I know that the these forms like to have questions that can be nicely answered, and I might be slightly passed that line... But anyway, what are the blender game engine development ideas? Is it still a part of the main focus of development? Or is it just a side feature that is worked on now and then.

I read the recent patch notes, and some nice new features has been added, but will it (or is it already) get on/close the same level as the mainstream engines? e.g. Unity, Unreal, or Cry.

I ask this because the posts/articles I've read about the blender engine is quite outdated, 3 or 4 years old, and I want to know how the blender engine is standing relative to other engines out there today.


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Ton Roosendaal covers this in the Blender roadmap – 2.7, 2.8 and beyond

What should then be dropped is the idea to make Blender have an embedded “true” game engine. We should acknowledge that we never managed to make something with the portability and quality of Unreal or Crysis… or even Unity3D. And Blender’s GPL license is not helping here much either.

If you want to develop a game today you can model assets with blender, but should better pick another game engine.

  • $\begingroup$ So... Still the same huh, I'll stick to using blender for modeling then :D. $\endgroup$
    – 8176135
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 8:31
  • $\begingroup$ no, you can not do an AAA game on an INDI engine, blender is very unstable, it does not have good documentation and it is as reliable as wikipedia, I like blender - yes, but it is a hippy-minded development, unable to mature a version to a degree of stability worthy of competing with other 3D engines, that should give you an idea of what can be done in game engine, I suggest you try with Ketsji Game engine, $\endgroup$
    – user62213
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 11:51
  • $\begingroup$ I work only modifying bge, but as I do it alone, I'm very slow, I included a very small and simple particle system but still has too many bugs, and because of my work schedule I can not dedicate full time, if you are interested and you know something about c ++ $\endgroup$
    – user62213
    Commented Sep 20, 2018 at 11:53

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