2D Point and Click Engine Recommendations

Aug 03, 2014

I'm looking for some good recommendations on modern 2D point-and-click adventure game engines. These should be complete engines, not just advice to use Lua or Pascal (it's making a comeback). I want to look at the whole engine, not just the scripting language. PC based is required. Mobile is a ok. HTML5 is not necessary. Screw JavaScript. Screw Lua too, but not as hard as JavaScript.

I'm not so much interested in using them, as I'd just like to dissect and deconstruct what the state of the art is today.

P.S. I don't know why I hate Lua so much. I haven't really used it other than hacking WoW UI mods, but there is something about the syntax that makes it feel like fingernails on a chalkboard.

P.P.S It's wonderful that "modern 2d point-and-click" isn't an oxymoron anymore.

P.P.P.S Big bonus points if you've actually used the engine. I do know how to use Google.

P.P.P.P.S I want engines that are made for adventure games, not general purpose game engines.

Mark Aug 04, 2018
4years later... after your post above .... the state of 'engines' has got like operating systems ... not many and they want to run the latest (add word) ie VR ... but forget about reliability.... oh the hours over the years spent sorting out a 'foul' widows update... Linux beckons.... I found this page when searching for point and click engines .... Myst, Riven were best Exile cubic then Cyan went RT... (awol?) ...  Revelation was nice but even with cheats I got stuck in the coloured clouds... pity ... then ... Obduction ... and everybody has got at least 8GBram & i5CPU .. with recommended ...................
    Operating System: Windows 10 64 bit
    CPU(Processor): CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better
    RAM(Memory): 16 GB RAM
    GPU(Graphics): NVIDIA GTX 970 w/4 GB / AMD R9 290 w/4 GB equivalent or better
    Storage: 20 GB available space
    Notes: SSD highly recommended
oh and also VR needs this sort of spec... with nausia following....

Meanwhile there have been some nice engines over the years but widows with its forced updates has stopped most of them working and most XP etc games.... Have you seen DK point and click? the editor is ok but its actually for sprites etc 2.5D ....  I liked AM and its simple editor etc but its owner is not communicating with forum and it apparently has problems running or more to the effect widows stopped it...... pipmak doesn't have an editor or packaging etc.... email me...