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

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Awakening is a powerful professional real-time 3D solution. With it, you can easily create eye-catching interactive 3D presentations, brief films, games...
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    1. A simple framework for creating VR with Lua. LÖVR projects work on Windows, macOS, and Linux. You can run the same code on an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift, and there's even a drag and drop tool for exporting projects to WebVR.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Flixel is an open source game-making library that is completely free for personal or commercial use.
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    2. sdlBasic is a small, efficient and multiplatform basic interpreter aimed to game creation using the power of SDL library, it was inspired by the old and glorious AMOS.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2012.

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    3. A platform independent 2d game programming framework for c/c++ programmers with least possible dependencies for easy porting and with focus on easy API calls and the requirement of commercial programmers.

      Discontinued

      Last updated in 2014

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Adobe Flash Player
      FlashPunk is a free ActionScript 3 library designed for developing 2D Flash games. It provides you with a fast, clean framework to prototype and develop your games in.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Monkey is a modular language. You can create your own custom modules and use other people's - including the awesome box2d and minib3d modules!.
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      The OpenSceneGraph is an open source high performance 3D graphics toolkit, used by application developers in fields such as visual simulation, games, virtual reality, scientific visualization and modelling.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Lumix Engine is an open-source 3D game design software and engine. It's written in C++ and supports several scripting languages.
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    4. 3DCrafter (formerly 3D Canvas) is a real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that incorporates an intuitive drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling.
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