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== Overview ==
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A '''game engine''' is a software development environment designed to create [[Games|games]]. It distinguish from [[Game framework|game libraries]] in that:
A game engine is a library that simplifies creation of games. It could include any and all functionality from the following:
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* Implements the ''game loop'', resource managers and other complex subsystems as networking communications, user interfaces and configuration systems.
* just creating easy-to-use wrappers over system interfaces such as graphics API
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* Implements complex data structures, such as maps, particle systems and actors.
* user control inputs and audio (SDL, ZenGL)
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* Implements tools as editors and data managers.
* adding additional interfaces to create and control the game content environment (as e.g. done by Castle Game Engine)
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All these subsystems would affect in gameplay aspects as movement, scoring or even genre. You can read this [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_engine Wikipedia page] for more information.
 
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_engine You can read more here]
 
  
 
== Game Engines ==
 
== Game Engines ==
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! Usage
 
! Usage
 
! Notes
 
! Notes
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| [[FPC_and_SDL|SDL]]
 
| [http://www.libsdl.org www.libsdl.org]
 
| Bindings
 
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| [[SDL2]]
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sdl2fpc/?source=directory sdl-2-for-free-pascal-compiler]
 
| FPC
 
|
 
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| SMFL
 
| [http://www.sfml-dev.org/index-fr.php http://www.sfml-dev.org/index-fr.php]
 
| [https://github.com/CWBudde/PasSFML Bindings]
 
|
 
|-
 
| [[GLScene]]
 
| [http://glscene.sourceforge.net/ sourceforge.net]
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
| It's not really a game engine, but rather 3D rendering engine.
 
 
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|-
 
| [[Castle Game Engine]]  
 
| [[Castle Game Engine]]  
| [https://castle-engine.sourceforge.io/ sourceforge.net]  
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| [https://castle-engine.sourceforge.io/ castle-engine.sourceforge.io]  
 
| FPC
 
| FPC
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| 2D & 3D, all platforms supported
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| [[ZenGL]]
 
| [http://www.zengl.org/ www.zengl.org]
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
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|-
 
|-
 
| Quad-Engine
 
| Quad-Engine
 
| [http://quad-engine.com/ quad-engine.com]  
 
| [http://quad-engine.com/ quad-engine.com]  
 
| Delphi/FPC/C#/C++
 
| Delphi/FPC/C#/C++
|  
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| v0.9.0 (Diamond) 2018-01-15
 
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|-
 
| TERRA Game Engine  
 
| TERRA Game Engine  
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| Delphi/FPC/Oxygene
 
| Delphi/FPC/Oxygene
 
| 2D & 3D, all platforms supported
 
| 2D & 3D, all platforms supported
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| [http://www.tilengine.org Tilengine]
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| [https://github.com/turric4n/PascalTileEngine GitHub]
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| FPC/Delphi OOP Pascal Wrapper and bindings
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| Cross-platform 2D graphics engine for creating classic/retro games with tilemaps, sprites and palettes. Last update May 2020.
 
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| [[nxPascal]]
 
| [[nxPascal]]
 
| [https://github.com/Zaflis/nxpascal github.com]
 
| [https://github.com/Zaflis/nxpascal github.com]
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
| FPC/Delphi
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| For now only OpenGL is supported. No android or other mobile support yet.
 
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| g2mp
 
| g2mp
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| [http://andorra.sourceforge.net/ sourceforge.net]
 
| [http://andorra.sourceforge.net/ sourceforge.net]
 
| Delphi
 
| Delphi
|  
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| Last update 2008
 
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| CAST II Game Engine
 
| CAST II Game Engine
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| FPC/Delphi
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
|  
 
|  
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| [[FPC_and_Allegro|Allegro]]
 
| [http://alleg.sourceforge.net/ sourceforge.net]
 
| [http://allegro-pas.sourceforge.net/ Bindings Allegro-pas]
 
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| Phoenix
 
| [https://code.google.com/p/phoenixlib/ code.google.com]
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
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| Brtech1
 
| Brtech1
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| N/A  
 
| N/A  
 
| Yes, it's not really a game engine library. But it's a game engine and studio written in Delphi. Special Pascal proud.  
 
| Yes, it's not really a game engine library. But it's a game engine and studio written in Delphi. Special Pascal proud.  
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| MinGRo
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| [https://www.sf.net/p/mingro SourceForge]
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| FPC
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| Designed for old-school style games.  Still work in progress.  Build with [[FPC_and_Allegro|Allegro.pas]].
 
