Commercial Game Engines

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Commercial Game Engines

Post by Calie on Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:26 am

I am pretty sure all the information in this forum is from the same person and would like to know who that is so credit can be given. Also no links were given so while I check the availability of these programs I will provide links to them.

Commercial engines

A7 – The engine behind the Gamestudio Authoring system
Aurora Engine – For Role-playing games
Beyond Virtual - A relatively cheap game engine with particle effects, and a nice gui. Can be used for any genre.
BRender – A real-time 3D graphics engine for computer games, simulators and graphic tools
C4 Engine – An emerging next-generation computer game engine created by Eric Lengyel
Coldstone game engine – An old game creation suite for Macintosh/Windows to create role-playing or adventure-style games
CPAL3D – Is an engine for 3D games and applications. It contains own
game content editor and script compiler. It's made by Centauri
Production and used in adventure Memento Mori (game), rpg Numen or 3rd
person shooter Pound of Ground.
CryEngine, CryEngine 2 – The game
engine used for the first-person shooter computer game Far Cry.
CryEngine 2 is a new generation engine developed by Crytek to create the
FPS game Crysis.
CrossM - Game engine developed by Gamasoft Co., Ltd.
Dagor Engine 3 – A high-tech cross-platform game engine (3D, physics, game logic) with rich toolset for content development
Dunia - Is currently under development by Ubisoft and will be used
in the first person shooter Far Cry 2. In Arabic and it means world or
id Tech 4 – (Also known as Doom 3 engine) Used by the games
Doom 3, Quake 4, Prey and Quake Wars (Will become Open Source at a
later date)
id Tech 5 - Currently in development by IDSoftware as
engine for their game Rage and as a general purpose engine to be
DX Studio – Engine and editing suite that allows rapid creation of real-time games and simulations
Earth-4 Engine – The graphics engine used in Earth 2160
Electron engine – Currently in development by Obsidian Entertainment
for their game Neverwinter Nights 2, based on the Aurora engine

Elflight Engine – High-performance cross-platform 3D streaming game
engine designed from the ground up for use over the Web. Games can play
in a web browser window, in a separate window or full-screen. Java and
OpenGL based.
EMotion FX – A real-time character animation SDK and tools by Mystic Game Development.
Enigma Engine – A real-time tactics game engine, used in Blitzkrieg.
Euphoria – A real-time motion synthesis engine by NaturalMotion
Explorations – 2D MMO creator
FPS Creator - A game engine by The Game Creators. It lets the user
create their own First Person Shooter without any knowledge of scripts.
Frostbite Engine – Game engine used for the next-gen title Battlefield: Bad Company
Gamebryo – A cross-platform game runtime engine and associated tools coded in C++
Glacier, Glacier2 – Developed by IO Interactive and used for the
Hitman series of games. Glacier2 being a new generation engine currently
in development for upcoming games.
GNet – A rapid game development SDK and deployment platform for MMOG
Havok – High-tech cross-platform (PC, PS3, Xbox 360 etc) middleware engine
IMUSE – Specifically designed to synchronize music with visual action
INSANE – Used in LucasArts games
Infinity Engine – Allows the creation of isometric computer role-playing games
Jade engine – Developed by Ubisoft, originally for Beyond Good & Evil
Jedi – A game engine developed by LucasArts for Star Wars: Dark Forces and Outlaws
Kaneva Game Platform – A full featured MMOG engine for independent and professional game development
Kinetica - A game engine developed by Sony for PlayStation 2.
KjAPI – A C++ technology to create games and 3D applications for PC computers
Lithtech – A competing alternative to the Quake, and Unreal engines.
Lithtech Jupiter Ex – A new generation Lithtech engine developed by Monolith Productions to create the game F.E.A.R.
Medusa – A C++ 3D game engine developed by Palestar and used in the
DarkSpace MMO. It features distributed world simulation, single tool
version control and asset realisation, cross-platform compatibility and
an integrated client/server network system.

Monumental Technology Suite – A MMOG platform, including server and
client technology and development / live management tools.

Multiverse Network – An MMOG platform, including server, client, and
tools. (Free for development and use — revenue sharing upon commercial
NeoAxis Engine – A game engine and toolkit designed
for the creation of game titles for all genres, as well as 3D
Visualization and Virtual Reality projects.
Offset Engine – In development, being used to create fantasy FPS Project Offset (working title)
Odyssey Engine – Used to create three dimensional computer
role-playing games, used in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Onyx Engine – Developed by Ubisoft
Power Render – A general purpose software development kit for games and 3D visualization
"Q" – A hi tech cross-platform flexible framework and fully featured
plugin set for games and other interactive 3D applications with the
emphasis on customisability. Developed by Servan Keondjian's Qube
RAGE – A game engine created by Rockstar Games use it to power their upcoming video games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Realm Crafter – A 3D MMORPG specific game engine with an easy click-and-drop design. Easy to learn scripting language.
RelentENGINE – A next-generation FPS engine supporting massive
destroyable city environments and realistic vehicle control, makes
extensive use of shader model 3.
RenderWare – A very popular 3D API and graphics rendering engine
Revolution3D – A 3D graphics engine developed by X-Dream Project
RPG Maker XP – A 2D engine to make top-down and isometric-style role-playing games for Windows.
SAGE engine – Used to create real-time strategy games
SCUMM engine – Used in LucasArts graphical adventure games
Serious Engine – The engine by Croteam used in the epic Serious Sam: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter
Shark 3D – A middleware from Spinor for computer, video games and realtime 3D applications
ShiVa – An all-in-one 3D game development platform. The engine
(Ston3D) is available for Windows and Macintosh, and can be used inside a
web browser.
Silent Storm engine – A turn-based tactics/tactical RPG game engine, used in Silent Storm.
Sith – A game engine developed by LucasArts for Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Source engine – A game engine developed by Valve Software for Half-Life 2
Torque Game Engine – A modified version of a 3D computer game engine
originally developed by Dynamix for the 2001 FPS Tribes 2
Torque Game Engine Advanced – A next-generation 3D game engine support modern GPU hardware and shaders.
TOSHI – A fourth generation cross platform game engine designed by Blue Tongue Entertainment
Truevision3d – A 3D game engine using the DirectX API
Unigine – Cross-platform middleware engine
Unity – An easy-to-use open-ended 3D game/interactive software engine for web, Windows, Mac OS X, and Nintendo Wii
Unreal engine – One of the most popular game engines for action games
Vengeance engine – A video game engine based on the Unreal Engine 2/2.5
Vicious Engine – Available for Microsoft Windows, Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox, and Sony PlayStation Portable
Visual3D.NET – 3D platform and visual development environment built
upon Microsoft .NET 2.0 and XNA Framework for developing for PC, Xbox
360, and Windows Mobile devices using C#, Visual Basic, J#, C++.NET,
JScript.NET, IronPython, and visual scripting.
Virtools – A 3D
engine combined with unique high-level development framework, used for
game prototyping and rapid developments. Available for Windows,
Macintosh, Xbox, PSP
White Engine – Square-Enix's proprietary seventh generation game engine.
XnGine – Developed by Bethesda Softworks, one of the first true 3D engines


WGAF – The game engine developed by Guild Software which powers their MMORPG Vendetta Online
LTE Game Engine - An opensource game engine for the PSP (a direct port of the multi platform Irrlicht Engine). Website:

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