Is there any open source android gaming engine ?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Strongly disagree with close of question -- it has factual answers, as evidenced by those already given, and is useful data to others coming to the site (likely to be asked again). \$\endgroup\$ Oct 1 '12 at 16:25

There is no open source game engine available on Android equal to commercial Unreal Engine or Unity. But you can use different Open Source Projects for little games or applications.

Java 2d Game Engine (as cocos 2d on iphone):

C++ 2d Game Engine:

  • Cocos2d-x: cocos2d is a reference on iPhone. If you know it, try this project.

Java 3d Game Engine:

  • libGDX: many parts are native, so it is an efficient framework (not engine) for games. There is a backend with OpenGL do develop on your Desktop.
  • jmonkey

C++ 3D engines available on Android:

Ogre3D and Irrlicht aren't well packaged but you can develop games for iPhone and Android devices. Linderdaum is currently available only for Windows and Android.

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    \$\begingroup\$ 'There is no open source game engine available on Android'. I'm sorry, but I'm voting down for this. There are quite clearly open source game engines for Android. Anyway, Unreal and Unity are definitely not open source. \$\endgroup\$ Nov 14 '10 at 16:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ ok, i'm not clear. The quality of Open Source game engines on Android is far from Unreal or Unity. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ellis
    Nov 15 '10 at 23:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ Rokon is dead. The author suggests AndEngine or libgdx (code.google.com/p/libgdx) \$\endgroup\$
    – Ben
    Jun 9 '11 at 21:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think Rokon is being resurrected as a layer on top of libgdx. I've personally used libgdx and it's a nice platform for 2D, the 3D parts are not mature. \$\endgroup\$
    – Chuck D
    Mar 31 '12 at 1:27

There is a list of at least 23 Open Source Android Game Engines here: http://mobilegameengines.com/android/open_source_game_engines

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    \$\begingroup\$ People don't like when you use this site to advertise. \$\endgroup\$
    – House
    Mar 31 '12 at 6:49

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