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Overview

Cost Distribution Tools Platform Scripting/Programming Pre-Compiled1
Baja Engine Free Yes Windows, Mac Lua Yes
3D Gamestudio $49-899 Some Editions Windows C-Script, C Yes
Torque $150-749 Windows, Mac, Linux C++,Torque Script No
Crystal SpaceFree Windows, Mac, Linux No
OGREFree Windows, Mac, Linux No
C4 $200 Windows, Mac C++, Visual Scripting No
Cipher $100 Windows C, C++ No

Rendering Features

ShadersReflections/WaterGlow/BlurMultitexturingEnvironment Maps
Baja EngineYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D Gamestudio Yes No No No No
Torque Some Editions
Crystal Space
OGRE
C4 Yes
Cipher

Misc Features

Particles Networking Scene Graph Animation/Bones 2D Engine
Baja EngineYesSockets Yes Yes Yes
3D Gamestudio Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Torque
Crystal Space
OGRE
C4
Cipher

Audio Features

File Formats 3D Audio Streaming
Baja Engine OGG, WAV Yes Yes
3D Gamestudio OGG, WAV, MP32 No No
Torque
Crystal Space
OGRE None No No
C4
Cipher

Pipeline Features

Supported Editors
Baja EngineSoftimage
3D GamestudioProprietary
Torque
Crystal Space
OGRE
C4Collada
Cipher

Nodes

1. 'Pre-Compiled' indicates that your receive the engine in binary executable form. Some engines require that you have a working compiler and know how to compile C.
2. Not supported by all editions

Data Source

All information presented here is retrieved from each engine's respective web sites. All information is up to date as of January 2007.