Game engines list – 50+ engines


Game engines list

Game engines list

My little Game engines list. There are probably many more engines than listed here. I tried not to list any engines that you can’t license or use your self. There are 4 different categories of game engines here. 2D/3D and Open Source/Proprietary engines. Not all proprietary engines cost money. It means that the source code is not available. All engines are listed in alphabetical order under each category.

Game engines list – Open Source 2D engines

Adventure Game Studio

Adventure Game Studio is specially made to create Adventure Games.
Published by Adventure Game Studio, AGS.
Games published with AGS: Resonance, Heroine’s Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok.
Website: www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk
Language: Point and click
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Web
Price: Free, Open Source.

Cocos2d-x

Cocos2d-x is a cross platform 2D game engine. Cocos Creator is an additional complete IDE that can be downloaded for free from their website.
Games published with Cocos2d-x: Badland, Castle clash, Angry bird fight
Website: www.cocos2d-x.org
Language: C++, Javascript and Lua.
Platform: Windows, Mac
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

Game Editor

A powerful engine optimised for 2D, even 3D can be made with ray casting. A complete IDE is included with the program.
Games published with Game Editor: NOVA ranger – Space adventure, Prince of Dragon
Website: game-editor.com/Main_Page
Language: C
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

GDevelop

GDevelop is an open source, cross-platform game creator designed to be used by everyone – no programming skills required.
Games published with GDevelop: Lil BUB’s HELLO EARTH, Blazing Inferno of Space
Website: compilgames.net
Language: Events programming
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

Gideros

Gideros is free and open sourced and provides the cross-platform technology to create games. Easy learning curve, instant testing, OOP coding practices and ability to create needed custom plugins.
Games published with Gideros: Square guy, Fishing day, Pizza master
Website: giderosmobile.com
Language: Lua
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux (with Wine)
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

HaxeFlixel

Create cross-platform games free all with one codebase. HaxeFlixel requires a system with a working installation of OpenFL and Haxe.
Games published with HaxeFlixel: Cardinal Quest 2, Redshift Blueshift, The Enchanted Cave 2
Website: haxeflixel.com
Language:
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

JOGRE

JOGRE (Java Online Gaming Real-time Engine) which is an open-source, online, real-time gaming engine and API programmed entirely in Java.
Games published with JOGRE:
Website: jogre.sourceforge.net/main.htm
Language: Java
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows
Price: Free, Open source

LibGDX

Publish your games on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry and HTML5, all with the same code base.
Games published with LibGDX: Draw Something With Brain On, Bubbles Popper 2016
Website: libgdx.badlogicgames.com/index.html
Language: Java
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web, BlackBerry
Price: Free, Open Source

MOAI

cross-platform technology, easy to learn. Double Fine’s reasons to use MOAI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRRpSu4JelI
Games published with MOAI: Hopeless, Lost in paradise, Razy Racoon.
Website: getmoai.com
Language: LUA, C++
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

OpenFL

Build games and applications for almost every platform. You will need to install Haxe and Neko. Publish to Steam, Amazon, FireTV…
Games published with OpenFL: Madden NFL Mobile, Mino Monsters 2: Evolution, Werewolf Tycoon
Website: www.openfl.org
Language:
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

ORX

Orx is an open source, portable, lightweight, plugin-based, data-driven and easy to use 2D-oriented game engine.
Games published with ORX: Little Cells, Yarrrr! (Pirates vs Zombies)
Website: orx-project.org
Language: C/C++
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

Playir

You can create native Android APK builds, iOS Xcode and Windows Phone projects straight from the editor for super-easy publication on mobile app stores.
Games published with Playir: Epic Empires, Race Invaders, World of Fighters
Website: playir.com
Language: Drag & Drop / Javascript
Platform: Any HTML5 browser
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

PyGame

Pygame is a cross-platfrom library designed to make it easy to write multimedia software, such as games, in Python. Pygame requires the Python language and SDL multimedia library. It can also make use of several other popular libraries.
Games published with PyGame: Foodforce2, PixelPaint F-b
Website: www.pygame.org/hifi.html
Language: Python
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

Ren’Py

Ren’Py is a visual novel engine – used by hundreds of creators from around the world – that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell interactive stories that run on computers and mobile devices.
Games published with Ren’Py: Soul & heart, Wings II, Heart of Fire
Website: www.renpy.org
Language: Ren’Py Script
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, iOS
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Android, iOS, Linux, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

