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Does anybody know of a decent (meaning preferably free ;)) alternative to Impact? Any suggestions are very much appreciated!

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I almost flagged this as off-topic because it's a "which library" question that is turning into a list. Perhaps you should add some more specifics or make it CW? It's a good question! \$\endgroup\$ – Wackidev Jul 22 '12 at 17:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ possible duplicate of What are some good jquery/javascript game engines? \$\endgroup\$ – bummzack Jul 22 '12 at 21:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ @bummzack: I don't really think so... I'm thinking in terms of a complete IDE, with graphical editor, code snippets, etc. \$\endgroup\$ – Count Zero Jul 23 '12 at 12:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CountZero Well, then you should specifically mention that in your question. Also the answers given don't seem to address that and are pretty much the same as the ones in the duplicate question. \$\endgroup\$ – bummzack Jul 23 '12 at 13:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ "which tech to use" or "what is a list of things that do X" are off topic. See the faq. \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Jul 25 '12 at 17:28
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There are a few here's a list of some:

Crafty (open source)

MelonJS (open source)

LimeJS (open source)

These are all free, and seem fairly finished. I don't know much about the Lime and Melon, but Crafty has a decent community where you can get help in their forums. Which you choose depends on what you need.

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Here's a lengthy list: https://gist.github.com/768272/.
Here's something I'm making: https://github.com/Yannbane/Irenic.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Irenic: "Current state: being recoded from scratch as an Entity System, unusable." Bane, why post it if it's not ready for use? \$\endgroup\$ – justanotherhobbyist Jul 22 '12 at 19:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, actually it's quite usable, I tend to commit stable builds to GitHub only, I just forgot to change the state since it actually became usable. Although, it does not provide a lot features yet, only essential stuff... Also, I see nothing wrong in letting people know about ongoing projects. I did say that I was working on it. \$\endgroup\$ – jcora Jul 22 '12 at 22:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, then I see, thought it was still unusable. Then I don't see the problem anymore. \$\endgroup\$ – justanotherhobbyist Jul 22 '12 at 23:15
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Playin looks pretty good. It's free and open-source game library from Google. It was used for conversion of Angry Birds to Chrome browser. Games written in playin should run both in Chrome and Android phones.

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