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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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Getting to Know Battle Checkers

Battle Checkers is a twist on the classic game of checkers, in which the checker pieces have been replaced by 3D animated characters. I’ve chosen a Samurai and a Geisha character for use in the game because they look nice when facing off on the board. These two characters were borrowed from the excellent 3D model collection called DarkMATTER 2. You can purchase this collection from The Game Creators (the company that created DB, in case you’ve forgotten) by visiting http://www.thegamecreators.com. There are several collections in the DarkMATTER series, and the price is very affordable, especially when you consider the high quality of these animated models. Out of fourteen total animation sequences stored in the ...

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