Easy game engine for Mac OS X

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Hi!

I'm looking for a free, easy-to-use game engine written in Objective-C.
I'm a beginning game developer (but I know how to use Objective-C), and I don't have the money for expensive engines...

Tutorials would be nice too ;-)

Yvan
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If you want a 3D game engine, you won't find anything better than Unity3D on the Mac, which is free for the basic version. You'll use C#, not Objective-C, but that's a good trade-off for what the engine offers if you ask me.
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AnotherJake Wrote:If you want a 3D game engine, you won't find anything better than Unity3D on the Mac, which is free for the basic version. You'll use C#, not Objective-C, but that's a good trade-off for what the engine offers if you ask me.
Seconded..
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Nibbie
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AnotherJake Wrote:If you want a 3D game engine, you won't find anything better than Unity3D on the Mac, which is free for the basic version. You'll use C#, not Objective-C, but that's a good trade-off for what the engine offers if you ask me.

Yeah, I already found that.
But I'm actually looking for a 2D engine.

Thanks in advance,
Yvan
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I can't think of any 2D engines for the Mac that use Obj-C. Doesn't mean there aren't any though.
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Maybe cocos2d-iphone is what you need.
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igame3d Wrote:Maybe cocos2d-iphone is what you need.

I thought that was only for iPhone.
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Well there's cocos2d and there's an iPhone version. I don't know if there's really a "Mac" version, but it's all cross platform foundations by the looks of it. http://cocos2d.org/

The only other 2D-focused engine I know of that I'd recommend is Torque 2D, but it's currently being majorly rewritten. The new version will be a lot nicer than the current one, and I'm not sure how different it'll be.

At any rate, the current one is ok, but not suited to certain things out of the box.
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