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Cocos2D-X vs libGDX: What are the differences?

What is Cocos2D-X? Open source game engine. 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.

What is libGDX? A Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms. 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.

Cocos2D-X and libGDX can be primarily classified as "Game Development" tools.

libGDX is an open source tool with 15.7K GitHub stars and 5.86K GitHub forks. Here's a link to libGDX's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Cocos2D-X
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      Knows exactly what happening
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      Java
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      Fully control

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    Cons of Cocos2D-X
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      Popular only in Asia
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      Based on Chinese
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      No Multiple Languages
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      Not Popular in itch.io and in Steam
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      Very poor system
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      No GUI
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      Bad Windows Performance
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      No GUI

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    What is Cocos2D-X?

    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

    What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Cocos2D-X and libGDX?
    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.
    Corona SDK
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    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 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
    It is a cross-browser JavaScript library and Application Programming Interface used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser.
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