Headcannon Game Engine

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Headcannon Game Engine
Category: Game Engine
Version: 14.06.16
Status: Ongoing
System: Windows, OSX, Linux, PSP, Wii, GP2XWiz, GCW-Zero
Supported Games: Multi
Credits: Stealth

Headcannon Game Engine, (shortened HCGE) is a script-driven, multiplatform 2D game engine with included development tools, created by Stealth and developed under the Headcannon brand.

Complete documentation for creating games is included with Windows, Linux, and Mac builds, and is also available on the website. A generic template from which to build new games is also available from both the in-program downloads list and the website, as well as an open example of fully-featured gameplay.

Games created or hosted by the author and his team(s) are directly downloadable from inside the program. Updates for the program, or any installed game, can also be downloaded from the same interface when they become available.

What's New

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Currently-Available Software


Megaman: Triple Threat - A Megaman 7 style fangame. Currently an in-progress demo

Sonic the Hedgehog: Project Mettrix - A Sonic 3 style fangame. Currently an in-progress demo


Generic Template - A very basic template suitable for simply getting something to appear on-screen

Fangame Examples

Sonic the Hedgehog - An example game based on excerpts from the Project Mettrix fileset, suitable for creating a Sonic the Hedgehog game, or learning about creating complex games with HCGE

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