16 of the Best Free Linux Game Engines (Part 2 of 2)
Developers who want to accelerate game development benefit
enormously from tools known as game engines. This type of software
application helps games to be coded efficiently and easily without
its quality. Game engines employ state-of-the-art
technology to ensure that developers can concentrate on generating new
scenery, models, and sounds, or to put an alternative spin on existing
To be eligible for inclusion in this list each game
engine needed to meet the following requirements:
to use without restrictions
Not in the early stages of development
We have included OGRE and Irrlicht Engine in this feature even
though they are technically graphics engines rather than game engines.
However, they warrant inclusion because whilst they do not offer
a complete solution, they represent first rate engines for creating
games with first rate graphics.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 16 slick free Linux game engines.
This article is the second and final instalment in a two part series.
If you missed the first part, it is available to read here.
Hopefully, there will be something here of interest to any organization
or individual who wants to develop quality commercial or open source
Now, let's explore the 8 game engines at hand. For each
engine we have compiled its own portal page, providing screenshots of
it in action, a full description of the game engine, with an in-depth
analysis of the features of the game engine, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews.
||Project to create the best Real-time Strategy (RTS)
and Graphics Engine for multiplayer, cross-platform, real-time 3D action
||Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine
||Especially oriented towards working with VRML models
complete 3D and 2D applications such as games or scientific
||Enhanced Doom source port
Hamster Republic Role Playing Game Construction Engine
If you just want to play games, we have previously released a
number of features
highlighting great free Linux games including 42
of the Best Free Linux Games, 42
More of the Best Free Linux Games, 21
More of the Best Free Linux Games, a three part feature
entitled 42 Hot
Free Linux Games (Part
3), and a recently released three part feature '24 Extra Hot
Linux Games' (Part
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Last Updated Monday, April 21 2014 @ 09:52 AM EDT