Solarus

Solarus is a free and open-source Action-RPG game engine, licensed under GPL, and written in C++. It runs quests in Lua, and can work on a great number of platforms.
Games published with Solarus: The Legend Of Zelda™: Mystery of Solarus DX
Website: www.solarus-games.org
Language: Lua
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

Stratagus

Stratagus is a free cross-platform real-time strategy gaming engine. It includes support for playing over Internet/LAN, or playing vs. computer opponents. The engine is configurable and can be used to create games with a wide-range of features specific to your needs.
Games published with Stratagus:
Website: stratagus.com/download.shtml
Language:
Platform: Windows, Linux
Target platform: Windows, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

Vassal

Vassal is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games. Play live on the Internet or by email. Vassal runs on all platforms, and is free, open-source software.
Games published with Vassal: World in flames, The great war
Website: www.vassalengine.org
Language: Java
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

Torque 2D

Torque 2D is an extremely powerful, flexible, and fast open source engine dedicated to 2D game development. The MIT licensed version of Torque 2D is now available on GitHub.
Games published with Torque 2D: Be A King, Restoring Rhonda, Crunch Time
Website: www.garagegames.com/products/torque-2d
Language: C++ like scripting language
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

Game engines list – Open Source 3D engines

Game engines list featuring Open source 3D engines.

Blender

The Blender Game Engine (BGE) is Blender’s tool for real time projects, from architectural visualizations and simulations to games.
Games published with Blender: Yo Frankie
Website: www.blender.org
Language: Python
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX
Price: Free, Open Source

Cafu

The Cafu Engine is an all-purpose, modern 3D graphics engine and game development kit, feature complete to get you started quickly.
Games published with Cafu:
Website: www.cafu.de
Language: Lua
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

Delta3D

delta3d is a game and simulation engine appropriate for a wide variety of simulation and entertainment applications.
Games published with Delta3D:
Website: delta3d.org
Language:
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX
Price: Free, Open Source

Dim3

the free, open-source, and cross-platform (OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS) 3D engine dim3.
Games published with Dim3: Scruffy3D
Website: www.klinksoftware.com
Language:
Platform: OS X, Windows
Target platform: OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS
Price: Free, Open Source

Godot

Godot is an advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D open source game engine.
Games published with Godot: DOLPHIN ISLAND 2, THE LOST CATACOMBS
Website: godotengine.org
Language: Python-like
Platform: Any desktop OS
Target platform: OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

Horde3D

Horde3D is a small open source 3D rendering engine. It is written in an effort to create a graphics engine that offers the stunning visual effects expected in next-generation games while at the same time being as lightweight and conceptually clean as possible.
Games published with Horde3D:
Website: www.horde3d.org
Language: virtually any programming language
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows
Price: Free, Open Source

Irrlicht

The Irrlicht Engine is an open source high performance realtime 3D engine written in C++. It is completely cross-platform, using D3D, OpenGL and its own software renderers, and has all of the state-of-the-art features which can be found in commercial 3d engines.
Games published with Irrlicht:
Website: irrlicht.sourceforge.net
Language: virtually any programming language
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows
Price: Free, Open Source

jMonkeyEngine

It’s a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern technology. The software is programmed entirely in Java, intended for wide accessibility and quick deployment.
Games published with jMonkeyEngine:
Website: jmonkeyengine.org
Language: Java
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

OGRE3D

Simple, easy to use OO interface designed to minimise the effort required to render 3D scenes, and to be independent of 3D implementation i.e. Direct3D/OpenGL.
Games published with OGRE3D:
Website: www.ogre3d.org
Language: Object oriented
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, Android, iOS, Windows Phone & WinRT support
Price: Free, Open Source

Panda3D

Panda3D is a game engine, a framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures, thanks to its liberal license.
Games published with Panda3D: A Vampyre Story, Pirates of the Caribbean online
Website: www.panda3d.org
Language: Python, C++
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

Torque 3D

Torque 3D is a full source, open source solution. Torque 3D has been re-architected for maximum flexibility and performance across a wide-range of hardware.
Games published with Torque 3D:
Website: www.garagegames.com/products/torque-3d
Language: C++ like scripting language
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free, Open Source

Spring

Spring is a versatile 3D RTS game engine. Using extensively Lua for scripting game-specific code to make nearly every aspect of the engine customizable, from GUI, to unit AI, to pathfinding.
Games published with Spring: Star Wars: Imperial Winter, Journeywar
Website: springrts.com
Language: Lua
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Price: Free, Open Source

Game engines list – Proprietary 2D engines

Game engines list featuring Proprietary 2D engines.

