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Apple's low-level, hardware-accelerated 3D graphic and compute shader API.

Metal Alternatives

The best Metal alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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    Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations.

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    Vulkan is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms.

    Open Source

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    WebGL is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D computer graphics and 2D graphics within any compatible web browser.

  4. GLFW is an Open Source, multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES and Vulkan development on the...

    Open Source

  5. Describes how to obtain the latest version of DirectX to enable games and multimedia applications on your system.

  6. OpenGL is the premier environment for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics...

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    Python bindings for OpenGL API.

    Open Source

  8. BYOND is the premier community for making and playing online multiplayer games.

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    Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level...

    Open Source

  10. Defold lets you quickly build high performing, cross-platform games together with your team.

    Open Source

  11. Cocos Creator is more than a efficient, lightweight, free, open-source, cross-platform graphics engine: it's also a platform to create 3D content in real time.

    Open Source

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

  13. Blender is the open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation.

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