Hi there;
This is a quick list of programs and other stuff that is very usable for game programming which is offered up free of charge and free of royalties.
If you know a tool or other thing that is handy for game programmers, please don't hesitate to add it to this list. Nothing it hosted here, we only link to stuff.
Please note that some programs may be marked as 'Strong Copyleft'. This means that the license of that tool or product may require you to make the game you create free or to copy the license of the product you chose. The GPL is the most famous example of that. So I really recommend to check the licenses before using the stuff I link to.


GLBasicGLBasic is a easy to learn, yet powerful, compiled programming language for a large range of devices.

User Rating:Rating: 7.5454545454545 / 10 ; 11 votes
License:Free to use to for free products
Not an official license type, but must be taken into account as your project must be one with a free license (or at least be a free of charge license).


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Posted: Aug 13th 2013

To clarify, you can use GLBasic freely for Windows, if you desire more platforms you must buy the project. A few features are also unavailble in the free version, but there you can completely make projects in the free version and you don’t have a max period of time to use this, that’s why I allowed this entry in the list.
Staff Member

Posted: Jun 13th 2013

It’s a nice form of Basic....
I’m not exactly happy about its syntax, it’s COMMANDS IN CAPS SETTING and the fact that the editor (and compiler) all require Windows even when compiling for Mac. Its default font is hard to read also.

This is why I never came to purchase the full version, actually.
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