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| ZGameEditor
 
| ZGameEditor
 
| [http://www.zgameeditor.org/ www.zgameeditor.org]  
 
| [http://www.zgameeditor.org/ www.zgameeditor.org]  
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
| FPC/Delphi
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| use OpenGL for graphics and a real time synthesizer for audio
 
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| SO Engine
 
| SO Engine
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| DGLE
 
| DGLE
| [http://dglengine.org/index_en.html dglengine.org]  
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| [https://github.com/DGLE-HQ/DGLE github.com]  
 
| Delphi/FPC/C#/C++
 
| Delphi/FPC/C#/C++
 
| Powerful free open source cross-platform game engine.
 
| Powerful free open source cross-platform game engine.
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==Pascal Ported Games==
 
This list contains ported games and libraries. Licenses vary.
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" width="100%"
 
! Name
 
! Site
 
! Usage
 
! Notes
 
 
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| Delphi Doom
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| raylib
| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/delphidoom/ Delphi Doom]
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| [https://github.com/tazdij/raylib-pas raylib pascal binding]  
| Delphi
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| FPC
| Feeling nostalgia :)
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| A simple and easy-to-use raylib library
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| Quake to Delphi
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/delphiquake/ Sourceforge]
 
[http://www.geocities.ws/jimmyvalavanis/applications/delphiquake.html Old Version]
 
| Delphi
 
| Sourcefoge is the active one. The old-site appears to be quite dead now. Though the source code can still be downloaded.
 
 
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| Quake II Delphi  (Quake 2 Delphi)
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| PGF
| [http://www.sulaco.co.za/quake2/default.asp www.sulaco.co.za] [http://sourceforge.net/projects/quake2delphi/ sourceforge.net]
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| [https://github.com/GuvaCode/PGF The Phoenix Game Framework]  
| Delphi
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| FPC/Lazarus
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| The Phoenix Game Framework is a set of classes for helping in the creation of 2D and 3D games in pascal.
 
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| Civilization 2
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| ZenGL
| [http://www.c-evo.org/ www.c-evo.org]
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| [http://www.zengl.org ZenGL] [https://github.com/goldsmile/zengl GitHub mirror]
| Delphi
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| FPC/Lazarus/Delphi
| It was spotted on [http://forum.lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,7914.0.html the forum] back in 2009. The engine used is not the original Civilization II engine. So as long as graphical resources are different, it's quite good TBS engine.
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| Inactive, Cross-platform game development library written in Pascal.
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==Games==
 
Games written with Free Pascal. Currently active projects commercial, closed or open source. Some more [[Projects_using_Lazarus#Games|here]].
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" width="100%"
 
! Name
 
! Site
 
! Open Source
 
! Notes
 
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| Darkest Before the Dawn
 
| http://castle-engine.sourceforge.net/darkest_before_dawn.php [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.castleengine.darkestbeforedawn Google Play (Android version)]
 
| {{Yes}}
 
| Using Castle Game Engine
 
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| Castle
 
| http://castle-engine.sourceforge.net/castle.php
 
| {{Yes}}
 
| Using Castle Game Engine
 
|-  
 
| Diablo Roguelike
 
| [http://diablo.chaosforge.org/ doom.chaosforge.org] [http://sourceforge.net/projects/diablorl/ Sourceforge.net]
 
| {{Yes}}
 
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| Doom Roguelike
 
| [http://doom.chaosforge.org/ doom.chaosforge.org]
 
| {{No}}
 
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| Escape from the Universe
 
| https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.catastrophe.games.escape.universe.space.shooter
 
| {{No}}
 
| Using Castle Game Engine
 
 
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| HedgeWars
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| Apus Game Engine
| [http://www.hedgewars.org/ www.hedgewars.org]
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| http://hg.apus-software.com/Engine3/
| {{Yes}}
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| FPC/Delphi
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| 2D (with some 3D effects) engine
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| Project "W"
 
| [http://www.pascalgamedevelopment.com/showthread.php?3594-Projekt-quot-W-quot PascalGameDevelopment.com ]
 
| {{No}}
 
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| Scrabble 3D
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/scrabble/ sourceforge.net]
 
| {{Yes}}
 
|
 
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| UltraStar Deluxe
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ultrastardx/ sourceforge.net]
 
| {{Yes}}
 
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| Minimon 3D
 
| [http://www.minimon3d.com http://www.minimon3d.com]
 
