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GB Studio vs Unreal Engine: What are the differences?

What is GB Studio? A Free and Easy to use Retro Adventure Game Creator. Visual game builder with no programming knowledge required. Design your graphics in any editor that can output PNG files e.g. Photoshop, Tiled, Aseprite.

What is Unreal Engine? *A suite of integrated tools for game developers *. 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.

GB Studio and Unreal Engine belong to "Game Development" category of the tech stack.

GB Studio is an open source tool with 4.43K GitHub stars and 232 GitHub forks. Here's a link to GB Studio's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about GB Studio and Unreal Engine
norlin
Software Engineer / Game Developer at Norlin Games · | 7 upvotes · 79.7K views

When I started to learn game development, I've tried to use Unity multiple times because it's the most popular option. But never get it worked because of the clunky UI which is very hard to understand for a new user. After some time, I've decided to try UE4 despite there was a lot of rumors that it's "heavy" or requires an AAA team. And suddenly it clicked, everything works as I expecting, UI is clear and much more powerfull, no need to build custom tools to work on the game itself. Blueprints are very helpful for beginners, C++ has a lot of "syntax-sugar" - macroses, a lot of convenient in-engine types for everything. Later while working with Unreal, I've realized it has very consistent roadmap with constant improvements and adding new features. At the same time, each major version update is painless so you can upgrade your project during development to get new features. UE4 is free to use with the full list of features and you only have to pay royalty after getting your first $1 million from the project (and that's just the default case, you can always discuss custom license with an upfront fee, if you want to).

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Arthur Osipyan
Software Engineer at Value Industry · | 2 upvotes · 77.2K views

I chose Unity over Unreal Engine because Unity has a more user friendly UI for beginners looking to learn game development. Additionally, as someone who uses a lot of online resources to learn new languages and tools, I found a lot of tutorials covering game development with Unity as the core engine. This doesn't mean Unreal is not a great choice for game development, I just personally found learning game development much smoother with the amount of resources available with Unity.

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      What is GB Studio?

      Visual game builder with no programming knowledge required. Design your graphics in any editor that can output PNG files e.g. Photoshop, Tiled, Aseprite.

      What is 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.

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