Download Game Programming - Best Software & Apps

  • Game Maker

    Lite 8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create your own computer games

    6
    3348 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
    1177 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
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Design your own first person shooter games

    6
    362 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
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

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

    7
    36 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
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Challenging Programming Puzzle Game

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

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Palm OS
    iPhone

    1
    1 vote
    • 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
    • Code Adventures: Programming Game For Kids

      1.1

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Learn to code and program while having fun

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

      7
      1 vote
      • 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 1.1.011777.2Windows
      21.0.617.1Android
      3366.7Windows, Mac
      4Lite 8.133486.4Windows, Mac
      51.03626.2Windows