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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 Haiku. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to WebGL are OpenGL, Vulkan, Bevy Game Engine and SDL.

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  1. Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

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    OpenGL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    OpenGL is the premier environment for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications.

    Project64 (Nintendo 64 emulator) with the Glide64 video plugin (which uses OpenGL) playing Super Mario 64.


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    Vulkan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Tizen OS
    • SteamOS

    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.

    Baldur's Gate 3
  4. Bevy Game Engine icon

    Bevy Game Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. Free and Open Source Forever!

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    SDL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • Haiku

    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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    Microsoft DirectX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    Allegro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone

    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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    microStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Raspberry Pi

    microStudio is a free game engine online. Create games, learn programming, play, share, prototype and jam!.

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    Upbge

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A extremely powerful application to make games in python as well as in visual programming.

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  10. Amethyst Game Engine icon

    Amethyst Game Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Amethyst uses gfx-rs to render graphics with Vulkan or Metal. It is meant to be used for 2D and 3D, with various utilities for both types of games. It should be beginner friendly but also allow more advanced uses such as custom render passes and GLSL shaders.

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