Independent game developers - making Avoyd


About enkisoftware

We are independent games developers and consultants specialising in computer games, information technology and software testing.

We develop our game Avoyd whilst providing contract services to the games industry. In the process we create and maintain open source software for game developers.

CONTACT


contact@enkisoftware.com

@AvoydGame



TEAM


Doug Binks

co-founder

working on Avoyd - programming, design, business

I'm programming the game Avoyd using Runtime Compiled C++, a technique I co-developed with industry friends; and enkiTS, my lightweight task scheduler.

An experienced game developer, I was previously Technical Lead of the Game Architecture Initiative at Intel. I've worked in the games industry in roles ranging from the R&D development manager at Crytek to head of studio at Strangelite, as well as lead programmer. An early interest in games development was sidetracked by a doctorate in Physics at Oxford University, and two post-doctoral posts as an academic researcher in experimental nonlinear pattern formation, specializing in fluid mechanics. My fondest childhood memories are of programming games in assembly on the ZX81.

RCC++ - Runtime Compiled C++, change C++ code at runtime

enkiTS - C and C++ lightweight multithreading task scheduler

enkiMI - C and C++ Minecraft Importer library


Juliette Foucaut

co-founder

working on Avoyd - testing, programming, website, design

Whilst working with Doug on Avoyd, my main role at the moment is writing website and backend server functionality for the game: enkiWS, open-source python Google App Engine web services for games developers. I'm also involved in testing and writing documentation for the Runtime-Compiled C++ open project.

A professional software tester with a background in Engineering, I spent 12 years testing software products for the highly regulated life-science and medical industries whilst keeping a keen interest in computer games.

enkiWS - Web Services for Games, on Python Google App Engine

imgui_markdown - markdown for Dear ImGui.

IconFontCppHeaders - C and C++ headers and C# classes for icon fonts: Font Awesome, Fork Awesome, Material Design, Material Design icons, Kenney game icons and Ionicons


Andy Binks

co-founder

working on Avoyd - testing, software consultancy

Andy is an experienced software engineer available for contract roles in London and the South East (UK), with a track record of fast and effective development of successful systems, possessing both top-rate leadership qualities and technical expertise. Highly skilled and knowledgeable in:

  • distributed, multi-threaded, client/server, P2P systems development

  • scalable, high performance and high availability production software

  • RESTful and distributed object architectures using a variety of standards based technologies

  • performance measurement, analysis and optimisations

  • integration with 3rd party libraries, including many open source projects



OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS


In the process of developing our game, Avoyd, we create and maintain open-source software for game developers and blog about it on our website. In addition, we advocate indie games and developers using technology independent of commercial engines, and engine agnostic technology for games on @IndieGameTech.

You can support us through our Patreon
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Our hope with this patreon is that we will be able to dedicate more time to our game and open source work. We would love to open source more of the code we've developed for Avoyd, along with making more videos, articles and content to go alongside these projects. All our open source projects are permissively licenced under zlib. See below a sample of our ongoing work:

Runtime Compiled C++ - RCC++

Runtime-Compiled C++ is a cross platform way to reliably make major changes to your C++ code at runtime and see the results immediately. It's aimed at games development but can be useful in any industry where turnaround times are a bottleneck.

Source code: github.com/RuntimeCompiledCPlusPlus

Development blog: www.enkisoftware.com/devlog-rcc++



Lightweight Task Scheduler - enkiTS

A permissively licensed lightweight C and C++ Task Scheduler for creating parallel programs.


Source code: github.com/dougbinks/enkiTS

Development blog: www.enkisoftware.com/devlog-enkits


Avoyd being profiled using the enki Task Scheduler microprofile.


imgui_markdown

Markdown for Dear ImGui.


Source code: github.com/juliettef/imgui_markdown


Screenshot of Avoyd showing use of markdown text in C++ rendered in the Voxel Editor's About page


IconFontCppHeaders

C, C++ headers and C# classes for icon fonts: Font Awesome, Fork Awesome, Material Design, Material Design icons, Kenney game icons and Ionicons.

Source code: github.com/juliettef/IconFontCppHeaders


Screenshot of the game Avoyd's Voxel Editor UI using an IconFontCppHeaders header file for Font Awesome with Dear ImGui


Minecraft Importer - enkiMI

A permissively licensed lightweight C and C++ Minecraft Importer library.

Source code: github.com/dougbinks/enkiMI



Two Minecraft constructions imported into Avoyd: WesterosCraft King's Landing and MrBatou Cuirassé DSD-401


enki Web Services - enkiWS

Web Services for games developers on Python Google App Engine.

Source code: github.com/juliettef/enkiWS

Demo: enkiws.appspot.com


Registration page on demo enkiWS site, showing OAuth and email login options



CLIENTS


Lucid logo

Lucid

lucidgames.co.uk

@lucidgamesltd

An independent studio developing cutting edge games & apps.


Mercuna logo

Mercuna

mercuna.com

@mercunadev

Mercuna 3D Navigation is used by games studios of all sizes from all around the world, in genres ranging from action role-playing games, space combat simulations, underwater games, to AR and VR experiences.


Kythera logo

Moon Collider

kythera.ai

@KytheraAI

Kythera AI middleware provides a flexible, scalable framework and a wide set of features - including character and 3D vehicle navigation, behavior authoring and rich debugging tools. Integrated with Unreal, CryEngine and Lumberyard, it has shipped on PC, Mac and Linux platforms, both for single-player games and on servers, and has been used for games in genres as diverse as space combat simulation and hack-n-slash.



COMPANY INFORMATION


EnkiSoftware limited is a private limited company (Company No. 4093298) registered 19 October 2000 at the Companies House, Cardiff, the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.