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SDL Game Engine Alternatives

SDL Game Engine is described as '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' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SDL Game Engine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is SDL, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SDL Game Engine are Pygame, CrossBrowdy, Allegro and HGE.

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  1. SDL icon

    SDL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Haiku
    22 alternatives to SDL 

    Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer. It is used by MPEG playback software, emulators, and many popular games, including the...

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  2. Pygame icon

    Pygame

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • AmigaOS
    66 alternatives to Pygame 

    Pygame is a 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.

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  3. CrossBrowdy icon

    CrossBrowdy

    476 alternatives to CrossBrowdy 

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

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  4. Allegro icon

    Allegro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    28 alternatives to Allegro 

    Allegro 4 and Allegro 5 are cross-platform, libraries mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. They handle common, low-level tasks such as creating windows, accepting user input, loading data, drawing images, playing sounds, etc.

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    HGE

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    15 alternatives to HGE 

    HGE is an easy to use yet powerful hardware accelerated 2D game engine. It is a full featured middleware for all who want to develop commercial quality 2D games rapidly and easily. It covers all imaginable 2D game genres: you could create everything from a simple puzzle to...

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    Arianne

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    14 alternatives to Arianne 

    Arianne is a multiplayer online games framework and engine to develop turn based and real time games. It provides a simple way of creating games on a portable and robust server architecture. The server is coded in Java and you may use Python for your game description, provides a...

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    1.  MultiplayerArianne offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    NasNas

    • Windows
    • Linux
    25 alternatives to NasNas 

    NasNas is a lightweight modular 2D game framework with a focus on pixel art style games. It is entirely written in modern C++17, and doesn't have any dependency other than SFML2. It provides a clean and easy to use API.

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    Oxygine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
    25 alternatives to Oxygine 

    Oxygine is completely free and open source (MIT license) 2D game engine, available on GitHub. It is written in C++ and runs on MacOSX, iOS, Android, Windows and Linux.

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    SFML

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to SFML 

    SFML (Simple and Fast Multimedia Library) is a portable and easy-to-use API for multimedia programming.

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  10. GLFW icon

    GLFW

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    14 alternatives to GLFW 

    GLFW is an Open Source, multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES and Vulkan development on the desktop. It provides a simple API for creating windows, contexts and surfaces, receiving input and events.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsGLFW supports the use of multiple displays.
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