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  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.

    Fueling Innovation and Collaborative Storytelling about 5 days ago:

    Science Fiction has introduced us to worlds we could only imagine, but open source has helped to create a space for us to explore them. Open source gaming platforms like Unity and Unreal Engine have harnessed the imagination and creativity of developers, enabling them to build captivating gaming universes. Through open source collaboration, developers can create games that transport players to extraordinary...
  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

    What makes a good game engine? My experience so far about 28 days ago:

    It depends on your needs and preferences, but popular game engines like Unity, Unreal Engine, GameMaker Studio 2, and even newer engines like Yahaha, all have their own strengths and weaknesses that should be evaluated based on the specific requirements of your project. For example, Unity and Unreal are great choices for 3D games due to their powerful graphics engines and great scripting capabilities, while Yahaha...
  5. Feature-packed 2D and 3D open source game engine.

    Just Letting Everyone Know about 5 days ago is currently offline. I went to the website this morning just to digest my daily Godot-Related news (if any) and saw the banner at the top.
  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...

    Do you think that Star Atlas could be a worthy competitor to... about 6 days ago

    Although, whatever the deal might've been, Amazon has since donated Lumberyard to the Open 3D Foundation which renamed it to the Open 3D Engine (O3DE) so they probably don't care nearly as much about upstream fixes anymore if they ever did.
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  10. Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all...

    Suitability for 2D development about 3 months ago

    I switched from godot to this: They understand 2D rendering pipeline better. Godot is just throwing everything to GPU with zero optimizations.
  11. Urho3D is a lightweight, cross-platform rendering and game engine implemented in C++ and released...

    Godot support for 3D is too primitive, and Unity has become a... about about 2 years ago

    You might give rbfx a look. It is an actively developed fork of Urho3D that has pretty decent, and actively developed, 3D rendering.
  12. SpriteKit makes it easy to create high-performance, power-efficient 2D games on Apple platforms.

    App dev question - specifically IOS animation about 11 months ago

    I don't recommend it but what you are looking for is probably Spritekit. Maybe it can be useful to give you an easy start and get you more interested.
  13. Buildbox is a new video game maker that is extremely easy to use.

    The 10 Best No-Code Platforms That Accelerate Development about 7 months ago:

    BuildBox takes these components and provides a development environment that allows non-coders to drag and drop assets and game logic to build their games from scratch. Budding designers can get started with a handful of templates that can be further customized with bespoke animation and event scripting to make games truly unique. Create 2D or 3D games with homemade art assets or purchase assets from the BuildBox...
  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.

    What is your favorite open source Linux game? Mine is... about about 2 months ago:

    My current favorite is Beyond All Reason. Before BAR, my favorite was Zero-K. Both BAR and zk use the same game engine, SpringRTS. BAR and zk are very similar to one another, and they're successors for Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander.
  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.

    My recommendation on which language and libraries to use for... about about 2 months ago

    There more `bare-metal` engines like (well it is not C++, it is Java based)...