Alternatives to GameMaker for Windows with any license

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  • Unity icon

    Unity

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, and a Pro subscription at 75$ a month...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    Godot Engine

    Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku FreeBSD

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    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 easy to use and powerful enough for advanced users. Game...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android 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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    Construct 2

    Construct 2 is a 2D game development engine, no programming required! All games made in Construct 2 export to HTML5. Construct 2 also has other export options such as PhoneGap, AppMobi, Kongregate and Scirra Arcade. Making...

    Freemium Windows

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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 young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn...

    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 enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    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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    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 into Android and HTML5 game publishing. Games can be published to...

    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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    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 iPad

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    CocoStudio

    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

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    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, and high customisability of characters, monsters, items and magic...

    Free Personal Windows Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • 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 Windows

  • ENIGMA - LateralGM icon

    ENIGMA - LateralGM

    ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker. Its intention is to provide you with a quality game...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    GameMaker: Studio

    Design your own computer games with a drag-and-drop event/action system, and introduce yourself to coding at your own pace.

    Freemium Windows

  • 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 / Cloud 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
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    Open RPG Maker

    Open RPG Maker is a free and open source clone of features from the RPG Maker series (i.e. rpgmaker200, rpgmaker2003, rpgmakerxp), as well as many other features. All of the data files are in XML format and are easily editable with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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

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    Rpgboss

    Rpgboss is a RPG game creating software like RPG Maker, very easy to use and no-programming knowledge need.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    QICI Engine

    QICI Engine is a free and opensource JavaScript library, based on free and opensource game engine Phaser, with a web-based comprehensive suite of HTML5 game making editor. QICI Engine is made up of three parts: QICI Core, QICI...

    Open Source Mac Windows GitHub

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    Construct Classic

    Construct is a free, DirectX 9 game creator for Windows, designed for 2D games. It uses an event based system for defining how the game behaves, in a visual, human-readable way - you dont need to program or script anything at all. Its...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Last version was released in February 2012
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    Gamesalad

    GameSalad Creator is an authoring tool developed by GameSalad, Inc. (formerly Gendai Games) aimed primarily at non-programmers for composing games in a drag-and-drop fashion, utilizing visual editors and a behavior-based logic system....

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Urho3D

    Urho3D is a lightweight, cross-platform rendering and game engine implemented in C++ and released under the MIT license. Greatly inspired by OGRE and Horde3D.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Raspberry Pi

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    Adventure Game Studio

    Adventure Game Studio provides the tools to make your own adventure, for free! Bring your story and artwork and slot it in, and let AGS do the rest. AGS provides everything you need from within one easy-to-use application. Create...

    Free Windows

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    Wintermute Engine Development Kit

    Wintermute Engine Development Kit is a set of tools for creating and running graphical “point&click” adventure games, both traditional 2D ones and modern 2.5D games (3D characters on 2D backgrounds). The kit includes the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.1 beta, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    MonoGame

    One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games. The spiritual successor to XNA with 1000's of titles shipped across desktop, mobile, and console platforms. MonoGame is a fully managed .NET open source game framework...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud GitHub

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    Game Editor

    Game Editor is the open source game design software that gives you the power to create the games of your dreams, and, unlike other game creation tools, gives you the chance to get and change the source code of the game creator and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No updates since Jan 2013 : https://sourceforge.net/projects/game-editor/
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    JMonkeyEngine

    JMonkeyEngine3 it’s a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern technology. The software is programmed entirely in Java, intended for wide accessibility and quick...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Castle Game Engine

    An open-source 3D/2D game engine for ObjectPascal. We support of lot of 3D and 2D formats (VRML / X3D, Collada, Wavefront OBJ, MD3, Spine...), we're portable to a lot of platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS...), ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    ClickTeam Fusion

    [Multimedia Fusion 2 has been replaced by Clickteam Fusion 2.5.] Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam Fusion 2.5! With Fusion 2.5’s amazing event editor system you are able to quickly...

    Commercial Windows

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    Platinum Arts Sandbox

    Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is an open source free game maker, free RPG Maker, free sidescroller maker, free Machinima creator, and game design tool that makes it easy for kids and adults to create video games, maps and...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    NeoAxis 3D Engine

    NeoAxis 3D Engine is positioned as a universal development framework for 3D projects. The framework can be applied when developing various types of 3D projects, such as the creation of video games, development of simulators, virtual...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    PlayN

    PlayN is a cross-platform game library that allows you to create a single Java codebase that runs in HTML5, Java, Android and Flash.

    Open Source Windows

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    TyranoBuilder

    Start making your own multi-platform video games right NOW, even if you know nothing about game programming or scripting! TyranoBuilder’s suite of intuitive drag-and-drop tools allows you to create high quality visual novels with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Steam

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    Blitz3D

    Create 2D and 3D Games for Windows. If you've been yearning to create games but have been frustrated by the complexity of programming languages such as C++ or Java, you've come to the right place! Blitz3D provides a...

    Open Source Windows