• Inform

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Inform is a free app for creating works of interactive fiction, available for MacOS, Windows, Linux and Android.


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  • Torque 3D

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Torque 3D was created by GarageGames to make the development of games easier, faster, and more affordable.


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  • Alice

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    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 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience.


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  • Construct Classic

    Free Windows Website

    Construct Classic 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 intuitive for beginners, but powerful enough for advanced users to work without hindrance.

    Construct Classic works with big images, making this game development tool a better choice for artists and ilustrators. This tool can make your game work simplier than ever, with just a few minutes you can have a running game with good quality images and no programming.

    Scirra Construct Classic have a image editor inside the program, so you can make simple sprites for your game tests before starting to polish your game assets. You can make the basics of your project and test the gameplay before the end product.


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  • GDevelop

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    GDevelop is an open-source game making software designed to be used by everyone. Any kind of 2D games can be created with it and no programming skills are required to get started. Logic of games are made using visual events.


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  • Pygame

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... HP webOS Android Tablet iPad AmigaOS Website

    Pygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing video games. Pygame adds functionality on top of the excellent SDL library. This allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs in the python language.

    Pygame is highly portable and runs on nearly every platform and operating system.

    Pygame itself has been downloaded millions of times.

    Pygame is free. Released under the LGPL licence, you can create open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial games with it. See the licence for full details.


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  • LÖVE

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD iPad FreeBSD Website

    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.


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  • Construct 2

    Freemium Windows Website

    Scirra Construct is a 2D game development engine with a focus on building games visually. No programming is required though the software uses a visual method for event handling that relies on programming concepts like variables, loops and conditions. It provides a powerful form of scripting that's as easy as clicking, dragging and dropping.

    Construct exports to HTML5 with export options for online sites like Small Kongregate iconKongregate and Small Scirra Arcade iconScirra Arcade as well as exports for Small PhoneGap iconPhoneGap for mobile games.

    The software is available in two version:
    Construct 2 - a Windows-only software with a one-time purchase.
    Construct 3 - a web app using a subscription for access.

    The opensource Small Construct Classic iconConstruct Classic is also available, but it is retired and no longer developed.


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  • Gamesalad

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    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. It is used by consumers and creative professionals such as graphic designers, animators, and game developers for rapidly prototyping, building and self-publishing cross-platform games and interactive media. The application runs on Mac OS X and can produce iPhone , web browser-based content in HTML 5, and mac applications.


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    Free Personal Windows Website

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


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  • articy:draft

    Commercial Windows Website

    The first professional tool for story and game design

    Create, organize and communicate your game vision. Compose every aspect of your game design in just one highly visual and versatile solution.

    Develop interactive stories, deep and meaningful characters and item bibles covering the full game content. Draft specific game locations and manage their place in the game world. Create your own custom templates for classes of items, objects, missions, characters, combat units, levels and more.

    Tailored to the specific demands of non-linear storytelling, articy:draft makes writing for games blindingly easy. Build branching story or dialogue flows and at the same time manage dramaturgy and player experience.

    Create mission trees, game state graphs, state machines, skill or tech trees with our unique flow editor.

    You can work together online with other team members and benefit largely from the integrated workflow and asset management functionalities. articy:draft is the breakthrough tool for game design, drastically increasing efficiency and joy of use throughout the entire production.

    Finally! A tool for game designers and writers.


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  • Sottolio

    Free Web Website

    sottolio is a game engine to make in a simple way visual novels for your internet browser. The games written with sottolio can run everywhere. You need only internet browsers which support javascript, HTML5 and the canvas object.

    You have just to write the script, that is a thing that even my grandma can do. Really.


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  • Sottaceto

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Game engine to make in a simple way Visual Novels for Android just writing the script in a XML file.


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  • ChoiceScript

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    ChoiceScript is a simple programming language for writing multiple-choice games (MCGs) like Choice of the Dragon. Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience.


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  • Urho3D

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Raspberry Pi Website

    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.


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  • Unreal Engine

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    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 elegantly to lower-end systems.

    Revolutionary new workflow features and a deep toolset empower developers to quickly iterate on ideas and see immediate results, while complete C++ source code access brings the experience to a whole new level.

    Unreal Engine technology powers hundreds of games as well as real-time 3D films, training simulations, visualizations and more. Over the past 15 years, thousands of individuals and teams and have built careers and companies around skills developed using the engine.


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  • Unity

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Website

    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, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscription at 125$ a month with extra services such as Cloud building.


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  • FreeBASIC

    Free Windows Linux Website

    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.


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  • Ren'Py

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    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 novels, while its Python support allows for complex simulation games.


