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), Scratch (Free, Open Source) and Cocos2d-x (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2021

    1. 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

    2. Making games as the '80s arcade games. Includes Run'n'Gun, vertical & horizontal Shooters or Platform, makes games as Pac-Man, Commando, 1942, Ghosts 'n' Goblins or Gauntlet, with sprite sheets, pixel art, sound fx, & music. You get arcade feel.
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    3. 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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      • 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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    4. Reality Factory 2 is a next-generation game authoring suite. It combines a flexible, fully scripted game development environment powered by Python with the Ogre3D engine, and supports all major desktop operating systems.

      Discontinued

      Doesn't appear to have had any updates since 2010.

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    5. Project Anarchy is a complete end to end game engine and state-of-the-art toolset for mobile. Project Anarchy includes an entirely free license to ship your game on iOS, Android and Tizen platforms.

      Source code: https://github.com/projectanarchy/projectanarchy

      Discontinued

      Project Anarchy™ has concluded: http://www.havok.com/anarchy-redirect/

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Phone
      • Xbox
      Wicked Engine is an open-source game engine written in C++. The main focus is to be easy to set up and use, light weight, high performance, and graphically advanced.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
      RPGWizard is an open-source 2D game creation tool that specializes in making RPGs. It comes with a graphical editor and browser based game engine, both of which are completely free-to-use.
    6. Bitmelo is a game editor and engine for making small pixel art games. The editor has everything you need to develop a game in one convenient location.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Rogue Engine is a full featured environment for game development using WebGL. Create projects in an intuitive and familiar 3D environment using configurable components made with TypeScript.
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