Alternatives to GameMaker for all platforms with any license

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  • GDevelop icon

    GDevelop

    GDevelop is an open source game creation software, allowing to make games for the web (HTML5) or for Windows and Linux. No programming or coding skill is required! It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... iPad

    • Similar to GameMaker: Studio and Construct 2, GDevelop allows you to develop software, particularly games, for Windows, Mac, Linux and HTML 5. It allows you to program your apps and games using an event-based system, just like Construct 2. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Scratch

    Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Unreal Engine

    Unreal Engine is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine’s rendering architecture...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • Polycode icon

    Polycode

    Polycode is a C++ and Lua framework for building interactive applications. It is free, open source and cross-platform.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    LÖVE

    Hi there! LÖVE is an *awesome* framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. It's free, open-source, and works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD iPad FreeBSD

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    Stencyl

    Stencyl is the creator of StencylWorks, a tool that has enabled creators of all all skills levels create iOS and Flash games in no time. In 2012, Stencyl will expand...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • Stencyl is very, very similar in general to game maker. I currently have a linux computer and cant use gamemaker because of that, but stencyl works great! Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Cocos2d-x

    cocos2d-x is a cross platform open source free 2D game engine for mobile gamedev, that is fast and stable, easy to learn and use.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android ... iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10

  • Superpowers icon

    Superpowers

    Superpowers is an HTML5 development environment for making 2D and 3D games. It can be extended with plugins and lets you collaborate in real-time.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    001 Game Creator

    Bring your game ideas and concepts to life with 001 Game Creator, which gives you the power to create a variety of game genres. With simple point-and-click scripting...

    Commercial Windows Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    CryENGINE

    The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code. All features. No royalties. No obligations. No license fee.

    Free Windows

  • RPG Maker icon

    RPG Maker

    The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • LibGDX icon

    LibGDX

    Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • libgdx is a java library and GameMaker is not. GameMaker does not use java or it doesn't require coding like libGDX does Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree

GameMaker Comments

An excellent tool for beginner to advanced programmers who ...

Comment by andrew_berge
about GameMaker Jun 2011

An excellent tool for beginner to advanced programmers who don't want to spend months on their game (though, obviously, it's very possible to spend that much time depending on what you're making).
Many criticize this program as being for children because of it's name, drag and drop interface, etc. but don't let that discourage you.

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