Box2D VS box2d-lite

Compare Box2D vs box2d-lite and see what are their differences.


Box2D is a 2D physics engine for games (by erincatto)


A small 2D physics engine (by erincatto)
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Box2D box2d-lite
30 3
6,759 746
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0.0 0.0
25 days ago over 3 years ago
C++ C++
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Box2D. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-14.


Posts with mentions or reviews of box2d-lite. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-08.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Box2D and box2d-lite you can also consider the following projects:

Bullet - Bullet Physics SDK: real-time collision detection and multi-physics simulation for VR, games, visual effects, robotics, machine learning etc.

Chipmunk - A fast and lightweight 2D game physics library.

raylib - A simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming

LiquidFun - 2D physics engine for games



CHRONO - High-performance C++ library for multiphysics and multibody dynamics simulations

Newton Dynamics - Newton Dynamics is an integrated solution for real time simulation of physics environments.

ofxBox2d - Openframework wrapper for box2d

Simbody - High-performance C++ multibody dynamics/physics library for simulating articulated biomechanical and mechanical systems like vehicles, robots, and the human skeleton.

jbox2d - a 2d Java physics engine, native java port of the C++ physics engines Box2D and LiquidFun

mujoco - Multi-Joint dynamics with Contact. A general purpose physics simulator.