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).

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.

Godot Game Engine

Godot is a cross platform free and open source game engine with MIT (a light license) licensing. It is written in C++ and C# and used to develop 2D and 3D games. The development environment runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux and develops games for platforms like windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, HTML5, WebAssembly and Xbox One.

Gameplay3D Game Engine

Gameplay 3D is a Cross-platform game engine used to develop 2D and 3D games. Written in C++, this is used to develop games for Windows, Android, Linux, Blackberry, iOS and MacOSX. The game engine supports Visual Studio, Xcode, CMake, Qt Creator and Android NDK platforms to develop and build the platform.

G3D Innovation Engine- A Teaching Game Engine

G3D Innovation Engine is a fully featured, cross platform game engine. This is a 3D engine written in C/C++. It is a commercial-grade, open source engine for different platforms i.e. Windows, Linus and Mac OS. The engine is licensed under BSD-2 license and mainly used for teaching purpose.

Gambryo – A mature game engine

Gambryo is a cross-platform game engine written in C++. It is a suit of several C++ libraries, plug-ins and run-time libraries. The engine supports several platforms like Windows, Android, Mac, Linux, iOS, Wii, Wii Ware, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS X, PS 2, PSP, PS3 and PS4.

Frostbite – Game Development Platform

Frostbite is a powerful game engine developed by DICE Company in 2008. This Game Engine is written in C++ and C#. It develops games for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox one. It exclusively develops games for electronic Arts and specializes for FPS (First Person Shooter) games.

Exult – Free Game Engine

Exult is a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) game Engine. It is written in C++ and runs on Mac, Windows and Linux. Exult was developed in 2004 to recreate a massive hit game of 1990’s called Ultima VII. It is created for the revival of Ultima VII (The Black Gate) and Ultima VII part2 (Serpent Isle) on modern PCs.

Esenthel Game Engine

The word Esenthel is made by combining two words i.e. Essential and Essence. It is an open source game engine for developing commercial and noncommercial games (it is not Free, there are some limitations, i.e. its code cannot be used to create/improve other game engines.). It is written in C++ and is very easy to use. It uses very clean APIs. It is in development since 2000.

DX Studio

DX Studio produced by Worldweaver Ltd is an integrated development tool used to build 3D video games, simulations, or real-time interactive applications for either standalone, web-based, Microsoft Office or Visual Studio use. Written in C++, DX Studio is available to users in both standard and professional editions.