Open Source RPG Maker Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to RPG Maker is Godot Engine. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to RPG Maker and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source 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. 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. 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!


    3. 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.
    4. 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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    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      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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    6. 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

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      Good copy of the original - and it's even compatible.
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      It is compatible with RPG Maker 2000 and 2003.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. 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.

    8. 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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    9. 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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      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.
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