Pixel & Vertex Shader Support NVIDIA and ATI's powerful new graphics cards have inspired us to support both Pixel and Vertex shaders. You have full and direct control of these awesome hardware effects from within DarkBASIC Professional. Pixel Shaders are used to alter lighting and surface effects that replace artificial, computerized looks with materials and surfaces that mimic reality.

Vertex Shaders are used to breathe life and personality into characters and environments. For example, through vertex shading you can create true-to-life dimples or wrinkles that appear when a character smiles or you can ripple shockwaves through a land matrix. The illustration above shows 6 different DarkBASIC Professional shaders in action.

Commercial Quality Games 3D Mahjong A lot of developers like to create and then self-publish their games, offering them for sale from their web sites. One such high-class example written in DarkBASIC Professional is 3D Mahjong. The quality level of graphics, sound and extreme playability showcase perfectly just what DarkBASIC Professional is capable of.

Features All games created with DarkBASIC Professional are License and Royalty free.
All games can be distributed as a stand alone executable.

Latest Media

We're sorry, but no images, videos or audio files have been added to this gallery.

If you would like to share media with the community, sign up and you can.

Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Moonbase 332 – November Update

About Moonbase 332 with 2 comments by MarcoSadowski on Nov 20th, 2014

Hello, Here is the third monthly update for Moonbase 332! To bring you up to date of the development there is one major update per month.


It currently runs not so good. This does not surprise us. We have prepared ourselves to this case. We have a plan B. The revenue of "Der Professor" are enough to finance "Moonbase 332". So we could say: Moonbase 332 got funded! However it helps us if you support the project!

Closed Beta

On 22 November the closed beta goes online for all registered users and can be downloaded via Desura. Sign Up. We ask for your patience to all participants of the closed beta. It may take up to 2 weeks until you have received an invitation from Desura with a product key. The closed beta ends in late January. The beta includes the entire first chapter and is strongly focused on it to collect feedback.

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: XP(SP3)/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
Memory: 3GB RAM
Hard Drive: 5GB of free space
Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GS / ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro or equivalent
Linux / Mac version
We are working to make the game compatible with playonmac and playonlinux so you can play this game on Linux and Mac. We can not promise anything yet if the game runs.

Release Date
Whether you believe it or not. We now have a fixed release date for Moonbase 332. Which one is that you can read in the next trailer ;)

Here are 3 screenshots from the latest build:

test-lvl27_2014-10-19_11-16-42 test-lvl27_2014-10-19_11-21-19 test-lvl27_2014-10-19_11-23-32

Have a nice Day!


Moonbase 332

Moonbase 332 Moonbase 332

Updated 1 week ago TBD Single Player First Person Shooter

The story could not be more absurd. A war between Germany and Austria in 2007? Genetically modified Plagues tested on the Moon to use it as a weapon?...

Cars Incorporated

Cars Incorporated Cars Incorporated

Updated 2 months ago TBD Single & Multiplayer Realistic Sim

A business simulation game all about cars. Build your own cars and change their design in the semi-free, integrated 3D Editor. Develop engines and stray...

My Nightmare is Zombie Apocalypse

My Nightmare is Zombie Apocalypse My Nightmare is Zombie Apocalypse

Updated 2 months ago TBD Single Player First Person Shooter

My Nightmare is Zombie Apocalypse (Nightmare) is AI Game Studio's first 3d FPS Game made with DarkBASIC Pro Game Engine. Nightmare is an FPS shoot'em...


Nyctophobia Nyctophobia

Updated 3 months ago Released Sep 13, 2013 Single Player First Person Shooter

You are Justin Palmer, an amatuer, but daring reporter. You break into the Black Rose Asylum, hoping to get a few shots of the asylum. However, you're...

Max VS Mars

Max VS Mars Max VS Mars

Updated 3 months ago TBD Single Player Platformer

Max VS Mars is a 2D/3D polygonal side-scroller / platformer hybrid featuring hand drawn characters and a chiptune soundtrack. Men from Mars have landed...

Post comment Comments
NostalgicAlgorithms Aug 6 2013, 12:42pm says:

If a 3D Mahjong is the best they can showcase for professional project, then that's pretty sad. I remember when DB first came out, it tantalized me as a kid because it offered a way to make games within one neat package. It has "professional" in it's name so it must be good right? I don't doubt you could make a great game with it but after trying it off and on for years I would have to say skip this language. FPS creator was one such abomination created by this same group. It was a great idea but the end result was quite poor. Try DB and any games made with it and see for yourself.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Inflictive Mar 24 2012, 8:15pm says:

I think the help files are pretty useful -.-
Not bad but needs to be cleaned up, some commands don't really work.

+2 votes     reply to comment
koburamoe Feb 10 2012, 6:57pm says:

Had potential , but it's less popular than the other big engines which now sadly even become free or very cheap but are more supported with tutorials , help and such .

+1 vote     reply to comment
Ace1214 Mar 3 2012, 12:42pm replied:

but DBP is free now

+5 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Send Message
Release Date
Released Jun 7, 2004
Engine Watch
Track this engine
Community Rating



8 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Embed Buttons

Promote DarkBASIC Professional on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

DarkBASIC Professional DarkBASIC Professional
DarkBASIC Professional
228 of 667
Last Update
3 months ago
25 members