Alternatives to XNA Game Studio Express for all platforms with any license

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPad

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    sdlBasic

    sdlBasic is a small, efficient and multiplatform basic interpreter aimed to game creation using the power of SDL library, it was inspired by the old and glorious AMOS. sdlBasic is open source software. This means anyone is welcome to...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No updates since 2012.
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    Panda3D

    Panda3D is a game engine, a framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs. Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures, thanks to its liberal license. Go ahead and grab...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Reality Factory 2

    Reality Factory 2 is a next-generation game authoring suite. It combines a flexible, fully scripted game development environment powered by Python with the Ogre3D engine, and supports all major desktop operating systems. It...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Doesn't appear to have had any updates since 2010.
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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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    BlitzMax

    Create 2D Games for Windows, MacOS and Linux. BlitzMax is the new, next generation game programming language from Blitz Research. BlitzMax retains the BASIC roots of Blitz3D and BlitzPlus, but adds a ton of cool new features and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    SunBurn Game Engine

    Create and publish XNA games for Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, and Windows! Build stunning games with beautiful visuals, and quickly prototype your ideas using the SunBurn Game Engine. SunBurn puts professional tools and technology in...

    Commercial Windows Windows Phone

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    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

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    FPS Creator Classic

    FPS Creator sets a new benchmark in the game creation market by providing an easy-to-use yet highly flexible editing environment. As its name implies this is a tool for creating action-packed FPS games with no programming or 3D...

    Open Source Windows

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    SDL.NET

    SDL.NET is a set of object-oriented CLS-compliant .NET bindings for the SDL gaming library and provides high-level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, TrueType fonts, various image formats, sound mixing, MPEG-1 movies, 2D...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    BlitzPlus

    Create 2D Games for Windows. BlitzPlus provides developers with a complete 2D programming solution for the PC. Utilising a BASIC/C hybrid language for use with its compiler, BlitzPlus is capable of creating any type of 2D program...

    Open Source Windows

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    Reality Factory

    Reality Factory is a program that - in conjunction with other tools - allows you to create 1st and 3rd person perspective games without programming! Reality Factory is built on top of the powerful Genesis3D Open Source engine and...

    Open Source Windows

  • Darkbasic

    DarkBASIC Professional is the most advanced games development package built on the BASIC language currently available. No other package out there makes it as easy to incorporate all of the special features and effects you see in...

    Commercial Windows

XNA Game Studio Express Comments

One of the best frameworks for 3D/2D game programming on Wi ...

Comment by RVasco
about XNA Game Studio Express Jun 2011

One of the best frameworks for 3D/2D game programming on Windows and XBOX360.

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