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Simple C++ 2D rendering engine

Take a look at SFML. It offers window creation, event handling, sprite drawing and is all pretty simple to use.
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2D game development environment

Unity is well supported and has had a 2D mode for games https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/topics/2d-game-creation/2d-game-development-walkthrough for a few years now and the IDE is excellent. ...
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Free alternative to World Machine

i haven't found any free ones but i have found one that is very cheap compared to World machine https://starscenesoftware.com/fractscape.html
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2D game development environment

I would recommend you to check Godot, a multi-platform 2D and 3D open source game engine with IDE. You can easily export the games to desktop systems Windows, Linux, or Mac OS, and mobile devices like ...
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Which engine for a 2D rpg for a beginner?

I would recommend GameMaker: Studio. This piece of software costs $50 normally but I was able to get it for free through some sale. There is also a free version of GameMaker except it only allows ...
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What tool could be used to develop multi-platform games with libGDX?

The JetBrains IDEA community edition may well fit the bill in this instance, but for all of these you need to do the Gradle setup first, and then import. Personally, I've been using Eclipse and not ...
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Digitize old board games

Try this. This is exactly the software framework that you are looking for: http://www.vassalengine.org/
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Engine for turn-based local multiplayer game

I do not believe you will get a definite answer. The reason is that you should choose what suits you best. I will try to answer based on personal research that I have done and my small effort on ...
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Which IDE to use for C++ game development on windows and on Linux?

In my experience on Windows, Visual Studio has been the best to transition to for a Java programmer. It has the largest ecosystem/community of any the editors you mentioned and it would set you up ...
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Python library for a text adventure game

Have you looked into PyGame? I used it before for a Galaga copy, but It can handle what you are after also. There's a couple of examples of PyGame text based games here. PyGame also supports Python 3.
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Audio Engine for City Simulation Game for Python

Panda3D is free, open-source, easy to use, compatible with Python, and supports 3D audio. It also provides 3D rendering if you need that for your game too. https://www.panda3d.org/
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Game Engine for City Simulation Game for Python

Panda3D is free, open-source, compatible with Python, and supports 3D rendering. Most of it is easy to use, but it does have optional advanced features and some concepts like collision detection have ...
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2D vector graphics library to facilitate 2D inverse kinematics

I'm not so sure about the library aspect of this question, but I have created a few models in the 3D creation program SolveSpace. On creates vectors, anchors, labels and positions with appropriate ...
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An alternative to unreal engine

The various Quake engines from id software are all Open Source.
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Recommended software to create a simple Android app?

You need the Android SDK. Full blow IDE for coding plus a GUI designer plus the needed libs/jars/etc as well as an emulator so you can actually run your code without hacking and rooting a phone/...
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Software for basic multiplayer interaction

If you are writing from scratch: Lets start that you have a program that can plot dots. Each computer whenever his user moves his dot sends a single packet out on the broadcast address on an agreed ...
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Lightweight 3D Python library

I think I found what I need. I found this tutorial on the YouTube: How to program 3D graphics from scratch. Without 3D engines. (In Python) The author walks through making a 3D engine from scratch ...
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2d game engines that support reading external resources

I've used LibGDX, and also some other popular frameworks (Cocos2d-x and Haxe Flixel being the more prominent) but it always boils down to having good tools and nice ecosystem to work with, i.e. level ...
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2d game engines that support reading external resources

Why not convert the files as needed, perhaps in memory, with a library for file-format conversion?
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Which IDE to use for C++ game development on windows and on Linux?

If you like IntelliJ, or other JetBrans products, have you considered CLion? Usable on both Windows and Linux (Mac too if you want). It will have an interface you're familiar with, and you will also ...
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Simple C++ 2D rendering engine

The Cairo graphics library has C++ bindings; that might interest you. Also... Not something you can use right now, but the C++ standards committee (WG21) has a subgroup, SG14, focusing on game ...
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HTML5 2D game engine for app similar to image editor

First off, you might not need a game engine. It looks like what you need is more on pair with a graphics library. Requirement by requirement: image blending modes - add and multiply modes There ...
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Suitable platform/tools for modernized version of Star Trek (text game)

Have you looked at Corona? The app is free and they have examples of board games written using Corona. Their site claims that the single code can be compiled to run on iOS, Android, and other ...
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Suitable platform/tools for modernized version of Star Trek (text game)

"Should be cross-platform". Browser-based is the obvious answer. Failing that, all that I can think of is Delphi/RAD studio, which generates native executables for multiple platforms form a single ...
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Software recommendation for sound effects creation and editing

If you're a Mac user, you can use GarageBand, which is free for the basic version, but costs $4.99 USD for more instruments, effects, and lessons. Another option would be to buy Logic Pro X for a ...
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Game-development/simulation OOP in Lisp?

I don't know what Lisps you're already familiar with, so I can't compare them to these suggestions, but Common Lisp and Hy both have object systems. Common Lisp has CLOS, which is based on generic ...
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Planning website/application for my game

You may try UMLet. It supports all UML type diagram and you can use activity diagram. Here is sample of activity diagram: Short about UMLet: UMLet is a free, open-source UML tool with a simple ...
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Javascript Game Engine

Have a look at Phaser, an open source 2D game framework.
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2D game development environment

If you're happy with Lua as a programming language, the Defold tools provided by King would fit the bill. Given its pedigree, the design is admittedly focussed on mobile development, but the HTML5 ...
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