Spine is described as 'is 2D animation software designed specifically for software and game development. Animators, artists and programmers unite to bring your games alive' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Spine for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is DragonBones, which is free. Other great apps like Spine are Synfig Studio (Free, Open Source), enve (Free, Open Source), Pixelesque (Free, Open Source) and Live2D Cubism (Freemium).
- DragonBones has a skeletal animation design panel named "DragonBonesDesignPanel" and a 2D skeletal animation library based on ActionScript. View 11 alternatives to DragonBones
- Free • Proprietary
DragonBones vs SpineIt has a pretty similar UI and feature set. It can also export projects as Spine files to be used in your games (unfortunately it exports Spine data only as .json files and not as binary .skel, but it's still pretty nice).
- Synfig is a free and open-source, industrial-strength, vector-based 2D animation app designed for producing feature-film animations. View 53 alternatives to Synfig Studio
- Free • Open Source
Synfig Studio vs Spineyou can't get it into games and it isn't a runtimeYou can't make game animations in Synfig Studio, only animation clips and animation moviesSynfig isn't bone-based 2D animation
- Kenney Studio is an easy to use tool to create game sprites using various pre-made objects. View 11 alternatives to Kenney Studio
KenneyNL Reported On Forums,
Kenney Studio is discontinued.
- Paid • Proprietary