Download Programming Game - Best Software & Apps

  • Game Maker

    Lite 8.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create your own computer games

    7
    4199 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

    8
    1815 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
    575 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
    87 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
  • Uplink: Hacker Elite

    varies-with-device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Role playing game lets you be a computer hacker

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Truly unique game play, Fully working stock market that you can influence
    • CONS: Simple Graphics may leave some players wanting more, Only available on PC
  • Codecombat

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Game for learning how to code.

    -
    No votes yet
    • TIS-100

      2016

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Full Version Emulator game for Windows

      -
      No votes yet
      • Screeps

        2016

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Full Version Role Playing game for Windows

        5
        1 vote
        • 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

          5
          59 votes
          • 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
          • Human Resource Machine

            1.0.6

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            iPhone
            Windows
            Android

            Human Resource Machine is the Nerd's Puzzler

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            No votes yet
            • PROS: Clever puzzling with programming, Excellent artwork for the dreary office, Challenging and educational
            • CONS: A little pricey
          • 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
            • 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
            • 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
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            1Preview 1.1.018157.5Windows
            2877Windows, Mac
            31.05756.8Windows
            4Lite 8.141996.6Windows, Mac
            51.0595.3Palm OS
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