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Adventure Game Studio

Adventure Game Studio allows you to create your own point-and-click adventure games, similar to the early 90's Sierra and Lucasarts adventures. It consists of an easy-to-use editor to create your games, and a run-time engine to play them. The game interface is fully customizable, with classic Sierra and Verb Coin templates provided by default.

Adventure Maker

Adventure Maker is a free innovative toolkit to create point-and-click games and multimedia software in minutes, without any scripting or programming. All you have to do is to import your pictures, add some hotspots to link the pictures to one another, and you are done! Adventure Maker is particularly suitable for the creation of picture-based adventure games.


3D version of AgentSheets


"AgentSheets is a revolutionary tool that lets you create your own agent-based games and simulations and publish them on the Web through a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface. AgentSheets users range from elementary school students to NASA scientists, entire school districts, and large federally funded university projects. Why should you use it?


Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming.

AR Learn

ARLearn is a tool suite for educators and learners supporting different phases and activities during a field trip. Learners can use the ARLearn app to explore and annotate the real world, while teacher can monitor their progress in real time.


ARIS is a user-friendly, open-source platform for creating and playing mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes, ARIS players experience a hybrid world of virtual interactive characters, items, and media placed in physical space.


"Atmosphir is an online video game where you can play and design your own adventures. Anyone can become a video game designer with Atmosphir. Even if you don't know the first thing about game art, programming, or music, you can still make fun and compelling worlds. Using a simple design editor, building is as easy as stacking building blocks on a grid.


Beta is an open game world that allows players to easily play, create and share games. Play as Beta to learn how to use code to manipulate the world’s objects and properties using a simple programming language called CodePOP. Beta is designed for anyone 10 and up, with or without previous programming and design expertise.

Clickteam Fusion 2.5

"Clickteam Fusion 2.5 is the latest in the famous range of game creation software from Clickteam and now comes in a completely free edition! Containing all of the editors, interfaces and clever ideas that have made our previous titles so successful, now anyone on any budget can start developing powerful games and apps for free!

Code Studio

Game making platform designed for use by schools in the US Hour of Code programme.

Construct 2

"Construct 2 is a ground breaking HTML5 game engine. It lets anyone make games - without any programming experience. Who is Construct 2 for? People who: Want to start making their own games; Want to make production quality games; Want to rapidly prototype new games; Want to move on from old tech like Flash.


CraftStudio is a real-time cooperative 3D game-making platform. You can make your own animated 3D models and maps, put them together in scenes and make your game come to life by adding scripted behaviors using a visual scripting system. All of this in real-time. You can collaborate with friends or strangers over the Internet, setting up your own server or join an existing project.


The eAdventure platform is a research project aiming to facilitate the integration of educational games and game-like simulations in educational processes in general and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) in particular. It is being developed by the e-UCM e-learning research group at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with three main objectives:


Etoys is a media-rich authoring environment and visual programming system. It makes children active participants, gives immediate feedback and rewards, and allows students to pursue their own interests in building projects.

Flappy Creator

Editor for making a personalised parody version of the successful Flappy Bird sidescrolling game.


Browser based game creation tool with visual flow-based behavior builder, integrated sprite and animation editors, and optional native iOS publishing.

Game Editor

Game Editor is 100 percent open source software released under the the GPL v3 terms. If your game is also 100 percent open source and licensed under GPL v3, then you never have to pay for the licenses.

Game Studio

Gamestudio is an authoring system for interactive 2D and 3D applications - such as multimedia tools, video games, simulations, or any other software program. It offers three levels of access in one single package (beginner, advanced, professional).  Gamestudio's lite-C (a lightweight version of C/C++,) language allows application programming from a beginner's to a professional level.


Game Develop is a free game development software, allowing creation of any kind of two-dimensional games. No programming knowledge is required, all the development process is made thanks to a graphical user interface, with all editors integrated. The creation under Game Develop is entirely visual and intuitive: Add an object in the object's list, and drag'n'drop it on the scene.


"Gamefroot is an online tool for creating platform-style games and then sharing those games to be played by anyone around the world. We have made the experience easy and fun for all ages, from inexperienced young people to professional game developers. Gamefroot is powered by HTML5 technology and based entirely in the cloud, so you don't need to worry about downloading anything."


Gameinventor is a media education tool that lets you create arcade videogames in an extremely simple and fun way using an enormous database of characters and urban tools, as well as fantasy and sci-fi objects.


Adventure games creator platform sponsored by the Federal Austrian Ministry of Education. It is OpenSource and can be used by anyone. The basic idea is to have students produce small adventures for virtually any kind of subject. This is done by using the integrated Flash-editor developing scenes and structured dialogs.

GameMaker: Studio

GameMaker for Education: "GameMaker is the teaching product of choice for more than 5,000 schools and Universities worldwide. Game-based development is a fantastic instructional tool and strategy to use in the classroom.

GameSalad Creator

"Designed for designers. There's no faster or easier way to get started building a game than with GameSalad Creator. Its visual, drag & drop based style requires absolutely no coding whatsoever. Avoid spending hours poring over code, and spend more time finding the fun.

GameSprout Beta

GameSprout is a community based game design platform that supports crowdsourcing of new game ideas and brokers offers of collaboration and feedback on the game projects proposed. It does not include any game authoring technology, focusing instead on the development of the game project as a creative venture undertaken collaboratively among platform members.

Gamestar Mechanic

Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment. It is designed for 7- to 14-year-olds but is open to everyone. We've included features in Gamestar that make it useful for kids playing the game on their own or with family members at home, as well as in moderated and educational settings.


browser-based version of GameDevelop for creating games that run on Android or the web and can be posted on appstores


"From 2006 to 2014, Globaloria was incubated by the national education nonprofit World Wide Workshop. Our goal during that time was to make a computing platform that could be used by any teacher to teach any student to design and build games, even if neither teacher nor student had any previous computer science experience.