AppGameKit

The AppGameKit solves many problems caused by mobile device fragmentation. With it you can code your game once and then deploy your game to multiple platforms. Different resolutions and input systems are all handled by AppGameKit.
Games published with AppGameKit: Duck Shooter, Echoes+
Website: www.appgamekit.com
Language: C++
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android
Price: From €73.99 (often 50% discount)

Buildbox

With Buildbox, creating games does not require any programming or scripting skills. Simply import images, assign them properties and move them around your game scene. Use one of the many presets to get started and preview your game in real time.
Games published with Buildbox: A.P.E.X, 99 Moons
Website: www.buildbox.com
Language: Drag & drop
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android
Price: $99/Month, $999/Year, $2675 Single payment

Clickteam Fusion

Discover the simplicity of designing games and apps with just your mouse. From character and level design to programming, everything is done visually. If you can read, you can program with Fusion 2.5!
Games published with Clickteam Fusion:
Website: http://www.clickteam.com/clickteam-fusion-2-5
Language: Drag & drop
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free starter edition, Standard edition from €79,00

Construct 2

Construct 2 is a powerful ground breaking HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It allows anyone to build games — no coding required!
Games published with Construct 2: Alien Disaster, Proxy Wars
Website: www.scirra.com/construct2
Language: Events
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Web
Price: £79.99

Corona SDK

Corona SDK is a cross-platform framework that allows developers to create 2D games and apps up to 10x faster than other platforms using easy-to-learn Lua. Elegant APIs make adding complex features easy, Corona Ads lets you monetize quickly, and our workflow lets you see changes instantly.Construct 2 is a powerful ground breaking HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. It allows anyone to build games — no coding required!
Games published with Corona SDK: Fun Run 2, Pop the Lock, The Lost City
Website: coronalabs.com
Language: Lua
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free/$79/$199

Defold

Defold lets you quickly build high performing, cross-platform games together with your team.
Games published with Defold: Hammerwatch Coliseum
Website: www.defold.com
Language: Lua
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free

GameMaker: Studio

GameMaker: Studio’s single codebase allows you to directly export your game to all supported platforms, reaching an unprecedented number of players across desktop, mobile, web, and console.
Games published with GameMaker: Studio: 12 is better than 6, Ink, Blackhole
Website: www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker
Language: Drag & drop, GML
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web, Consoles
Price: Free/$74.99/$479.99

GameSalad

Drag and drop behaviors to make your game come to life! Play your game with just a click.
Games published with GameSalad: To fat to fly, Puzzle dozer, Steam Punks
Website: gamesalad.com
Language: Drag & drop
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: $29/Month

RPG Maker

RPG Maker VX Ace improves every aspect of RPG creation, making it not only the latest, but also the greatest engine in the RPG Maker series. With multiple tileset support, full autoshadow control, and a flexible features system, Ace gives you the most powerful RPG making tools ever.
Games published with RPG Maker:
Website: www.rpgmakerweb.com
Language: Javascript
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, iOS, Android
Price: $79.99

Stencyl

Design Once, Play Anywhere. Publish iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux & Flash games without code.
Games published with Stencyl: Ghost Song, Lakeview Cabin
Website: www.stencyl.com
Language: Drag & drop logic
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free, $99/Year, $199/Year

V-Play

The V-Play SDK includes all the components you need to develop professional apps and games. Use the same IDE and workflows for creating all of your projects.
Games published with V-Play: DOMINOES, TRIX, TARNEEB
Website: v-play.net
Language: Javascript/Qml
Platform: Windows, OSX, Linux
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free, $49/Month, $239/Month

Game engines list – Proprietary 3D engines

Game engines list featuring Proprietary 3D engines.

