WADE Alternatives

    WADE is described as 'A unique combination of a powerful JS framework + an amazing set of authoring tools, WADE doesn't force you to do things one way or another - you are in charge!'. There are more than 25 alternatives to WADE for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Godot Engine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WADE are LÖVE (Free, Open Source), GameMaker: Studio (Paid), Atomic Game Engine (Free, Open Source) and Duality (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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      • FreeOpen Source
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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.
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    2. 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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    3. The Atomic Game Engine features a cross-platform editor with deployment to Windows, OSX, Linux, WebGL, Android, and iOS. Applications can be built using JavaScript, TypeScript, native C++, and C# scripting is in development.
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    4. Duality is a modular 2D game engine / editor combo, written entirely in C# and built on top of an OpenGL backend.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Haiku
      Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer.
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    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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Raspbian
      • Raspberry Pi
      • HTML
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Emscripten
      Cross-platform 2D game engine in C++.
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