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Best Game Engines for Linux in 2021

Unity Godot Engine Defold Engine GDevelop GB Studio Construct PlayCanvas Cocos2d-x RPG Paper Maker
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    The multiplatform game creation tools for everyone.
    • Open Source
    Unity is the most popular game engine in the community. There are tons of successful and award-winning games on Google Play Store made with Unity. It is free to use and available for Linux.

    #Game Development #Game Engine #3D Game Engine 201 social mentions

  2. Feature-packed 2D and 3D open source game engine.
    • Open Source
    Godot engine is behind many popular games, and it has excellent compatibility with Linux and supports game export for multiple platforms.

    #Game Development #Game Engine #3D Game Engine 449 social mentions

  3. Defold lets you quickly build high performing, cross-platform games together with your team.
    • Open Source
    Defold is the ultimate game engine for Web and Mobile. You create your game with Lua scripts in Defold.

    #Game Development #Game Engine #3D Game Engine 47 social mentions

  4. GDevelop is an open-source game making software designed to be used by everyone.
    • Open Source
    Construct 3 is free with limits. After that, you have to sign up for a monthly subscription. If you can not afford to pay for it, you can use GDevelop, an alternative to Construct 3 for Linux.

    #Game Development #Game Engine #3D Game Engine 75 social mentions

  5. A free and easy to use game creator for the GameBoy
    • Open Source
    GB Studio is best suited for top-down 2D JRPG style adventure games (+ platformers, point and click games and shoot them ups in GB Studio 2 Beta).

    #Gaming #Gaming Tools #Games 4 social mentions

  6. NOTE: Construct has been discontinued.
    Construct is a HTML5 game creator designed for 2D games that allows you to build games without using coding.
    • Open Source
    Construct 3 is a simple to use but very advanced game engine for Linux and other platforms. You can develop games with Construct 3 and publish them on multiple platforms, including Android, Windows, and Linux.

    #Game Development #Game Engine #3D Game Engine

  7. PlayCanvas is an open-source game engine built on WebGL and WebVR.
    • Open Source
    PlayCanvas is an advanced WebGL game engine. With PlayCanvas, you can create interactive VR and 3D games. This game engine runs directly from the browser.

    #Game Development #Game Engine #3D Game Engine 29 social mentions

  8. 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
    Cocos2d-x is an open-source game framework written in C++, with a thin platform dependent layer. It is widely used to build interactive apps and games for Android. There are also JavaScript and Lua bindings included.

    #Game Engine #Game Development #2D Game Engine

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    Uniengine SDK is designed for professionals working with Virtual reality and 3D world simulations. It is an enterprise-level solution for VR worlds and 3D artists. However, it can be used for game development as well.

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    • Open Source
    You can drag and drop your 3D assets in the map editor and start developing your game. It is easy to create RPG games with RPG Paper Maker, even for beginners, but you can create your custom plugins with Javascript if you are an advanced user.

    #Game Development #Game Engine #3D Game Engine 1 social mentions

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