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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, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pygame are Unity, LÖVE, Bevy Game Engine and Torque 3D.

Pygame alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be 3D Modelers or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pygame.
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  1. Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine

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    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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    125 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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    LÖVE

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    86 alternatives to LÖVE 

    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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    1.  PortableLÖVE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightLÖVE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  4. 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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  5. Torque 3D icon

    Torque 3D

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    66 alternatives to Torque 3D 

    Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform. Architected from the ground up for maximum flexibility and performance across a wide range of hardware and built upon the Frontline award-winning Torque Game Engine Advanced, Torque 3D comes equipped with a full suite of tools...

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    OGRE

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    24 alternatives to OGRE 

    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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    nCine

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    • Emscripten
    67 alternatives to nCine 

    nCine is a cross-platform 2D game engine in C++ for fast and performant game development.

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    batari-Basic

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    117 alternatives to batari-Basic 

    batari Basic (bB) is a BASIC-like language for creating Atari 2600 games. It creates a binary file that can be run on an Atari 2600 emulator or the binary file may be used to make a cartridge that will operate on a real Atari 2600.

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    microStudio

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    159 alternatives to microStudio 

    microStudio is a free game engine online. Create games, learn programming, play, share, prototype and jam!.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in microStudio simultaneously.
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  10. HARFANG 3D icon

    HARFANG 3D

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    42 alternatives to HARFANG 3D 

    HARFANG®3D is a cross-platform & multi-language solution to integrate with embedded systems, existing environments & combining features to meet the industrial standards of 3D imaging.

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    1.  LightweightHARFANG 3D consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Support for scriptingHARFANG 3D supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  PortableHARFANG 3D can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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