Tools for rolling your own engine

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  • sol2

    Sol3 (sol2 v3.0) - a C++ <-> Lua API wrapper with advanced features and top notch performance - is here, and it's great! Documentation:

    Here is link number 2 - Previous text "Sol"

  • gamedev_libraries

    A collection of open source c/c++ libraries for gamedev

    Tools make it seem like you press buttons and things happen, You will find more if you look for libraries.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • dds-ktx

    Single header KTX/DDS reader

    dds_ktx is a pretty tiny lib for reading DDS and KTX files easily

  • MathGeoLib

    A C++ library for linear algebra and geometry manipulation for computer graphics.

    MathGeoLib for your simd but not psycho math and geometry

  • sokol

    minimal cross-platform standalone C headers

    Sokol - Imgui

  • JsonCpp

    A C++ library for interacting with JSON.

    json cpp for json

  • bgfx

    Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.

    bgfx seems interesting if you aren't going to use SFML. Gets you rendering.

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  • SFML

    Simple and Fast Multimedia Library

    SFML but I don't really recommend it, I don't have a strong alternative though. It's half-baked in a lot of it's implementations and development has all but died on it.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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