What are the best 2D Python game engines?

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    Pygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing games. Pygame adds functionality on top of the excellent SDL library. This allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs in Python. Pygame is highly portable and runs on nearly every platform and operating system. Pygame itself has been downloaded millions of times, and has had millions of visits to its website.



    Dan Li
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "I think Pygame is a really cool 2d Python game engine. The community is really competitive in a friendly way. It also is really retro-based because of the fact that it's a 2D engine. This takes the focus off of making really pretty games and puts it towards learning functions."
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    Pyglet is a game engine for Python that allows you to build and create games with its multimedia library and a object-oriented programming interface.



    Phillip Baker
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "I have been searching for a long time to find a good game engine for Python. Recently, I have stumbled upon Pyglet and have been completely blown away. Everything about it is world class. I love the ability to build and create game with the multimedia library. "
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    Cocos2D-x is a platform for developing multi-platform games. An open-source software made in C++, the is for games, apps and other GUI-based programs. JavaScript and Lua bindings are included in this software.


    Mac, Windows


    Robert Palmer
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "I didn't find this very helpful. Cocos2D-X is C++, Javascript, and LUA, not Python. There is a Python engine in the Cocos2D family, but it's not very active and wasn't mentioned in the solution."
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    Ren'Py is a visual novel engine – used by thousands of creators from around the world – that helps you use words, images, and sounds to tell interactive stories that run on computers and mobile devices. These can be both visual novels and life simulation games

    Windows, Mac


    Christine Sandoval
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Needed the best 2D Python game engines around. Ren'Py was suggested by a friend. I tried it and it has been great so far, easy to use visual novel engine that is better then what I have tried before."


Best What are the best 2D Python game engines
1pygameSoftware 8 Free
2PygletSoftware 5 Free
3Cocos2D-XSoftware 3 Free
4Ren'PySoftware 1 Free

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