| {{No}}
 
|
 
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| Mountains of Fire
 
| http://castle-engine.sourceforge.net/mountains_of_fire.php
 
| {{Yes}}
 
| Using Castle Game Engine
 
|-
 
| Shu
 
| [http://sourceforge.net/projects/rr-rr sourceforge.net]
 
| {{Yes}}
 
| Interesting looking RPG - in progress
 
|-
 
| Project Helena
 
| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/projecthelena/ sourceforge.net]
 
| {{Yes}}
 
| A game by Eugene Loza
 
|-
 
| Asteroids vs You
 
| [https://github.com/dimsa/ShadowEngine/ github.com], [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ShadowEngine.AsteroidsVsYou Google Play (Android version)]
 
| {{Yes}}
 
| Open Source Demo Game for SO Engine
 
 
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| FPC/Delphi
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
| Pascal native physics engine by Benjamin Rosseaux.  
 
| Pascal native physics engine by Benjamin Rosseaux.  
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| PAPPE - PAscal Powerful Physics Engine
 
| [https://sourceforge.net/projects/pappe/ sourceforge.net]
 
| FPC/Delphi
 
| Pascal native physics engine by Benjamin Rosseaux. The engine was deprecated by Kraft
 
 
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Game Development

A game engine is a software development environment designed to create games. It distinguish from game libraries in that:

  • Implements the game loop, resource managers and other complex subsystems as networking communications, user interfaces and configuration systems.
  • Implements complex data structures, such as maps, particle systems and actors.
  • Implements tools as editors and data managers.

All these subsystems would affect in gameplay aspects as movement, scoring or even genre. You can read this Wikipedia page for more information.

Game Engines

Here's a list of game engines that are Pascal/Delphi based or have Pascal binding libraries.

Name Site Usage Notes
Castle Game Engine castle-engine.sourceforge.io FPC 2D & 3D, all platforms supported
Quad-Engine quad-engine.com Delphi/FPC/C#/C++ v0.9.0 (Diamond) 2018-01-15
TERRA Game Engine github.com/Relfos/TERRA-Engine Delphi/FPC/Oxygene 2D & 3D, all platforms supported
Tilengine GitHub FPC/Delphi OOP Pascal Wrapper and bindings Cross-platform 2D graphics engine for creating classic/retro games with tilemaps, sprites and palettes. Last update May 2020.
nxPascal github.com FPC/Delphi For now only OpenGL is supported. No android or other mobile support yet.
g2mp github.com FPC Ideologically replaced Dan Jet X, multiplatform, editor- and code-based development
Andorra 2D sourceforge.net Delphi Last update 2008
CAST II Game Engine http://www.casteng.com/ Delphi Alive? last update 2011
Delphi X www.micrel.cz/Dx Delphi
Afterwarp www.afterwarp.net FPC/Delphi
Brtech1 PascalGameDevelopment.com FPC Not really available as an engine or library. Many videos can be found on youtube though.
GameMaker: Studio www.yoyogames.com N/A Yes, it's not really a game engine library. But it's a game engine and studio written in Delphi. Special Pascal proud.
MinGRo SourceForge FPC Designed for old-school style games. Still work in progress. Build with Allegro.pas.
ZGameEditor www.zgameeditor.org FPC/Delphi use OpenGL for graphics and a real time synthesizer for audio
SO Engine github.com Delphi/FMX Small Crossplatform (Win, Android, iOs) indy engine with formatters, animations, intersections and etc.
DGLE github.com Delphi/FPC/C#/C++ Powerful free open source cross-platform game engine.
raylib raylib pascal binding FPC A simple and easy-to-use raylib library
PGF The Phoenix Game Framework FPC/Lazarus The Phoenix Game Framework is a set of classes for helping in the creation of 2D and 3D games in pascal.
ZenGL ZenGL GitHub mirror FPC/Lazarus/Delphi Inactive, Cross-platform game development library written in Pascal.
Apus Game Engine http://hg.apus-software.com/Engine3/ FPC/Delphi 2D (with some 3D effects) engine

Physics Engines

These engines simulate the physical world (collisions, trajectories etc). Not really game engines per se, but could certainly be used in games.

Name Site Usage Notes
TundAx github.com FPC/Delphi
Newton www.saschawillems.de Bindings
Box2D-Delphi code.google.com FPC/Delphi This is Delphi implementation of Box2d library
Kraft github.com FPC/Delphi Pascal native physics engine by Benjamin Rosseaux.