Game engines without the need of writing a single line of code

Bring your own ideas to life as this list is going to include the name of every simple game engine that allows you to create games that may or may not need to write a single line of code!!!

  • 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.


  • Adventure Game Studio icon

    Adventure Game Studio

    Free Windows Website

    Adventure Game Studio provides the tools to make your own adventure, for free! Bring your story and artwork and slot it in, and let AGS do the rest.

    AGS provides everything you need from within one easy-to-use application. Create, test and debug your game, all in one place. Why wait? Get cracking on your first game now!


  • Arcade Game Studio icon

    Arcade Game Studio

    Free Windows Website

    ARGS is a program tool for making games with the look and feel of the '80s arcade games. Includes genres such as Run'n'Gun, vertical and horizontal Shooters or Platform games, you will be able to make similar games to Pac-Man, Commando, 1942, Ghosts 'n' Goblins or Gauntlet, all with your own sprite sheets, pixel art, sound effects, and music.
    You also get a real arcade feel while playing, check this images taken with the program on recreating classic games.


  • Buildbox icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    Buildbox is a breakthrough game creation experience. Creating games is as easy as dropping images into the software, making changes to their properties and hitting play.

    Every tool you need to complete your game is included inside Buildbox. You have access to complete management of your assets, integrated level editor, game menu system, advanced ad and in app purchase solution, font editor, gameplay settings and more. Buildbox was used to created the hit iOS game Phases in only 2 weeks. Phases hit #28 on the app store and has over 1.4 million downloads.


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    ClickTeam Fusion

    Commercial Windows Website

    [Multimedia Fusion 2 has been replaced by Clickteam Fusion 2.5.]

    Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam Fusion 2.5!

    With Fusion 2.5’s amazing event editor system you are able to quickly generate games or apps.

    Within your first hour you will have learned the basics of the tool. Compile a windows app with a mouse click, Or target additional platforms like iOS, Android, Flash, XNA with the purchase of our optional exporters.Harness the power of Clickteam Fusion 2.5 today.


  • 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.


  • Construct Classic icon

    Construct Classic

    Free Windows Website

    Construct Classic is a free, DirectX 9 game creator for Windows, designed for 2D games. It uses an event based system for defining how the game behaves, in a visual, human-readable way - you dont need to program or script anything at all. Its intuitive for beginners, but powerful enough for advanced users to work without hindrance.

    Construct Classic works with big images, making this game development tool a better choice for artists and ilustrators. This tool can make your game work simplier than ever, with just a few minutes you can have a running game with good quality images and no programming.

    Scirra Construct Classic have a image editor inside the program, so you can make simple sprites for your game tests before starting to polish your game assets. You can make the basics of your project and test the gameplay before the end product.


  • Game Guru icon

    Game Guru

    Commercial Windows Website

    Welcome to GameGuru, the easy game maker. Our mission is to create the easiest and most enjoyable game creator. Join us and our great & enthusiastic community on this journey.

    Imagine creating a world that you and your friends come together and play... and creating it could be a matter of minutes with no technical jiggery-pokery needed at all! Of course you can happily spend hours, days..even weeks creating your masterpiece, the great thing about GameGuru is, you won't be held up by learning strange alien languages or using complex modelling tools. The time you spend with GameGuru is all about creating and having fun whilst doing it.

    With GameGuru you can make a multiplayer game in a few minutes, including hosting and sharing your game online via Steam Multiplayer!

    GameGuru comes with 10+ ready-made game demos for you to play and enjoy. They will show you the sort of games that can be created and how they were done, plus you can adapt these pre-made games and make them into your own games version. You’re then ready to go and design your own unique game!

    We believe there is nothing on the market which is so easy to use and so quick to allow you to share your creations with others.


  • GameMaker icon


    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Windows RT Website

    Game Maker is software program for Microsoft Windows meant to simplify computer game development. It features sprite and "room" editors, a visual programming language for users without much prior experience with computer programming, as well as built-in scripting in GML ("Game Maker Language").

    Game Maker allows you to make exciting computer games without the need to write a single line of code. Using easy-to-learn, drag-and-drop actions, you can make professional-looking games in no time. Games can have backgrounds, animated graphics, music, and sound effects, and once you get more experienced there's a built-in programming language that gives you full flexibility. What's best, the "Lite" version of Game Maker can be used completely free of charge, and you can use the games you produce any way you like. You even can sell them.


  • Gamesalad icon


    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Website

    GameSalad Creator is an authoring tool developed by GameSalad, Inc. (formerly Gendai Games) aimed primarily at non-programmers for composing games in a drag-and-drop fashion, utilizing visual editors and a behavior-based logic system. It is used by consumers and creative professionals such as graphic designers, animators, and game developers for rapidly prototyping, building and self-publishing cross-platform games and interactive media. The application runs on Mac OS X and can produce iPhone , web browser-based content in HTML 5, and mac applications.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Stencyl icon


    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'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.