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Best game-making software

1.Unity

Paid: $25 Varies by plan

Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies. This platform is primarily used to develop video games and simulations for PC, consoles, mobile devices, and websites. Download the free trial version for Mac or Windows.

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  • Wayne Walters

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    A great software which makes game development easier. Unity allows you to create 2D and 3D games and provides you with useful information to start you More

  • Margaret Fernandez

    by Margaret Fernandez

    I bought the Personal plan and since I want to take it to the next level, I want to try the Plus plan since it has Game Dev Courses.

2.Godot Engine

Free download

Godot is a free game engine by Juan Linietsky and Ariel ManzurCapable of creating 2D and 3D games, it provides game making tools. The software is under the MIT license, meaning that developers own every game they make with this software.

  • Benjamin Rios

    by Benjamin Rios

    Free, open source and ready to build 2D and 3D games. No doubt Godot is a great tool to make your own video games.

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3.Clickteam Fusion 2.5

Paid: $99.99 Free trial available

Game and software creation has never been easier or quicker than with Clickteam Fusion 2.5! Discover the tool used by so many multimedia professionals, game creators, and creative people from all walks of life. 

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  • Zhang Li

    by Zhang Li

    Helpful tool if you want to learn to program games. Clickteam Fusion will help you through all the process, making it challenging and fun. I totally recommend it.

4.Construct

Paid: $99 Varies by plan

Construct is a game development software that utilizes the HTML5 platform. It is specifically made for developing 2D games. It allows anyone to create games without any knowledge in coding needed. Offers free trial.

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  • Dolores Rivas

    by Dolores Rivas

    The ideal tool for those who want to create their own game but don't know coding. Very intuitive an easy to use.

5.GameSalad

Paid: $17 Varies by plan

GameSalad is an authoring tool by GameSalad, Inc. The educational tool used for learning how to develop games. The software is comprised of a visual editor and a logic system and it can help in getting games published in major platforms.

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  • Jessica Larson

    by Jessica Larson

    A simple program to build your own games. Specially suitable for beginners since you don't have to know programming to use it.

6.GameMaker Studio 2

Paid: $39 Varies by plan

GameMaker Studio 2 is a software for making 2D development environment. This will help game developers to turn early concepts into a complete product. It offers easy to use interface and useful tools. It offers a free trial.

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  • Tyler Rose

    by Tyler Rose

    I used the free trial and I was impressed. I'm now planning to buy this software to use its other features.

  • Fox Kin

    by Fox Kin

    nice work and easy to use

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    A must have for game developers. GameMaker Studio 2 is a nice program which includes all the tools you need to create games. Very simple and user f

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  • Pavel Kotlyar

    by Pavel Kotlyar

    Hard to find a better game engine in terms of 2d game development productivity

7.Unreal Engine 4

Free download

Unreal Engine is the "most successful video game engine" according to the Guinness World Record and it was showcased in the Unreal shooter. It is written using C++ and has a high degree of portability and can be used in many game platforms. 

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  • John Chen

    by John Chen

    Highly recommended. Unreal Engine 4 is very intuitive and user-friendly, and provides you with useful documentation and community resources to help you through the process.

8.Buildbox

Paid: $15 Varies by plan

Buildbox is a game engine that anyone can use to create beautiful games for every platform. Its drag and drop user interface makes designing games easier, no scripting, programming or software design experience required.

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  • Socorro Martínez

    by Socorro Martínez

    What I like the most of Buildbox is the fact that you don't need programming or scripting, so is suitable for everyone interested in making games.

  • Caroline Lin

    by Caroline Lin

    Cool! Buildbox now allows making games in 3D! 👍

9.Duality

Free download

Duality is an open source game engine with extensible characteristics. It is written in its own entirety in C# and is designed for creating and developing specifically 2D games. Duality allows you to create modular 2D games.

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  • Lin Hou

    by Lin Hou

    An open source solution for building 2D games. Maybe a little basic, but is good if you don't care about the graphics too much.

10.GDevelop

Free download
GDevelop is an open source, cross-platform game creator designer which can be used by anyone even those who have not much programming experience. Available for download on online, Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
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  • kulai sulaiman

    by kulai sulaiman

    GDevelop is an open-source, cross-platform game creator designed to be used by everyone - no programming skills required.Unleash your creativity wi

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  • Saptarshi Halder

    by Saptarshi Halder

    A really great experience for Beginners and uses scratch to make sophisticated games

11.CraftStudio

Free download

CraftStudio allows creators and developers to create and craft games form scratch and in real time over the Internet. CraftStudio is free for all and has all the tools needed to build internet based games.

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  • Alexander Patel

    by Alexander Patel

    CraftStudio is for you if you want to build games in a cooperative way. You can make games with your friends without knowing programming.

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