RPG in a Box Alternatives

    RPG in a Box is described as 'is designed to be a set of tools for easily creating 3D grid-based, voxel-style role-playing and adventure games—everything you will need for building and sharing your own game, all packaged together in a box, so to speak!'. There are more than 10 alternatives to RPG in a Box for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RPG in a Box are GDevelop (Free, Open Source), Construct 3 (Freemium), RPG Maker (Paid) and Construct 2 (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Feb 15, 2021

    1. Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can export to PC, Mobile and Web platforms. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game development IDE.
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    2. 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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    3. Construct 3 is a powerful 2D game development engine which uses Scirra's intuitive event system to allow its users to build all kinds of games and apps.
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    4. The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.
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    5. Scirra Construct is a 2D game development engine with a focus on building games visually. No programming is required though the software uses a visual method for event handling that relies on programming concepts like variables, loops and conditions.

      Discontinued

      Construct 2 was taken off of the market in July 1, 2020, full support will be ceased in July 1, 2021.
      https://www.construct.net/en/make-games/buy-construct?action=c2retirement

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    6. Adventure Game Studio (AGS) - is the IDE and the engine meant for creating and running videogames of adventure (aka "quest") genre. It has potential, although limited, support for other genres as well.
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    7. Stencyl isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your workflow and then gets out of the way. We take care of the essentials, so you can focus on what's important - making your game yours.
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    8. [Multimedia Fusion 2 has been replaced by Clickteam Fusion 2.5.] Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam Fusion 2.5! With Fusion 2.5’s amazing event editor system you are able to quickly generate games or apps.
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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      RPG Paper Maker is a free game maker engine including a 3D universe with many 2D sprites and some simplified 3D objects. Pretty close to the RPG Maker series, RPG Paper Maker finally give a way to create RPGs in a totally 3D universe as easy as it is in 2D!
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      • Windows
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      Bring your game ideas and concepts to life with 001 Game Creator, which gives you the power to create a variety of game genres. With simple point-and-click scripting, and high customisability of characters, monsters, items and magic, you can make anything possible.
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