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Stencyl is described as 'isn't your average game creation software; it's a gorgeous, intuitive toolset that accelerates your workflow and then gets out of the way. We take care of the essentials, so you can focus on what's important - making your game yours' and is a popular game development tool in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Stencyl 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 Stencyl are Unity, GDevelop, LÖVE and Wick Editor.

Stencyl alternatives are mainly Game Development Tools but may also be IDEs or Animation Makers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Stencyl.
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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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightGodot Engine consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableGodot Engine can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Godot Engine, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerGodot Engine offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGodot Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Most users think Godot Engine is a great alternative to Stencyl.

    Godot Engine is engine for game developers with knowledge of coding.

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  2. Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation.

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    Unity has a very different UI and requires code to use

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  3. 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks GDevelop is a great alternative to Stencyl.
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    LÖVE

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • FreeBSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLÖVE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    LOVE requires extensive knowledge of the LUA programming language and Stencyl is a drag and drop game development software.

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  5. The Wick Editor is a free and open-source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between. It's designed to be the most accessible tool for creating multimedia projects on the web. Your creations can run on any device with a web browser - that means mobile too.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersWick Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Onion skinningWick Editor allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    ⚫︎ Automated TweeningWick Editor can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wick Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Ren'Py

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer.

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  7. 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.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerConstruct 3 offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Construct 3, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersConstruct 3 supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchConstruct 3 lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ PortableConstruct 3 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Defold Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    The completely free and open-source game engine Defold solves the technical issues we all have in common when making games. That way, you can focus on being creative and building a great game.

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

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    GameMaker: Studio

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    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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    Sprite editor
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