LibGDX Alternatives

    LibGDX is described as 'Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to LibGDX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LibGDX are LÖVE (Free, Open Source), GameMaker: Studio (Paid), Duality (Free, Open Source) and SDL (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 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 is free, open source and very cross-platform. It's already more than you need.
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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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    2. 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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    3. Duality is a modular 2D game engine / editor combo, written entirely in C# and built on top of an OpenGL backend.
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      Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer.
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    4. 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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      AppGameKit is a simple cross platform game development tool that runs on Windows, Linux, MacOS and Raspberry Pi. A version to run on Android and iOS is also available.
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    5. AppGameKit Studio is a fully featured cross-platform game development tool set that runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS.
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      GeeXLab is a free standalone application for desktop operating systems. Just download it and use it. GeeXLab is available for Windows 32/64-bit, Linux 64-bit, Mac OS X and Raspberry Pi.
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      Oxygine is completely free and open source (MIT license) 2D game engine, available on GitHub. It is written in C++ and runs on MacOSX, iOS, Android, Windows and Linux.
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