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  • Vulkan

    Vulkan is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome OS ... Tizen OS SteamOS

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  • Microsoft DirectX

    Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on...

    Free Windows

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    • Bundleware Bundled with Bing Bar.
  • WebGL

    WebGL is a cross-platform, royalty-free web standard for a low-level 3D graphics API based on OpenGL ES 2.0, exposed through the HTML5 Canvas element as Document Object...

    Free Open Source Web

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  • LibGDX

    Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • SFML

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

    • Object-oriented and easier to learn and understand Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone

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  • GDI

    GDI++.dll is a replacement for the Windows default font rasterizer, which gives you a better font-smoothing capability, just like Mac OS X. Note: It runs as a...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Abandoned since 2006... : http://drwatson.nobody.jp/gdi /download-en.html
  • SDL Game Engine

    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...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted SDL C++

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  • Crystal Space

    Crystal Space is a mature, full-featured Software Development Kit (SDK) providing real-time 3D graphics for applications such as games and virtual reality. It is free...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Discontinued since July 2012 : http://www.crystalspace3d.org/main/Download
  • WADE

    The easiest 2D and isometric HTML5 engine to make amazing web games and apps. Free and open source.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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