The Blender Game Engine is a component of Blender, a free and open-source comprehensive 3D production suite, used for making real-time interactive content. The game engine was written from scratch in C++ as a mostly independent component, and includes support for features such as Python scripting and OpenAL 3D sound.

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10 cacballs

Feb 9th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

This is a fantastic open source 3D modeler, animator, game does it all. Throw Python and a great Community into the mix and the sky's the limit. I love Blender.

shadowflar3 says
10 shadowflar3

Dec 27th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

I haven't got much experience with different game engines but I imagine BGE is pretty hard to beat if one isn't going for the very best (commercial level) graphics. On the other hand with dynamic lighting, normal maps, video textures available in BGE I haven't thought of anything that I couldn't have.

One HAS to love the BGE workflow of being able to model, animate and script the game content as you go without exporting and importing all the time and hunting and fixing the annoying small problems and bugs that usually originate when different software interact.

I doubt anyone who says BGE is hard to learn or not user friendly. Traditionally one has to learn 1 game engine, 1 modeling/animation tool, a level editor and then find out how they interact. BGE has got it all and all the pieces are following the same logic in UI and keyboard shortcuts. The data is all there, at once.

And it's free. The GPL licence makes it very hard to sell but I suppose one could use it for game alphas (models, animations and environments can be easily exported if you want to go commercial and invest on a platform) or try the donation-based funding. After all, most of the effort is put (AI heavy genres aside) into modeling, animating, textures, sounds and level design, that is perfectly re-usable as they are.

In my opinion for the honest indie projects BGE should be among the top choices. But perhaps many people think they must learn to use the tools of the gaming industry because that's where they want to work in the future. Of course they have to be illegally downloaded or bought at ridiculous prices.

DeathList702 says
8 DeathList702

Dec 17th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Powerful, and easy to use game engine, but looks like the developers are lazy to upgrading the graphics i think ,and the user who using this engine must upgrading the graphics byself .

richwandell says
10 richwandell

Dec 1st, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Blender is great

junbug says
10 junbug

Aug 8th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

i use it

EvilTurtle says
8 EvilTurtle

Mar 21st, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

always found Blender's visuals to be impressive, now combined with a game-engine this has become a really powerfull tool.

agoose77 says
10 agoose77

Feb 16th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Blender Game Engine is great. Why do i say this?
It has a good combination of features / against usability - anyone can start making a game. The built in modelling environment has proven to be incredibly handy at times!
The python API is strong, and easy to use :)

D4r15 says
10 D4r15

Jan 14th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Very user-friendly and simple :)

OptimusMidgard says
10 OptimusMidgard

Jul 17th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

I'm using Blender & her Game Engine for 1 year , it's a GREAT and POTENT game engine.. Look's easy to make games.. but isn't easy.. Im developing a game that I will release it here , on indiedb :)

Good look to all , and try Blender Game Engine!

Flash112 says
9 Flash112

Jul 1st, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Maybe a not so high end engine but for some smaller scaled games its perfect, especialy that you dont have to use multiple programs for animation,modeling and the game itself! xD

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