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
    7967 votes
    • PROS: Does its work in the background, Variety of versions
    • CONS: Can be slower for some games, Overlapping versions can cause problems
  • Kodu

    Preview 1.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Game programming environment for kids

    8
    1881 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
  • Game Maker

    Lite 8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create your own computer games

    7
    4211 votes
    • PROS: No programming experience necessary, Lots of instructions and user forums
    • CONS: Still takes some getting used to, Games limited by size
  • Hacknet

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

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

    7
    93 votes
    • PROS: Thrilling plot, You learn through play, Lots of game
    • CONS: Easy if you are actually a programmer…
  • FPS Creator

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Design your own first person shooter games

    7
    583 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
  • Learn C++

    4.3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Another free Programming tutorial from Sololearn

    6
    1 vote
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lightbot  Programming Puzzles

    1.6.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A full version game for android

    -
    No votes yet
    • Karel the Robot

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Palm OS

      5
      60 votes
      • 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
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1Preview 1.1.018817.6Windows
      2937.2Windows, Mac
      3End-User Runtime Web Installer 9.29.197479676.9Windows
      41.05836.8Windows
      5Lite 8.142116.6Windows, Mac
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