GameMaker Alternatives for Linux

    GameMaker is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to GameMaker and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to GameMaker are GDevelop (Free, Open Source), Unreal Engine (Free), Scratch (Free, Open Source) and LÖVE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2020

    1. 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.
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      Godot Engine vs GameMaker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Godot Engine is a great alternative to GameMaker.
      It's open source and amazing in some ways. It's totally free. It has it's own features and downsides but overall for me it's an amazing tool.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Uses Python. Easy to learn. Nodes system very powerful.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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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      GDevelop vs GameMaker opinions
      Most users think GDevelop is a great alternative to GameMaker.
      Similar to GameMaker: Studio and Construct 2, GDevelop allows you to develop software, particularly games, for Windows, Mac, Linux and HTML 5. It allows you to program your apps and games using an event-based system, just like Construct 2.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    3. 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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      Some users think Unreal Engine is a great alternative to GameMaker, some don't.
    4. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
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      Scratch vs GameMaker opinions
      Some users think Scratch is a great alternative to GameMaker, some don't.
      It Is Easy To Use And It Works On All Devices!
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Its the best! i use it to make animations and A LOT of other things
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      Scratch is a program to learn kids how to code
      Top negative comment  almost 6 years ago

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      For starters, it is a web application, it is also not even coding,
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      it is a good name for beginners on game making
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Its good and easy to progra.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Hi there! LÖVE is an *awesome* framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. It's free, open-source, and works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.
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      Most users think LÖVE is a great alternative to GameMaker.


    5. 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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      CRYENGINE vs GameMaker opinions
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      it's AMAZING software for free, what's better? =)
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    6. The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.
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      Most users think RPG Maker is a great alternative to GameMaker.
    7. 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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      Stencyl vs GameMaker opinions
      Most users think Stencyl is a great alternative to GameMaker.
      Stencyl is very, very similar in general to game maker. I currently have a linux computer and cant use gamemaker because of that, but stencyl works great!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      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.
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      ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker.
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