A game engine is a piece of software environment designed to help video game developers simplify and reduce the time taken to create a video game. Game engines became popular in the mid 1990’s due to 3D games such as first-person shooters (FPS).
Over the years, game engines have been made simple for anyone to use. With a few clicks and typys(typing), you can make your own game and export to a variety of platforms and devices such as android, iOS, web, pc among others.
Popular game engines used today are: Unity, Unreal, Amazon Lumberyard and CryEngine according to Perforce.com top 5 game engines list.
Among the list of game engines is GDevelop game engine, a simple yet extensive game engine; absolutely free and open-sourced. Made for both the absolute beginner to video game development and the adept in game development, the game engine is easy to use without any coding skills or programming language needed. Anyone can pick up the game engine and start making games.
There has been a few success stories with people who had no prior experience in game development, that have been able to successfully export their games.
As simple as the game engine looks it is capable of creating ambitious indie games like Lil BUB’s HELLO EARTH, Hyperspace Dogfights among many others.
A preview of how the game engine works:
GDevelop Add Animation:
Do you want to make your own game? Give GDevelop a try.
A FREE GAME ENGINE