PlayBasic Alternatives

    PlayBasic is described as 'game programming language that gives new programmers the flexibility and feature set for rapid game development, without the complexity or cost. So everybody can experience the challenge of game programming again!' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PlayBasic for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and Android. The best alternative is Blitz3D, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PlayBasic are AppGameKit Classic (Freemium), AppGameKit Studio (Paid), Cerberus X (Free, Open Source) and BlitzMax (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 19, 2020

    1. Create 2D and 3D Games for Windows. If you've been yearning to create games but have been frustrated by the complexity of programming languages such as C++ or Java, you've come to the right place!
      • FreemiumProprietary
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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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    2. AppGameKit Studio is a fully featured cross-platform game development tool set that runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS.
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    3. Cerberus X is a cross-platform, easy to learn object-oriented programming language focusing on game development with a powerful set of APIs that make it easy to draw lightning fast graphics on all supported platforms To achieve this, Cerberus X translate our code to the target...
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Create 2D Games for Windows, MacOS and Linux. BlitzMax is the new, next generation game programming language from Blitz Research. BlitzMax retains the BASIC roots of Blitz3D and BlitzPlus, but adds a ton of cool new features and abilities.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Create 2D Games for Windows.
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      Monkey 2 is a cross platform programming language aiming at game development. Write your code once in an easy to use language called the Monkey code and publish to multiple platforms.
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    4. sdlBasic is a small, efficient and multiplatform basic interpreter aimed to game creation using the power of SDL library, it was inspired by the old and glorious AMOS.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2012.

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      GLBasic is a cross-platform programming language aiming at game development with OpenGL.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      BlitzMax is a strongly-typed, garbage-collected, open-source, cross-platform programming language with built-in support for advanced 2D graphics, sound, unicode and is ideally suited to making all kinds of apps and games.
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