Beats of Rage
|Beats of Rage|
|Systems||Android, DOS, Dreamcast, Linux, macOS, PlayStation 2, Pocket PC, PSP, Wii, Windows|
|Released||DOS: November 20, 2003|
PS2: January 30, 2004
Dreamcast: January 31, 2004
The Beats of Rage game
As Beats of Rage is a customizable engine, the game included with the engine is only one of the many games available.
The Beats of Rage engine
First programmed for DOS, it was later ported to the Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 consoles by Neill Corlett. It was also ported to Android, GP2X, GP2X Wiz, Linux, macOS, OpenDingux, Pocket PC, PSP, Wii, and Windows.
The engine is customizable and allows for new games to be built on the engine and distributed in its custom PAK format.
As the engine is open source, it was expanded upon in a project known as OpenBOR. It adds functionality such as the ability to add new moves and combos and the ability for three or four simultaneous players as opposed to the original engine's maximum of two.
Video games in other genres have also been developed with OpenBOR, such as platform games and shoot 'em up games.