Game Development with $0 budget!

  • Unity icon


    Free Personal Mac OS X 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.


  • Unreal Engine icon

    Unreal Engine

    Free Windows Linux Mac OS X 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.


  • Godot Engine icon

    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.


    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!


  • Defold Engine icon

    Defold Engine

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    The completely free game engine Defold solves the technical issues we all have in common when making games. That way, you can focus on being creative and building a great game.

    No Setup - Defold is a turn-key solution. There’s nothing to set up or configure. Just download the editor and get creative.


    • Visual Editor
    • Version Control
    • Lua Code Editor
    • Particle Editor
    • Scene Editor
    • Title Editor


  • GDevelop icon


    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.


  • Duality icon


    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.


  • Atomic Game Engine icon

    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. Applications can be built using JavaScript, TypeScript, native C++, and C# scripting is in development. The Atomic Game Engine is a full source solution under the permissive MIT License on GitHub


  • Solarus Action-RPG game engine icon

    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.


  • JMonkeyEngine icon


    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.


  • GIMP icon


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

    GIMP is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, and more.

    Available also as portable app:


  • Krita icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux 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.


    User Interface - An intuitive user interface that stays out of your way. The dockers and panels can be moved and customized for your specific workflow. Once you have your setup, you can save it as your own workspace. You can also create your own shortcuts for commonly used tools.
    Pop-up Palette - Quickly pick your color and brush by right-clicking on the canvas.
    Brush Stabilizers - Have a shaky hand? Add a stabilizer to your brush to smoothen it out.
    Brush Engines - Customize your brushes with 9 unique brush engines.
    Wrap-around mode - It is easy to create seamless textures and patterns now. Press the ‘W’ key while painting to toggle wrap-around mode.
    Resource Manager - Import brush and texture packs from other artists to expand your tool set.
    Layer Management - Krita comes with vector, filter, group, and file layers. Combine, order, and flatten layers to keep organized. Add drop shadows and other simple effects using visual styles.
    Full Color Management - Krita supports full color management through LCMS for ICC and OpenColor IO for EXR, allowing you to incorporate Krita into your existing color management pipeline.


  • Tiled Map Editor icon

    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.


  • Inkscape icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD ... 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.


  • Blender icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD ... 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.
    It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, rigid body, fluid, cloth and softbody dynamics, modifier based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node based material and compositing system and Python for embedded scripting.


  • Piskel icon


    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.


    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.


  • Bosca Ceoil icon

    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!


  • MAGIX Music Maker icon

    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.


  • LMMS icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD 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.


  • MuLab icon


    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!


  • bfxr icon


    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.


  • sfxr icon


    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.