SpriteKit Alternatives

    SpriteKit is described as 'general-purpose framework for drawing shapes, particles, text, images, and video in two dimensions. It leverages Metal to achieve high-performance battery-efficient rendering and 2d games and other graphics-intensive apps' and is a Game Development Tool in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SpriteKit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SpriteKit are Unity (Freemium), LÖVE (Free, Open Source), GameMaker: Studio (Paid) and Cocos2d-x (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. Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.
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      Hi there! LÖVE is an *awesome* framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. It's free, open-source, and works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.
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    3. 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.
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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.
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    4. Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering.
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      Pygame is a set of Python modules designed for writing video games. Pygame adds functionality on top of the excellent SDL library. This allows you to create fully featured games and multimedia programs in the python language.
    5. One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games. The spiritual successor to XNA with 1000's of titles shipped across desktop, mobile, and console platforms. MonoGame is a fully managed .NET open source game framework without any black boxes.
    6. AppGameKit is a simple cross platform game development tool that runs on Windows, Linux, MacOS and Raspberry Pi. A version to run on Android and iOS is also available.
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      Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms.
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