Game framework

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A game framework is a library designed to help game development. It usually defines APIs to deal with graphics, sound, user input, data files, etc. In most cases it defines a high-level API that allows cross-platform development.

Main difference between game frameworks and game engines is that the later also implements the game loop, as well as complex data structures (maps, actors...), data containers and tools.

Game frameworks

Name Site Usage License Notes
Allegro Bindings Allegro-pas Allegro 1-4: Beerware, Allegro 5: zlib Allegro is a cross-platform library mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. It handles common, low-level tasks such as creating windows,

accepting user input, loading data, drawing images, playing sounds, etc. and generally abstracting away the underlying platform.

Phoenix FPC/Delphi
GLScene FPC/Delphi Mozilla Public License GLScene is a free OpenGL-based library for the Delphi programming language, C++ and Free Pascal. It provides visual components and objects allowing description and rendering of 3D scenes.
SFML FPC/Lazarus SFML headers PasSFML(OOP) SFML is a simple, fast, cross-platform and object-oriented multimedia API. It provides access to windowing,

graphics, audio and network.

SDL SDL2 bindings for FPC Laz2SDL SDL2 Headers Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick,

and graphics hardware via OpenGL and Direct3D

See also