Collection:For Game Developers

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A collection of free software for game developers. For software used to create game art, see this collection.

Native game engines

Torque 3D
A powerful game engine. Suited for development of 3D desktop games.

Another powerful 2D and 3D game engine, can export to all platforms including mobile ones and HTML5.

Has an editor similar to Unity. Uses its own scripting language, GDScript. You can create entire games with less than 1,000 lines of code.

2D/3D game engine written in Guile Scheme, featuring live coding and discrete functional reactive programming.

A 2D and 3D game engine, featuring AngelScript and Lua scripting. Can be built for desktop platforms, mobile platforms and HTML5.

HTML5 game engines

A popular HTML5 game engine, suitable for 2D games.

A less known game engine, can create HTML5 games as well as native ones. Has an IDE that lets you create games without programming.

Map editors

A 3D map editor for BSP maps.

A 2D tile map editor.

Asset creation

Procedural texture generator.

Procedural sound generator, good for making placeholder sounds.

Normal/specular/parallax/ambient occlusion map generator.

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