bgfx alternatives and similar libraries
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GLFW9.5 8.3 L2 bgfx VS GLFWA multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input
Skia9.0 9.9 L1 bgfx VS SkiaSkia is a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images.
urho3d8.3 9.8 L1 bgfx VS urho3dGame engine
OpenSceneGraph8.1 5.4 L1 bgfx VS OpenSceneGraphOpenSceneGraph git repository
magnum8.1 9.8 L2 bgfx VS magnumLightweight and modular C++11 graphics middleware for games and data visualization
Ogre 3D8.0 9.7 bgfx VS Ogre 3Dscene-oriented, flexible 3D engine (C++, Python, C#, Java)
OpenSubdiv7.7 0.0 L1 bgfx VS OpenSubdivAn Open-Source subdivision surface library.
DirectXTK7.4 5.3 bgfx VS DirectXTKThe DirectX Tool Kit (aka DirectXTK) is a collection of helper classes for writing DirectX 11.x code in C++
OpenVDB7.3 5.8 L1 bgfx VS OpenVDBOpenVDB - Sparse volume data structure and tools
Open-Source Vulkan C++ API7.3 9.0 L1 bgfx VS Open-Source Vulkan C++ APIOpen-Source Vulkan C++ API
Horde3D6.5 2.1 L1 bgfx VS Horde3DHorde3D is a small 3D rendering and animation engine. It is written in an effort to create an engine being as lightweight and conceptually clean as possible.
herebedragons6.1 2.7 bgfx VS herebedragonsA basic 3D scene implemented with various engines, frameworks or APIs.
Ion6.0 1.3 bgfx VS IonIon
glbinding4.9 3.2 bgfx VS glbindingA C++ binding for the OpenGL API, generated using the gl.xml specification.
Irrlicht4.5 0.0 L1 bgfx VS IrrlichtAn automatically updated mirror of the Irrlicht SVN repository on sourceforge
Partio4.4 0.0 bgfx VS PartioC++ (with python bindings) library for easily reading/writing/manipulating common animation particle formats such as PDB, BGEO, PTC. See the discussion group @ http://groups.google.com/group/partio-discuss
Visualization Library3.8 0.0 L1 bgfx VS Visualization LibraryVisualization Library is a C++ middleware for high-performance 2D and 3D graphics applications based on OpenGL 1.x-4.x supporting Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
IrrlichtBAW2.8 0.0 bgfx VS IrrlichtBAWBuild A World fork of Irrlicht
OpenMesh, 7.01.6 0.0 L1 bgfx VS OpenMesh, 7.0Clone of the official OpenMesh repository
CairoA 2D graphics library with support for multiple output devices. [LGPL2 or Mozilla MPL]
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bgfx - Cross-platform rendering library
What is it? - Building - Getting Involved - Examples - API Reference - Tools - Who is using it? - License
What is it?
Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.
Supported rendering backends:
- Direct3D 9
- Direct3D 11
- Direct3D 12
- GNM (only for licensed PS4 developers, search DevNet forums for source)
- OpenGL 2.1
- OpenGL 3.1+
- OpenGL ES 2
- OpenGL ES 3.1
- WebGL 1.0
- WebGL 2.0
- WebGPU/Dawn (experimental)
- Android (14+, ARM, x86, MIPS)
- iOS (iPhone, iPad, AppleTV)
- MIPS Creator CI20
- OSX (10.12+)
- PlayStation 4
- UWP (Universal Windows, Xbox One)
- Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
- Clang 3.3 and above
- GCC 5 and above
- VS2017 and above
- C/C++ API documentation
- Beef API bindings
- C# language API bindings #1
- D language API bindings
- Go language API bindings
- Haskell language API bindings
- Lightweight Java Game Library 3 bindings
- Lua language API bindings
- Nim language API bindings
- Pascal language API bindings
- Python language API bindings #1
- Python language API bindings #2
- Rust language API bindings (new)
- Swift language API bindings
- Zig language API bindings
Who is using it? #madewithbgfx
http://airmech.com/ AirMech is a free-to-play futuristic action real-time
strategy video game developed and published by Carbon Games.
https://github.com/dariomanesku/cmftStudio cmftStudio - cubemap filtering tool.
https://github.com/dbartolini/crown Crown is a general purpose data-driven game
engine, written from scratch with a minimalistic and data-oriented design
philosophy in mind.
Offroad Legends 2
http://www.dogbytegames.com/ Dogbyte Games is an indie mobile developer studio
focusing on racing games.
https://github.com/andr3wmac/Torque6 Torque 6 is an MIT licensed 3D engine loosely based on Torque2D. Being neither Torque2D or Torque3D it is the 6th derivative of the original Torque Engine.
https://github.com/podgorskiy/KeplerOrbits KeplerOrbits - Tool that calculates positions of celestial bodies using their orbital elements. Web Demo
https://github.com/cyberegoorg/cetech - CETech is Data-Driven game engine and
toolbox inspired by Bitsquid/Stingray engine.
https://github.com/jpcy/ioq3-renderer-bgfx - A renderer for ioquake3 written in
C++ and using bgfx to support multiple rendering APIs.
http://makingartstudios.itch.io/dls - DLS the digital logic simulator game.
http://dls.makingartstudios.com/sandbox/ - DLS: The Sandbox
https://github.com/mamedev/mame MAME - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
Try MAME in Browser!
https://blackshift.itch.io/blackshift - Blackshift is a grid-based, space-themed action puzzle game which isn't afraid of complexity — think Chip's Challenge on crack.
