What are the best game-making software?

asked by Bhavin Bhatti
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    #1GameMaker 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

    Tyler Rose
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "I used the free trial and I was impressed. I'm now planning to buy this software to use its other features. "
  2. 11

    #2Unreal 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

    John Chen
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "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. "
  3. 11

    #3Unity

    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

    Wayne Walters
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "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 your project. "
  1. 10

    #4Godot 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

    Benjamin Rios
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "Free, open source and ready to build 2D and 3D games. No doubt Godot is a great tool to make your own video games. "
  2. 9

    #5Buildbox

    Buildbox

    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.

    Software

    Windows

    $15- Varies by plan

    Socorro Martínez
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "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. "
  3. 6

    #6Clickteam 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

    Zhang Li
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "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. 6

    #7Construct

    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

    Dolores Rivas
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "The ideal tool for those who want to create their own game but don't know coding. Very intuitive an easy to use. "
  5. 4

    #8Duality

    Duality

    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.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Lin Hou
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "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. "
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    #9GameSalad

    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

    Jessica Larson
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "A simple program to build your own games. Specially suitable for beginners since you don't have to know programming to use it. "
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    #10GDevelop

    GDevelop
    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.
    Software

    Web, Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    kulai sulaiman
    Written on October 23, 2018
    "GDevelop is an open-source, cross-platform game creator designed to be used by everyone - no programming skills required.Unleash your creativity with GDevelop and create any kind of game: platformers, puzzles, shoot 'em up, strategy, 8-bit games... Go through the examples or start a new project from scratch. With GDevelop, you can make simple projects for fun or create ambitious indie games like Lil BUB's HELLO EARTH, Hyperspace Dogfights and tons of other games!"
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    #11CraftStudio

    CraftStudio

    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.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Alexander Patel
    Written on October 29, 2018
    "CraftStudio is for you if you want to build games in a cooperative way. You can make games with your friends without knowing programming. "

Summary

Best What are the best game-making software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GameMaker Studio 2Software 28 Paid
2Unreal Engine 4Software 11 Free
3UnitySoftware 11 Paid
4Godot EngineSoftware 10 Free
5BuildboxSoftware 9 Paid
6Clickteam Fusion 2.5Software 6 Paid
7ConstructSoftware 6 Paid
8DualitySoftware 4 Free
9GameSaladSoftware 3 Paid
10GDevelopSoftware 2 Free
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