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Blender – Free, open-source, cross-platform and full-featured 3D creation suite

If you are a 3D animation enthusiast, you probably have tried many 3D production software such like Maya, 3ds Max, most of which are extremely expensive for individuals and small businesses. Fortunately, there is an alternative that can compete with them on functionality and performance, and is free, open-source, cross-platform, very lightweight and full-featured 3D creation program – Blender (from Holland), which provides a series of solutions for producing animated short films, including modeling, animations, materials, rendering, audio processing, video clipping, and more.
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[v1.8.0.7] SMILE GAME BUILDER – Easily create 3D RPGs, just drag & drop, no coding

As is known to all, all the time, the most popular RPG game production tool must have been none other than RPG Maker. But from now it needs to try its best to keep its job. Because it has had a brand-new and foolproof game engine that can produce both 2D and 3D RPG games with ease as its strong competitor – SMILE GAME BUILDER, which is currently the only 3D RPG game making software as I know (without regard to using the general 3D game development engines, such as Unity, Unreal Engine, etc.).
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[v2017.2.0] Unity – Currently most popular multi-platform 3D/2D games universal IDE

Unity (AKA: Unity3D/Unity2D, U3D for short) is currently the most popular multi-platform free game engine developed by Unity Technologies from Denmark (mainly written in C, C++ and C#, and first released in 2005). Users with C# and JavaScript programming experience can get started more quickly.

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[v1.5.1] RPG Maker – Make your own 2D RPGs with ease

RPG Maker (AKA: RPG Tsukūru, RPGツクール, RPG Tkool) is the most popular 2D RPG games development engine developed by Enterbrain company from Japan. It’s both simple enough for a child and powerful enough for a developer. The whole series mainly includes: RPG Maker 2000, RPG Maker 2003, RPG Maker XP, RPG Maker VX, RPG Maker VX Ace, and RPG Maker MV.

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M.U.G.E.N – Most popular multi-player 2D fighting game maker

M.U.G.E.N (AKA: Mugen, MUGEN, 無限) is a discontinued but still very active free 2D fighting game engine with many customizable components. It was developed by Elecbyte, first released in 1999 (for DOS). In 2009, MUGEN 1.0 was released, and in 2013, MUGEN 1.1 came out. Continue reading M.U.G.E.N – Most popular multi-player 2D fighting game maker

Unreal Engine – World’s most famous top game engine, free now

Unreal Engine (UE for short) is currently the most famous and widely authorized top 2D/3D multi-platform universal game engine for Windows and Mac OS X (written in C++) in the world, which has occupied 80% of the market share of the global commercial game engines. The great games developed based on it are numerous, including Unreal Tournament, Gears Of War, Mass Effect, BioShock, Borderlands, Mirror’s Edge, and many other series of big game works. Continue reading Unreal Engine – World’s most famous top game engine, free now

[v1.4.1760] GameMaker Studio – Ultimate 2D game IDE for both amateurs and professionals

GameMaker Studio (GMS for short, formerly called: Game Maker, Animo) is a very powerful and popular cross-platform, multi-genre game development engine (GDE)/game creation system (GCS) for both entry-level novices/amateurs and seasoned game development professionals. It was written in Delphi by Mark Overmars from Netherlands and first published in 1999. Continue reading [v1.4.1760] GameMaker Studio – Ultimate 2D game IDE for both amateurs and professionals