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Project Spark Alternatives

Project Spark is described as 'powerful, yet simple way to build and play your own worlds, stories and games' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Project Spark 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 Project Spark are Unity, Unreal Engine, Wick Editor and CRYENGINE.

Project Spark alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be Animation Makers or IDEs. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Project Spark.
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  • Free PersonalProprietary
  • Windows

Project Spark is a powerful, yet simple way to build and play your own worlds, stories and games.

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  2. Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingUnreal Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedUnreal Engine supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    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
  4. 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.

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

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Torque 3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform.

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    Bevy Game Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Cocos Creator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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    Open 3D Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Graphics Development Engine for Business and Industry. Build high-quality 3D solutions and deploy to any platform.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsEvergine can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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