6 Great Game Engines for Gamedevs

unreal engine

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.

Godot game engine
Godot is A full-featured 2D and 3D game engine under the MIT open source license, making it free to use for any purposes including modifying the engine itself. It is full-featured, with an excellent UI. Godot has everything you need to make an export games to most platforms.
Ogre 3D engine

Ogre is not as well-known as the other engines on the list. Ogre is an open source 3D engine which has quite a few features and definitely worth trying out to see if it’s a fit for you.

Gamemaker Studio

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.


Following in the footsteps of Gamemaker Studio, Stencyl has a drag and drop interface. It also provides the ability to get your hands dirty and do some the coding yourself if you so choose.

Garage games

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.

Game Engines for Gamedevs
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Game Engines for Gamedevs
A list of some of the best game engines and their features.
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