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The Top 10 Video Game Engines

This page summarizes the software alternatives mentioned in the original article.
2020-09-01

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Software reviewed and mentioned in the article

  1. Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations.

  2. The multiplatform game creation tools for everyone.

  3. "With GameMaker, I went from no programming knowledge to full-time developer in 2 years!" Seth Coster - Butterscotch Shenanigans - Crashlands. "GMS 2 is absolutely amazing and I cannot get over how great this software is to use".

  4. Making top 2D games with the GameMaker: Studio game engine is easy. No code or programming required

  5. Feature-packed 2D and 3D open source game engine.

  6. AppGameKit is a game development platform for mobile devices.

  7. The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code.

  8. Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full...

  9. Make your own PC game with RPG Maker. Our easy to use tools are simple enough for a child, and powerful enough for a developer. Try it free today!

  10. Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all...

  11. Urho3D is a lightweight, cross-platform rendering and game engine implemented in C++ and released...

  12. SpriteKit makes it easy to create high-performance, power-efficient 2D games on Apple platforms.

  13. Buildbox is a new video game maker that is extremely easy to use.

  14. Cross-platform mobile app development.

  15. Platform to author, deploy and manage high performance 2D and 3D games.

  16. [Multimedia Fusion 2 has been replaced by Clickteam Fusion 2.5.]

  17. Scirra Construct is a 2D game development engine with a focus on building games visually.

  18. Spring is a versatile 3D RTS game engine.

  19. Panda3D is a video game development engine and rendering software. It is developed and maintained by the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center.

  20. Cocos2d-x is an open-source and cross platform open source free 2D game engine for mobile game development known for its speed, stability, and easy of use

  21. What is jMonkeyEngine? It's a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern technology.