WebGL Alternatives

    WebGL is described as '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 Model interfaces. Developers familiar with OpenGL ES 2' and is an website in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to WebGL, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to WebGL are OpenGL (Free, Open Source), Vulkan (Free, Open Source), SDL (Free, Open Source) and Microsoft DirectX (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 15, 2021

    1. Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game development IDE.
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      OpenGL is the premier environment for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications.


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      • Tizen OS
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      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 consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms.
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      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.
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    2. Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

      Bundleware

      Bundled with Bing Bar.



    3. 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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      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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    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. A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. Free and Open Source Forever! Data Driven All engine and game logic uses Bevy ECS, a custom Entity Component System - Fast: Massively Parallel and Cache-Friendly.
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      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 portable application. Check this site for more info:
      http://offset.skew.org/wiki/User:Mjb/GDI%2B%2B

      Discontinued

      Abandoned since 2006... : http://drwatson.nobody.jp/gdi /download-en.html

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