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Alternatives to Cocos2D-X

Godot, libGDX, Corona SDK, MonoGame, and Unity are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Cocos2D-X.
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What is Cocos2D-X and what are its top alternatives?

Cocos2d-x is an open-source and cross-platform open source free 2D game engine for mobile game development known for its speed, stability, and ease of use
Cocos2D-X is a tool in the Game Development category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Cocos2D-X

  • Godot

    Godot

    It is an advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D open source game engine. It is developed by hundreds of contributors from all around the world. ...

  • libGDX

    libGDX

    The framework provides an environment for rapid prototyping and fast iterations. Instead of deploying to Android/iOS/Javascript after each code change, you can run and debug your game on the desktop, natively. Desktop JVM features like code hotswapping reduce your iteration times considerably. ...

  • Corona SDK

    Corona SDK

    It is a cross-platform framework ideal for rapidly creating apps and games for mobile devices and desktop systems. It builds rich mobile apps for iOS, Android, Kindle and Nook. Build high quality mobile apps in a fraction of the time. ...

  • MonoGame

    MonoGame

    It is a free C# framework used by game developers to make games for multiple platforms and other systems. It is also used to make Windows and Windows Phone games run on other systems. ...

  • Unity

    Unity

    Unity is the ultimate game development platform. Use Unity to build high-quality 3D and 2D games, deploy them across mobile, desktop, VR/AR, consoles or the Web, and connect with loyal and enthusiastic players and customers. ...

  • three.js

    three.js

    It is a cross-browser JavaScript library and Application Programming Interface used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser. ...

  • Unreal Engine

    Unreal Engine

    It is a game engine that helps you make games. It is made up of several components that work together to drive the game. Its massive system of tools and editors allows you to organize your assets and manipulate them to create the gameplay for your game. ...

  • Phaser

    Phaser

    It is a free open source HTML5 game framework. It uses Pixi.js for WebGL and Canvas rendering across desktop and mobile web browsers. Games can be compiled to iOS and Android apps via 3rd party tools. ...

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Godot

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Free and open source 2D and 3D game engine
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PROS OF GODOT
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    Open source
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    Easy to port
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    Cross-Platform
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    Supports both C++, C# and GDScript
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    Simple
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    Very Popular in Reddit
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    GDScript is Based On Python
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    Avaible on Steam For Free
CONS OF GODOT
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    Need opengl 2.1 / 3.3
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    Performance in 3D
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    Somewhat poor 3D performance and lacks automatic LODs

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libGDX

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A Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms
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      No GUI

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    Corona SDK

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    Cross-platform development platform for 2D apps and games
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    PROS OF CORONA SDK
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      Lua code better than java code
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      Also potentially build for OS Apple
    CONS OF CORONA SDK
    • 2
      Very Poor System
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      Not Very popular

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    MonoGame

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    A free C# framework used by game developers
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        No GUI

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      Unity

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      Unity brings state-of-the-art, affordable multiplatform tools and services to developers of interactive content everywhere.
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        Because it's a powerful engine, you can build anything
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        C# language
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        Very Popular
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        He Has A Free VErsion
      • 4
        Easy to Use
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        Good Choise
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        2nd Game Engine In The World
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        Cross Platform
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        Very Large Showcase
      CONS OF UNITY
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        Clunky UI
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        Closed source
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        Hard to get started with
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        No consistency with updates
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        Requires to build a lot of tools
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        Gigantic by being 9gb (thats what setup says)

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      three.js

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      A JavaScript 3D library
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          Unreal Engine

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          A suite of integrated tools for game developers
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          PROS OF UNREAL ENGINE
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            Blueprints
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            C++
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            PBR
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            Source Available
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            Suitable for any projects
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            Convenient and modern UI
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            Most Popular Game engine
          CONS OF UNREAL ENGINE
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            Heavy
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            A lot of "heaviness" myths around

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          Phaser

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            CONS OF PHASER
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              No GUI

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