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Alternatives to Unity

Unreal Engine, MonoGame, Godot, Blender, and three.js are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Unity.
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What is Unity and what are its top alternatives?

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.
Unity is a tool in the Game Development category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Unity

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Blender

    Blender

    It is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Cocos2D-X

    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 ...

  • pygame

    pygame

    It is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language. ...

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Unreal Engine

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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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MonoGame

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A free C# framework used by game developers
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PROS OF MONOGAME
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    CONS OF MONOGAME
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      No GUI

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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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    Blender

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    PROS OF BLENDER
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      Powerful
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      It's open source
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      Free for Commercial and Personal Use
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      Lightweight
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      Extensive
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      Usable For Graphic Design
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      Layers
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      Dozens of free addons, courses and an active community
    CONS OF BLENDER
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      Not popular (yet!)
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      Long Render Time (every 3d program ever)
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      Confusing UI and shortcut navigation for newcomers
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      Blender dropped the game engine, see UPBGE

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    three.js

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        Phaser

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        Desktop and Mobile HTML5 game framework
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        PROS OF PHASER
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          CONS OF PHASER
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            No GUI

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          Cocos2D-X

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          PROS OF COCOS2D-X
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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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            pygame

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            Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications
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            PROS OF PYGAME
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              Easy to install
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              Simple
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              Lightweigt by only being 12 mb
            CONS OF PYGAME
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              Has only 2d
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              Slow

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