Easy Game Development Engines


  • RPG Maker icon

    RPG Maker

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.

     

  • Construct 2 icon

    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.

     

  • GDevelop icon

    GDevelop

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Android BSD ... iPad Website

    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 logic is created thanks to an event based system, using conditions which have to been filled so as to execute actions. These events are compiled by GDevelop to machine code, as ordinary programming languages, making them simple but powerful.

    Sprites, particles engine, physics engine, path-finding, joystick support, dynamic lights and many others features are available and are provided thanks to a built-in extension system allowing external developers to enhance GDevelop capabilities.

     

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    Stencyl

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    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 the iOS App Store, game portals such as Kongregate and Newgrounds, Steam, or Stencyl.com's Arcade.

    Nearly 10,000 games have been published to the web and mobile devices with Stencyl, and the Stencyl developer community has grown to over 50,000 registered developers since its Summer 2011 launch. StencylWorks has been downloaded over 500,000 times to date.

     

  • 001 Game Creator icon

    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.

     

  • GameMaker: Studio icon

    GameMaker: Studio

    Commercial Windows Website

    Continuing the legacy of Mark Overmars' Animo and Game Maker, GameMaker: Studio is a proprietary game-creation system which can export to multiple platforms including Windows, HTML5, Linux, iOS, Mac and Android.
    Often considered the fastest and easiest-to-use cross-platform game IDE technology, GameMaker: Studio allows developers to create games in a single codebase and then publish them to run natively across a wide number of mobile, desktop, and web platforms.