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Independent Games Summit: CSharpify Your Engine: A Guide to Embedding C#

Andreia Gaita  (CEO, Principal Tech Lead, Spoiled Cat)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 10:50 am - 11:50 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

C# is a very popular language, and there are a lot of C# developers out there. There is a constant desire for these C# skills to be transferable across game engines, and this is especially true given the recent events surrounding Unity, and the increasing popularity of alternative engines targeting the indie dev market.

But how transferable are C# skills from engine to engine? How do you evaluate the viability of the C# support on an engine you don't know? AOT, JIT, Mono, what are all of these words? You want to embed C# in your engine, how do you do that?

This talk will cover what you need to know about C# and the .NET ecosystem in the games industry, clarifying the jargon, going over existing engine support, explaining platform constraints, portability, and providing pratical examples of how to embed C# in a game engine, as well as relevant online resources.


- Understand the concepts and jargon of the .NET/C# world
- Clear view of the current state of C# in games
- Understand platform constraints and porting viability
- Know how to transfer your C# skills to other engines
- Know how to embed C# in your game engine

Intended Audience

Indie game developers. Game programmers. Engine programmers. Producers evaluating game engines and tech stacks and looking for information on C# support.
Basic knowledge of C and C# is recommended for the technical aspects of embedding C# in an engine.

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