Stride Game Engine

Stride GDC2017 trailer – Stride – YouTube

Free Open-Source Cross-Platform

Today, the topic is about the Stride game engine. After the recent events involving the Unity game engine and the developers, which was my go to game engine, I have decided to halt the use of the Unity game engine and find another game engine. Some questions that I have would be typical of any developer using a game engine. What can Stride do? Is it powerful? Can I make games? Let’s dive in and discover what the Stride game engine is all about.


Step 1. Download and Install

So I clicked on the link to download the Stride game engine. Here it says the freedom to create my own game.

Stride is a powerful, open-source 2D and 3D cross-platform game engine. It’s free to use, modify, and distribute under the permissive MIT license. Whether you’re creating a simple mobile game or the next big console hit, Stride has the features and flexibility you need.

What is the MIT license?

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so.

Step 2. A Few Questions Answered From The Stride Game Engine Website

  • What platforms can I make applications for using Stride?
    Stride currently supports Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One and Universal Windows Platforms (UWP). Stride also supports most popular VR devices and has experimental support for Linux.
  • Do I have to open the code of my game if I modify Stride/Xenko?
    No. Xenko 3.x and Stride 4+ are covered by MIT license.
  • What kinds of application can I make with Stride?
    Stride is open-source, highly modular, and super-versatile. You can use it to create mobile, PC and VR games, or as a high-end rendering engine for applications such as training simulations or architecture and engineering software.
  • Do I own the content I make with Stride?
    Yes. You own all the content you make with Stride.

Step 3. Time To Learn

Well this blog post for the day is done. I’m off to learn the Stride game engine. More to come as I learn the new engine.


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