The most comprehensive list of game engines

The most comprehensive list of game engines

Pixel Prospector published a neat little list, that shows information about the best game engines available for game developers. The

Pixel Prospector published a neat little list, that shows information about the best game engines available for game developers.

The main sheet includes a number of popular engines, including Unity, Unreal Engine, Torque 2D/3D. Construct 2, GameMaker: Studio, Stencyl, PlayCanvas and any other. The cool thing that the page also includes information about the required programming skills and the kind of games you can make with these tools. It’s nice to see that a lot of modern engines today do not require any programming skills.

 
EngineProgramming required?2D or 3D?Available forExports to
Construct 2No2D (All Genres)WindowsDesktop, Consoles, Mobile, Web
GameMaker: StudioNo2D (All Genres)WindowsDesktop, Consoles, Mobile, Web
UnityYes2D + 3D (All Genres)Windows, Mac, LinuxDesktop, Consoles, Mobile, Web
Unreal EngineYes3D (All Genres)Windows, Mac, LinuxDesktop, Consoles, Mobile
Clickteam FusionNo2D (All Genres)WindowsDesktop, Mobile, Web
StencylNo2D (All Genres)Windows, Mac, LinuxDesktop, Mobile, Web
PlayCanvasYes2D + 3D (All Genres)Browser (Windows, Mac, Linux, Mobile)Desktop, Mobile, Web
Torque 2D/3DYes2D + 3D (All Genres)WindowsDesktop, Consoles, Mobile
CraftStudioNo2D + 3D (All Genres)Windows, Mac, LinuxDesktop

There’s also a huge list of game specific engines, that will help you to build some less complicated games in 2D. Plus the compilers of the list also mentioned a number of game frameworks, including MonoGame, Phaser, Flixel, Flashpunk and Polycode.

 
EngineProgramming required?2D or 3D?Available forExports to
Arcade Game StudioNo2D (Arcade Games)WindowsDesktop
M.U.G.E.N.No2D (Beat ’em Ups)WindowsDesktop
RPG MakerNo2D (RPGs)WindowsDesktop
Adventure Game StudioNo2D (Point n Click Adventure Games)WindowsDesktop
Visionaire StudioNo2D (Point n Click Adventure Games)WindowsDesktop
Wintermute EngineNo2D (Point n Click Adventure Games)WindowsDesktop
Ren’PyNo2D (Visual Novels)Windows, Mac, LinuxDesktop
TwineNo2D (Interactive Text Adventures)Windows, MacDesktop
InformNo2D (Interactive Text Adventures)Windows, Mac, LinuxDesktop
AdriftNo2D (Interactive Text Adventures)WindowsDesktop

There’s even Scratch – a great tool for making games in browser. It’s fairly limited but it can help you work on interactive stories, games, animations and other entertaining things.

Be sure to check out this list. it has a lot of awesome information there!

Source: pixelprospector.com

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