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  1. The most powerful game development platform is now available to everyone. Full engine source code.

  2. "With GameMaker, I went from no programming knowledge to full-time developer in 2 years!" Seth Coster - Butterscotch Shenanigans - Crashlands. "GMS 2 is absolutely amazing and I cannot get over how great this software is to use".

  3. GDevelop is an open-source game making software designed to be used by everyone.

    So how exactly do I learn programming as a whole?? about 22 days ago

    If you're still set on Unity, now's the time to open it back up again. If you've decided Unity is too much for right now, here's a much simpler web-based alternative for you: GDevelop. It uses visual scripting (no/low code), works in a browser (or offline if you like), and has some built-in guided tutorials.
  4. Feature-packed 2D and 3D open source game engine.

    Enigma Virtual Box – Application Virtualization System for... about about 16 hours ago:

    These seem to be a way to embed all files to one executeable binary. Similar for Windows is Others: - C/C++ has linker to link all to one binary - CLI/webserver only like . Same exe works on many x64 OS like Windows/macOS/Linux/BSD, it embeds .zip file and can read/write to embedded .zip on the fly. - AppImage...
  5. Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full...

    Amazon Games switches off New World's entire economy after... about 11 days ago

    They already have. AWS and AGS worked together on Lumberyard
  6. Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and...

    Just Finished the Game for the First Time about about 1 month ago:

    Well, actually there are, but there are not as many in comparison to the PC original. It's much harder to make mods for Plus since the original ran on the Ren'Py visual novel engine and Plus ran on the Unity game engine, which is much harder to work with compared to Ren'Py.
  7. Make your own PC game with RPG Maker. Our easy to use tools are simple enough for a child, and powerful enough for a developer. Try it free today!

  8. Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

    Has anyone created an interactive website for their books? about about 21 hours ago

    Check out for building an interactive fiction site. I use it on my site but it is mainly linear.
  9. The multiplatform game creation tools for everyone.

    GC Progress from Java 8 to 17 about 2 days ago:

    > As Java is generally the fastest GC'd language, what's the current state of Java gamedev? In my eyes, there are no truly viable options out there, mostly due to a lack of approachable GUI game development software or toolkits out there. For example, compare the one option that comes close, jMonkeyEngine ( to the likes of Unreal ( and Unity...
  10. Unreal Engine 4 is a suite of integrated tools for game developers to design and build games, simulations, and visualizations.

  11. Visual Novel Maker: a revolutionary new tool for Visual Novel Creation aimed towards aspiring artists and writers to bring their stories to life.

    Cant believe this exist about 3 months ago

    It's probably built with some visual novel maker. (Like, well, visual novel maker.).