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Open Source Godot Engine Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Godot Engine is Unreal Engine. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Godot Engine and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Godot Engine are GDevelop, Android Studio, LÖVE and Wick Editor.

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

    A screenshot of the new Unreal Engine 5. Source: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/unreal-engine-5-is-now-available-in-early-access
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    Most users think Unreal Engine is a great alternative to Godot Engine.
    aaronfranke

    Unreal and Godot complement each other well. Unreal is amazing at high-end 3D and is great for things like AAA games, processing hundreds of millions of triangles, and simulations. Godot is great for 2D and low-end 3D games that don't require millions of triangles, and Godot is vastly smaller and more lightweight. If you want to "do it all", learn both Unreal and Godot.

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    Mahboi

    Unreal serves the super high-end and makes heavy games with heavy load times and superb graphics, while Godot serves the low-to-mid tier games that will be lean and load fast but not be the most beautiful. Godot suits 2D excellently and 3D very well, while Unreal is only 3D. If you do not have the resources to make an amazing looking game, Godot is leaner, easier, more practical, and has a much younger codebase and design principles. For 3D AAAs, Unreal packs by far the most punch.

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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.

    Events to build the logic of a game
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    Most users think GDevelop is a great alternative to Godot Engine.

    It's simple and easy to understand, clean user-interface and it doesn't require any coding knowledge, it's all drag and drop.

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  3. Android Studio is the official[7] integrated development environment (IDE) for Google's Android operating system, built on JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA software and designed specifically for Android development.

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    egryboiz

    Android Studio is "just" a plain IDE for Android development app development. It's not tailored to or specific to game development.

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    Android Studio is NOT a game engine whereas Godot Engine is specifically for making games. Android Studio is for creating mobile apps for Google's Android platform.

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    LÖVE

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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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    Papel

    Not an engine, just a framework like MonoDevelop or libGDX.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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    Stride Game Engine

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    Stride (formerly Xenko) is an open-source C# game engine designed for the future of gaming. It comes with a full toolchain and is especially well suited to create realistic games but allows you much more!.

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    Defold Engine

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    The completely free and open-source game engine Defold solves the technical issues we all have in common when making games. That way, you can focus on being creative and building a great game.

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    Urho3D

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    Urho3D is a lightweight, cross-platform rendering and game engine implemented in C++ and released under the MIT license. Greatly inspired by OGRE and Horde3D.

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    Papel

    Fully open source and free. The only problem is a lack of learning material for this engine.

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  10. Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.

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