Zero (game engine)

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Developer(s) Pandemic Studios
Initial release unknown
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Platform Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360
Type Game engine
License Privately owned

Zero[1] is a proprietary game engine created by Pandemic Studios. It was used first in the game Battlezone II: Combat Commander[not in citation given] and later used in several Star Wars games including the popular Battlefront series. Battlezone II: Combat Commander and Dark Reign 2 both feature an in-engine editor accessible via commands. The engine was revamped for Star Wars: The Clone Wars to accommodate consoles and third person gameplay.[1] The engine was again retooled for Star Wars: Battlefront and the level editor was made a separate entity from the game engine. A set of modding tools including ZeroEdit, the new level creation tool, were released for use with Star Wars: Battlefront on December 23, 2004. An updated version of the tools were released on February 2, 2006 for Star Wars: Battlefront II. Pandemic used Zero as their primary engine for several of their games developed in their Los Angeles, California studio. A modified version of the Zero engine was also used in Pandemic's Mercenaries 2: World in Flames.

Games using Zero


  1. ^ a b Star Wars: The Clone Wars "making of" video

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