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The top 14 game engines: The list in full

Develop’s breakdown of the top 14 game engines available today has come to an end, and you can find the full list here.

Throughout the week we have been providing analysis of many of the best third-party development platforms on the market for developers of all sizes.

From triple-A studios to indies, from PC and console developers to mobile, tablet, browser and HTML5 game creators, there is a game engine for everyone.

Below we have a short overview of the platforms each engine supports, with a link to an analysis of each development platform featuring quick facts and short interviews with each vendor.

The Top 14 game engines

(In alphabetical order)

App Game Kit

Company: The Game Creators
Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac, PC
Used in: Cannon Ball, Hide It Find It, Jumping Jack


Company: Wargaming
Platforms: Browser, PC
Used in: World of Tanks, Grandia Online, Heroes: Scions of Phoenix, Moego, Realm of the Titans


Company: Blitz Games Studios
Platforms: 3DS, Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360
Used in: House of the Dead: Overkill, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Puss in Boots, Kumo Lumo, Vitalize

CryEngine 3

Company: Crytek
Platforms: Next-gen consoles, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Used in (All versions): Crysis, Aion, MechWarrior Online, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, Cabal Online 2


Company: Gamebase USA
Platforms: Android, iOS, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360
Used in: Catherine, El Shaddai, Epic Mickey, Rocksmith, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning


Company: YoYo Games
Platforms: Android, Browser, iOS, Mac, PC, Windows Phone
Used in: Hotline Miami, Mr Karoshi, Reflexions, Spelunky


Company: Idea Fabrik
Platforms: PC
Used in: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Havok Vision Engine

Company: Havok
Platforms: Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Wii, Wii U, Windows Phone, Xbox 360
Used in: Arcania: Gothic 4, Carnival Island, Orcs Must Die!, The Settlers 7, Soul Worker

Infernal Engine

Company: Terminal Reality
Platforms: 3DS, Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360
Used in: Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Kinect Star Wars, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct


Company: Marmalade
Platform: Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Mac, PC, Smart TVs, Windows Phone
Used in: Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies, Cut the Rope, Draw Something, Pro Evolution Soccer, Talisman


Company: Rapid2D
Platforms: PC
Used in: Keep Calm and Kill Aliens, London Breaker, Royal Pigeon


Company: Stonetrip
Platforms: Android, BlackBerry OS, Browser, Flash, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, Wii, Windows Phone, Xbox 360
Used in: Babel Rising, Non Flying Soldiers

Unity 4

Company: Unity Technologies
Platform: Android, Browser, Flash, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
Used in (Any version): Bad Piggies, Castle Story, Dead Trigger 2, République, Wasteland 2

Unreal Engine 4

Company: Epic Games
Platforms (UE4): Consoles (TBA), PC, PS4
Used in (UE3): Gears of War, Infinity Blade, Mass Effect, Dishonored, BioShock Infinite

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