Video Game Engines

These apps and software let you make your own game! Different Engines Work for different people. FindThe right one for you!

Adia SuttonList by Adia Sutton, last updated 2021-11-18
  1. Flowlab icon

    Make and share your own games online with - a game studio in your browser.

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  2. Bitmelo icon

    Bitmelo is a game editor and engine for making small pixel art games. The editor has everything you need to develop a game in one convenient location. You can code, draw tiles and tilemaps, design sound effects, view the documentation, and playtest your game, all without having...

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  3. Construct 2 icon

    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.

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  4. Ceilfire icon

    Ceilfire is a fully integrated platform that allows users to create, publish and play HTML5-Games directly in the browser without requiring any programming.

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  5. Quest icon

    Quest lets you make interactive story games — You can make text adventure games (like Zork, or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and gamebooks (like the Choose Your Own Adventure books). It lets you create sophisticated games complete with graphics, sounds and videos, all...

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  6. Kocho icon

    Kocho is a free offline visual novel maker & player which allows you to play, create and share your own visual novel games in an easy way.

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  7. Verus Engine icon

    Verus Engine is a modern, platform-agnostic 3D game engine. It is developed using C++ and HLSL. It is based on Direct3D 12 and Vulkan graphics APIs. The code is user friendly and well optimized.

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  8. Pixelbox icon

    Pixelbox is an HTML5/JavaScript, 2D game engine inspired by fantasy consoles like PICO-8. Besides a framework geared toward fast prototyping, Pixelbox also includes tile, level, music and sound editors.

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  9. Scroller Game Creator icon

    Scroller Game Creator is a tool that enables you to create scroller-type games without any programming knowledge. The program is a full game creator, it handles all game elements that are required, and it produces the final executable.

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    Image Animator
  10. Pixel Vision 8 icon

    Pixel Vision 8 is a platform that standardizes 8-bit fantasy console limitations built on top of an open source C# SDK. Developers can customize these restrictions to match actual legacy hardware or create something new. It is ideal for game jams, prototyping ideas or having fun.

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  11. Novelty icon

    Novelty is a free game maker tailored for making visual novels.

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    Interface. Drag and drop. What you see is what you get.
  12. Hero Engine icon

    The only true complete development platform for online games. HeroEngine seamlessly integrates the entire client and server architecture required to operate an online game directly into the development process.

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  13. melonJS icon

    melonJS is an open source HTML5 game engine that empowers developers and designers to focus on content.

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  14. MANU Game Maker icon

    MANU is an easy to use Video Game Maker. Making your own 3d arcade games with MANU is easier than ever. No code. No limits.

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  15. Pixel Game Maker MV icon

    Pixel Game Maker MV allows you to build up your own action game with no programming knowledge necessary. This engine was designed with the idea of giving a voice to people's passions, allowing them to freely express the game that they have held in their hearts.

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  16. Cocos2d-x icon

    cocos2d-x is a cross platform open source free 2D game engine for mobile gamedev, that is fast and stable, easy to learn and use.

    • Game Development Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
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  17. Gamesalad icon

    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.

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  18. Superpowers icon

    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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  19. Phaser icon

    Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering.

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  20. Tululoo Game Maker icon

    Tululoo Game Maker is a complex game creation environment that allows you to create browser based games. The program generates a Javascript code that can be played in web browsers using the next generation web standard HTML5.

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    Scene Editor
  21. Gideros Studio icon

    Launched in 2011, Gideros has become a successful game engine with 20,000 developers registered and 500 games published.

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  22. GB Studio icon

    A quick and easy to use drag and drop retro game creator for your favourite handheld video game system.

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  23. Game Builder icon

    Game Builder is an experimental game-building sandbox. Create games within a 3D game world you create. Choose from thousands of ready-made 3D models through Poly. Design game logic by arranging various blocks in a sleek drag-and-drop interface.

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  24. Smile Game Builder icon

    SMILE GAME BUILDER is software to make RPGs for your PC.

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  25. GMKR icon

    Play, create and share 2d worlds. Easy to use. Free. No ads.

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  26. RPG Paper Maker icon

    RPG Paper Maker is a free game maker engine including a 3D universe with many 2D sprites and some simplified 3D objects. Pretty close to the RPG Maker series, RPG Paper Maker finally give a way to create RPGs in a totally 3D universe as easy as it is in 2D!

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  27. RPG Playground icon

    Make your own Role Playing Games, fast, easy and for free.

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  28. Arcade Game Studio icon

    Making games as the '80s arcade games. Includes Run'n'Gun, vertical & horizontal Shooters or Platform, makes games as Pac-Man, Commando, 1942, Ghosts 'n' Goblins or Gauntlet, with sprite sheets, pixel art, sound fx, & music. You get arcade feel.

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  29. Stride Game Engine icon

    Stride (formerly Xenko) is an open-source C# game engine designed for the future of gaming. It comes with a full toolchain and is especially well suited to create realistic games but allows you much more!.

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  30. GameMaker icon

    Welcome to the home of GameMaker, the fastest and friendliest cross-platform game development technology out there. GameMaker has been completely redeveloped with usability and efficiency at its core, allowing developers to create games within a single code base and then publish...

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  31. CRYENGINE icon

    The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code. All features. No royalties. No obligations. No license fee.

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  32. RPG Maker icon

    The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation. With an emphasis on JRPG gameplay mechanics, the suites typically include map, tile and sprite editors, character, encounter and dialog tools, among countless other...

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    RPG Maker VX Ace
  33. Construct 3 icon

    Construct 3 is a powerful 2D game development engine which uses Scirra's intuitive event system to allow its users to build all kinds of games and apps.

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  34. GDevelop icon

    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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    The new editor interface, which now supports 3D editing.
  35. Bevy Game Engine icon

    A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. Free and Open Source Forever!

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  36. Rogue Engine icon

    Rogue Engine is a full featured environment for game development using WebGL. Create projects in an intuitive and familiar 3D environment using configurable components made with TypeScript.

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  37. Stencyl icon

    Stencyl isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your workflow and then gets out of the way. We take care of the essentials, so you can focus on what's important - making your game yours.

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  38. Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

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  39. Unreal Engine icon

    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.

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    A screenshot of the new Unreal Engine 5. Source:
  40. Unity icon

    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, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscription at 125$ a month with extra...

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This list was created by Adia Sutton Nov 18, 2021 and was last updated Nov 18, 2021. The list has 40 apps.

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