The Forge Alternatives

    The Forge is described as 'cross-platform rendering framework PC, Linux, Ray Tracing, macOS / iOS, Android, XBOX, PS4, Switch and Stadia' and is a Game Development Tool in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to The Forge for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is Torque 3D, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like The Forge are OGRE (Free, Open Source), Pygame (Free, Open Source), Grit Game Engine (Free, Open Source) and Project Anarchy (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 22, 2020

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      Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform.
    1. 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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      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.
    2. The Grit Game Engine is an MIT-Licensed Open Source Game Engine that is highly scriptable via Lua. It supports huge open world maps and dynamically streams assets from disk.
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    3. Project Anarchy is a complete end to end game engine and state-of-the-art toolset for mobile. Project Anarchy includes an entirely free license to ship your game on iOS, Android and Tizen platforms.

      Source code: https://github.com/projectanarchy/projectanarchy

      Discontinued

      Project Anarchy™ has concluded: http://www.havok.com/anarchy-redirect/

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    4. 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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    5. ZModeler (or Zanoza Modeler) is a 3D modeling application. It is aimed at modelers who model for computer games such as 18 Wheels of Steel, Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed, Midtown Madness or similar video games.
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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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    6. 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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    7. 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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