Download Game Programming - Best Software & Apps

  • DirectX

    End-User Runtime Web Installer 9.29.1974

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play Your Games The Right Way

    7
    7621 votes
    • PROS: Does its work in the background, Variety of versions
    • CONS: Can be slower for some games, Overlapping versions can cause problems
  • Game Maker

    Lite 8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create your own computer games

    7
    4158 votes
    • PROS: No programming experience necessary, Lots of instructions and user forums
    • CONS: Still takes some getting used to, Games limited by size
  • Kodu

    Preview 1.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Game programming environment for kids

    7
    1651 votes
    • PROS: Original visual programming environment, Powerful yet easy to use editor, Includes lessons and sample games, Can also be run on an Xbox360
    • CONS: Limited selection of objects
  • FPS Creator

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Design your own first person shooter games

    7
    540 votes
    • PROS: Requires no programming or designing knowledge, Includes ready-to-use material, Enables you to test game
    • CONS: Confusing interface, No help inside the program: PDF user manual inside game's folder
  • Hacknet

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Hacknet teaches you programming... and how to be a hacker

    7
    77 votes
    • PROS: Thrilling plot, You learn through play, Lots of game
    • CONS: Easy if you are actually a programmer…
  • Learn C++

    4.3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Another free Programming tutorial from Sololearn

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Treats programming like a game, unlock new levels, quizzes and keep score against other students to foster competitive learning!, Lessons cover basics like variables and functions all the way up to polymorphism and inheritance
    • CONS: Only available on Android, not on Apple IOS
  • Tis-100

    varies-with-device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Challenging Programming Puzzle Game

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Great training for beginner programmers, More than 40 puzzles
    • CONS: Geared toward programmers, Requires basic knowledge of coding to play
  • Putty Squad

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Full Version game for Android‚ by Virtual Programming Ltd

    -
    No votes yet
    • Code Adventures: Programming Game For Kids

      1.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Learn to code and program while having fun

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Teaches coding in a simple way, Fun to play
      • CONS: Paid application, Kid-focused
    • Karel the Robot

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Palm OS
      iPhone

      5
      59 votes
      • Lightbot : Programming Puzzles

        1.6.7

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        A full version game for iphone

        -
        No votes yet
        • Legendary Knight Run

          1.06

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          iPhone

          An over-the-shoulder running and coin collecting game

          -
          No votes yet
          • PROS: If you know anything about programming you will appreciate the quality of the graphics, The complexity of their running game helps it stand apart from its many competitors
          • CONS: Some people are going to hate the challenging user interface, It is difficult and takes a fair amount of learned skill to complete it
        • Colorappa

          1.0.6

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Cororappa is a new game by polish programming studio "Rubia Interactive" for people who like "tapping".

          9
          2 votes
          • Legendary Knight

            1.15

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            An over-the-shoulder running and coin collecting game

            -
            No votes yet
            • PROS: If you know anything about programming you will appreciate the quality of the graphics, The complexity of their running game helps it stand apart from its many competitors
            • CONS: Some people are going to hate the challenging user interface, It is difficult and takes a fair amount of learned skill to complete it
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          1Preview 1.1.016517.408661417322832Windows
          2End-User Runtime Web Installer 9.29.197476216.880645584568941Windows
          3776.87922077922078Windows, Mac
          41.05406.748703703703701Windows
          5Lite 8.141586.6105579605579585Windows, Mac