MapForge Alternatives

    MapForge is described as 'Map-making software for creating tactical-scale battlemaps for RPGs (or even some boardgames), with a large library of ready-to-use mapping content Add-Ons (including 10 free ones!). Also works with your own artwork/bitmaps, via drag-and-drop'. There are more than 10 games similar to MapForge for Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Tiled Map Editor, which is both free and Open Source. Other MapForge like games are Eigengrau's Generator (Free, Open Source), Campaign Cartographer (Paid), LDtk (Free, Open Source) and Dungeon Scrawl (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2020

    1. Tiled is a general purpose tile map editor. It's built to be easy to use, yet flexible enough to work with varying game engines, whether your game is an RPG, platformer or Breakout clone. Tiled is free software and written in C++, using the Qt application framework.
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    2. Eigengrau's Essential Establishment Generator is a tabletop procedural generation tool for towns, NPCs and much more. It creates paragraphs of text suitable to be read directly to players during a game.


    3. Campaign Cartographer is the leading map making software for games (RPGs, miniatures and wargaming). Campaign Cartographer gives you fingertip control of both the big picture and the small details. Want a large scale map of your adventuring world? A detailed dungeon floorplan?
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      User-friendly, open-source 2D map editor.
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    4. A dungeon scrawling tool by ProbableTrain.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Drag and drop tile based mapping program. Multiple layers, create and import your own tilesets, scale for printing and many more features.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OGMO Editor is a free, open source, project oriented level editor made for indie game developers by indie game developers.
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    5. donjon.bin.sh is a freely accessible, online collection of random generators and other tools for pen-and-paper role-playing games. The collection provides a comprehensive range of advanced generators for creating names, demographics, maps, adventures and even entire worlds.
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    6. Mipui is an online, grid-based map editor, with focus on simplicity and collaboration - all edits appear in real-time to other viewers.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      From Wizards of the West Coast, the Dungeon Tiles Mapper lets you create tiled dungeon maps online for free through your browser using a simple grid-based editor. Just select your tiles and drag them where you want them.
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