library (hundreds of functions out-of-the box)
Most game functions can be programmed in Torquescript, and engine additions such as physics or intense AI coded in C++ are called from script.Physics
Torque 2D physics are modeled after real world Newtonian physics. Apply inertia, linear velocity, angular velocity, friction, restitution, relaxation, damping, or a number of other physical attributes to your object and watch it handle interactive collision with perfect scaling.GUI
Torque provides for fully customizable GUI module including:
Torque's Level Editor is built entirely using this GUI system, so it is platform independent.Sound
- Widgets, containers and dialogs
- Transparency, animation
- Easy-to-use GUI files
- Skins support
Torque 2D uses the OpenAL sound library by default and supports a wide range of features. These include:
- Stereo, Streaming Sound
- SFX/Music driver
- 2D sound support for panning, volume, Doppler, cones
- Multi-channel prioritized SFX manager
A full library of Genre Kits are available for Torque 2D. All Genre Kits combine expert coding with world class optimized in game art assets for a quick jump start into any new project. Choose from:Documentation
Torque licensees join the community of more than 150,000 developers and have access to an enormous set of valuable community resources. There are dozens of tutorials and a wealth of learning materials available on the site.
See Torque 2D games in action! For more games like this, check out our Torque 2D games page.
Be a King offers a mix of classic strategy elements in a simple casual game. Try to rule your land as the prince. Build and maintain villages, towns and even big cities. Defend your minions against hordes of monsters and bandits. Be a just and determined ruler, and realize the dream of becoming a brave king who leads his people to a better future. Pavel Tovarys of Rake in Grass Games talk about blurring the lines between casual and hardcore games in the Be a King developer interview.
Kate's Adventure comes alive on Big Fish, PlayFirst, and RealArcade. Kate comes home from college to find her dad's auto repair shop in financial trouble, but she's not going to let the family business go down without a fight! Can you rebuild the family's auto repair business? Expand the franchise from arid Nevada to glamorous Hollywood. Surf the Pacific Ocean and watch Kate's unexpected love story unfold. Adam Robaszyński-Janiec talks about putting a new spin on time management in the Fix-it-up developer interview.
Rhonda's been overworked, and she's lost her job as a prestigious art restorer. Help her rebuild her career and her confidence by working her way back to the top. Fortunately for Rhonda, an ancient, mysterious puzzle game has arrived to provide artistic aid. Can Rhonda master Azuba and earn the tools she needs to refurbish beautiful paintings? Skunk Studios CEO/CTO Kalle Wik gives us an inside glimpse at making casual games in the Restoring Rhonda developer interview.
A game about quality assurance? In Crunch Time, mega-developer Futuracorp's newest epic science-fiction MMO game has been besieged by an influx of bugs and corrupt data. Your job is to regulate the flow of corrupt data so that Vega and Pixel can clean up the bugs. Do your job, and the game will ship on time. Fail and gamers everywhere will be crushed. Who knew QA could be so fun? Aaron Murray and Jon Wofford of Tandem Games talk about this Intel award-winning game in the Crunch Time developer interview.For a full list of games made with Torque 2D, click here.
Each Torque engine ships with its own offline documentation. We have also set up online locations where you can go for updated tutorials and reference docs. The online pages are changed more often and always have the most recent information.
We provide an official set of documentation for each engine. These documents are in HTML format. You can browse through each page or search for specific terms. You should definitely start your Torque 2D education by reading the OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION.
Torque 2D Documentation Landing Page
Each engine has its own community page which will be updated with new documentation, links, and news. You can find the main landing page HERE.
From there, you can pick the engine you wish to learn about. If you want to jump straight to the Torque 2D product page, CLICK HERE.
All platforms require an installed C++ compiler in order to build the engine. T2D is compatible with the free Microsoft Visual Studio 2008/2010 Express and Apple XCode programs.
Windows-based ComputersMinimum Requirements:
Windows XP/Vista/7 with the latest service pack
1.0 GHz processor or better
512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista/7)
OpenGL or DirectX compatible accelerated 3D video card
Windows XP/Vista/7 with the latest service pack
2.0 GHz processor
1 GB RAM
nVidia or ATI accelerated 3D video card
Apple-based ComputersMinimum Requirements:
512 MB RAM
MAC OSX 10.5
nVidia or ATI accelerated 3D video card
1 GB RAM
MAC OSX 10.6+
nVidia or ATI accelerated 3D video card
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