RPG Maker Programs

  • Zelda Classic

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Website

    Zelda Classic is a tribute to (what we think is) the greatest video game of all time: Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda. It has been developed into an exact replica of the NES version that we all know and love. Beyond that, Zelda Classic allows the development of new quests that can use either the traditional graphics or enhanced graphics, as well as new enemies, items, and challenges.


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  • Hypatia

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    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 seeking any sort of feedback.

    Hypatia supports FreeBSD first, but has great support for just about any platform (https://github.com/lillian-lemmer/hypatia/wiki/Platform-Support ). Maybe that fact should be more front-and-center? I'm not too worried.

    Hypatia is currently in alpha. Though, the wiki does elaborate on how nonprogrammers can use Hypatia to make a game (https://github.com/lillian-lemmer/hypatia/wiki/Nonprogramer-Guide ).

    If you're interested in contributing, I could really use people testing it out, making their own scenes, tilemaps, and such, proofreading documentation. Here's a list of ways you can support/contribute to/help Hypatia (includes donations): https://github.com/lillian-lemmer/hypatia/wiki/Support-the-Project .

    Website: https://engine.hypatiasoftware.org/

    GitHub: https://github.com/hypatia-software-org/hypatia-engine

    Wiki: https://hypatiasoftware.org/wiki/doku.php?id=hypatia_engine:start

    My major contact methods:

    @LilyLemmer on twitter


    There are tons of ways to get in contact with me, see what I'm up to, or just get personal with me. Here's a list of pretty much every online account I own for Hypatia or otherwise: https://github.com/lillian-lemmer/hypatia/wiki/Profiles .


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  • Platinum Arts Sandbox

    Free Windows Linux Website

    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 worlds.


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  • Adventure Game Studio

    Free Windows Linux Android Website

    Adventure Game Studio (AGS) - is the IDE and the engine meant for creating and running videogames of adventure (aka "quest") genre. It has potential, although limited, support for other genres as well.


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  • MAGE

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website


    The goal for MAGE is to make it as easy as possible for people to create their own 3D universes, adventures and stories. PLAY WHILE YOU CREATE!.


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  • WOLF RPG Editor

    Free Windows Website

    WOLF RPG Editor is a game construction tool that can create complex role playing games. It is often regarded as being aimed at advanced users, so keep this in mind if you intend to use it. It was developed by SmokingWOLF (SilverSecond) in Japan. It is available in Japanese at http://www.silversecond.com/WolfRPGEditor/ and in English at https://www.moddb.com/engines/wolf-rpg-editor/news/wolf-rpg-editor-english-224z

    Features (English version. Japanese version may differ):

    • Large Databases
    • Use Common Events To Create Complex Games
    • Tileset Editor
    • Three Map Layers
    • Event Creation
    • Auto-Create Map
    • Screen Dimensions And Tile Size
    • Mouse And Game Controller Support

    For more information of each item above, please visit https://www.moddb.com/engines/wolf-rpg-editor/news/wolf-rpg-editor-english-224z


  • RPG JS

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    Create an RPG or MMORPG in your browser.


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  • MMORPG Maker XB

    Commercial Web Website

    MMORPG Maker XB is a powerful multiplayer game development and authoring tool. Best of all, the MMORPG Maker XB suite can be used to create professional games with little to no programming skills required.


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  • Dot World Maker

    Freemium Web Website

    online web role playing game (RPG) maker allows you to build the game you want, the way you want it, with the art you want.


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  • RPG 20XX

    Free Windows Website

    RPG 20XX is a redesign of RPG Maker 20XX... Which was an upgrade replacement for RPG Maker 2003's engine.


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  • fgmk

    Free Mac Windows Linux Python Website

    fgmk is a Small Python iconPython based editor for making retro, 2D RPG games. Games are composed of plain text files, images and a index.html file containing the engine.


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  • Dart RPG

    Free Web Self-Hosted Website

    Dart RPG is an open-source, browser-based 2D RPG and game editor. It's basically a game maker you use in your browser to make 2D tile-based RPGs, which are saved into and loaded from JSON files.

    There are three sections to the editor: The "Map Editor", the "Object Editor", and "Settings".

