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melonJS is described as 'open source HTML5 game engine that empowers developers and designers to focus on content' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to melonJS for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like melonJS are Unity, Unreal Engine, GDevelop and Wick Editor.

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

    Godot Engine

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    161 alternatives to Godot Engine 

    Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.

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    1.  LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    5.  Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Fully-dedicated 2D engine
  2. Unity icon

    Unity

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    122 alternatives to Unity 

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscription at 125$ a month with extra...

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    Unreal Engine

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    96 alternatives to Unreal Engine 

    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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    1.  Node BasedUnreal Engine supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Support for scriptingUnreal Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  No Coding RequiredUnreal Engine can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    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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    GDevelop

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    103 alternatives to GDevelop 

    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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    Events to build the logic of a game
    Editing a platformer game
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    Wick Editor

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    89 alternatives to Wick Editor 

    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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    1.  Support for LayersWick Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Automated TweeningWick Editor can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    3.  Onion skinningWick Editor allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wick Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    A picture of the editor with a demo!
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    LÖVE

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    85 alternatives to LÖVE 

    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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    1.  PortableLÖVE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightLÖVE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. CRYENGINE icon

    CRYENGINE

    75 alternatives to CRYENGINE 

    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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  8. GameMaker: Studio icon

    GameMaker: Studio

    63 alternatives to GameMaker: Studio 

    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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    1.  No Coding RequiredGameMaker: Studio can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  PortableGameMaker: Studio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Sprite editor
    Code editor
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    Construct 2

    64 alternatives to Construct 2 

    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.

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    1.  PortableConstruct 2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  No Coding RequiredConstruct 2 can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    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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  10. Bevy Game Engine icon

    Bevy Game Engine

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    122 alternatives to Bevy Game Engine 

    A refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. Free and Open Source Forever!

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