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Hi,I know the basics of c++ and I'm planning to get into game development using engines. The game I have in mind is a 2D sidescroller rpg game, What engine do you recommend me to use?

I want the engine to be open source and cross platform, altought I'm not interested in porting it to Android or to IOs. If you know an engine that meets all these requirements, please let me know.

Unreal Engine 4

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I'm not certain why I was downvoted. Sure Unreal Engine 4 isn't free and 100% open source(unless you pay a measly \$20), but pretty damn close.

Two requirements were that it must be open source, and it must be made for 2D.

It is not open source. It is not 2D, although with some work you can constrain the viewpoint if you wish.

While both the Unreal and Unity engines could probably be made to meet his needs, there are many tools that are a better fit for the stated requirements.

Also, as this is For Beginners, there are special rules laid out in the forum FAQ. "Answer the question that was asked. Unless the question is completely illogical and makes no sense, you should at least attempt to provide a cursory answer before offering up alternatives."  In this case he asked for a very specific set of requirements, and Unreal fails 50% of those specific requirements. Since the answer was technically wrong (fails 50% of his requirements) and it didn't try to answer his question, instead only offering up alternatives, I'm one of those that voted your answer down.

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