What are the best apps for designing games?

asked by Tracey Henderson
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    #1GameSalad

    GameSalad

    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.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $17- Varies by plan

    Wei Xie
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "This is probably the easiest Software to start developing games for me at least, and since it has a drag and drop function it is easier for me to place levels and other whatnots for my game."
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    #2Stencyl

    Stencyl
    Stencyl is a game creation platform for beginners. It allows the creation of video games for any platform. The free mode is complete with the necessary tools.
    Software

    Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    Carl Peterson
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "Reallyyyyy good software! I can customize behaviors or sometimes you can create your own from scratch. I really had a great experience using it, highly recommend it for lightweight game development."
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    #3GameMaker Studio 2

    GameMaker Studio 2

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39- Varies by plan

    Bruce He
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "I really like the software's general layout and interface. The built-in scripting language (GML) is really easy to master. Its really fun to use."
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    #4Clickteam Fusion 2.5

    Clickteam Fusion 2.5

    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. 

    Software

    Windows

    $99.99- Free trial available

    Adrián Zamudio
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "It is very easy to use, you can make some platformers and simple top-down shooters very quickly, if you want to make a game with the intention of making money, I'd look elsewhere. Will still recommend this."
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    #5Unity

    Unity

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $25- Varies by plan

    Liu Cao
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "THE BEST SOFTWARE EVERRRRR!!!!! The interface can be adapted to any working mode and the tools are quite simple to use too. It allows you to develop animations even though you dont learn any programming languages.👍"
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    #6Godot Engine

    Godot Engine

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Ryan Wagner
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "This is really simple and very easy to use. However, this doesnt fit my style so I am giving it quite a low mark, this is a really good engine for beginners though."
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    #7Unreal Engine 4

    Unreal Engine 4

    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. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Benito Caballero
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "In my opinion, beginners to game development and programming like me may have trouble with the complexity of this engine. It also has a lot of features that I get lost sometimes."
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    #8Construct

    Construct

    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.

    Software

    Windows

    $99- Varies by plan

    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on November 20, 2018
    "I think this fits for a personal use rather than for professional use. The quality is not the best and the options are a bit limiting for creating the games, but it definitely fulfills the purpose."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for designing games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GameSaladSoftware 0 Paid
2StencylSoftware 0 Free
3GameMaker Studio 2Software 0 Paid
4Clickteam Fusion 2.5Software 0 Paid
5UnitySoftware 0 Paid
6Godot EngineSoftware 0 Free
7Unreal Engine 4Software 0 Free
8ConstructSoftware 0 Paid
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