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Alternatives to Gamemaker Studio 2

Godot, AppGameKit, Unity, three.js, and Unreal Engine are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Gamemaker Studio 2.
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What is Gamemaker Studio 2 and what are its top alternatives?

It has everything you need to take your idea from concept to finished game. With no barriers to entry and powerful functionality.
Gamemaker Studio 2 is a tool in the Game Development category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Gamemaker Studio 2

  • Godot

    Godot

    It is an advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D open source game engine. It is developed by hundreds of contributors from all around the world. ...

  • AppGameKit

    AppGameKit

    It is an easy to learn game development engine, ideal for Beginners, Hobbyists & Indie developers. It solves many problems caused by mobile device fragmentation. With it you can code your game once and then deploy your game to multiple platforms. Different resolutions and input systems are all easily handled by it. ...

  • Unity

    Unity

    Unity is the ultimate game development platform. Use Unity to build high-quality 3D and 2D games, deploy them across mobile, desktop, VR/AR, consoles or the Web, and connect with loyal and enthusiastic players and customers. ...

  • three.js

    three.js

    It is a cross-browser JavaScript library and Application Programming Interface used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser. ...

  • Unreal Engine

    Unreal Engine

    It is a game engine that helps you make games. It is made up of several components that work together to drive the game. Its massive system of tools and editors allows you to organize your assets and manipulate them to create the gameplay for your game. ...

  • Phaser

    Phaser

    It is a free open source HTML5 game framework. It uses Pixi.js for WebGL and Canvas rendering across desktop and mobile web browsers. Games can be compiled to iOS and Android apps via 3rd party tools. ...

  • Cocos2D-X

    Cocos2D-X

    Cocos2d-x is an open-source and cross-platform open source free 2D game engine for mobile game development known for its speed, stability, and ease of use ...

  • pygame

    pygame

    It is a cross-platform set of Python modules designed for writing video games. It includes computer graphics and sound libraries designed to be used with the Python programming language. ...

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Godot

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Free and open source 2D and 3D game engine
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PROS OF GODOT
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    Open source
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    Easy to port
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    Cross-Platform
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    Supports both C++, C# and GDScript
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    Simple
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    Very Popular in Reddit
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    GDScript is Based On Python
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    Avaible on Steam For Free
CONS OF GODOT
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    Need opengl 2.1 / 3.3
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    Performance in 3D
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    Somewhat poor 3D performance and lacks automatic LODs

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AppGameKit

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An easy to learn game development engine, ideal for Beginners, Hobbyists & Indie developers
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PROS OF APPGAMEKIT
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    Good Scripting
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    Ease of Use
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    Good Support System
CONS OF APPGAMEKIT
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    .exe Export Very Buggy
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    Poor Support
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    Poor Tools
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    Not Popular In Reddit
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    Not Used By The Pro Developpers
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    Very Buggy
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    Poor Showcase
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    Not Have A Popular Games
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    The Coding Is Hard And Based On C++
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    Coding Is Poor-Quality
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    Help guides Require Updating
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    A Bit Pricey

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Unity

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Unity brings state-of-the-art, affordable multiplatform tools and services to developers of interactive content everywhere.
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PROS OF UNITY
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    Because it's a powerful engine, you can build anything
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    C# language
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    Very Popular
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    He Has A Free VErsion
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    Easy to Use
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    Good Choise
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    2nd Game Engine In The World
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    Cross Platform
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    Very Large Showcase
CONS OF UNITY
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    Clunky UI
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    Closed source
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    Hard to get started with
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    No consistency with updates
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    Requires to build a lot of tools
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    Gigantic by being 9gb (thats what setup says)

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three.js

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      Unreal Engine

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      A suite of integrated tools for game developers
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      PROS OF UNREAL ENGINE
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        Blueprints
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        C++
      • 5
        PBR
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        Source Available
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        Suitable for any projects
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        Convenient and modern UI
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        Most Popular Game engine
      CONS OF UNREAL ENGINE
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        Heavy
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        A lot of "heaviness" myths around

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      Phaser

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      Desktop and Mobile HTML5 game framework
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      PROS OF PHASER
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        CONS OF PHASER
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          No GUI

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        Cocos2D-X

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        PROS OF COCOS2D-X
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          CONS OF COCOS2D-X
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            Popular only in Asia
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            Based on Chinese
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            No Multiple Languages
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            Not Popular in itch.io and in Steam
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            Very poor system
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            No GUI
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            Bad Windows Performance

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          pygame

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          Open Source python programming language library for making multimedia applications
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          PROS OF PYGAME
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            Easy to install
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            Simple
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            Lightweigt by only being 12 mb
          CONS OF PYGAME
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            Has only 2d
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            Slow

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