RPG Maker Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to RPG Maker for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to RPG Maker are Open RPG Maker (Free, Open Source), GDevelop (Free, Open Source), Cocos2d-x (Free, Open Source) and GB Studio (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 15, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • Windows Mobile
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • HTC Vive
    • Self-Hosted
    • Blackberry 10
    • Python
    • Unity
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    • FreeBSD

    Features

    • RPG Maker
    • 2D Game
    • Visual Programming
    • No coding required
    • Portable
    • Drag n drop
    • Role-playing
    • Lightweight
    • 3D Game Engine
    • 2D Game Creation
    • IDE
    • Multiplayer
    • Multiple languages
    • 2D Game Engine
    • Adventure Game
    • Support for scripting
    • Web-Based
    • Side scrolling
    • 3d animation
    • Browser based

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • 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. View 118 alternatives to Godot Engine
      Some users think Godot Engine is a great alternative to RPG Maker, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      • FreeBSD
      Godot Engine vs RPG Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
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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 1 year ago

      1
      Godot is a power tool to make real games. Would be cool if it supported a proper programming language tho.
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

      0
      Requires coding while RPG maker doesn't
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

      5
      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 1 year ago

      3
      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 2 years ago

      1
      not user friendly, need knowledge of computer scripting for even the most basic use of godot
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      0
      It seems more of a kid-friendly alternative. Plus, it is licensed by MIT.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    • 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. View 73 alternatives to Open RPG Maker
      Most users think Open RPG Maker is a great alternative to RPG Maker.

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Open RPG Maker vs RPG Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      While discontinued this is very similar to the actual engine
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      0
      It's the most similar thing you're going to get.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      0
      adjust rpg maker as you wish
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      0
      It's very similar to RPG Maker, and is fairly easy to use.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      -8


    • 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. View 97 alternatives to GDevelop
      Some users think GDevelop is a great alternative to RPG Maker, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPad
      GDevelop vs RPG Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 1 year ago

      1
    • 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. View 75 alternatives to Cocos2d-x
      Most users think Cocos2d-x is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Blackberry 10
      Cocos2d-x vs RPG Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Cocos2d-x requires coding! A lot of it.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
    • A free and easy to use retro adventure game creator for your favourite handheld video game system. View 4 alternatives to GB Studio
      Almost everyone thinks GB Studio is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GB Studio vs RPG Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 about 1 year ago

      1


    • Make your own Role Playing Games, fast, easy and for free. View 16 alternatives to RPG Playground
      Almost everyone thinks RPG Playground is a great alternative to RPG Maker.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • iPad
      RPG Playground vs RPG Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      EybiSea I can create an RPG Game for free, the mechanics is simple if you understand it.
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

      0
      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  9 months ago

      0
      Free extremely easy to use and amazing artwork and easy coding language
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      0
      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 9 months ago

      0
      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 9 months ago

      0
      It runs online in your web browser, and is free. It's also easier to use.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      2
    • 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. View 61 alternatives to Urho3D
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Raspberry Pi
    • RPG Paper Maker is a free game maker engine including a 3D universe with many 2D sprites and some simplified 3D objects. View 53 alternatives to RPG Paper Maker
      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      RPG Paper Maker vs RPG Maker
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 1 year ago

      0
      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 2 years ago

      0
    • ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software... View 82 alternatives to ENIGMA - LateralGM
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • 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. View 92 alternatives to Stencyl
      This alternative is disputed. Stencyl is still a legitimate alternative to RPG Maker, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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