6 Great Game Engines for Gamedevs
First on the list is Unreal Engine 4. This powerhouse comes with a fairly steep learning curve, yet, also has many visual programming features. Used in movies, games and just about anything that calls for cutting-edge experiences.
Unity has a free personal edition for those with funding or revenue under $100,000 a year. It has less of a learning curve than Unreal engine, yet is quite robust and has some easy export features as well as VR/AR capabilities.
Gamemaker Studio might be a good choice for you if you’re not an experienced coder. It has a drag and drop mode to easily create games. Export to Mac and Windows desktops, mobile and console platforms.
GarageGames’ Torque 2D and Torque 3D engine have a robust community. They recently made their engine MIT open source. It uses a C++ like scripting language and integrates with external C++ objects. Has a fairly steep learning curve.