Solarus Alternatives

    Solarus is described as 'free and open-source Action-RPG game engine, licensed under GPL v3, and written in C++. It runs quests in Lua, and can work on a great number of platforms. Solarus also features a game editor and a game launcher' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Solarus 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 Solarus are RPG Maker (Paid), RPG Paper Maker (Free Personal, Open Source), Open RPG Maker (Free, Open Source) and G3D Innovation Engine (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 14, 2021

    1. 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. It is a cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine and game development IDE.
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    2. The RPG Maker software series is a set of game creation suites aimed at easy 2D role playing game creation.
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      • Free PersonalOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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    3. 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.

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    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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      • 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.
      • 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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      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Limon is a multi platform 3D game engine mainly focusing on first person games. Focus of its development is ease of use and ease of study. It has builtin editor for maps, animations and GUIs.
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