Alternatives to LÖVE for Linux with any license

  • 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

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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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    Ren'Py

    Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual...

    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

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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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    Pygame

    Pygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing games. Pygame adds functionality on top of the excellent SDL library.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone HP webOS Android Tablet iPad AmigaOS

    • Pygame is an SDL wrapper library for Python. Definitely similar enough to LOVE to be on the alt list
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    FreeBASIC

    FreeBASIC is a completely free, open-source, 32-bit BASIC compiler, with syntax similar to MS-QuickBASIC, that adds new features such as pointers, unsigned data types, inline assembly, object orientation, and many others.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

  • Defold Engine icon

    Defold Engine

    Defold lets you quickly build high performing, cross-platform games together with your team.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Gideros Studio icon

    Gideros Studio

    Gideros Studio is a Lua-based, cross platform and open source game engine allowing easy creation of games.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Wine

  • Flixel Game Engine icon

    Flixel Game Engine

    Flixel is an open source game-making library that is completely free for personal or commercial use.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Tululoo Game Maker icon

    Tululoo Game Maker

    Tululoo Game Maker is a complex game creation environment that allows you to create browser based games. The program generates a Javascript code that can be played in web browsers using the next generation web standard HTML5. With...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Spark Game Engine icon

    Spark Game Engine

    Revolutionizing game development, make any game you want without a line of code! 3D, 2D, even multiplayer games! CREATE YOUR GAME ONCE Develop your game once, and distribute it with a click everywhere. With one click your game...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    OpenFL

    Build games and applications for almost every platform imaginable -- Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Firefox OS, Tizen, Flash and even HTML5.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub

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    XStart

    Small portable script runtime for rapid software development.

    Open Source Windows Linux OpenGL GitHub GitLab

  • Alice icon

    Alice

    Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    GamePlay 2D/3D

    GamePlay is an open-source, cross-platform, C++ game framework/engine for creating 2D/3D mobile and desktop games.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet

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    ENIGMA

    ENIGMA Development Environment -- A very high level language, compiled into a less high level language.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    pyglet

    Cross-platform windowing and multimedia library for Python.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Arianne

    Arianne is a multiplayer online games framework and engine to develop turn based and real time games. It provides a simple way of creating games on a portable and robust server architecture. The server is coded in Java and you may use...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    HaxePunk

    HaxePunk is an open source framework, ported from FlashPunk, and designed to let you build your game on any platform. It provides the tools to quickly prototype ideas and the performance to make them great.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    HaxeFlixel

    HaxeFlixel is a 2D Game Engine that lets you create cross-platform games easier with free, open source technology!

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Monkey X icon

    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

  • Novashell

    Novashell is a high-level 2D game maker that tries to handle all the hard work behind the scenes allowing you to whip up sweet games using path finding, dialog, persistent dynamically sized maps with construction/deconstruction, save...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux