Free RPG Maker Alternatives

    The best free alternative to RPG Maker is Godot Engine, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to RPG Maker and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to RPG Maker are Open RPG Maker (Free, Open Source), GDevelop (Free Personal, Open Source), Cocos2d-x (Free, Open Source) and GB Studio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 10, 2021

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      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. Duality is a modular 2D game engine / editor combo, written entirely in C# and built on top of an OpenGL backend.
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    2. 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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      This alternative is disputed. Stencyl is still a legitimate alternative to RPG Maker, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    3. 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!
    4. 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.

    5. The G3D Innovation Engine is a commercial-grade C++ 3D engine available as Open Source (BSD License). It is used in commercial games, research papers, military simulators, and university courses.
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    6. Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing.
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    7. The RPG Toolkit is a free, open source project delivering a simple, flexible and powerful tool for the creation of role-playing games on your personal computer. The homepage also hosts games created with rpgtoolkit.


      The project seems to be no longer developed and latest news date back to February 2017. Last version, 3.2.1b, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    8. EasyRPG is a project aimed at producing a free and open source role playing game interpreter and editor compatible with RPG Maker 2000 and 2003.
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      EasyRPG vs RPG Maker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks EasyRPG is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      The engine is fully compatible, well-tested and actively developed. It's free software, it can run in your browser and on Android. The native editor is not yet usable, but you can use R48 (gabien-app-r48) if you need a freely-licensed editor for now (it's not as user-friendly as RPG Maker but totally usable).
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Good copy of the original - and it's even compatible.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      It is compatible with RPG Maker 2000 and 2003.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    9. 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).


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

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