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Pyxel Alternatives

Pyxel is described as 'retro game engine for Python. Inspired by fantasy consoles like PICO-8, Pyxel imposes graphic and sound limits that provide a retro aesthetic while also greatly simplifying development' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Pyxel for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is LÖVE, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pyxel are PICO-8, Bitsy, nCine and TIC-80.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
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Pyxel is a retro game engine for Python. Inspired by fantasy consoles like PICO-8, Pyxel imposes...

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  1. LÖVE icon

    LÖVE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • FreeBSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLÖVE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. PICO-8 icon

    PICO-8

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi

    PICO-8 is a Lua based fantasy console for playing and programming tiny games and other computer programs. The app boots to a shell prompt with easy access to scores of game building tools.

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  3. Bitsy icon

    Bitsy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Bitsy is a little editor for little games or worlds. The goal is to make it easy to make games where you can walk around and talk to people and be somewhere.

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  4. nCine icon

    nCine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Emscripten

    nCine is a cross-platform 2D game engine in C++ for fast and performant game development.

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    TIC-80

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android

    TIC-80 is a fantasy computer where you can make, play and share tiny games. Comes with built-in tools for development: code, sprites, maps, sound editors and a command line.

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    LowRes NX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    LowRes NX is a simulated retro game console which can be programmed in the classic BASIC language. Make your own retro games on a virtual game console. Create sprites, tile maps, sound and music with the included tools.

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    PX8

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PX8 is an open-source fantasy Console in Rust (with Python and Lua).

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    WASM-4

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    WASM-4 is a low-level fantasy game console for building small games with WebAssembly. Game cartridges (ROMs) are small, self-contained .wasm files that can be built with any programming language that compiles to WebAssembly.

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    nano JAMMER

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    The nano JAMMER is a fantasy console for tiny games. It is perfect for hobby coding, a game programming course, and tweetjams.

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    Zany80

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    ZANY80 is a fantasy console built around the Zilog Z80 processor (used in the classic Spectrum Z80 computer).

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