I'm obviously new here. And I'm obviously going to post a question that looks like what so many of you have learned to dread over the years. Except, this thread is really not like all the others (I hope). But apologies in advance anyway.
So, backstory: I'm a software engineer, and have worked for a couple of years as a game developer in the past. I don't have a well written idea for a game - just a nagging thought at the back of my head that I should do something fun with my spare time (wife disagrees, probably thinks I should do something else). I don't have a long list of features I plan on having, and I'm not making an MMO. =p
Anyway; what this thread has in common with the countless threads I just skimmed through without finding the information I needed, is that I am looking for an engine. Ultimately, I will choose one by myself, but I would appreciate recommendations while I skim through the database. I've enjoyed devmaster in the past, but much changes in 4-5 years.
What I am looking for is something flexible, that will get me started. Preferrably C#/C++, or something similar. I don't want to be stuck with something that isn't extensible enough.
I don't really know what to write. Suggestions appreciated (regarding good, modern engines, preferrably free or with flexible licenses).
That said, I will go continue my adventure into the DevDB.