Monday, October 26, 2009

Indie 3D Engine

Any feedback on 3D Game Engines for an indie dev on a tight budget?

I'm looking into various 3D game engines right now, starting with Unity. It looks interesting; I'd like an engine that lets me best take advantage of a game (not engine) programming skill set to rapidly prototype game controls, AI, and simple game logic using primitives. I see the prospect of moving from prototype to demo as a separate endeavor that needn't necessarily use the same engine, so platform is less of a concern, despite wanting to prototype with a controller in mind.

Any ideas or links would be helpful. Feel free to leave comments or throw some suggestions out to erlanter via gmail. Thanks!

3 comments:

  1. As of today Unity Indy is no longer $200, but free. That would be worth checking out for sure.

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  2. Yeah, that was amazing news. Thanks!

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  3. I spent all of yesterday tooling around in it. And it's pretty sweet. I don't think I've ever used a game engine that was as user friendly. It's got some really cool stuff.

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