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GameMaker Alternatives & Competitors

(26)4.0 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to GameMaker? Tons of people want Game Engine Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Unity, Unreal Engine, Godot, and Cocos2d are the most popular alternatives and competitors to GameMaker.

Top Alternatives to GameMaker

  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine
  • Godot
  • Cocos2d
  • Construct

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to GameMaker

    #1
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  1. Unity

    (219)4.5 out of 5

    Unity is a development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 3D games and interactive experiences that lets you aim to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to players and customers.

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  2. Unity is a development platform for creating multiplatform 3D and 3D games and interactive experiences that lets you aim to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to players and customers.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    UA
    Easy to use interface and powerful tools, I especially like the Mechanim Animation tools which make it very easy to create a modify animations, they've improved the 2D implementation in mechanim...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Unity is:

    Easier to do business with
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #2
    #2
  3. Unreal Engine

    (84)4.5 out of 5

    Unreal Engine is a suite of game development tools made by game developers for game developers, from 2D mobile games to console blockbusters and VR.

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  4. Unreal Engine is a suite of game development tools made by game developers for game developers, from 2D mobile games to console blockbusters and VR.

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    Giuseppe B.
    GB
    The blueprint program is very fast once you understand the logic and it's easy suitable for people who doesn't know coding language at all (but is much easier if you know coding logic). The...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Unreal Engine is:

    Easier to do business with
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
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    #3
    #3
  5. Godot

    (10)4.2 out of 5

    Godot is an open source MIT licensed multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine that provides common tools so you can focus on making your game.

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  6. Godot is an open source MIT licensed multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine that provides common tools so you can focus on making your game.

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    Stake M.
    SM
    It is very similar to Unity it's competitor. Easy to use, nice layout, importing assets is very easy.
    #4
    #4
  7. Cocos2d

    (10)3.6 out of 5

    Cocos2d is an open-source framework for building cross-platform 2D games with Xcode and Objective-C.

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  8. Cocos2d is an open-source framework for building cross-platform 2D games with Xcode and Objective-C.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    UH
    I didn’t have experience with Cocos2D when I first use this program and I lacked any Apple hardware to follow along with the tutorials that you get online. Although this was my case, I was still...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Cocos2d is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    #5
    #5
  9. Construct

    (20)4.0 out of 5

    Construct is a HTML5 game creator designed for 2D games that allows you to build games without using coding.

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  10. Construct is a HTML5 game creator designed for 2D games that allows you to build games without using coding.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    Anumey S.
    AS
    Ease of use and deployability of builds across many devices.

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Construct is:

    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    More expensive
    #6
    #6
  11. Blender

    (162)4.5 out of 5

    Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

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  12. Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

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    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Blender is:

    Easier to do business with
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #7
    #7
  13. CryEngine

    (16)3.7 out of 5

    CryEngine is an all-in-one game development solution with scalable computation and benchmark graphics technologies for console, PC, and mobile devices.

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  14. CryEngine is an all-in-one game development solution with scalable computation and benchmark graphics technologies for console, PC, and mobile devices.

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    NB
    The software brings my imaginations alive. It has got the nest platform for all game developers out there who want to bring their imaginations alive and the most important of it all is that...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, CryEngine is:

    Better at support
    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    #8
    #8
  15. RPG Maker VX Ace

    (10)4.4 out of 5

    RPG Maker VX Ace provides you the tools you need to make the game you want with the following features, an enhanced map editor, a character database, event options, and default resources including built in character generator.

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  16. RPG Maker VX Ace provides you the tools you need to make the game you want with the following features, an enhanced map editor, a character database, event options, and default resources including built in character generator.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    Christian C.
    CC
    RPG Maker was designed to focus on a particular genre (japanese role-playing games) and it does it particularly well. Just like GameMaker, RPG Maker provides a visual editor that allows beginners...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, RPG Maker VX Ace is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #9
    #9
  17. Amazon Lumberyard

    (17)4.2 out of 5

    Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch, with full source.

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  18. Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch, with full source.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    UC
    That is a free cross-platform triple-A game engine developed by Amazon and based on the architecture of CryEngine.

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Amazon Lumberyard is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #10
    #10
  19. Stencyl

    (11)4.4 out of 5

    Stencyl provides tools to create games for mobile, web and desktop without code.

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  20. Stencyl provides tools to create games for mobile, web and desktop without code.

