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PlayN is described as 'cross-platform game library that allows you to create a single Java codebase that runs in HTML5, Java, Android and Flash' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PlayN for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PlayN are Unity, Unreal Engine, GDevelop and Wick Editor.

PlayN 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 PlayN.
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  1. Godot Engine icon

    Godot Engine

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    • FreeBSD
    163 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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    124 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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    95 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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    • Online
    105 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

    • Mac
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    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    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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    CRYENGINE

    77 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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    ENIGMA - LateralGM

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    90 alternatives to ENIGMA - LateralGM 

    ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker.

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    Urho3D

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    72 alternatives to Urho3D 

    Urho3D is a lightweight, cross-platform rendering and game engine implemented in C++ and released under the MIT license. Greatly inspired by OGRE and Horde3D.

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    1.  LightweightUrho3D consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    • Torque 3D icon

      Torque 3D

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      66 alternatives to Torque 3D 

      Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform. Architected from the ground up for maximum flexibility and performance across a wide range of hardware and built upon the Frontline award-winning Torque Game Engine Advanced, Torque 3D comes equipped with a full suite of tools...

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      Open 3D Engine

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      99 alternatives to Open 3D Engine 

      Open 3D Engine (O3DE) is an Apache 2.0-licensed multi-platform 3D engine that enables developers and content creators to build AAA games, cinema-quality 3D worlds, and high-fidelity simulations without any fees or commercial obligations.

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      1.  MultiplayerOpen 3D Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
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