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
    7766 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
    4188 votes
    • PROS: No programming experience necessary, Lots of instructions and user forums
    • CONS: Still takes some getting used to, Games limited by size
  • FPS Creator

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Design your own first person shooter games

    7
    565 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
  • Kodu

    Preview 1.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Game programming environment for kids

    7
    1740 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
  • Hacknet

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

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

    7
    86 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

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    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
  • Putty Squad

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Full Version game for Android‚ by Virtual Programming Ltd

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    No votes yet
    • Tis-100

      varies-with-device

      License
      buy 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

      5
      59 votes
      • Lightbot  Programming Puzzles

        1.6.5

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        A full version game for android

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        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
        • Legendary Knight

          1.15

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          An over-the-shoulder running and coin collecting game

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          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
        • 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
        • Java Game Developer

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          The Java Game Developer allows you to make better games. For...

          6
          23 votes
          • Haaf's Game Engine

            1.53

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            HGE is a simple yet powerful hardware accelerated 2D games engine....

            3
            1 vote
            • 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
              Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
              #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
              1Preview 1.1.017407.5Windows
              2867.1Windows, Mac
              3End-User Runtime Web Installer 9.29.197477666.9Windows
              41.05656.8Windows
              5Lite 8.141886.6Windows, Mac
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