Physics Engine: Box2D

Box2D Stats
Developer: Erin Catto
Cost: Free, open-source
Programming Language: C++


Box2D is is an open-source physics and graphics engine for two-dimensional games created by Erin Catto in 2006. Features include:

  • Continuous Collision Detection
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Gravity
  • Friction
  • Restitution

Box2D has become the basis for many other engines, including Cocos2D for iPhone, Chipmunk, and Torque2D

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