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    RPG Maker Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to RPG Maker for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to RPG Maker and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to RPG Maker are Open RPG Maker, GDevelop, Scratch and Cocos2d-x.

    RPG Maker is mainly a Game Development Tool but alternatives to it may also be Role-playing Games or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of RPG Maker.
    This page was last updated Mar 5, 2022
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    The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.
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    1. Godot Engine is a feature-packed, cross-platform game engine to create 2D and 3D games from a unified interface. It provides a comprehensive set of common tools, so that users can focus on making games without having to reinvent the wheel.
      Godot Engine vs RPG Maker opinions
      Some users think Godot Engine is a great alternative to RPG Maker, some don't.
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      This engine isn't as simple as RPG Maker, but it is a fully featured engine with MIT license to boot.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Godot is a power tool to make real games. Would be cool if it supported a proper programming language tho.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Requires coding while RPG maker doesn't
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      RPG Maker is rather easy and fun to use. You do not need any programming knowledge. Godot requires coding for most features.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      RPG maker is an easy to use software that doesn't require any proper coding to produce a full game. although you can use programming if you want to for more intricate or complex features. Godot however, to my knowledge, isn't as code-free as RPG. Not a good alternitive if you're in it for the code-free experience.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      not user friendly, need knowledge of computer scripting for even the most basic use of godot
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      It seems more of a kid-friendly alternative. Plus, it is licensed by MIT.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. Open RPG Maker is a free and open source clone of features from the RPG Maker series (i.e. rpgmaker200, rpgmaker2003, rpgmakerxp), as well as many other features. All of the data files are in XML format and are easily editable with any text editor.

      Discontinued

      The last update was released on February 12th, 2014.

      Open RPG Maker vs RPG Maker opinions
      Most users think Open RPG Maker is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      While discontinued this is very similar to the actual engine
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It's the most similar thing you're going to get.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      adjust rpg maker as you wish
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      It's very similar to RPG Maker, and is fairly easy to use.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. 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.
      GDevelop vs RPG Maker opinions
      Some users think GDevelop is a great alternative to RPG Maker, some don't.
      While GDevelop has a lot of great features, it really isn't very similar to RPG Maker at all. The games you make for GDevelop are more like games you would play on your phone rather than actual RPGs.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    4. Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
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      cocos2d-x is a cross platform open source free 2D game engine for mobile gamedev, that is fast and stable, easy to learn and use.
      Cocos2d-x vs RPG Maker opinions
      Most users think Cocos2d-x is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      Cocos2d-x requires coding! A lot of it.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    5. A free and easy to use retro adventure game creator for your favourite handheld video game system.
      GB Studio vs RPG Maker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks GB Studio is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      If you want retro-style gameboy games, this is the one for you! No programming needed, though there is LOTS of limitations to fit with the game boy format. The best thing is that you can put it into an actual game boy console!!!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Make your own Role Playing Games, fast, easy and for free.
      RPG Playground vs RPG Maker opinions
      Almost everyone thinks RPG Playground is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      EybiSea I can create an RPG Game for free, the mechanics is simple if you understand it.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      koonsolo Simpler and easier to use than RPG Maker, and FREE! Works in your web browser and on your mobile devices. No download, no coding. The graphics resemble those from RPG Maker XP, which a lot of users still prefer.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Free extremely easy to use and amazing artwork and easy coding language
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      PixlTemp Though I use RPG Maker VX Ace the most, RPG Playground is an excellent alternative. Lacking some features, but I'm sure it will have them soon. The developer is very talkative and takes everyone's suggestions. I'm sure it will grow into an amazing game creation website one day.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      This is a free website which offers all of its features for free. Its easy to get started on and has only a few minor drawbacks. Its still in development but is definetly worth a try!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It runs online in your web browser, and is free. It's also easier to use.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    6. 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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      Good if you want to make 2.5d-style RPG games. Also consider support the developer if you're serious to use this engine.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Because it is adopted on RPGMaker series and it is uses Javascript to allow you to manipulate the game in its own way.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker.
    7. 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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      It doesn't work quite the same. And ontop of that, I don't like AGS.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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