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Unity Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Unity for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. 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, GDevelop, CRYENGINE and Verge3D.

Unity 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 Unity.
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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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    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!

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    migueldediosmatias

    It is free software, and the developers listen all suggestions.

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    maurosoft391

    hard to use and awful user interface

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    Astatine69420

    great alternative to unity, great for 2d games, but a bit lacking in 3d. hopefully Godot 4 will fix that!

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    gianclgar

    More beginner friendly. Completely free and open source. Improving a lot every day.

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    Cross platform, open source, and great community support

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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.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingUnreal Engine supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedUnreal Engine supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Almost everyone thinks Unreal Engine is a great alternative to Unity.

    Good UI and scratch no need coding optional

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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

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    Unreal Engine is the best game engine on the marketplace. Open-Source, Free, very very good!

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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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    GDevelop is a 2D game engine based in visual programming and very limited in that aspect.

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    DeeJayLSP

    GDevelop is more like a Construct alternative than an Unity one.

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    kayl

    GDevelop --> 2D Unity --> 3D/2D

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    CRYENGINE

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    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.

    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Verge3D to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Verge3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    3D product customizer
    Verge3D vs Unity opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Verge3D is a great alternative to Unity.

    Because on the website the description is that it makes web interactives, not games.

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    Michaelll

    Verge3D comes with much better WebGL support.

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    YuriKovelenov

    Verge3D is much better fit for the Web than Unity and smoothly works in mobile browsers.

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    Stencyl

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    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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    Urho3D

    • FreeOpen Source
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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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightUrho3D consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Almost everyone thinks Urho3D is a great alternative to Unity.
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    Defold Engine

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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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    shoaibmujawar

    Can export to desktop and mobile as well and lua is easy to pick up.

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    Torque 3D

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Torque 3D is a easy-to-use game creation platform.

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    ENIGMA - LateralGM

    • FreeOpen Source
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    ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker.

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