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GameMaker Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to GameMaker for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to GameMaker are Unity, GDevelop, Unreal Engine and LÖVE.

GameMaker alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be IDEs or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GameMaker.
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Game Maker is software program for Microsoft Windows meant to simplify computer game development.

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  1. Cocos2d-x icon

    Cocos2d-x

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10

    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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightCocos2d-x consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. Castle Game Engine icon

    Castle Game Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    An open-source 3D/2D game engine for ObjectPascal.

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  3. MonoGame icon

    MonoGame

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games. The spiritual successor to XNA with 1000's of titles shipped across desktop, mobile, and console platforms. MonoGame is a fully managed .NET open source game framework without any black boxes.

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  4. LibGDX icon

    LibGDX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms.

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    libgdx is a java library and GameMaker is not. GameMaker does not use java or it doesn't require coding like libGDX does

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  5. Open RPG Maker icon

    Open RPG Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open RPG Maker is a free and open source clone of features from the RPG Maker series (i.e. rpgmaker200, rpgmaker2003, rpgmakerxp), as well as many other features. All of the data files are in XML format and are easily editable with any text editor.

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    Discontinued

    The last update was released on February 12th, 2014.

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  6. G3D Innovation Engine icon

    G3D Innovation Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows

    The G3D Innovation Engine is a commercial-grade C++ 3D engine available as Open Source (BSD License). It is used in commercial games, research papers, military simulators, and university courses.

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    Alice

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing.

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  8. Tululoo Game Maker icon

    Tululoo Game Maker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Discontinued

    This project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.3.0, was released in March 2013.

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  9. Novashell

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Novashell is a high-level 2D game maker that tries to handle all the hard work behind the scenes allowing you to whip up sweet games using path finding, dialog, persistent dynamically sized maps with construction/deconstruction, save anywhere, and especially features that...

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    Discontinued

    Official website doesn't show any releases since 2011.

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    Maratis

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Maratis is a portable, simple and visual game development tool designed for artists and developers.

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