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Gamesalad Alternatives

Gamesalad is described as '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' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Gamesalad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gamesalad are Unity, Unreal Engine, GDevelop and Wick Editor.

Gamesalad alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be IDEs or Animation Makers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gamesalad.
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  1. Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine

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    162 alternatives to Godot Engine 

    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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    1.  LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    5.  Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Unity icon

    Unity

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    123 alternatives to Unity 

    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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    Most users think Unity is a great alternative to Gamesalad.
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    you need to code, its not the same thing

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    user interface nothing like gamesalad, very difficult to understand and use.

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    Unreal Engine

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    97 alternatives to Unreal Engine 

    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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    1.  Node BasedUnreal Engine supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Support for scriptingUnreal Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  No Coding RequiredUnreal Engine can be used without an coding or programming skills.
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    Gamesalad is for simple games and prototyping while Unreal Engine allows making commercial and complex games

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    GDevelop

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    104 alternatives to GDevelop 

    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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    Events to build the logic of a game
    Editing a platformer game
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    Wick Editor

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    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    89 alternatives to Wick Editor 

    The Wick Editor is a free and open-source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between. It's designed to be the most accessible tool for creating multimedia projects on the web. Your creations can run on any device with a web browser - that means mobile too.

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    1.  Support for LayersWick Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Automated TweeningWick Editor can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    3.  Onion skinningWick Editor allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wick Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    LÖVE

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    86 alternatives to LÖVE 

    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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    1.  PortableLÖVE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightLÖVE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Scratch

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    76 alternatives to Scratch 

    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. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas...

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    Ren'Py

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    32 alternatives to Ren'Py 

    Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual novels, while its Python support allows for...

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    1.  PortableRen'Py can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for scriptingRen'Py supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Single playerRen'Py has one or more single player game modes.
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    CRYENGINE

    76 alternatives to CRYENGINE 

    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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    Construct 3

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    39 alternatives to Construct 3 

    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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    1.  MultiplayerConstruct 3 offers a game mode for more than one player.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Construct 3, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    5.  No Coding RequiredConstruct 3 can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    6.  Support for LayersConstruct 3 supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    7.  Full-Text SearchConstruct 3 lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    8.  PortableConstruct 3 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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