Allegro VS Godot

Compare Allegro vs Godot and see what are their differences.


The official Allegro 5 git repository. Pull requests welcome! (by liballeg)


Godot Engine – Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine (by godotengine)
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Allegro Godot
12 913
1,303 44,219
1.4% 2.2%
8.0 10.0
3 days ago 1 day ago
C C++
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Allegro. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-12.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Godot. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-03.
  • What do you NOT like about Godot? II
    6 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    4.0 dev also has a new feature (clip children) that ishould be useful for better+easier polygonal art, but it's also broken (has some issue with backbuffer that makes it render oddly, there's a 1-line improper fix for that but color still blends improperly). Here's an example of the partial-improper-fix version (that also shows a different clip issue as well with control nodes):
    6 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    Debugger bugs. (1)(2)
    6 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    I really hope someone looks at #49198 soon before there is an official alpha release. 2D Clipping and Masking is such a vital core 2D feature, and it has been broken ever since it was implemented.
    6 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    This is done by design. It fixes a longstanding issue with the animation editor impacting the scene's saved state:
    6 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    This should be fixed in 3.5 when using the GLES3 renderer thanks to shader caching :)
  • Open 3D Foundation announces first major release of Open 3D Engine
    5 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    Dropping by to second Godot as a good choice for game development in 2021:

    I'd say that its advantages are:

      - small download size, easy to get started with
    5 projects | | 3 Dec 2021
    Godot is the open-source equivalent, and for 2D is absolutely the best engine I've used out of the UE, Unity and Godot. 3D is having big improvements coming in 4.0. Worth checking out:
  • How to develop mac games
    1 project | | 2 Dec 2021
    I think you'd have a good time with Godot. While not necessarily being different, it avoids expensive licenses because it's FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). They have their own scripting language GDScript or you could download their Mono version and use C# instead. While being low on tutorials currently, the content of those tutorials are really good. Garbaj's Tutorial Playlist and GDQuest's content are good material to watch for learning Godot.
  • How hard is it realistically to learn game coding
    1 project | | 2 Dec 2021
    I would also like to take a moment to recommend the Godot Engine. It's open source, completely free, a very lightweight app, and its native language is very similar to Python. The community is smaller than the Unity or Unreal communities, but it's very active and there are lots of learning resources available.
  • Socket Error: 10054 - No Debug Information
    1 project | | 2 Dec 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Allegro and Godot you can also consider the following projects:

Cocos2d - Cocos2d-x is a suite of open-source, cross-platform, game-development tools used by millions of developers all over the world.

o3de - Open 3D Engine (O3DE) is an Apache 2.0-licensed multi-platform 3D engine that enables developers and content creators to build AAA games, cinema-quality 3D worlds, and high-fidelity simulations without any fees or commercial obligations.

bevy - A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust

Panda3D - Powerful, mature open-source cross-platform game engine for Python and C++, developed by Disney and CMU

Spring RTS game engine - A powerful free cross-platform RTS game engine. - Report issues at

Torque3D - MIT Licensed Open Source version of Torque 3D from GarageGames

GDevelop - :video_game: GDevelop is an open-source, cross-platform game engine designed to be used by everyone.

Oxygine - Oxygine is C++ engine and framework for 2D games on iOS, Android, Windows, Linux and Mac

Banshee Engine

CRYENGINE - CRYENGINE is a powerful real-time game development platform created by Crytek.

godot-rust - Rust bindings for GDNative

love - LÖVE is an awesome 2D game framework for Lua.