Pygame Alternatives

    Pygame is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Pygame for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pygame are Unity (Freemium), LÖVE (Free, Open Source), Torque 3D (Free, Open Source) and OGRE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 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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      Hi there! LÖVE is an *awesome* framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. It's free, open-source, and works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.
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      Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform.
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      OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) is a scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine written in C++ designed to make it easier and more intuitive for developers to produce applications utilizing hardware-accelerated 3D graphics.
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      AppGameKit is a simple cross platform game development tool that runs on Windows, Linux, MacOS and Raspberry Pi. A version to run on Android and iOS is also available.
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      The Grit Game Engine is an MIT-Licensed Open Source Game Engine that is highly scriptable via Lua. It supports huge open world maps and dynamically streams assets from disk.
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      • Emscripten
      Cross-platform 2D game engine in C++.
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      GeeXLab is a free standalone application for desktop operating systems. Just download it and use it. GeeXLab is available for Windows 32/64-bit, Linux 64-bit, Mac OS X and Raspberry Pi.
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    3. Project Anarchy is a complete end to end game engine and state-of-the-art toolset for mobile. Project Anarchy includes an entirely free license to ship your game on iOS, Android and Tizen platforms.

      Source code: https://github.com/projectanarchy/projectanarchy

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      Project Anarchy™ has concluded: http://www.havok.com/anarchy-redirect/

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