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 an app 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 iPhone. The best alternative is Unity, which is free. Other great apps like Gamesalad are Unreal Engine (Freemium), GDevelop (Free Personal, Open Source), LÖVE (Free, Open Source) and Wick Editor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 31, 2021

    1. Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.
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      Unity vs Gamesalad opinions
      Most users think Unity is a great alternative to Gamesalad.
      user interface nothing like gamesalad, very difficult to understand and use.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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    2. 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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      Unreal Engine vs Gamesalad opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Gamesalad is for simple games and prototyping while Unreal Engine allows making commercial and complex games
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • BSD
      • iPad
      • FreeBSD
      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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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.

      Discontinued

      Construct 2 was taken off of the market in July 1, 2020, full support will be ceased in July 1, 2021.
      https://www.construct.net/en/make-games/buy-construct?action=c2retirement

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      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.
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