Alternatives to Cocos2d-x

  • Unity

    Unity is a multi-platform game development tool, designed from the start to ease creation. A fully integrated professional application, Unity offers the free Personal Edition with all features, a Plus subscription at 25$ a month and a Pro subscripti…

    Free Personal Linux Mac Windows

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  • Unreal Engine

    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…

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • GDevelop

    GDevelop is an open-source game creation software, allowing to make games for the web (HTML5), desktop or mobile phones (iOS/Android). No programming or coding skills are required! It is easy to use and powerful enough for advanced users. Game logic…

    Open Source Free BSD Linux Mac iPad Windows Android

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  • Polycode

    Polycode's core is written in C++ and currently runs on Mac, Windows and Linux with iOS and Android support planned in the future. All platform-specific functionality is abstracted into a cross-platform core and implemented natively on each platform…

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • RPG Maker

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

    Commercial Linux Mac Windows

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  • Stencyl

    Stencyl's drag-and-drop WYSIWYG editor pays homage to the successful MIT Scratch project. They greatly extended Scratch's simple block-snapping interface with new functionality and hundreds of ready-to-use blocks. Power users can create and share th…

    Free with limited functionality Linux Mac Windows

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  • Wick Editor

    Wick is a free Flash-like browser-based toolkit for creating small interactive things for the Internet. With Wick, you can create games, animations, and everything in between. Your creations can run on any device with a web browser - that means mobi…

    Open Source Free Self-Hosted Web-Based

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  • GameMaker: Studio

    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.Often considered the fastest and easie…

    Commercial Windows

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  • Urho3D

    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.

    Open Source Free Raspberry Pi Linux Mac iPhone Windows Android

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  • Adventure Game Studio

    Adventure Game Studio provides the tools to make your own adventure, for free! Bring your story and artwork and slot it in, and let AGS do the rest. AGS provides everything you need from within one easy-to-use application. Create, test and debug you…

    Free Windows

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  • MonoGame

    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…

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows Web-Based

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  • ClickTeam Fusion

    [Multimedia Fusion 2 has been replaced by Clickteam Fusion 2.5.] Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam Fusion 2.5! With Fusion 2.5’s amazing event editor system you are able to quickly generate games or apps…

    Commercial Windows

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  • ENIGMA - LateralGM

    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. Its intention is to provide you with a quality game creation tool and …

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • Castle Game Engine

    An open-source 3D/2D game engine for ObjectPascal. We support of lot of 3D and 2D formats (VRML / X3D, Collada, Wavefront OBJ, MD3, Spine...),we're portable to a lot of platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS...),we provide optimized rende…

    Open Source Free BSD Linux Mac Windows

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  • 001 Game Creator

    Bring your game ideas and concepts to life with 001 Game Creator, which gives you the power to create a variety of game genres. With simple point-and-click scripting, and high customisability of characters, monsters, items and magic, you can make an…

    Commercial Windows Mobile Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad iPhone Windows Web-Based Android

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  • RPG Paper Maker

    RPG Paper Maker is a free game maker engine including a 3D universe with many 2D sprites and some simplified 3D objects. Pretty close to the RPG Maker series, RPG Paper Maker finally give a way to create RPGs in a totally 3D universe as easy as it i…

    Open Source Free Personal Linux Mac Windows

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  • Construct Classic

    Construct Classic is a free, DirectX 9 game creator for Windows, designed for 2D games. It uses an event based system for defining how the game behaves, in a visual, human-readable way - you dont need to program or script anything at all. Its intuit…

    Open Source Free Windows

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  • Cocos Creator

    Cocos2d-x is an open-source and cross platform open source free game engine for mobile game development known for its speed, stability, and ease of use. Initially built for 2D games, the engine now features 3D tools for scene editing, lighting and m…

    Free Mac Windows

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  • Open RPG Maker

    Open RPG Maker is a free and open source clone of features from the RPG Maker series (i.e. rpgmaker200, rpgmaker2003, rpgmakerxp), as well as many other features. All of the data files are in XML format and are easily editable with any text editor.

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • PGE Project

    So what exactly is this? This is a free and open source game engine and toolkit allowing you to create games of the platforming genre. The main and important idea of this project is to make it possible for any user to create platform games from exis…

    Open Source Free Linux Mac Windows

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