Game Development

What are the best 2D Game Engines?

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Why did you vote for Clickteam Fusion 2.5?

Supportive, very passionate community

Intuitive drag & drop interface & visual event editor

Great export options

Some features are really outdated and major updates are few and rare.

Other options

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Why did you vote for Unity3D?

Cross-platform

You can try it for free

Carries a lot of 3D overhead

110
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Why did you vote for App Game Kit?

Available for Basic, C++ and Pascal

Allows source to be compiled for Windows, OSX, iOS, Android and Blackberry.

Few skilled developers and lots of bugs with very high turn-around on fixes

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Why did you vote for Monkey X?

Cross-platform

Great language

Minimalist documentation

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Why did you vote for Cocos2D-X and Cocos2D Family?

Cocos2D-X is free, royalty-free and open source

Cross Platform and Multi Language Options

Poor documentation

85
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Why did you vote for GameMaker: Studio?

Easy to learn

Supports lot of platforms

Exporting to some formats costs extra

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Why did you vote for Construct 2?

Incredibly easy to use HTML5 drag & drop editor

Constant updates

Does not export to native mobile code

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Why did you vote for libGDX?

Supports desktop, mobile and web

Good performance

Documentation is decent, but could be better

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Why did you vote for LOVE?

Open source and free

Cross-platform

Mobile support is still experimental

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Why did you vote for Gideros?

Instant on device testing

Friendly & helpful community

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Why did you vote for Wave?

Cross-platform

2D & 3D physics engine

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Why did you vote for Stencyl?

No coding required, great drag & drop interface

Cross-Platform

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Why did you vote for Torque 2D MIT?

Cross platform

You get the sourcecode

Lacking documentation

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Why did you vote for Moai SDK?

Fast

Uses Lua, with LuaJIT where possible

Scarce documentation

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Why did you vote for Flixel?

Basic features provide a solid foundation

Many ports available

Not Haxe

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Why did you vote for HaxePunk?

Open source and cross platform

HaxePunk uses OpenFL and Haxe

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Why did you vote for pygame?

Easy Python Syntax

Messy documentation

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Why did you vote for Allegro?

It uses DirectX on windows and OpenGL on other platforms

Good engine architecture

20
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Why did you vote for Godot?

Cross-platform

Free and open source

19

Why did you vote for V-Play?

Native Performance

Easy integratable Level Editor and Level Store

Expensive

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Why did you vote for Game Develop?

Export to native code or HTML5

Free & Open Source

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Why did you vote for Phaser.io?

Easy to learn

Support for Arcade Physics, Ninja Physics and p2.js

11
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Why did you vote for Corona SDK?

Very simple to use

Good documentation and lots of tutorials

Online compilation

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Why did you vote for HaxeFlixel?

Lots of demos

Cross-platform mobile, desktop and web

10
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Why did you vote for MonoGame?

Cross-platform

Open source

Performance is sub-par

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Why did you vote for Loom SDK?

Live reload of code and assets.

Powerful command line workflow.

No visual tools support

9
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Why did you vote for GLBasic?

Easy to develop with

3D!

No

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Why did you vote for Duality?

Open Source

Great Editor

Requires Windows for development.

6
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Why did you vote for Starling?

Cross-platform

Strong community support

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Why did you vote for FlashPunk?

Free

Simple graphics helper classes

5
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Why did you vote for Polycode?

MIT license

Additional LUA-based scripting system

It doesn't provides binaries yet

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Why did you vote for RPG Maker VX Ace?

Easy to jump into

Bustling fan community

Only supports max-resolution of 640x480 (with Scripts).

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Why did you vote for GameSalad?

No-code editor

Cross-Platform

Poor editor performance

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Why did you vote for ImpactJS?

Javascript

Web + Mobile

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Why did you vote for BlitzMax?

GUI for apps

Modular

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Why did you vote for Genome2D?

Component based architecture

Lightning fast and beautifully optimised

Lacks documentation

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Why did you vote for Gosu?

Cross-platform, even mobile, using Ruby

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Why did you vote for Angel2D?

Low-level code is easily accessible

Focused on providing convenient features

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Why did you vote for Microsoft XNA Game Studio?

Easy assets

C#

It's dead

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Why did you vote for Orx?

Automatic hot-loading of resources

Supports desktop and mobile

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Why did you vote for Map 001?

Easy to use

Comes packed with objects

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Why did you vote for Rainbow?

Written in modern C++, is scriptable in Lua

Cross-platform

Not as feature-rich as other engines

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Why did you vote for Codea?

You can code on an iPad and easily distribute the game

Helpful code editor

0
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Why did you vote for Turbulenz?

Good Physics, Collision and Animation tools

Scene and Resource Management

0
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Why did you vote for Enigma?

Cross platform

Compatible with most GameMaker files.

0
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Why did you vote for Crafty?

Eventbinding

Javascript

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Why did you vote for Rapid 2D?

Easy to follow Graphical User Interface

Collaborative

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Why did you vote for ALGE SDK?

You get full source code including the platform specifics

Cross-platform

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Why did you vote for Ethanon Engine?

Lighting Engine

Integrated Box2D Physics

Small Community

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