2d and 3d Game and Rendering Engines for Python

Thanks to the nice feedback i got for 2D Game Engines for Python i decided to compile a list of 2d and 3d game development possibilities with python i found so far. It might not be complete, but i'll maintain the list from time to time when i find new engines or get tips from you. Your feedback is generally very appreciated.

Last update on July 2017

2D Game and Rendering engines:

  • PyGame Python binding for sdl and more
  • pyglet 2D games with opengl. No external dependencies, besides python of course ;-) Uses OpenGL
  • Pycap The PopCap Game Framework for Python
  • SpriteCraft Small game engine with python bindings
  • ika RPG game engine with python scripting
  • FIFEngine platform independent game engine with python scripting
  • cocos2d framework for 2d game and graphical/interactive applications; uses pyglet
  • Construct Gamebuilder like tool which supports Scripting in python, uses directx - windows only
  • marishco A 2D casual game framework (DirectX & OpenGL).
  • Pilas full game engine based on pygame; with editor gui (spanish only docs)
  • kivy UI lib for creating apps and games, supports 2d and 3d, apps run on Linux, Windows, OS X, Android and iOS, MIT

Tile and Sprite engines for Pygame and pyglet

  • PGU - Phil's pyGame Utilities supports isometric and hex too
  • Waldi Tile Engine simple tile engines with sprite support (incl. animation) and collision detection. stores map in xml
  • Rabbyt fast sprite engine, can use either pygame or pyglet
  • Spryte is a sprite enigne for pyglet and can be found in their svn

3D Game and Rendering engines

  • PyOpenGL pure binding to opengl
  • Python-Ogre Ogre 3D for python, supports various libs like ODE too
  • Panda3D full game engine in C++ with python integration
  • Pyrr binding to the irrlicht engine
  • Blender Game Engine
  • Soya 3D object oriented "high level" 3D engine for Python
  • Delta3D Open Source Game and Simulation engine with python scripting
  • PyCrystal binding for Crystal Space
  • Sylphis3D commercial game engine with GPL version available
  • pyglet Uses OpenGL and can therefor do 3D too
  • Construct Gamebuilder like tool which supports Scripting in python, uses directx - windows only
  • PySoy 3D game engine based on C/python. AGPLv3
  • Eden Eden is a high-level wrapper and extender for the Panda 3D rendering engine. BSD/LGPL
  • kivy UI lib for creating apps and games, supports 2d and 3d, apps run on Linux, Windows, OS X, Android and iOS, MIT
  • Engendro3D OpenGL 3D Game Engine for Python, LGPL and Work in Progress