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    UC
    I love how simple and understandable Stencyl is. This program is very simple to learn and allows for quick game productions. I also love how many platforms Stencyl can be used on. There is also so...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Stencyl is:

    Better at support
    More expensive
    More usable
    #11
    #11
  21. ARKit

    (55)4.3 out of 5

    iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

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  22. iOS 11 introduces ARKit, a new framework that allows you to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

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    UI
    The best thing was efficency of this product. It was very easy to use and i think according to me anyone can use this very easily in day to day life.

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, ARKit is:

    Easier to do business with
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #12
    #12
  23. Kivy

    (21)4.0 out of 5

    Kivy is an open source, cross platform Python library the development of application that make use of user interfaces such as multi-touch apps.

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  24. Kivy is an open source, cross platform Python library the development of application that make use of user interfaces such as multi-touch apps.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    Luis B.
    LB
    The community around the project and her API documentation.

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, Kivy is:

    Better at support
    #13
    #13
  25. Frostbite

    (1)5.0 out of 5

    Frostbite is a software development toolset that enables game creators to iterate on ideas and achieve visions for interactive experiences.

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  26. Frostbite is a software development toolset that enables game creators to iterate on ideas and achieve visions for interactive experiences.

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    GC
    I love using frostbite on a regular basis. It's easy to use, is constantly being updated by our team and the Frostbite team, and turns out some great products. I have been using Frostbite for about...Read more
    #14
    #14
  27. Buildbox

    (4)3.3 out of 5

    Buildbox is a codeless game development platform that empowers customers to make a video games.

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  28. Buildbox is a codeless game development platform that empowers customers to make a video games.

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    DG
    After trying Unity, Clickteam, Gamemaker, and Gamesalad, I can say that Buildbox has been the go-to engine for me. It's got a lot of things other engines don't have: easy ad integration, easy...Read more
    #15
    #15
  29. Anvil

    (2)4.0 out of 5

    Anvil is a game engine for video game developers to use on Windows, Playstation and Xbox using Autodek's HumanIK middleware technology for positioning of the hands and feet of characters in the environment.

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  30. Anvil is a game engine for video game developers to use on Windows, Playstation and Xbox using Autodek's HumanIK middleware technology for positioning of the hands and feet of characters in the environment.

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    BA
    easy of use, and a lot of people know about it
    #16
    #16
  31. PlayCanvas

    (5)4.6 out of 5

    PlayCanvas is an open source cloud hosted collaborative 3D platform for building video games that allows per-pixel lighting, shadows and post effects, rigid bodies, triggers, vehicles, and joints, and audio, input, animation, and entity system.

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  32. PlayCanvas is an open source cloud hosted collaborative 3D platform for building video games that allows per-pixel lighting, shadows and post effects, rigid bodies, triggers, vehicles, and joints, and audio, input, animation, and entity system.

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    UI
    What I really like about PlayCanvas is how it can be used by pretty much anyone! Despite being someone who is the advisor of a programming club in a school, I was not very well-versed in...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to GameMaker, PlayCanvas is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    More usable
    #17
    #17
  33. GDevelop

    GDevelop is an open source, cross platform game creation software that allows you to make web HTML5 or native games without programming skills.

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  34. GDevelop is an open source, cross platform game creation software that allows you to make web HTML5 or native games without programming skills.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

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    Write a Review
    #18
    #18
  35. Visual3D Game Engine

    (1)4.5 out of 5

    Visual3D Game Engine is an all-in-one development tool that enables live world building for 3d games, multi-user training simulations, GIS/CAD visualizations and online virtual worlds.

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  36. Visual3D Game Engine is an all-in-one development tool that enables live world building for 3d games, multi-user training simulations, GIS/CAD visualizations and online virtual worlds.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    GH
    The graphical output enables the user to easily grasp analysis being done. The program allows inputs of various file types.
    #19
    #19
  37. Minko

    Minko is an open source 3D engine for HTML5, iOS, Android, Windows, OSX, and Linux that provides visualization of your 3D models anywhere, 3D/2D streaming, and more.

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  38. Minko is an open source 3D engine for HTML5, iOS, Android, Windows, OSX, and Linux that provides visualization of your 3D models anywhere, 3D/2D streaming, and more.

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    #20
    #20
  39. Panda3D

    (1)3.5 out of 5

    Panda3D is an open source game engine and framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs that can be used for any purpose.

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  40. Panda3D is an open source game engine and framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs that can be used for any purpose.

    Categories in common with GameMaker:

    UI
    Video game development engine perfect for students, amateur artists and newbie programmers, has real physics which facilitates in-game simulation is also compatible with 3d modeling software such...Read more