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 Oct 22, 2021

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      The Irrlicht Engine is an open source high performance realtime 3D engine written in C++. It is completely cross-platform, using D3D, OpenGL and its own software renderers, and has all of the state-of-the-art features which can be found in commercial 3d engines.
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      Unigine Engine is a proprietary cross-platform middleware, developed by Unigine. It is used as either a game engine or as an engine for VR systems.
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    1. Orx is an open source, portable, lightweight, plugin-based, data-driven and extremely easy to use 2D-oriented game engine. Orx is mostly written in C, but allows you to develop with it with any language that can interface to C.
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      Cross-platform windowing and multimedia library for Python.
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      Amulet is a Lua-based toolkit for experimenting with interactive graphics and audio. It provides a cross-platform API for drawing graphics, playing audio and responding to user input, and a command-line interpreter for running Amulet scripts.
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      Create cross-platform games easier and free. All with one codebase.
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    2. AGKSharp is a free implementation of AppGameKit to be used with C# and .NET With AGKSharp you can write 2D and 3D application and games for Windows in an object-oriented language using the full power of AppGameKit, C# and .
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      JMonkeyEngine3 it’s a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern technology. The software is programmed entirely in Java, intended for wide accessibility and quick deployment.
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      Build games and applications for almost every platform imaginable -- Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, Tizen, Flash and even HTML5.
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    3. DX Studio combines the latest in real time 3D graphics technology from industry and gaming with rapid application development tools in a powerful 3d engine.

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      This software is no longer developed. Last version, 3.2.77.2, was released in July 2011.

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