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Warning: This page needs to be fixed and actualized:

  • Games should be in the new Games page.

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
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
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.
Steam Wrapper https://github.com/thecocce/steamwrapper FPC/Delphi Cross-platform game development wrapper written in Pascal, designed to provide necessary functionality for rendering 2D-graphics,

handling input, sound output, etc.

ZenGL www.zengl.org FPC/Delphi Cross-platform game development library written in Pascal, designed to provide necessary functionality for rendering 2D-graphics,

handling input, sound output, etc.

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.
PAPPE - PAscal Powerful Physics Engine sourceforge.net FPC/Delphi Pascal native physics engine by Benjamin Rosseaux. The engine was deprecated by Kraft


Main article: Games

Games written with Free Pascal. Currently active projects commercial, closed or open source. Some more here.

Name Site Open Source Notes
Darkest Before the Dawn http://castle-engine.sourceforge.net/darkest_before_dawn.php Google Play (Android version) Yes Using Castle Game Engine
Castle http://castle-engine.sourceforge.net/castle.php Yes Using Castle Game Engine
Diablo Roguelike doom.chaosforge.org Sourceforge.net Yes
Doom Roguelike doom.chaosforge.org No
Escape from the Universe https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.catastrophe.games.escape.universe.space.shooter No Using Castle Game Engine
HedgeWars www.hedgewars.org Yes
Project "W" PascalGameDevelopment.com No
Scrabble 3D sourceforge.net Yes
UltraStar Deluxe sourceforge.net Yes
Minimon 3D http://www.minimon3d.com No
Mountains of Fire http://castle-engine.sourceforge.net/mountains_of_fire.php Yes Using Castle Game Engine
Shu sourceforge.net Yes Interesting looking RPG - in progress
Project Helena sourceforge.net Yes A game by Eugene Loza
Asteroids vs You github.com, Google Play (Android version) Yes Open Source Demo Game for SO Engine