Best game development engines

Charlotte Jee
Charlotte Jee

Charlotte Jee

Charlotte is Techworld editor. She joined as senior reporter in April 2014 having previously worked as assistant editor at Government Computing.

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Gaming is seriously big business in 2018. Blockbusters like the latest editions of Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Final Fantasy cost anywhere from $100 million to $140 million to develop, with marketing often doubling budgets.  

However, you don’t need significant financial backing (or heaps of programming knowledge) to start building your own games. In fact, there are a number of engines, tools and platforms out there that let you get started and tinker around for free or very low cost. Here are a few of our favourites.

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