PlayN Alternatives

    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, Mac, Linux, 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 (Freemium), Unreal Engine (Freemium), GDevelop (Free Personal, Open Source) and Wick Editor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021

    1. Cocos Creator is a complete package of game development tools and workflow, including a game engine (based on Cocos2d-x), resource management, scene editing, game preview, debug and publish one project to multiple platforms.
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    2. An open-source 3D/2D game engine for ObjectPascal. We support of lot of 3D and 2D formats (VRML / X3D, Collada, Wavefront OBJ, MD3, Spine...), we're portable to a lot of platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS...
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    3. The definitive free cross-platform mobile engine to unleash your games using C#. We appreciate your feedback. Stay tuned. #iOS #Android #WindowsPhone #Windows8.
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    4. 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!
    5. FPS Creator sets a new benchmark in the game creation market by providing an easy-to-use yet highly flexible editing environment. As its name implies this is a tool for creating action-packed FPS games with no programming or 3D modelling knowledge required.


    6. GameSalad Creator is an authoring tool developed by GameSalad, Inc. (formerly Gendai Games) aimed primarily at non-programmers for composing games in a drag-and-drop fashion, utilizing visual editors and a behavior-based logic system.
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    7. Wintermute Engine Development Kit is a set of tools for creating and running graphical “point&click” adventure games, both traditional 2D ones and modern 2.5D games (3D characters on 2D backgrounds).

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.10.1 beta, released in July 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Tululoo Game Maker is a complex game creation environment that allows you to create browser based games. The program generates a Javascript code that can be played in web browsers using the next generation web standard HTML5.

      Discontinued

      This project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.3.0, was released in March 2013.

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    8. Reality Factory is a program that - in conjunction with other tools - allows you to create 1st and 3rd person perspective games without programming! Reality Factory is built on top of the powerful Genesis3D Open Source engine and supports all major 3D graphics cards.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • HTC Vive
      • Oculus Rift
      Leadwerks Game Engine provides the smoothest learning curve to take you from beginner to full-fledged game developer. Use the visual editor and the flowgraph system to set up game interactions without code. Use Lua to write your own game scripts.
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