Box2D VS Newton Dynamics

Compare Box2D vs Newton Dynamics and see what are their differences.

Box2D

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

Newton Dynamics

Newton Dynamics is an integrated solution for real time simulation of physics environments. (by MADEAPPS)
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Box2D Newton Dynamics
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5,814 800
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4.5 9.3
3 months ago 5 days ago
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MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Box2D

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 2022-07-11.

Newton Dynamics

Posts with mentions or reviews of Newton Dynamics. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-25.
  • Newton Dynamics vs Bullet Physics for Game Engine?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/gamedev | 25 Jan 2022
    Someone I know is fond of using the term 'bus factor' when discussing libraries like these, as in "how many people need to get killed by a bus in order for the project to die?" Both Newton and Bullet have a bus factor of 1, meaning 1 particular guy needs to get hit and the lion's share of commit contributions comes to an end, although Bullet bus factor is probably slightly higher than Newton.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Box2D and Newton Dynamics 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.

LiquidFun - 2D physics engine for games

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

PhysX - NVIDIA PhysX SDK

box2d-lite - A small 2D physics engine

ODE

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

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