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  • Arcade Game Studio

    Free Windows Website

    Making games as the '80s arcade games. Includes Run'n'Gun, vertical & horizontal Shooters or Platform, makes games as Pac-Man, Commando, 1942, Ghosts 'n' Goblins or Gauntlet, with sprite sheets, pixel art, sound fx, & music. You get arcade feel.


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  • Undum

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    Undum is a game framework for building a sophisticated form of hypertext interactive fiction.


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  • LifeRPG

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Automatically prioritize your goals and gain XP for achieving them.


    • Gain XP for achieving goals (missions) and level up.
    • Assign skills to missions and watch your skills level up as well. Rename and delete skills any time.
    • Radar chart displays your top skills.
    • Set your own sounds for leveling up, completing missions, and increased skills.
    • Automatically sorts your missions by suggested priority, even taking your energy level into account.
    • Ability to set due dates and repetition.
    • Intervals can be specified for repetitions (e.g. every 2 days, every 3 weeks, etc.)
    • Dozens of icons included to customize your missions.
    • Break missions down into full sub-missions or just jot down ideas or steps for each mission with the built in scratchpad.
    • Ability to back up and restore database
    • Line chart of XP progress over past 7 days in Profile.
    • Level progress bar widget.


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  • Phaser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    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.


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  • Cocos Creator

    Free Mac Windows Website

    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.


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  • Armory 3D

    Free Mac Windows Linux Blender Website

    Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.


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  • Squiffy

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    Squiffy is a tool for creating multiple choice interactive fiction. It's written entirely in JavaScript - the compiler uses Node.js and the games it generates run in a web browser so it can run on any system with a modern browser.


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    Free Personal Windows Steam Website

    Adliberum Engine is a multiplayer compatible role-playing text adventure engine. Complete with real-time world-building commands; craft text powered games and scenarios alone or with others. Complete with world editing commands; create worlds, games and puzzles that you can share or play with others all in real-time. ADLENGINE features an easy to use scripting language allowing you to construct anything you can imagine simply by describing it; offering both Freedom of Play and Freedom to create.


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  • TyranoBuilder

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Steam Website

    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 speed and ease, and bring your creativity visions to reality!

    Take it to the next level with TyranoScript, the powerful and flexible visual novel scripting language included with TyranoBuilder which allows you to customize every aspect of your game. Perfect for beginners, powerful enough for experts.

    Games made with TyranoBuilder can be easily exported to PC, Mac, browsers, or converted for use on smart devices and distribution via the Apple AppStore or GooglePlay!


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  • Construct 3

    Commercial Windows Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Construct 3 is a powerful 2D game development engine which uses Scirra's intuitive event system to allow its users to build all kinds of games and apps.


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  • GameMaker: Studio

    Commercial Windows Website

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


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  • Chronicler

    Free Windows Linux Website

    Chronicler is an open source desktop application which allows users to create CYOA/MCG (choose your own adventure/multiple choice games) interactive fiction using a GUI not dissimilar to Twine (i.e. in the style of a flow chart).

    Chronicler creates .txt file outputs written in ChoiceScript.


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  • Moondust Project

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    This is a free and open-source game engine and toolkit allowing you to create games of the platforming genre. Formerly known as PGE Project.


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  • TalkTree

    Commercial Windows GameMaker: Studio Website

    TalkTree allows you to create complex dialog trees for story- driven games, RPGs, and more. Using a simple, easy to understand flowchart- style design, the editor allows you to make every conversation in your game work detailed and fucntional. Immerse your player in a realistic environment with believable, dynamic characters. Use skill checks and event triggers to blend player stats and speech!

    TalkTree works as a standalone program which saves dialog trees in .INI files for use with Game Maker Studio!


    • Unlimited paths, up to 25 answers for each question
    • Skill checks which only allow the player to choose certain dialog options if they have certain stats
    • Variable triggers: modify variables based on which answer the player chooses!
    • Compatibility with your own dialog system: The saved file simply stores information about the dialog tree, how you read it and display it on screen is fully customizable!
    • Single file saving - You can store hundreds of conversations in a single dialog.INI file!


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  • Wavemaker Novel Writing

    Free Web Website

    Looking for a suite of tools for writing your book? This is not just a text editor it does so much more.
    Organise your story using timelines, planning boards and the snowflake tool, all integrated to make writing intuitive and fun.


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  • Dedalus

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    Dedalus is an authoring system for generating Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) narrative.


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  • GeeXLab

    Free Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi Website

    GeeXLab is a cross-platform demotool for 3D programming, demos creation, game development, interactive applications, creative coding and prototyping.


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  • MonoGame

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    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 without any black boxes. Create, develop and distribute your games your way.

    The goal is to allow XNA developers on Xbox 360, Windows and Windows Phone to port their games to the iOS, Raspberry PI, and PlayStation 4 platforms is currently in progress.


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