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GENERAL ENGINES

General Engines
Engine Programming required? 2D or 3D? Available for Exports to
Construct 2 No 2D (All Genres) Windows Desktop, Consoles, Mobile, Web
GameMaker: Studio No 2D (All Genres) Windows Desktop, Consoles, Mobile, Web
Unity Yes 2D + 3D (All Genres) Windows, Mac Desktop, Consoles, Mobile, Web
Unreal Engine Yes 3D (All Genres) Windows, Mac Desktop, Consoles, Mobile
Clickteam Fusion No 2D (All Genres) Windows Desktop, Mobile, Web
Stencyl No 2D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Mobile, Web
Torque 2D/3D Yes 2D + 3D (All Genres) Windows Desktop, Consoles, Mobile

GENRE SPECIFIC ENGINES

Genre Specific Engines
Engine Programming required? 2D or 3D? Available for Exports to
Arcade Game Studio No 2D (Arcade Games) Windows Desktop
M.U.G.E.N. No 2D (Beat ‘em Ups) Windows Desktop
RPG Maker No 2D (RPGs) Windows Desktop
Adventure Game Studio No 2D (Point n Click Adventure Games) Windows Desktop
Visionaire Studio No 2D (Point n Click Adventure Games) Windows Desktop
Wintermute Engine No 2D (Point n Click Adventure Games) Windows Desktop
Ren’Py No 2D (Visual Novels) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop
Twine No 2D (Interactive Text Adventures) Windows, Mac Desktop
Inform No 2D (Interactive Text Adventures) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop
Adrift No 2D (Interactive Text Adventures) Windows Desktop

GAME FRAMEWORKS

Game Frameworks
Engine Programming required? 2D or 3D? Available for Exports to
Flixel Yes 2D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Web
HaxeFlixel Yes 2D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Mobile, Web
Flashpunk Yes 2D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Web
Phaser Yes 2D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Mobile, Web
Polycode Yes 2D + 3D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Mobile, Web
Turbulenz Yes 2D + 3D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Mobile, Web
MonoGame Yes 2D + 3D (All Genres) Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Mobile, Web

Program interactive stories, games, and animations directly in your browser

nice way to get introduced to programming logic. try it right in your browser. drag and drop style. no registration required etc.
Engine Programming required? 2D or 3D? Available for Exports to
Scratch No 2D (All Genres) Online, Windows, Mac, Linux Desktop, Web

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