JavaScript game-engines

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as game-engines

Top 4 JavaScript game-engine Projects

  • matter-js

    a 2D rigid body physics engine for the web ▲● ■

    Project mention: Phaser vs PixiJS for making 2D games | | 2022-08-18

    Another option is to add a third-party physics library such as Matter.js, although setting up and integrating the physics library can be tricky. If you need physics in your game, especially more complex physics effects, Phaser is a better choice.

  • engine

    Fast and lightweight JavaScript game engine built on WebGL and glTF

    Project mention: Best toolset for building a 3D Website? | | 2023-03-09
  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • melonJS

    a fresh, modern & lightweight HTML5 game engine

    Project mention: Final FLiP Stack Weekly of 2022 | | 2022-12-23
  • rewtro

    Papercraft videogame cartridges you can print and pirate with a copy machine.

    Project mention: Retro personal computer ads from the 1980s | | 2022-10-09

    I think the novel and interesting tech is still happening, its just that without the colorful ads for it on TV, and without the software being packaged up and sold with pretty box art that you can physically hold, it doesn't feel as much like a capital-E Experience. It's probably the Internet's fault that we don't do things like that anymore, but the upside is that we now have access to so many ideas and applications from all over, even ones that aren't commercially viable.

    Some that look exciting to me are: an AI that lets you animate still photos realistically [1], a simple website that guides you to discover new parks, eateries, and other places near you [2], an AI that colorizes old black-and-white photos/video [3], a Street View style map of the game world from "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", with some 1st person 360 degree photos [4], and a tiny game engine that lets you distribute your whole game physically via printed QR codes [5].

    If marketing and graphic design people ever felt like getting together to do some 'side projects', I vote that they should make print ads for apps/websites that they like :)


    [2] ( for customization)




NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-03-09.

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Project Stars
1 matter-js 14,345
2 engine 8,195
3 melonJS 5,255
4 rewtro 311
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