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Bitsy is described as 'little editor for little games or worlds. The goal is to make it easy to make games where you can walk around and talk to people and be somewhere' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Bitsy, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Playscii, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Bitsy are PICO-8, LowRes NX, TIC-80 and Pyxel.

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    Playscii

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    12 alternatives to Playscii 

    Playscii is a powerful, open-source ASCII-based art, animation, and game creation tool. Advanced layer-based tools and import and export options are available through a familiar window system with the appeal of classic DOS development tools like QBasic.

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    PICO-8

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    20 alternatives to PICO-8 

    PICO-8 is a Lua based fantasy console for playing and programming tiny games and other computer programs. The app boots to a shell prompt with easy access to scores of game building tools.

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    LowRes NX

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    20 alternatives to LowRes NX 

    LowRes NX is a simulated retro game console which can be programmed in the classic BASIC language. Make your own retro games on a virtual game console. Create sprites, tile maps, sound and music with the included tools.

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    TIC-80

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    20 alternatives to TIC-80 

    TIC-80 is a fantasy computer where you can make, play and share tiny games. Comes with built-in tools for development: code, sprites, maps, sound editors and a command line.

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    1.  LightweightTIC-80 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableTIC-80 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Pyxel

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      25 alternatives to Pyxel 

      Pyxel is a retro game engine for Python. Inspired by fantasy consoles like PICO-8, Pyxel imposes graphic and sound limits that provide a retro aesthetic while also greatly simplifying development.

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      PX8

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      20 alternatives to PX8 

      PX8 is an open-source fantasy Console in Rust (with Python and Lua).

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      WASM-4

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      20 alternatives to WASM-4 

      WASM-4 is a low-level fantasy game console for building small games with WebAssembly. Game cartridges (ROMs) are small, self-contained .wasm files that can be built with any programming language that compiles to WebAssembly.

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      nano JAMMER

      20 alternatives to nano JAMMER 

      The nano JAMMER is a fantasy console for tiny games. It is perfect for hobby coding, a game programming course, and tweetjams.

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      Zany80

      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      20 alternatives to Zany80 

      ZANY80 is a fantasy console built around the Zilog Z80 processor (used in the classic Spectrum Z80 computer).

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      Pixel Vision 8

      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Mac
      20 alternatives to Pixel Vision 8 

      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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