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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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  • 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

  • GameMaker: Studio icon

    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

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    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

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    Torque 3D

    Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform. Architected from the ground up for maximum flexibility and performance across a wide range of hardware and built upon the Frontline award-winning Torque Game Engine Advanced, Torque...

    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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  • Urho3D icon

    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

  • Adventure Game Studio icon

    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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    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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  • Construct Classic icon

    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

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    • Discontinued Last version was released in February 2012
  • Wick Editor icon

    Wick Editor

    The Wick Editor is a free online tool that facilitates the production of web-based, multimedia projects. Wick aims to make web technologies more accessible, letting individuals create everything from basic animations to complex video...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Blend4Web

    Blend4Web is an Open Source tool for interactive 3D visualization on the Internet. It provides Free and Commercial licenses.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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  • Phaser icon

    Phaser

    Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Buildbox

    Buildbox is a breakthrough game creation experience. Creating games is as easy as dropping images into the software, making changes to their properties and hitting play. Every tool you need to complete your game is included inside...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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

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    • Discontinued No updates since Jan 2013 : https://sourceforge.net/projects/game-editor/
  • Castle Game Engine icon

    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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    Orx

    Orx is an open source, portable, lightweight, plugin-based, data-driven and extremely easy to use 2D-oriented game engine. Orx is mostly written in C, but allows you to develop with it with any language that can interface to C.

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

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    Atomic Game Engine

    The Atomic Game Engine features a cross-platform editor with deployment to Windows, OSX, Linux, WebGL, Android, and iOS.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • JMonkeyEngine icon

    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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    Cocos Creator

    Cocos Creator is a complete package of game development tools and workflow, including a game engine (based on Cocos2d-x), resource management, scene editing, game preview, debug and publish one project to multiple platforms.

    Free Mac Windows

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    Amazon Lumberyard

    Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source.

    Free Windows

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  • Game Guru icon

    Game Guru

    Create, play and share fun games on your PC with absolutely no technical knowledge needed!.

    Commercial Windows

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  • melonJS icon

    melonJS

    melonJS is an open source HTML5 game engine that empowers developers and designers to focus on content.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome JavaScript

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    Hypatia

    Hypatia is a game engine for single player 2D action adventure games. You can use it to make a game like Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. Hypatia is aimed at non-programmers and programmers alike. I'm...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Monkey X

    Monkey is a modular language. You can create your own custom modules and use other people's - including the awesome box2d and minib3d modules!.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    FPL base

    FPL base is a low level C++ game library developed by Google. It is open source and can be extended by the user or by adding other libraries in the FPL suite: Corgi,Mathfu,Motive,Pindrop,FlatUI and Flatbuffers.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet

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Godot Engine Comments

In and out for years, but this is a big one!

Positive Comment by krystofklestil
about Godot Engine Oct 2016

I've been in and out of game-dev for years now, as I mainly focus on my day to day job and develop little games for myself on the side for years now, GODOT , as previously mentioned, has just no competition. It's a complete package. It's being constantly updated, beaming with new features the development of the engine is clearly well-thought out. The devs focus on the important stuff making sure the engine goes in the direction it needs to.
Developing new games from scratch is really fun, intuitive and productive with Godot. I can only recommend this gem of an engine.

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Amazing engine 3 Helpful

Positive Comment by spaceisstrange
about Godot Engine Aug 2016

Not only it's completely free and open source but it's also completely multi platform and can export to many many platforms. It's also easy to understand, easy to develop and easy to extend!

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By far the best engine if you want to start making games. 4 Helpful

Positive Comment by Evi1M4chine2
about Godot Engine Jan 2015

It’s not even a competition. Because it’s the ONLY complete, free, open-source engine that runs on Linux, Android, HTML5, and less cool platforms. And it’s very easy to get into. Including the scripting. And even if you want to mod the actual engine, it’s easy. I added a my first physics function right in the engine code in 15 minutes. which is only possible if it’s open-source.

Plus the actual developers are actually available for you to talk to. They react to bug reports, improve the Wiki, reply on IRC…

But actually I liked the internal elegance the best. Less concepts to learn. Everything is a Scene or a Resource. Everything is a node. Everything can be animated and automated and extended. In the same way. It’s how software should be designed. As a developer I really like the architecture.

And fingers crossed, we’ll get post-Cryengine- and -UE4-like graphics this summer!
And then it’s really not a contest anymore!

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