Kodu Game Lab Alternatives

    Kodu Game Lab is described as 'Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Kodu Game Lab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Windows Mobile. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kodu Game Lab are GDevelop (Free Personal, Open Source), CRYENGINE (Free Personal), GameMaker: Studio (Paid) and Construct 2 (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    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 Kodu Game Lab opinions
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      uzayanil Very simple for game development and I highly recommend for new people.
      Positive comment 11 months 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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    3. 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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    4. Continuing the legacy of Mark Overmars' Animo and Game Maker, GameMaker: Studio is a proprietary game-creation system which can export to multiple platforms including Windows, HTML5, Linux, iOS, Mac and Android.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Cocos Creator is a complete package of game development tools and workflow, including a game engine (based on Cocos2d-x), resource management, scene editing, game preview, debug and publish one project to multiple platforms.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering.
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    8. PlayCanvas is the world’s easiest to use WebGL Game Engine. It’s free, it’s open source and it’s backed by amazing developer tools.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Buildbox is a breakthrough game creation experience. Creating games is as easy as dropping images into the software, making changes to their properties and hitting play.
      Buildbox vs Kodu Game Lab opinions
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      uzayanil Simple but powerful game engine with many simple features.
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