Published: September 2007


Tàrraco is a game that I started when I was 16-17 as a school assignment, inspired in the roman town of Tarraco, currently Tarragona, my home town. Uses DirectX 8 and Visual Basic 6 and features cool graphics like lightmapping and other effects). It uses ColDet for collision calculations and Cal3D for skeletal animation. A year later I started a C++ DirectX 9 port, but I abandoned it because the code wasn't mature enough, and I was more interested in other things.

You can find the code here in this repo.

The original documentation, in the form of a school report, for the project can be found here (in Catalan): Tàrraco: Creació d'un joc d'ordinador (33MB PDF)


Recently wrote on how this game came to be, after finding an old backup with a ton of interesting data. Please check out this post where I talk about it.


This was a school assignment and it won some prizes!

1r Premi LA SALLE Societat i Tecnologia al millor treball de recerca en l'àmbit de tecnologia vessant d'Enginyeria

2n Premi al Millor Treball de Recerca del I Premi UPF de Treball de Recerca en Enginyeria i matemàtica aplicada

Premi Consell Social URV a treballs de recerca de batxillerat i treballs de síntesi de cicles formatius de grau superior


A demo is available to download (version 0.3):

Download v0.3 Installer for Windows XP [Mirror]

Older versions can also be found here: Version 0.1 and Version 0.2.