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PlayCanvas Alternatives

PlayCanvas is described as 'is the world’s easiest to use WebGL Game Engine. It’s free, it’s open source and it’s backed by amazing developer tools' and is an game in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to PlayCanvas for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other PlayCanvas like games are Unity, Unreal Engine, Verge3D and Construct 2.

PlayCanvas alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be Media Players or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PlayCanvas.
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  1. Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • FreeBSD
    163 alternatives to Godot Engine 

    Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

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    1.  LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    5.  Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Unity icon

    Unity

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    • Linux
    124 alternatives to Unity 

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscription at 125$ a month with extra...

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    Unreal Engine

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    98 alternatives to Unreal Engine 

    Unreal Engine is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine’s rendering architecture enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale elegantly to lower-end systems.

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    1.  Node BasedUnreal Engine supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Support for scriptingUnreal Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  No Coding RequiredUnreal Engine can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    A screenshot of the new Unreal Engine 5. Source: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/unreal-engine-5-is-now-available-in-early-access
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  4. Verge3D icon

    Verge3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • WebGL
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Blender
    40 alternatives to Verge3D 

    Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences. Verge3D can be used to build interactive animations, product configurators, engaging presentations of any kind, online stores, explainers, e-learning...

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    1.  No Coding RequiredVerge3D can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  Augmented RealityVerge3D makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
    3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Verge3D to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Verge3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3D product customizer
    Interactive jewelry configurator
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    Verge3D vs PlayCanvas opinions
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    Verge3D comes with stronger Blender/Max integration and has no dependency on cloud services.

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    Construct 2

    65 alternatives to Construct 2 

    Scirra Construct is a 2D game development engine with a focus on building games visually. No programming is required though the software uses a visual method for event handling that relies on programming concepts like variables, loops and conditions.

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    1.  PortableConstruct 2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  No Coding RequiredConstruct 2 can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    Discontinued

    Construct 2 was taken off of the market in July 1, 2020, full support will be ceased in July 1, 2021. https://www.construct.net/en/make-games/buy-construct?action=c2retirement

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  6. Bevy Game Engine icon

    Bevy Game Engine

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    123 alternatives to Bevy Game Engine 

    A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. Free and Open Source Forever!

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    Armory 3D

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Blender
    33 alternatives to Armory 3D 

    Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.

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    Evergine

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    110 alternatives to Evergine 

    The Graphics Development Engine for Business and Industry. Build high-quality 3D solutions and deploy to any platform.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEvergine can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Superpowers

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    21 alternatives to Superpowers 

    Superpowers is an HTML5 development environment for making 2D and 3D games. It can be extended with plugins and lets you collaborate in real-time.

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    Three.js

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • WebGL
    • JavaScript
    16 alternatives to Three.js 

    The aim of the project is to create a lightweight 3D library with a very low level of complexity — in other words, for dummies. The library provides <canvas>, <svg>, CSS3D and WebGL renderers.

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