When comparing Urho3D vs Goo Create, the Slant community recommends Urho3D for most people. In the question“What are the best 3D game engines?” Urho3D is ranked 5th while Goo Create is ranked 47th. The most important reason people chose Urho3D is:
The entire engine is open source and makes use of other open source libraries. Source code is licensed under MIT and available on [GitHub](https://github.com/urho3d/Urho3D).
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Pro Free and fully open source
The entire engine is open source and makes use of other open source libraries. Source code is licensed under MIT and available on GitHub.
Pro Includes a lot of samples
There are a lot of sample projects included with the engine for both C++ and Angelscript. They are mostly very simple applications built to demonstrate the engines capabilities and features.
Pro In constant active development
Bugs are usually fixed that same day. Core devs are very active on forums. New features are always being worked on. HTML5, DirectX11, and OpenGL3.1 support have recently been added. (as of 4/15/15)
Pro Very high code quality
Urho3D is written in a modular and super-clean way, so that it can be integrated into the other parts of your game seamlessly.
Pro Small turnaround times while developing
Builds are quite fast, aids in rapid development.
Pro Fat-free codebase
Only use what you need.
Pro Good documentation
The documentation for Urho3D can be split in two parts: auto-generated from class references and documentation written to cover the various aspects, features and systems of the engine. The written documentation is pretty good. It covers most of the aspects of the engine in clear and understandable English.
Pro Good 3D level editor
Pro Unofficial Oculus Rift support
Information on enabling OR support can be found here.
Pro Does not require an editor to get going
Pro Really small project/game download sizes
Since GooCreate is native to the Web and uses WebGL directly, finished projects usually have a much smaller (sometimes orders of magnitude) download sizes compared to tools like Unity.
Pro Visual State Machine Editor
Pro Integrated physics engine (Cannon.js)
GooCreate is tightly integrated with the Cannon.js physics engine making it super simple to add advanced physics simulations to any project. Cannon.js is available at http://www.cannonjs.org/.
Pro Web based scene editor, no installation or plugin needed
Pro Particle systems
Pro Open game engine and physics engine
The Goo.js engine is fully open source and available at https://github.com/GooTechnologies/goojs
Pro FBX model importer supporting embedded textures and skin based animation
Pro Real-time WYSIWYG Hierarchical scene graph editor
Pro Advanced Code/Text Editor with auto completion for Engine APIs
Pro Good material editor
Material editor supports diffuse color, normal maps, specularity, emissiveness, opacity, reflectivity and refractivity.
Pro Timeline editor to animate entities
Pro Projects can be distributed via a web link or packaged for Android and iOS
Pro Good variety of post effects
Post effects including bloom, motion blur, anti aliasing, levels, contrast, vignette and edge detection.
Con May be a bit hard to get started
To install Urho3D you need to get the archive from GitHub (be careful to download the master branch) and extract it. After that, you need to compile the engine with CMake. If all the dependencies are installed, then it should be a straightforward process, otherwise you will need to track down and install all the missing dependencies.
For people who don't have much experience with CMake this whole process may seem a bit like magic. For people who do have experience with CMake, the whole installation will be relatively easy.
Con The UI can be hard on the eyes
Urho3D's UI lacks polish and and could cause eye strain.
Con Going out of business
Goo create is facing bankruptcy.