The game engine you waited for. Godot provides a huge set of common tools, so you can just focus on making your game without reinventing the wheel. Godot is completely free and open-source under the very permissive MIT license. No strings attached, no royalties, nothing. Your game is yours, down to the last line of engine code. The best game engines for making your own 2D indie game. we've devised this handy list of 2D game engines for developers who are still new to programming. Paired with developer recommendations Author: Jessica Famularo. Game engines are tools available for game designers to code and plan out a game quickly and easily without building one from the ground up. Whether they are 2D or 3D based, they offer tools to aid in asset creation and placement. Engines. Note: The following list is not UsaLah.org and open-source: 2D, Adventure Game Studio, Beats of Rage, Cocos2d, Moai, OHRRPGCE, OpenFL, ORX, Pygame, Ren'Py, Stratagus, Thousand Parsec, Vassal, Xconq, D, Doom engine, Build, 3D, Away3D, Bork3D, Blender Game, Cafu, Crystal Space, Delta3D, Dim3, GamePlay, GLScene, Horde3D, Irrlicht, id Tech, Quake, Quake II, 3, 4, JMonkey, OGRE, Open Wonderland, Panda3D, Papervision3D, Platinum Arts Sandbox, Plasma, PlayCanvas, PLIB, Torque, Xenko, Mix, Allegro, Godot, libGDX, Lightweight Java Game Library, Spring, Wintermute Engine.