This app is a fun way to introduce kids to coding (computer programming).


hyperPad is an easy to use platform for creating interactive mobile apps like games, books, presentations, etc. It features a simple drag and drop editor that removes the need for traditional programming. Apps can be created and tested directly on a mobile device and then exported for publishing on the App Store.

Klick N Play

Klik and Play is an object oriented programming environment, free for use in school activities. Simple games can be easily created by absolute beginners. With more experience and by devoting some time to studying the manual, quite elaborate shoot-the-badguys or destroy-the-aliens type of games can be created.


Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills. Join our community, and discover games created by others and share your game at KoduGameLab.com.

Ladybug Maze

Ladybug maze is a very "easy to use" programming environment. Suitable for 5 years kindergarten children. It's available, as java applets, from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM), of UTAH State University. The environment is Logo-based; users address their commands to a simple software agent that has a restricted vocabulary.Commands are represented by simple buttons (tiles).

Magos Lite

Magos Lite is an easy to use game making environment that's specifically designed for educational purposes. It allows learners as young as eight years old to create simple platform style games and integrate educational content in them. Magos Lite doesn't require any programming skills or installation; it runs in a web browser.


MissionMaker lets students rapidly create visually 3D rich worlds for first-person 'Missions' - complete with sets, animated characters, dialogue and music. Students can:

Pixel Press Floors

With this app you can draw a platform game design with pencil & paper and then scan that design using a tablet or smartphone. The app converts your design into a digital game that you can edit or play.

Project Spark

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Pulado provide an online game building wizard. It let the creator select from a wide variety of graphics which he you can use as his player character, enemy character, projectiles, and various background and foreground layers. The creator can also upload his own graphics.


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Roblox Mobile

Mobile version of Roblox

RPG Maker VX Ace Lite

Role Play Maker VX is software that helps you create your own unique Role Play Game without any programming experience necessary. Create a world, this will be the stage where your adventure unfolds. Populate that world with heroes, villains, monsters as well as powerful items and magic!

RPG Toolkit

The Role Play Toolkit is a free, open-source tool for creating two-dimensional role-playing games and much more. First released in 1997 by Christopher B. Matthews and now developed by the community, the Role Play Toolkit has a long history in the Role Play making community.


Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is an open source easy to use standalone 3D Game Maker and 3D Game Design program currently based on the cube 2 engine being used in many schools throughout the world that allows kids and adults to create their own video games, worlds, levels, adventures and quests, even cooperatively!


Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

Scratch 2 offline editor

offline version of Scratch


ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.

Scrolling Game Dev. Kit 2

(From wikipedia) The Scrolling Game Development Kit (aka. "SGDK" or "GameDev") is an integrated development environment for creating computer games.


"This is an advanced offshoot of Scratch, a visual programming language primarily for kids from the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.

Spark beta

Game engine that will allow 2D, 3D and multiplayer game making in both drag&drop and programming modes. Designed to offer real-time collaborative game editing and multiplatform export. Beta version yet to be released.


Sploder is a free online game maker that is easily accessible to everyone, it is more of a level designer than a game maker.There are four game templates to choose from: platformer, puzzle, mission and shooter.  Sploder gives  more freedom to actually build levels by placing where the character starts in the level, walls, power ups, and enemies.  Of course, the creator can upload the game on th

StarLogo Nova

StarLogo Nova is a programming environment that lets students and teachers create 3D games and simulations for understanding complex systems. Using a programming language of colored blocks that fit together like puzzle pieces, StarLogo users create games and simulations to study diverse concepts in science and math – such as epidemiology, ecology, geometry, computational thinking, and more.

StarLogo TNG

StarLogo TNG is "The Next Generation" of StarLogo modeling and simulation software.


"Stencyl is a game creation toolset centered around an intuitive block-snapping interface and a friendly, helpful community. Students can produce their own games without programming, play them on their computers and mobile devices, and distribute them for anyone to play on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

The Games Factory 2

Ever dreamed of making your own video game? Now you can with The Games Factory 2, it provides everything you need to create Arcade games, Platform games, Adventures, Screen Savers and much more. Perfect for young or first time game designers, The Games Factory 2 introduces the basics of game design and programming through its revolutionary Event Editor.

ToonTalk 3

ToonTalk is a completely new kind of software -- both a state-of-the-art programming language and a video game. Children create programs by performing actions in an animated world. ToonTalk is different. It is not only easy to learn, but fun too.

Torque 2D

Torque 2D is an extremely powerful and easy to use 2D game engine. Built upon the Torque architecture, Torque 2D offers many of the features found in our cutting edge 3D game engine, but is customized for 2D gameplay. With its intuitive and powerful editor, anyone can jump into game creation with little or no prior programming or game development knowledge.

Unity 4

"Unity is a game development ecosystem: a powerful rendering engine fully integrated with a complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows to create interactive 3D content; easy multiplatform publishing; thousands of quality, ready-made assets in the Asset Store and a knowledge-sharing Community.

Unreal Engine 4

"award-winning 3D game engine and professional toolset used in blockbuster video game development, architectural visualization, mobile game development, 3D rendering, digital films and more.Who's it for? Anyone. Everyone. You. Unreal Engine 4 has been used by game developers, researchers, television studios, machinima directors, artists and students.


Easy to use platform for creating HTML5 games that work on any device: PCs, mobile phones and tablets. Wimi5 features an easy to use visual editor that doesn't require programming skills. Games can be automatically published in the WiMi5 marketplace.

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