Unity Alternatives for Linux

    Unity is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Unity and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Unity are Unreal Engine (Free), GDevelop (Free, Open Source), CRYENGINE (Free Personal) and Verge3D (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 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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      Almost everyone thinks Godot Engine is a great alternative to Unity.
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      Cross-platform and great for programmers. The way objects are organized is fantastic. MIT License on everything!
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      migueldediosmatias It is free software, and the developers listen all suggestions.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      gianclgar More beginner friendly. Completely free and open source. Improving a lot every day.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Cross platform, open source, and great community support
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Friendly community in which the dev team are actively involved, open development plans, constantly improving documentation, willingness to share code, ideas etc.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Lura free, easy and portable. just one executable, no installation or dependencies, just open it and it works. writing games on Linux and exporting them to windows doesn't require windows itself, and so much more features i cant even mention here. just the perfect game engine for mobile and desktop. <3
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's available on all platforms and it's free software.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    2. Unreal Engine is a professional suite of tools and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. Unreal Engine’s rendering architecture enables developers to achieve stunning visuals and also scale elegantly to lower-end systems.
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      Almost everyone thinks Unreal Engine is a great alternative to Unity.
      Unreal Engine is the best game engine on the marketplace. Open-Source, Free, very very good!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Good UI and scratch no need coding optional
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Unreal Engine is a professional suite of tool and technologies used for building high-quality games across a range of platforms. unreal engine's rendering architecture
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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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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      Some users think GDevelop is a great alternative to Unity, some don't.
      GDevelop is a 2D game engine based in visual programming and very limited in that aspect.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      DeeJayLSP GDevelop is more like a Construct alternative than an Unity one.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      kayl GDevelop --> 2D Unity --> 3D/2D
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    4. The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code. All features. No royalties. No obligations. No license fee.
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      Most users think CRYENGINE is a great alternative to Unity.
    5. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.
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      Almost everyone thinks Verge3D is a great alternative to Unity.
      YuriKovelenov Verge3D is much better fit for the Web than Unity and smoothly works in mobile browsers.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Michaelll Verge3D comes with much better WebGL support.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Because on the website the description is that it makes web interactives, not games.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    6. Stencyl 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Stencyl is a great alternative to Unity.
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      Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform.
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      Stride (formerly Xenko) is an open-source C# game engine designed for the future of gaming. It comes with a full toolchain and is especially well suited to create realistic games but allows you much more!.
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      tvgoing1 It offers C# and better options for 3D artist.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Urho3D is a lightweight, cross-platform rendering and game engine implemented in C++ and released under the MIT license. Greatly inspired by OGRE and Horde3D.
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      Almost everyone thinks Urho3D is a great alternative to Unity.
    7. Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.
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