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[v2020.1.0, v2019.4.6, v2.3.9, v2019.x] Unity – Currently most popular multi-platform 3D/2D games universal IDE

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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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[v2.2.5, 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.

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[v1.7] Crea – It’s not Terraria, Starbound or Planet Centauri

As is known to all, these retro + pixel styles of small indie games are vogue for the moment. Crea’s design and gameplay are similar with TerrariaStarbound or Planet Centauri, all of which have high playability. Yet Crea has its own difference and lightspot (‘Key Features’ lists part of them).

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[v1.7] 8-Bit Commando – One classic remake edition of Contra

8-Bit Commando is a small 2D indie game developed by 2D Engine and first released in 2011. The first time you see it, you will realize that this is a remake edition of the old but classic series of video game Contra. In other words, that is equivalent to port Contra from FC console to PC platform to let you relive this classic video game.

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Tiled – Best free, easy-to-use and highly flexible level editor

Tiled (full name: Tiled Map Editor) is currently the most popular, powerful and flexible tiled map/level editor for all types of 2D games, developed by Thorbjørn Lindeijer in 2008 (written in Java, therefore it’s cross-platform). It is identified as an edge tool for 2D game developers to quickly create game maps.

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[v1.6] 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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[v2.3.0] Buildbox – Make cross-platform games by drag & drop, no coding required

BuildBox is the world’s first real sense of foolproof game making tool (founded by Trey Smith in 2014). Because in BuildBox, the entire game development process can be done simply by dragging and dropping operations, no coding, scripting, programming or software design experience required. It’s specially developed for entrepreneurs, designers and other game creation enthusiasts without any program development foundation for game design.

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