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I was wondering if someone could suggest a game engine (preferably free) that I could mess around with with relative ease. I've always wanted to tinker with making some sort of 3D game, or really, just learning basic things about the way that they are made by toying around with the engine. I'm not sure what I should look for, though, and I'm not really sure what's out there and what's free.

So, I figured I'd take it to the forums. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Blender is a great 3D game engine as well as a IDE.

It's open source as well so you can do whatever you like.
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Blender is a great 3D game engine as well as a IDE.

It's open source as well so you can do whatever you like.
Thanks, this is just what I was looking for.
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check out Unity
 
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Unreal Development Kit Maybe?
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Unreal Development Kit Maybe?
yes, i believe its free as long as you dont charge for the final product
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post #7 of 8
+1 for Unity and UDK

I would recommend you start out messing with Unity since its probably a bit easier for beginners than UDK.

However, If you own Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, download the construction kit for it. It is stupidly easy to mod and there are plenty of good tutorials around you can follow. So I would definitely recommend trying out the Oblivion CS if you own that game. Its a great way to get introduced into modding and 3D games
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post #8 of 8
Wait for CryEngine 2! Its coming out soon
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