Amazon Lumberyard

Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for you to create the highest-quality games, connect your games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch.
Games published with Amazon Lumberyard:
Website: aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/
Language: C++
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free

CRYENGINE

With CRYENGINE, they have a simple goal: to create the most powerful game engine in the industry, and to give creators all across the globe the tools to harness this power to create world-class gaming experiences, no matter their budget or team size.
Games published with CRYENGINE: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Sniper 3
Website: www.cryengine.com
Language: Lua
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Pay what you want

Flare3D

WHAT IS FLARE3D? Is a platform for creating interactive 3D content for web and mobile devices. With a powerful Stage3D rendering engine and an intuitive IDE.
Games published with Flare3D: FarmVille 2, Evil Genius
Website: flare3d.com
Language: ActionScript 3
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free (non-comercial), $496/Year

Goo Create

Goo Create’s simple UI lets you build beautiful scenes in a very short amount of time. You can even add interactivity without a single line of code using visual programming.
Games published with Goo Create: Pearl Boy, Suisse Mania
Website: goocreate.com
Language: Visual
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free, $9/Month, $49/Month

HeroEngine

HeroEngine is the only all-in-one development platform for making and operating online games.
We save you valuable time so you can focus on game development and not server development and maintenance.
Games published with HeroEngine: Star wars the old republic, Elder scrolls online
Website: www.heroengine.com
Language: HSL Script
Platform: Windows, OSX
Target platform: Windows
Price: $99.95/Year to $749.95/Year

Leadwerks

Built-in Level Design Tools. Level design is fun again with constructive solid geometry. Sketch out your game level right in the editor.
Games published with Leadwerks: Vectronic, Combat Helo Gunnery
Website: www.leadwerks.com/werkspace/page/home?shownav=0
Language: Lua, C++
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows
Price: $79

Marmalade

Marmalade is a leading cross-platform solution for game developers. The platform combines a powerful SDK and best-in-class services. Author once, deploy to iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and more then continuously manage your players so they get the most from your game.
Games published with Marmalade: Gods of Olympus, Risk, SimCity Buildlt
Website: www.madewithmarmalade.com
Language: Lua, C++
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows, OSX, iOS, Android
Price: Free starter, $499/year, $1500/year, $3500/year

PlayCanvas

PlayCanvas is a leading WebGL game engine. Used by studios large and small to create desktop and mobile browser games. If you are searching for a replacement for Flash to run on mobile browsers or having problems with Unity’s WebGL export look no further.
Games published with PlayCanvas: TANX, SWOOOP, Steampunk Slots
Website: playcanvas.com
Language: JavaScript
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows, OSX, iOS, Android, Web
Price: Free starter, $15/month, $100/month

ShiVa

ShiVa3D is a 3D game and application development suite that comes in a n easy to use, yet very powerful WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. Consider ShiVa the glue between your creative ideas, your art, your code, and the hardware you are targeting.
Games published with ShiVa:
Website: www.shivaengine.com
Language: Lua, C++
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows, iOS, Android, Web, Wii
Price: Free, $200, $1000

Truevision3D

Truevision3D, providers of top quality 3D middleware for 3D application and game development. Providing low-cost, high-power products that allow you to integrate 3D content into your new or existing applications with ease.
Games published with Truevision3D:
Website: www.truevision3d.com
Language: Multi-language API’s
Platform: Windows
Target platform: Windows
Price: $150

Uniengine

Real-world scale of virtual scenes as large as the solar system. Superior performance for handling of CAD and 3D scanned data. Multi-channel image generation for rendering with extreme resolution
Games published with Uniengine: Oil Rush
Website: unigine.com/products/engine/
Language:
Platform:
Target platform:
Price:

Unity

one of the world’s largest creative communities — and the number one game development platform. Unity gives you everything you need to realize your creative vision fast, and move ahead.
Games published with Unity: System shock, Shadow Fight 3, Assassin’s Creed Identity
Website: unity3d.com
Language: C#, Javascript
Platform: Window, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web, Most consoles
Price: Free, $35/month, $125/Month

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers. From 2D mobile games to console blockbusters and VR, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd.
Games published with Unreal Engine:
Website: www.unrealengine.com
Language: C++, Blueprint (Visual programming)
Platform: Window, OSX
Target platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, iOS, Android, Web, Most consoles
Price: Free (5% royalty on gross product revenue after the first $3,000 per game per calendar quarter). Stories and linear storytelling are free.

 

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