Easy Game Development Engines


  • RPG Maker

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

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

     

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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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  • GDevelop

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android BSD ... iPad 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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  • Stencyl

    Freemium Mac 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.

     

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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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  • 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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