When comparing Gideros vs Phaser.io, the Slant community recommends Phaser.io for most people. In the question“What are the best 2D game engines?” Phaser.io is ranked 10th while Gideros is ranked 17th.
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Pro Instant on device testing
Gideros provides on device players for iOS and Android that can be used to instantly try out your code directly from the Gideros IDE.
Pro Auto scaling and image resolutions
Gideros provides an easy way to target various screen sizes by providing automatic scaling options and choosing the best image resolution based on device screen automatically
Pro Local builds
You can build apps without an online dependency.
Pro Friendly & helpful community
Gideros has an active forum where you can find friendly and helpful advice.
Pro Easy plugin architecture
Gideros Studio has a very powerful feature which enables developers to use a C/C++/Java/ObjC library next to Lua. This way it's possible to call the library functions under Lua, get the results and interpret them directly under Gideros Studio.
Pro Supports many platforms
Gideros supports iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS, WindowsRT, Windows Phone and HTML5 platforms.
Pro Amazing 2D performance
2D performance is amazing.
Pro All in one studio, no complicated setup
Gideros Studio is incredibly easy to set up. Once installed it is very easy to create a new project or open one of the many example projects. Trying out an example on the desktop is two clicks away.
Pro New features and improvements are released regularly
Gideros is being constantly updated and improved by the main developers.
Pro Very easy to learn
Gideros uses the Lua programming language which is very easy to learn (and very powerful). There are some excellent video tutorials too, to help you get started. The Gideros forum community are also very friendly and helpful if you any any problems.
Pro Support for Arcade Physics, Ninja Physics and p2.js
Pro Super-simple loading of assets
Pro Good tutorials, courses and books
There are plenty of great learning resources available for Phaser.io.
Pro Very fast to develop with
Pro Animating is easy
Pro Excellent tools for sprites
Pro Great community resources
Pro Easy to learn
Pro Built-in Arcade Particle system
Pro No install required
All you need to do is attach Phaser script to a HTML page even without installing any extensions.
Pro WebGL and Canvas rendering modes
You can choose WebGL or classic HTML canvas element for game rendering
Con Few resources, but growing
Gideros has a small community, and therefore do not have as many "How to make a game" tutorials. However, there are a couple of excellent books available that can take you through the fundamentals.
Con The Gideros IDE is not as fully featured as other IDEs
The Gideros IDE is not as fully featured as other IDEs, but you can easily use the very powerful and compatible ZeroBrane Studio IDE.
Con Poor performance
As long as your map is not larger than 600*400px, everything is fine.