The world's most essential game engines: Develop's list in full

The world's most essential game engines: Develop's list in full
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

March 2nd 2012 at 11:27AM

We reveal the thirteen best dev platforms available right now

Develop's analysis into the industry’s most important game engines has concluded with thirteen of the best tech platforms selected.

The full list can be found below.

Throughout the week we have taken an inside look at they key engines of today, profiling the best development platforms for all kinds of developers, from triple-A to indie.

Each engine profile features an interview with its vendor, as well as analysis and quick facts.

Develop’s Essential Game Engines

(in alphabetical order)

APP GAME KIT

by: That Game Creators
For: iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Bada, BlackBerry
PROFILE

BigWorld

By: BigWorld Technology
For: Browser, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, iOS
PROFILE

BlitzTech

By: Blitz Games Studios
For: PC, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, PS Vita, Browser, iOS, Android
PROFILE

CryEngine

By: Crytek
For: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Next-Gen Consoles
PROFILE

Game Maker

By: YoYo Games
For: PC, iOS, HTML5, OSX, Android, Symbian, PSP
PROFILE

Gamebryo

By: Gamebase
For: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii
PROFILE

Havok Vision Engine

By: Havok
For: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS Vita, iOS, Android
PROFILE

HeroEngine

By: Idea Fabrik
For: PC, Mac, Linux, Mobile
PROFILE

Infernal

By: Terminal Reality
For: PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, 3DS, iOS, Wii
PROFILE

Marmalade

By: Ideaworks 3d
For: iOS, Androind, Symbian, Bada, BlackBerry, LG Smart TV
PROFILE

ShiVa

By: Stonetrip
For: Browser, PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3
PROFILE

Unity

By: Unity Technologies
For: PS3 Xbox 360, iOS, Android, Browser
PROFILE

Unreal Engine

By: Epic Games
For: PC, iOS, Mac, Android, PS Vita, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U
PROFILE