Linux Game Development

In this order:
1- Engines;
2- Graphics;
3- Sound;


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Leadwerks

    Commercial Windows Linux Website

    Low-cost video game development engine for Windows platforms.

     

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  • Ren'Py

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual novels, while its Python support allows for complex simulation games.

     

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  • RPG Maker

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    The new RPG Maker MV version is compatible with Linux!

     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Superpowers

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Superpowers is an HTML5 development environment for making 2D and 3D games.
    It can be extended with plugins and lets you collaborate in real-time.

     

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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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  • Aseprite

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Aseprite is a program by David Capello for creating animated sprites and pixel art.

     

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  • AwesomeBump

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    AwesomeBump is an open source program designed to generate normal, height, specular or ambient occlusion textures from a single image. Since the image processing is done in 99% on GPU the program runs very fast and all the parameters can be changed in real time. AB was made to be a new alternative to known gimp plugin called Insane Bump.

    AwesomeBump is totaly written in Qt thus you don't need to install any aditionall libraries. Just download and install Qt SDK, download the project from the repository, build and run. It will work on any platform supported by Qt.

     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MARI

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    MARI is a creative texture-painting tool that can handle extreme projects. MARI was developed at Weta Digital to handle the massively complex, highly detailed look development work demanded of the texture department by projects such as District 9, The Lovely Bones, and Avatar.

    MARI has a creative toolset which puts many stand-alone 2D paint systems to shame, allowing artists to concentrate on painting. The user interface is responsive and fluid. You can paint directly on to models and view the results immediately. Save time and take texturing way beyond what was previously possible.

    MARI's unrivalled ability to deal with colossal textures in vast numbers allows their development in intense detail.

     

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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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  • Spriter

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Spriter : an intuitive 2D animation tool for video game makers.

    Spriter enables the “modular” method of animating where, instead of each frame being a single complete image, it is constructed from many small, re- useable images (such as body parts). Each of these images that are used to construct the full frame can be scaled and rotated to further increase the “mileage” an artist can get from them.

     

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  • Substance Designer

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Substance Designer is a node-based non-destructive application for material authoring. Edit complete texture sets fast with the non-linear workflow and see your changes apply simultaneously to all your outputs.

     

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  • Substance Painter

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Substance Painter is a 3D painting software allowing you to texture, render and share your work.

     

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  • Audacity

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... LAME Website

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

     

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  • Bitwig Studio

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow.

     

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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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  • Frinika

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers, audio recorder, piano roll/tracker/notation editing and more. The goal of Frinika is to be a complete platform for making music with your computer, using the versatile Java platform to be able to run on several operating systems, and being open source to be able to embrace the best open source technology being available at any time.

     

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  • LinuxSampler

    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Website

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
    The LinuxSampler project was founded with the goal to produce a free, streaming capable open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows/Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world.

     

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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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