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[hemmerling] Game Engines


Cocos Creator, Cocos2d-x

Delta Engine

The Company

The SDK Platforms


Game Platform




Game Engines with Lua as Scripting Language ( Core, Roblox, ... )

Godot Engine

RPG Maker



Unity ( Unity 3D )

Unreal Engine

The Tool

  • Unreal Engine for Win7 and MacOSX - “Now FREE. FREE for game development. FREE for Virtual Reality. FREE for education. FREE for architecture. FREE for film. Pay a 5% royalty on games and applications you release. We succeed when you succeed”.

Blueprints Visual Scripting


3D GameStudio ( formerly: "Game Studio 3D" )

The Tool


Comparison of the Shareware version of "Gamestudio 3D" ( 1996 ) and the Trial Edition of "3D Gamestudio" ( 2000 )

Shareware version Trial version
Release date 1996-01-30 2000
WED editor conitec WEDS restricted world editor Vers. 2.9 1996 WED demo/trial version 4.3
3D engine runtime conitec ACKNEX virtual game engine V3.302 - NONREGISTERED VERSION A4 engine V4.181
Level editor yes yes
Modell editor no yes
Number of levels 1 unlimited ?
Maximum number of vertics ( walls + things + actors ) per level 1000 unlimited ?
Maximum resolution 320×400 640×480
Colors 256 64K
Light sources ? white
Transparency ? fixed 50%
Particles ? yes
Actors, weapons Sprites Sprites, modells
Maps no yes
FLIC player no no
AVI scene player no no
CD audio support no no
Operating system MSDOS ( protected mode ), DOS box of WIN95/98 WIN95/98, W2K
Sound card support Soundblaster, Adlib, Roland MPU Windows audio devices
( but not Gravis Ultrasound, Microsoft SoundSystem )
2 player mode no yes ( split screen )
Several windows no no
Client/Server mode no no
Controlling of external devices no no
Resource compiler no no
File packer no no
Watermark in frame at runtime no yes
Technical support (by E-Mail) no no
Publication no no
Expiration of the runtime engine never 30 days
Expiration of the runtime engine never some minutes


  • Robert Jäger - A3 Tools, AckWii Plugin...
  • The shareware version of 3D GameStudio does not make use of models ( .mdl files ), but the current 3D GameStudio version does, indeed !

Tools and Technologies relevant for Game Development, according to GlobalGameJam 2020

  • Adventure Game Studio
  • A-Frame
  • Amazon Lumberyard
  • Bitsy game maker
  • Clickteam Fusion
  • Cocos 2D
  • Construct
  • Corona SDK
  • CryEngine
  • Defold
  • .Net
  • Enchant.JS
  • Eye tracking equipment
  • GameMaker (any product)
  • Game Salad (Mac desktop, iPhone, iPad)
  • Godot Engine
  • Greenfoot
  • Haxe
  • Houdini
  • Inform
  • Intel XDK
  • LibGDX
  • Looking Glass
  • Play Canvas
  • PlayStation Mobile
  • Processing
  • Puzzlescript
  • RPG Maker
  • Ren/Py
  • Scratch
  • SDL
  • Stencyl
  • Tabletop Technology
  • Twine
  • Unity (any product)
  • Unreal Engine
  • Virtual reality head mount display (Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, etc.)
  • VRFree by Sensoryx
  • Xenko

Tools and Technologies relevant for Game Development, according to Accelevents Breakpoint-by-Backtrace 2021

  • Amazon Lumberyard
  • Cocos 2D
  • CryEngine
  • Godot Engine
  • Roblox
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unity

Some other Game Engines

Physical Engines

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