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Steamworks Alternatives

Steamworks is described as 'free suite of tools available to any developer to use in their game or software on Steam. Here is a small sampling of the available features:' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are eight alternatives to Steamworks, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, SaaS and Mac. The best alternative is CrossBrowdy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Steamworks are Unity Multiplayer, Photon Engine, mod.io and SocketWeaver.

Steamworks alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be Modding Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Steamworks.
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  1. CrossBrowdy icon

    CrossBrowdy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

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    Unity Multiplayer

    • Online

    Unity Multiplayer is the way to create multiplayer games for Unity. Unity-provided servers ensure that your players can find and play with each other.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerUnity Multiplayer offers a game mode for more than one player.
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  3. Photon Engine

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Self-Hosted

    Global cross platform multiplayer game backend as a service (SaaS, Cloud) for synchronous and asynchronous games and applications. SDKs are available for android, iOS, .NET., Mac OS, Unity 3D, Windows, Unreal Engine, HTML5 and others.

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    mod.io

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    mod.io is an open platform for hosting mods created by the team behind ModDB.com and IndieDB.com. It can be integrated in-game using the REST API, C/C++ SDK or engine plugins for Unity, Unreal Engine and GameMaker.

    ⚫︎ Moddablemod.io can be modified through the installation of external mods.
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    UI to manage installed mods used by the Unity Plugin
  5. SocketWeaver icon

    SocketWeaver

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Multiplayer gaming cloud designed for Unity game developers.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerSocketWeaver offers a game mode for more than one player.
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  6. Xbox Live Creators Program icon

    Xbox Live Creators Program

    • Windows

    With the Xbox Live Creators Program, anyone can integrate Xbox Live into their title and publish to Xbox One and Windows 10. With Xbox Live you can create a connected game experience that will give gamers even more reasons to keep playing.

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    Reactor Multiplayer Engine

    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Reactor is a fully server-authoritative multiplayer system which includes integrated hosting and orchestration as well as the most efficient networking stack available.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerReactor Multiplayer Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    SmartFoxServer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SmartFoxServer is a comprehensive SDK for rapidly developing multiplayer games and applications with Adobe Flash/Flex/Air, Unity, HTML5, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Android, Java, Windows 8, C++ and more.

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