Allegro Alternatives

    Allegro is described as '4 and Allegro 5 are cross-platform, libraries mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. They handle common, low-level tasks such as creating windows, accepting user input, loading data, drawing images, playing sounds, etc' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Allegro for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Allegro are OpenGL (Free, Open Source), Vulkan (Free, Open Source), WebGL (Free, Open Source) and SDL (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game development IDE.
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      OpenGL is the premier environment for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications.


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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.
    2. WebGL is a cross-platform, royalty-free web standard for a low-level 3D graphics API based on OpenGL ES 2.0, exposed through the HTML5 Canvas element as Document Object Model interfaces. Developers familiar with OpenGL ES 2.
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      Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer.
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      Pygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing video games. Pygame adds functionality on top of the excellent SDL library. This allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs in the python language.
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      Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms.
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    3. Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

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      Oxygine is completely free and open source (MIT license) 2D game engine, available on GitHub. It is written in C++ and runs on MacOSX, iOS, Android, Windows and Linux.
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    4. GLFW is an Open Source, multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES and Vulkan development on the desktop. It provides a simple API for creating windows, contexts and surfaces, receiving input and events.
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