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Best Scratch Alternatives

Scratch is described as 'programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web' and is a popular app in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Scratch for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Scratch are GDevelop, Code.org, Snap! and Construct 3.

Scratch alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be Code Learning Services or Programming Languages. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Scratch.
This page was last updated May 10, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online

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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.

  2. 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 Scratch opinions
    Some users think GDevelop is a great alternative to Scratch, some don't.

    Not only does G-develop allow you to do all sorts of exports, but also is very easy to use, and is free! one of the best engines in my opinion.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  3. Code.org is a non-profit whose goal is to expose all students to computer programming. We believe that computer programming is a liberal art; it's something EVERY student in the world should be exposed to at some point in their childhood education.

    Code.org vs Scratch opinions
    Most users think Code.org is a great alternative to Scratch.
    philipvanoosten

    Does not need flash. Great lessons.

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    that it looks the same, but acts different.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  4. Snap! (formerly BYOB) is a visual, drag-and-drop programming language. It is an extended reimplementation of Scratch (a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab) that allows you to Build Your Own Blocks.

    Snap! vs Scratch opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Snap! is a great alternative to Scratch.

    it has everything that scratch does ...and even more

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    Because it is also (almost) completely like it

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    It allows for offline projects to be as large as you want, unlike scratch.

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    NilsAx

    It was originaly a modification of scratch,

    Positive comment about 3 years ago
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  5. Construct 3 is a powerful 2D game development engine which uses Scirra's intuitive event system to allow its users to build all kinds of games and apps.



  6. GameMaker: Studio

    • Windows

    Continuing the legacy of Mark Overmars' Animo and Game Maker, GameMaker: Studio is a proprietary game-creation system which can export to multiple platforms including Windows, HTML5, Linux, iOS, Mac and Android.

    GameMaker: Studio vs Scratch opinions
    Most users think GameMaker: Studio is a great alternative to Scratch.

    GameMaker studio is commercial while scratch is under the MIT license so it's completely free

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  7. The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.

    RPG Maker vs Scratch opinions
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    Anipe

    only for rpgs and its paid, nothing like scratch

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  8. Scirra Construct is a 2D game development engine with a focus on building games visually. No programming is required though the software uses a visual method for event handling that relies on programming concepts like variables, loops and conditions.

    Discontinued

    Construct 2 was taken off of the market in July 1, 2020, full support will be ceased in July 1, 2021. https://www.construct.net/en/make-games/buy-construct?action=c2retirement

  9. ENIGMA - LateralGM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

  10. ClickTeam Fusion

    • Windows

    [Multimedia Fusion 2 has been replaced by Clickteam Fusion 2.5.].

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