Game Development with $0 budget!


  • Unity

    Free Personal 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, and a Pro subscription at 75$ a month with extra services such as Cloud building.

     

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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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  • Godot Engine

    Free Mac Windows Linux Haiku FreeBSD Website

    Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game development IDE. You can port your game to run on Windows, Linux, Mac OSx/iOS, BSD, Android, BlackBerry 10, HTML5, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS.

    FEATURES

    Visual editor, full of mature tools.
    Uncluttered UI, with context-sensitive editors.
    Amazing scene system, supporting instancing and inheritance.
    Friendly content creation interfaces for artists, level designers, animators, …
    Visual shader editing for 2D and 3D.
    Persistent live editing (changes are not lost after stopping the game). Live editing on mobile devices!

     

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  • Defold Engine

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Defold lets you quickly build high performing, cross-platform games together with your team.

     

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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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  • Duality

    Free Windows Website

    Duality is a modular 2D game engine / editor combo, written entirely in C# and built on top of an OpenGL backend. It's open source, features an open architecture that invites extensibility and technical ownership, and it embraces C# as a language rather than a scripting solution.

     

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  • Atomic Game Engine

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    The Atomic Game Engine features a cross-platform editor with deployment to Windows, OSX, Linux, WebGL, Android, and iOS.

     

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  • Solarus Action-RPG game engine

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Solarus is a free and open-source Action-RPG game engine, licensed under GPL, and written in C++. It runs quests in Lua, and can work on a great number of platforms. Solarus also features a game editor called Solarus Quest Editor, written in C++ with Qt to help you creating your game.

     

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  • JMonkeyEngine

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    JMonkeyEngine3 it’s a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern technology. The software is programmed entirely in Java, intended for wide accessibility and quick deployment.

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku AmigaOS Xfce Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.

     

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  • Krita

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms.

     

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  • Tiled Map Editor

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Tiled is a general purpose tile map editor. It's built to be easy to use, yet flexible enough to work with varying game engines, whether your game is an RPG, platformer or Breakout clone. Tiled is free software and written in C++, using the Qt application framework.

     

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  • Inkscape

    Free Mac Windows Linux Windows S BSD ... PortableApps.com X11 MacPorts XQuartz Website

    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

    Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

     

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  • Blender

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS Website

    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

     

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  • Piskel

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted Website

    Remember the good old 2D games and their beautiful sprites? With Piskel you can create your own in a few clicks.

    FEATURES

    Live preview
    Piskel gives you a live preview of your work.
    You no longer have to guess how it will look like when it's done: you see it!

    Your gallery
    Keep track of all the sprites you created.
    Everyone can see your public gallery, but you can keep any sprite you want private.

    Offline versions
    Offline builds are available for Windows and MacOS.

    Export to GIF
    Since we're animating images, might as well share them as animated GIFs.
    So yeah.

    Open Source
    If you want to contribute or check the code, everything is on Github.

     

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  • Bosca Ceoil

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Web Adobe AIR Website

    Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then you start making variations. If you approach it this way, you’ll find it’s pretty decent at doing that – but it’s not very good at other things, like say, long melody lines. It is what it is! I made it for myself, and the way I work, but hopefully some of you out there will find it useful too. It’s free, and open source under the FreeBSD licence. If anyone wants to port it/fork it, go for it!

     

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  • MAGIX Music Maker

    Freemium Windows Website

    MAGIX Music Maker is perfect for composing music: stunning songs, experimental beats, and exciting soundtracks! It offers everything you need to make your own music:

    • A massive sound archive featuring over 1,500 sounds and loops
    • Ability to record on 64 audio and MIDI tracks
    • Mixing console including effects, remix tools, and synthesizers
    • Burn CDs in the official standard of music labels and the record industry

    If youve never made music, you can still get started right away and make songs. If you are a musician, you will love the software tools available to polish your masterpiece.

     

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  • LMMS

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like Small FL Studio iconFL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.

     

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  • MuLab

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Website

    MuLab is a rich and rock solid sound and music production tool for Mac OSX and Windows, designed to create, record, edit and finalize Your Music!

     

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  • bfxr

    Free Web Website

    Bfxr is an online version of sfxr, a chiptune sound effects generator. The interface is more or less the same as sfxr. Some additional features have been added to this version such as 5 new waveforms, 3 new filters, a mixer, and more.

     

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  • sfxr

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Sfxr is a program that specializes in making chiptune sound effects for video games. Its interface consists of sliders that change the shape of the wave as well as the envelope and pitch. It has the ability to export to WAV for use in other programs. It also has presets for people who are not skilled in synth and audio production.

     

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