It’s no secret that making a computer game usually requires a solid understanding of computer programming—they are “computer games,” after all. Unfortunately not all of us have a knack for programming, no matter how hard we’ve tried, which has led us lớn believe that we’ll never be able khổng lồ make a game on our own.

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Although these can’t truly replace the flexibility & offerings of computer programming, here are a few tools that could help you make simple games without the need to learn a language.

You probably won’t make the next triple-A RPG or FPS with these programs, but they’re perfect for those looking lớn prepare for a game jam, make a small indie game, or just play around.


GameMaker: Studio

GameMaker is probably the most popular game creation tool, & for good reason.

The drag-and-drop options and other easy features allow anyone who has never programmed in their life lớn make a game. Despite the simplicity, it’s still possible khổng lồ make good games as evident by the fact that Hotline Miami and Spelunky, two popular indie games, saw their first version made on GameMaker.

The best part is that GameMaker does come with a built-in scripting language that allows people with some programming experience to vì chưng more with the tool. This makes GameMaker perfect for those looking khổng lồ get familiar with a game creation program in hopes that they can continue learning more & not run into the limitations of other programs.

Currently YoYoGames offers three versions of GameMaker. The first is a không lấy phí version, which is only good for trying out the system. If you want khổng lồ get serious about making a trò chơi with GameMaker, the $50 Professional version is what you should get as it offers a lot more tools. Seemingly overpriced, the $800 Master Collection version offers everything YoYoGames has to offer, including the ability to lớn export to lớn current-gen games.

Adventure game Studio

Aimed at developers with more experience than beginners, Adventure trò chơi Studio lets you make point-and-click or keyboard-controlled adventure games lượt thích the Monkey Island series.

A few recent indie titles that saw success used this tool, including Wadjet Eye Games’ Gemini Rue & Blackwell series.

Even if you’re just starting out, Adventure game Studio is still pretty easy to lớn use as your first trò chơi making software. The editor used is a Windows-based IDE that lets you vì chưng just about anything fast and easy, including writing game scripts, importing graphics, và so on.

Adventure game Studio is completely miễn phí to download and even offers plenty of resources such as templates, fonts, backgrounds, characters, etc.

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Perhaps none of the tools on this page have seen as much growth in use and popularity as Unity.

Unity not only supports an incredible library of platforms, but it also comes with its own built-in IDE. It is also used to make both 3D và 2D games and boasts a massive store of assets and resources.

Many high-profile trò chơi developers lượt thích Obsidian Entertainment (Pillars of Eternity) và inXile Entertainment (Wasteland 2) have started using Unity. Several successful indie devs lượt thích Facepunch Studios (Rust) & Press Play (Max: The Curse of Brotherhood) have also jumped on board.

The good news is that Unity is completely free. However, if you make more than $100K a year then you must purchase the Unity Pro license for $1,500, which does offer a few extra features. No big khuyễn mãi giảm giá if you’re making that kind of money though, right?

RPG Maker

Remember that awesome RPG adventure idea you’ve had for years now? The one with cool locations, memorable characters, and a story players will never forget? You can finally make it happen with RPG Maker; the best tool that, for years, has helped developers make simple RPG games.

It has everything you’d want from a trò chơi creation tool: easy-to-use interface, tons of tile sets to lớn use, & systems that take care of all the numerical elements that come with an RPG game. Plenty of features have also been implemented over the years that make this tool very powerful, which means you won’t feel limited despite a lack of coding knowledge.

There are currently several versions of this tool available, with RPG Maker VX ACE being the latest và costing $59.99. Fortunately each version offers a không tính phí trial so you can kiểm tra it out before considering a purchase.


GameSalad is similar lớn GameMaker in that it allows you khổng lồ make và publish games on several platforms, as well as having its own intuitive drag-and-drop interface that’s easy for anyone lớn use.

Most impressive is the behavior library which allows developers khổng lồ implement complex behaviors that someone without coding knowledge would have a hard time executing if they had lớn use a computer language.

Thousands of games have already been made via GameSalad, & most of them have seen success in the thiết bị di động market. GameSalad Creator is currently available for không tính phí while a $300 PRO version offers some additional benefits.

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How to Make a trò chơi Without Coding: 5 trò chơi Engines That Don"t Require Programming Knowledge by Helen Kantilaftis