The Source engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. Its unique features include a large degree of modularity and flexibility, an artist-driven, shader-based renderer, accurate lip sync and facial expression technology, and a powerful, efficient and completely network-enabled physics system.
Even tho it is aging and it is beginning to show its weakness comparred to other more modern engines, it is still my most preferred engine and the only one I was able to get into succesfully. And with all of the updates Valve is giving it, I think the source engine will be with us for a long time.
I wouldn't really recommend this for a commerical product, just because there are so many more modern engines out there that will be a lot easier in the long run (like UDK), but all of the commercial games that I have seen on the source engine are fantastic (like Bloody Good Time ect.)
The Source engine is a must for just about any mod, it is very easy to change and manipulate the engine, there are a **** ton of tutorials floating around the internet, and also because if its good enough, steamworks!
Long Live the Source Engine.
One of the best engines I have ever seen.
Why do I like it?
There are 2 main reasons:
so you can enjoy anti-lag gameplay
for low end PCs or
Beautiful graphics for High end.
The Source engine has lots of potential,
(as titanfall has shown us)
I love this engine.
It gave me games
Half Life 2, Portal
Old as s**t,but its powerfull and beautiful looking
Thought the editor is hard to use,you will get used to it
Difference from 2006 and 2013 versions are big.
Valve update it no matter what
10/10 from me
A great engine