When comparing NeoAxis Engine vs HeroEngine, the Slant community recommends HeroEngine for most people. In the question“What are the best 3D game engines?” HeroEngine is ranked 26th while NeoAxis Engine is ranked 29th.
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Pro Royalty free
You can use the engine for any commercial products and keep all the profits since NeoAxis does not ask for any royalties.
Pro Completely free
Pro Simple interface
You can learn how to use Neoaxis in a few days.
Pro Excellent visual tools, map editor and resource editor
You can easily create maps/scenes and add custom objects with physics and animations in a few minutes.
Pro Lot of maps and game-modes already built-in
Has about 30 built-in maps with different game modes which can be opened by the map editor and their source code can be edited.
Pro Good IDE support
Supports Visual Studio, SharpDevelop or MonoDevelop.
Pro Real time development- No nightly builds
Pro Streamlines MMO development
Backend completely handled by the team at Hero.
Pro Versoning control included in both HeroEngine and HeroBlade
No need for Perforce, Github or any other versioning software. It is built in. Check, Compare, Merge, revert, etc.
Pro Engine developer support
Developers of the engine and game developers are active on the Forums and Skype for private messaging.
Designed for the needs of a MMO. HSL is also relatively easy to learn as scripting languages go. It was geared towards beginners, not time hardened programmers, and as such, its easier for a novice to pick it up sometimes, than a c++ programmer. That, and it was intended to be "readable" more like English.
Pro Very active community and support groups
Skype channel and forums questions answered by developers of HE and users very quickly.
Pro Server and Networking built in
Pro Highly optimized asset export plugins included
Though the export pipeline may be different and currently requires 3ds Max or Maya, the format is highly optimized to reduce high quality models down to KB's.
Able to create many types of games and scales all the way from a single area up to a full-blown MMO.
Con The developers do not actively communicate with the community
Not only have the developers driven the community away, they have actively closed the forum.
News articles have not had any changes since 2016, and the last news article still has links to the now removed forum.
NeoAxis Engine is Windows-only.
Con No community
As of 2016, the creator has completely destroyed his own community in order to silence any criticism from developers.
Con Lack of tutorials
Unfortunately, the wiki doesn't contain many programming tutorials, and the source code itself isn't very self-documented. Creating new gamemodes or AI will require lot of research for beginners.
Con High price
Con Lack of DirectX 11.1 or 12 support
DirectX 9 is the last version supported.
A standalone scripting language with (so far) little in the way of learning resources.