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Samuel Anjam

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Windows, Linux

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BlendELF compact open source 3d game engine aimed towards independent game developers for quick prototyping and game/virtual environment creation.

Supported Features


  • Other
  • LUA, .NET and C++ APIs
  • Extremely simple to get up and running
  • Ease of use: quick prototyping
  • Render-to-Texture
  • Fonts
  • GUI
  • Post processing
  • Bloom
  • Depth of Field
  • Light Shafts
  • Truetype font rendering
  • Built in GUI objects
  • Particle System
  • Depth of Field
  • Compact, straightforward particle system
  • Mesh emitters for particles


  • Per-pixel
  • High quality per pixel lighting
  • Normal Mapping
  • Parallax Mapping
  • Specular Mapping
  • Light Mapping


  • Shadow Mapping


  • Basic
  • Multi-texturing
  • Bumpmapping
  • Mipmapping Assign normal/parallax/specular/light maps to materials and shaders will be generated and used automatically


  • Vertex
  • Pixel
  • High Level Auto generated shaders for ease of use and consistent results


  • Mesh Loading
  • Skinning
  • Deformation Dynamic loading of resources

Scene Management

  • General
  • Occlusion Culling Dynamic occlusion culling


  • Skeletal Animation Up to 4 weights per vertex


  • Basic Physics
  • Collision Detection
  • Rigid Body
  • Bullet Physics
  • Joints
  • Limiting physics to axises (2D physics possible)

Artificial Intelligence

  • Scripted


  • 2D Sound
  • 3D Sound Sounds powered by OpenAL


License Name Price in $US Source Code Included?
ZLIB Free Yes
Proprietary Free No
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Great Job

  by 00000000000000000000000000000000 LizardGamer Sep 04, 2010 at 03:55

This game engine is great, even though it about 5mb's it really is good and I would recommend it.

I even like the touch of being able to use Lua.

It is great for prototyping which is a plus, it's free to use which is a plus, and it's open source an even better plus.

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful

Needs more features

  by 00000000000000000000000000000000 haxxel Aug 13, 2010 at 13:57

It's a great engine for rendering and fucking around with physics, but lacks game engine features, like good scene management.

It's also kinda slow, a couple of houses lags a bit, but all other features are better than all other open source engines, and this makes it really easy, and even easier with the editor.

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