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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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Creating a browser game (2D top-down perspective) without programming skills

A couple of options to consider, for starters: Gameblox - blocks-based programming program to make games online. It's being developed at the MIT STEP Lab and is used by the Design and Development of ...
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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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Do-It-Yourself software to create my own games without any computing knowledge?

GameMaker It's a drag-and-drop game creator that allows you to design a variety of different games. Simple 2D games can be done using purely the GUI but some knowledge of programming and use of the ...
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Do-It-Yourself software to create my own games without any computing knowledge?

I would recommend teach them to code first once they get a hold of that you can successfully move on to the other aspects like design work,framework and other things.Maybe this article on most used ...
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What engine should I use to create 2D minigames?

Python and Pygame Python is a high-level programming language. It is beginner friendly and its codes are intuitive and very readable, you can get the Windows setup here Pygame is an easy to use Python ...
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Framework for arcade game

melonJS is a fresh & lightweight HTML5 game engine, which currently has the following features: A fresh & lightweight 2D sprite-based engine Standalone library (does not rely on anything else,...
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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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Free alternative to World Machine

Blender sounds like it might be of interest for you. The software is based on a GNU General Public License v2 or later and you can download it on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
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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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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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3D boolean operations in java

By order of usability (JME ready) and robustness: jMonkeyCSG this is a JMonkey port of UnBBoolean (so basically, UnBBoolean was (re)made 100% compatible with JMonkeyEngine), read more here. It has ...
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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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Can anyone recommend a scripting language and OpenGL implementation?

Since you already know some python why not use visual python it is cross platform and can readily do what you ask. The texture_and_lighting example: from __future__ import division from visual ...
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RPG game engine HTML5/javscript

Deepak, have you tried Phaser ? Its a pretty neat engine. Though I haven't tried all the feature-requirements you have listed, in it, but estimating it to fit well. Here's a page which demonstrates ...
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Isometric JavaScript framework/engine?

I am obviously biased (being the main author), but would recommend WADE isometric, which comes with a step-by-step guide to making what you described above. We used it to make this game, which works ...
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Portable admin-less cross-compiling 2D game developing program?

I would suggest taking a look at pyGame, the major points it doesn't satisfy is it isn't C++ it is python and it doesn't compile to exe. You can use it portably, (windows via portable python - ...
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Maze generator library

I am currently working on a maze generation library written in Java 7+, and would be willing to discuss its use. I also found an example of a simple maze generation algorithm here, that should help ...
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A simple and elegant language/framework for text game design

There are several dozen competitors, but basically it all comes down to a choice between the big two: TADS and http://inform7.com/. The languages have widely different syntax, so it will be a matter ...
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