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Ok, I plan to create a simple yet entertaining game but what engine should I use?? Is the quake engine going to assist in a 3-D game? Most likely the game will be a 2-D game programmed in C++ so what is the best engine to use if not the quake engine?? Also can you explain what a engine does? Other than jus saying it is what displays your graphics I am stuck understanding this! thanks alot

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Have you ever checked out SDL? You can easily make a game with c++ and SDL. It is also very easy to use if you use Dev-C++. It is free for download and there are some good tutorials for it. I think SDL would be a great choice for programming a 2D game. If you were going 3D though you might want to use an engine if you don't program your own. Good luck with whatever you choose!

EDIT: An engine is like the heart of a game. It holds all the core game code and events. It is mostly what runs your game.

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