    The "Map Editor" is where you manage your map screens and the objects on them. Some things you can do in the map editor:

    • create, edit, and delete maps
    • set the player start map and position
    • edit the size of a map
    • edit the tiles on a map
    • move characters that have been designated for this map
    • add special tiles like signs, warps, events, and encounter tiles
    • set which random battlers can appear on this map's encounter tiles (if any)

    Here is an overview of the objects you can manage in the "Object Editor":

    • attacks (name, category (physical or magical), power)
    • battler types (stats, attacks learned at different levels, rarity right now just modifies how much exp you get from them)
    • characters (inventory, battler type and level, game event that triggers when you either talk to them, or if they see you and their sight distance is > 0)
    • items (set their base price, give them a description, and set what game event gets triggered when you use them)
    • player (name, sprite, battler type, level, starting money, inventory)
    • game events (create and name a list of game events that can be attached to things like characters, event tiles, and items)

    In the settings tab, you can edit the sprite sheet url to load from, and scaling.


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  • Solarus

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Solarus is a free and open-source Action-RPG game engine, made in C++, with Lua as a scripting language.


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  • RPGWizard

    Free Windows Linux Java Website

    RPGWizard is an open-source 2D game creation tool that specializes in making RPGs. It comes with a graphical editor and browser based game engine, both of which are completely free-to-use.


    • Asset Management: Provides an easy means of creating and managing all the game assets you'll be needing (e.g. Boards, Characters, Sprites, Animations) and much more.
    • Browser Based: Run games on any desktop that has Chrome, Firefox, or Edge for maximum exposure.
    • JavaScript Programming: All game code is in JavaScript which one of the most popular languages on the web today and very well documented.

    RPGWizard is forked from Small RPG Toolkit iconRPG Toolkit.


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  • RPG in a Box

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    RPG in a Box lets you easily create 3D grid-based, voxel-style RPGs and adventure games!.


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  • RPG Toolkit

    Free Windows Linux Website

    The RPG Toolkit is a free, open source project delivering a simple, flexible and powerful tool for the creation of role-playing games on your personal computer.

    The homepage also hosts games created with rpgtoolkit.


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  • 001 Game Creator

    Commercial Windows Web Windows Mobile Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Website

    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, you can make anything possible. Will soon support mobile platforms.


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  • RPG Playground

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS iPad Website

    Make & play games, it’s easy and fun with RPG Playground.

    You have the story and game design, RPG Playground brings it to reality. No need for programming or making art, everything is provided. And the best part is that it's a FREE RPG Maker.

    It is the easiest and most enjoyable way to make your own action RPG, and share it with the rest of the world.


    No other game creating tool is as enjoyable and straightforward as RPG Playground. No need to read articles or watch hours of videos.

    There are only 2 steps to make your RPG:
    Drag stuff
    Press “play”
    You can finish your first game in a weekend and let others play it. It’s that simple.

    Graphics, sounds, music and game features are included, so you can focus on your imagination.

    The ability to leap seamlessly between edit and play modes truly helps RPG Playground excel as a piece of design software.


    Play unlimited RPG’s from people around the world. Discover their surprising worlds and stories. Get inspired by their creations, and inspire others with yours.


    Everyone can enjoy your game after you press the “share” button. You can even release an unfinished game to get early feedback from players.


    • Make your own fast paced action RPG, like The Legend of Zelda, The Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, …
    • Create your world by dragging items and characters
    • Bring your story to life without programming
    • Configure the artificial intelligence of enemies and allies
    • Finish your first small game in a weekend, and instantly share it
    • Seamlessly switch between make and play modes
    • Play an infinite supply of user created games
    • Web based, so you can log into any computer or Chromebook and continue creating.


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  • Open RPG Maker

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    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 any text editor.


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  • RPG Paper Maker

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Website

    RPG Paper Maker is a free game maker engine including a 3D universe with many 2D sprites and some simplified 3D objects.


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  • RPG Maker

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Steam Website

    The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation. With an emphasis on JRPG gameplay mechanics, the suites typically include map, tile and sprite editors, character, encounter and dialog tools, among countless other elements to cover practically every facet of game building.


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