The Esenthel engine, previously previewed in this video, have moved from a license based business model to a donation supported one. Additionally the source code has been released and is available on GitHub. The source code is not under a recognized FOSS license, instead releasing under a proprietary one with one particularly poisonous condition:
Esenthel Engine code/algorithms/designs may NOT be used for development/improvement of other Game Engines. You may NOT browse Esenthel Engine source code if you work on improving other Game Engines, in that case you may only compile it with the included tool and work with the compiled binary version of Esenthel Engine.
If you are working on or contribute to a game engine then you want to stay far away from this source code! Other than this clause, the license is fairly liberal and allows you to use Esenthel freely and without requiring a splash screen or watermark.
The key features of the Esenthel engine include:
- Very Easy to Use
- Advanced Graphics and Physics
- High Performance
- Low Memory Usage
- Unlimited Sized Worlds
- Collaborative Development
- Auto Publishing
- 100+ Tutorials and 90+ Documentation Pages Included
- Esenthel Store to sell your own Items
- Frequent Updates
- Rock Solid - Zero Bug Tolerance
Essenthel can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux here.