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I have used HGE for a couple of projects in the past, but updates to the codebase stopped quite awhile ago (although the forums are still fairly active). I don't mind using it, but I figure it's been so long since I've looked, there must be something new out there.

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If it does what you need, or can be modified to suit, why do you need a 'new' engine. I'm not familiar with HGE since I've always rolled my own 2D engines, but, as a general rule, I'll take a golden-oldie over buzz-words and the latest fad engine any day of the week.

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There's www.sfml-dev.org . It's new, C++ based and cross platform. There's bindings for other languages too. I'm fairly new to game programming and this was a breeze to get up and running.

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If it does what you need, or can be modified to suit, why do you need a 'new' engine. I'm not familiar with HGE since I've always rolled my own 2D engines, but, as a general rule, I'll take a golden-oldie over buzz-words and the latest fad engine any day of the week.


I'm happy to stick with HGE, but I'd prefer to use something that is being actively maintained. Also, the art of programming is fluid, and there may be new techniques or technologies that a newer engine has implemented. For instance, HGE is based on DirectX 8 (there is a port to DX9).

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There's www.sfml-dev.org . It's new, C++ based and cross platform. There's bindings for other languages too. I'm fairly new to game programming and this was a breeze to get up and running.


SFML looks nice, I'll take a longer look at it later.

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