Arcade/ Reto Game Makers

  • Nesmaker

    Commercial Windows Website

    NESmaker is software for PC that allows users to create brand new, hardware playable, cartridge based games for the Nintendo Entertainment System in a modern development environment. Users with zero coding experience can begin building their dream NES games without ever writing a line of code, while more advanced users can make use of NESmaker's development tool chain while going as far as writing entire engines from scratch. NESmaker can help users of all skill levels create new experiences for this classic gaming system! NESmaker games will play on any hardware based system that can play NES games, and on any NES emulator that supports mapper 30.


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  • Pixel Vision 8

    Commercial Windows Website

    Pixel Vision 8 is a platform that standardizes 8-bit fantasy console limitations built on top of an open source C# SDK. Developers can customize these restrictions to match actual legacy hardware or create something new. It is ideal for game jams, prototyping ideas or having fun.


    • ColorChip - Manages system colors
    • Display - Renders pixel data.
    • Font - Renders sprite based fonts.
    • GameChip - A game's base class.
    • MusicChip - A sequencer for playing back music.
    • ScreenBufferChip - Caches sprites for tilemaps and fonts.
    • SoundChip - A sound effect manager.
    • SpriteChip - Manages sprites in memory.
    • TileMap - Drawing sprites into the ScreenBufferChip.


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  • PICO-8

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Raspberry Pi Website

    Lua-based fantasy console for making and playing tiny, computer games and programs.


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    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    The OHRRPGCE is a free open-source, cross-platform (Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux), and easy-to-use utility with which you can create your own 2D RPG game in a style similar to the classic Final Fantasy games on the NES, SNES and GBA which have so shaped the RPG genre. No programming is required to create a game, though there is a scripting language for customising the engine.


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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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