Best Game engines

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Best Game engines

Post by DarkAnsem » 07 Oct 2013, 08:25

which game engines, available to the public, would you consider best for making RPG or RTS?

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by nopoe » 07 Oct 2013, 21:19

Those are two entirely different beasts. For an RPG, I'd pick Unity, but I'm utterly clueless about what would be good for an RTS. Not that Unity is the best out there. Just that it's a good combo of accessibility and extensibility for an average user.

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by DarkAnsem » 07 Oct 2013, 21:37

which one would you say is best?

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by nopoe » 07 Oct 2013, 21:58

I'd say there isn't a best engine. Only what's best for you. I can't do anything more than just suggest things that you might like. I think you should go with Unity if you're making a 3d game or GameMaker for a 2d game. Never used GameMaker but it's supposed to be pretty decent.

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by DarkAnsem » 07 Oct 2013, 22:01

Unity it is then, it appears to be all right.
what about the Unreal engine, tho?

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by nopoe » 07 Oct 2013, 22:12

It's also really good, but its target audience is different from Unity's. Unity is used more often by indie devs and Unreal is used often by big studios.

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by DarkAnsem » 07 Oct 2013, 22:15

why is that?

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by nopoe » 07 Oct 2013, 22:39

Not really sure, but it's what people have observed. Try both and see which one you like, if you want.

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by taknamay » 08 Oct 2013, 03:40

nopoe wrote:I'd say there isn't a best engine. Only what's best for you. I can't do anything more than just suggest things that you might like. I think you should go with Unity if you're making a 3d game or GameMaker for a 2d game. Never used GameMaker but it's supposed to be pretty decent.
I am just wondering, for an FPS would something like iD Tech 3 or 4 be adequate for an independent developer? I always find that people are relatively silent about these engines even though they seem decent to me (based on games made with those engines). What about Cube 2?

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Re: Best Game engines

Post by sirherrbatka » 08 Oct 2013, 06:23

why is that?
Unity allows easier programming. Unreal grants supreme performance and CGI.

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