ORX – Portable 2D Game Engine

ORX is a cross platform, open source, portable, 2D oriented game engine developed by ORX Projects. This game engine is written in C/C++. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and IOS. Most stable version of ORX is released In May 10, 2020. ORX is published under a free software license called ZLIB license.

OpenClonk 2D Rendering Engine

OpenClonk is a multi-platform, open source game engine, developed by OpenClonk Developers in 2010. OpenClonk is not just a flexible 2D scene game engine but it is also a game. OpenClonk engine is licensed under ISC License and the game content is licensed under the CC BY-SA, CC BY and CCO. OpenClonk is written in C++. It developed games for multiple operating systems which are Windows, Linux and OS X.

The Typedef and using Keywords in C and C++

The typedef or “type definition” is a keyword in C or C++ Programming language that allows declaring different names for types such as int or char. It specifies that that the declaration is a typedef declaration rather than a variable or function declaration. In C/C++, any valid data type can be aliased so that it can be referred to with a different identifier.

OGRE – Object Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine

OGRE is multi-platform, open source, graphics engine developed by The OGRE Team in 2005. It is a scene-oriented, real-time, 3D rendering engine. OGRE stands for “Object Oriented Graphics Rendering”. It is licensed under MIT License. OGRE is written in C++. It develops game across multiplatform such as Windows, Linux, Xbox and PS3. It is used to develop FPS (First Person Shooter) as well as RPG (Role-Play Game).

Marmalade – For Developers to Innovate, Create and Craft Content

Marmalade SDK (Software Development Kit) is a cross-platform, 2D and 3D game engine developed by Marmalade Technologies Limited. It is written in C++ and modules of Lua, HTML5 and Objective C. Depending on the type of licenses purchased, Marmalade SDK supports developments of games for the platform of Android, Blackberry 10, iOS, Tizen, LG Smart TV, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Roku 3, Windows Phones and Nintendo Switch. It was launched in late 2009 and its first stable version was released on September 2016. It is a proprietary licensed game engine.

MT Framework – A Mature Graphics Engine

MT Framework is multi-platform game engine developed by Capcom Company in 2004. “MT” stands for “Multi-Target”, “Multi-Thread” and “Meta Tools”. MT framework is licensed to Capcom. This Game Engine is written in C++. It creates game for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox one and PC. It is majorly used by Capcom itself to create many new games and some remastered ports for console games like Resident Evil series. It is a non-free software.

MOAI SDK – Powerful Platform to Create Mobile Games

MOAI SDK (Software Development Kit) is a multi-platform, embeddable 2D game development framework developed by Zipline Games. It is written in C++ and Lua. The literal meaning of the word Moai is “Statue” in Spanish. It is named after a series of ancient, carved stone statues of human figure in Easter Island, Chile.

Lumberyard – Free Game Engine

Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform 3D game engine developed by Amazon Game Tech. It is based upon Crytek’s Cryengine. This AAA game engine is written in C++ and Lua. Lumberyard develops games for the PC, Mobiles and consoles i.e., Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The most prominent feature of the engine is its integration with AWS (Amazon Web Services) and Twitch. Lumberyard is designed for performance, modularity, and productivity.

Limon Engine – A 3D Game Engine that’s just enough

Limon Engine is an open source, multi-platform and multi-threaded, 3D game engine. The engine is written in C++ and specially designed for First Person Shooter Games. It develops games for the platforms of Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac-OS. It is a self-contained, simple learning project, has clean code and fair amount of functionalities. It is a great platform for learning game development. The engine is licensed under free LG-PL (Lesser General Public License).

Top 10 Books For Learning C++17

C++17 is the next level evolution in modern C++ programming. It was officially standardized in December 2017, giving the developers a wealth of new features to write better codes. Adopting C++17 is a much easier step as adopting C++11. C++17 contains a huge number of library features and valuable language that can support and change the way we do programming in C++.

id Tech – Series of Game Engines written in C/C++

A series of game engines known as id Tech is a series designed and developed by id Software. The company behind id Tech is id Software that is part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. First few engines of the series i.e. 1, 2, 3, and 4 have been released as free software under the GNU General Public License.

Leadwerks –An Easy way to build 3D Games

Leadwerks is a cross-platform, 3D game engine developed by Leadwerks Software to make 3D video game easy to develop. It is written in C++, C-Objective and Lua. It develops games for the platform of Microsoft windows and Linux. It is a proprietary engine. On March, 2019 its first stable version was released. Until now four versions of the engine have been released.

Jade Game Engine

Jade is a Cross platform proprietary game engine developed and used by Ubisoft Montpeller (a French development studio of Ubisoft). The engine is written in C++ and develops games for Microsoft Windows, Android, Atari Jaguar, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii etc. this engine has been developed over time to produce many popular game series.

IW Engine – Maker of ‘Call of Duty’ franchise

IW Engine is a next-generation game engine employed in the highly successful series of Call of Duty. The engine is written in C, C++ and Python language. It targets the platforms of Microsoft Windows, OSX, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U. It was developed by Video Game Companies Infinity Ward Inc. and Treyarch. The engine was originally based on id Tech 3 game engine. The first version IW 2.0 was developed in 2005.

IrrLicht – A Graphics library that is around for nearly 2 decades

The irrLicht is a cross-platform, open-source, 3D graphics engine written in C/C++. It runs on the platform of windows, Solaris, MacOS and Linux. IrrLicht was developed by single developer Nikolaus Gebhardt in 2002. After its first release, the company was expanded up to ten developers. Its four versions have been released till 2007. It is used to develop 3D and 2D applications such as games or scientific visualizations.

HPL Game Engine

HPL is a cross-platform, open-source, in-House game engine written in C++. It also uses script language Angel Script that is similar to C/C++ language. It develops games for the platforms of Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS and released by Frictional Games.

Horde3D – Next Generation Graphic Engine

Horde3D is small, open Source and cross platform game engine. This 3D rendering engine is written in C++. It targets the platform of Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Its C-style exposed API interface allows user to use it from any language possible with less effort. It thus, offers the bindings to C#, Java, Python, Lua, Go and many other languages.

HeroEngine – Cloud Based Development Tool

HeroEngine is 3D game Engine. It is a platform for all-in-one development to make and operate online games. It is written in C++, C# and HeroScript Language (HSL) and used to develop games for the platform of Microsoft Windows. HeroEngine was developed by Simutronics Corporation for the game Hero’s Journey; however the game was never released.

Gold Source (GoldSrc)- Predecessor of Source Engine

Gold Source also named as GoldSrc is a powerful 3D game engine of its time. It is written in C/C++ and mainly used for modding (modifications in code) with its mod development tools. The engine is used to develop games for windows, Playstation 2, Mac OS, Linux and Dreamcast.

Gold Box – The RPG series of 1990s

GoldBox is a Propriety Game Engine developed by SSI (Strategic Simulation Inc.) in 1988. This engine is written in C/C++ but its initial version was written in Assembly and PASCAL. It developed games for the platforms of Apple II, Apple Macintosh, Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari ST, DOS, NES, NEC PC-9800, and Sega Genesis.