Real-Time Polygonal-Light Shading with Linearly Transformed Cosines
https://eheitzresearch.wordpress.com/415-2/ - Real-Time Polygonal-Light Shading with Linearly Transformed Cosines, Eric Heitz, Jonathan Dupuy, Stephen Hill and David Neubelt, ACM SIGGRAPH 2016
http://www.dogbytegames.com/dead_venture.html - Dead Venture is a new Drive 'N Gun game where you help a handful of survivals reach the safe haven: a military base on a far island.
https://github.com/degenerated1123/REGoth - Open source reimplementation of the zEngine, used by the game "Gothic" and "Gothic II".
Browser demo: http://gothic-dx11.de/gothic-js/REGoth.html
https://github.com/volcoma/EtherealEngine EtherealEngine C++ Game Engine and
http://gorallygame.com/ - Go Rally is top-down rally game with a career mode, multiplayer time challenges, and a track creator.
https://github.com/jdryg/vg-renderer#vg-renderer - A vector graphics renderer
for bgfx, based on ideas from both NanoVG and ImDrawList (Dear ImGUI)
http://www.dogbytegames.com/zombie_safari.html - Do what you please in this Open-World Offroad Driving game: explore massive landscapes, complete challenges, smash zombies, find secret locations, unlock and upgrade cars and weapons, it's up to you!
Smith and Winston
http://www.smithandwinston.com/ - Smith and Winston is an exploration twin stick shooter for PC, PS4 & XBoxOne arriving in late 2018. Smith and Winston features a massively destructable voxel world, rapid twin stick combat, physics puzzles and Metroid style discovery.
Football Manager 2018
http://www.footballmanager.com/ - Football Manager 2018 is a 2017 football management simulation video game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega.
http://wonderworlds.me/ - WonderWorlds is a place to play thousands of user-created levels and stories, make your own using the extensive in-game tools and share them with whomever you want.
two-io / mud
https://hugoam.github.io/two-io/ - an all-purpose c++ app prototyping library, focused towards live graphical apps and games.
Talking Tom Pool
https://outfit7.com/apps/talking-tom-pool/ - "Sling and match” puzzle game for mobile devices.
https://github.com/fredakilla/GPlayEngine#gplayengine - GPlayEngine is C++ cross-platform game engine for creating 2D/3D games based on the GamePlay 3D engine v3.0.
Off The Road
http://www.dogbytegames.com/off_the_road.html - Sandbox off-road driving simulator.
https://beardsvibe.com/ - Multiplayer PVP rhythm game.
My Talking Tom 2
https://outfit7.com/apps/my-talking-tom-2/ - Many mini games for mobile devices.
https://www.neoaxis.com/ - Versatile 3D project development environment.
https://github.com/jpcy/xatlas#xatlas - Mesh parameterization library
Heroes of Hammerwatch
https://store.steampowered.com/app/677120/Heroes_of_Hammerwatch/ Heroes of Hammerwatch is a rogue-lite action-adventure game set in the same universe as Hammerwatch. Encounter endless hordes of enemies, traps, puzzles, secrets and lots of loot, as you battle your way through procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the Forsaken Spire.
Instantly load and view assets on any device. All you need is a web browser.
SIGGRAPH 2019: Project Nira: Instant Interactive Real-Time Access to Multi-Gigabyte Sized 3D Assets on Any Device
An open source reimplementation of the game Black & White (2001).
Implementation of Clustered Shading and Physically Based Rendering with the bgfx rendering library.
NIMBY Rails is a management and design sandbox game for railways you build in the real world.
Next generation driver for Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII (with native Steam 2013 release support!)
Shadow Gangs is an arcade style ninja action game.
Growtopia is a free-to-play sandbox MMO game with almost endless possibilities for world creation, customization and having fun with your friends. Enjoy thousands of items, challenges and events.
Digital implementation of tabletop spaceship building in real-time or turn-based mode, then surviving space adventures, with AI opponents, multiplayer, achievements and solo campaign.
Through the Ages
The card tabletop deep strategy game in your devices. Lead your civilization from pyramids to space flights. Challenges, achievements, skilled AIs and online multiplayer.
One of the best party game. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. Simple to explain, easy to understand, challenging gameplay.
PeakFinder shows the names of all mountains and peaks with a 360° panorama display. More than 850'000 peaks - from Mount Everest to the little hill around the corner.
Ember Sword is a free to play MMORPG running directly in your browser and is being developed and published by Bright Star Studios.
Off The Road Unleashed
Off The Road Unleashed is a sandbox driving game for the Nintendo Switch.
If you see a vehicle you bet you can hop into it! Pilot big rigs, helicopters, boats, airplanes or even trains. Sand dunes, frozen plains, mountains to climb and conquer.
Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 is an online role-playing game with fast-paced action combat, a rich and detailed universe of stories, awe-inspiring landscapes to explore, two challenging player vs. player modes—and no subscription fees!
Griftlands is a roguelike deck-building game with role-playing story elements in a science fiction setting, developed and published by Klei Entertainment.
HARFANG® 3D is a BGFX-powered 3D visualization framework for C++, Python, Go, and Lua. It comes with a 3D editor, HARFANG Studio.
Marine Melodies / Resistance
Demoscene musicdisk released at Evoke 2022 demoparty.
Activeworlds is an online VR platform with rich multimedia and presentation features. Create your own worlds or build in free community worlds, hold your own event / meeting or join inworld events!
Equilibrium Engine is a Data-oriented and multi-threaded C11 Game Engine with libraries & shaders hot-reloading.
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