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'. There are more than 25 games similar to PlayCanvas for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, 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 (Freemium), Unreal Engine (Freemium), Verge3D (Freemium) and Construct 2 (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 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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    2. Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.
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    3. 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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    4. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.
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      Verge3D vs PlayCanvas opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      svaa1982 Verge3D comes with stronger Blender/Max integration and has no dependency on cloud services.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    5. 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.

      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. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • WebGL
      • JavaScript
      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.

      Common open source code : https://github.com/mrdoob/three.js
    7. 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.
    8. The definitive free cross-platform mobile engine to unleash your games using C#. We appreciate your feedback. Stay tuned. #iOS #Android #WindowsPhone #Windows8.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • HTC Vive
      • HTML5 Please
      • Oculus Rift
      Main features Complete scene graph with lights, cameras, materials, meshes, animations, audio & actions Native collisions engine Physics engine (thanks to oimo.js & cannon.
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