🎮 GDevelop is an open source HTML5 and native game creator requiring no coding skills.
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GDevelop is a full featured, open source game development software, allowing to create HTML5 and native games without any knowledge in a specific programming language. All the game logic is made thanks to an intuitive and powerful event based system.

GDevelop in action, used to add a trigger in a platformer game

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I want to... 🚀 What to do
Download GDevelop to make games Go on GDevelop website to download GD!
Contribute to the new editor Download Node.js and follow this README.
Create/improve an extension Download Node.js and follow this README.
Contribute to the old C++ editor Download and launch CMake, choose this directory as the source, generate the Makefile and launch it. Be sure to have required development libraries installed.

Fully detailed instructions are available here.
Help to translate GDevelop Go on the GDevelop project on Crowdin.

Overview of the architecture

Directory ℹ️ Description
Core GDevelop core library, containing common tools to implement the IDE and work with GDevelop games.
GDCpp GDevelop C++ game engine, used to build native games.
GDJS GDevelop JS game engine, used to build HTML5 games.
IDE The editor (written in C++). Binaries are created in Binaries/Output folder.
newIDE The new editor, written in Javascript with React, Electron and Pixi.js.
Extensions Extensions for C++ or JS game engines, providing objects, events and new features.


A pre-generated documentation of the Core library, C++ and JS game engines is available here.



Development Roadmap

Related projects and games

  • GDevelop.js is a binding to use GDevelop engine in Javascript. Used for newIDE.

  • See the Showcase of games created with GDevelop.

  • Lil BUB's HELLO EARTH is a retro 8-bit mobile video game featuring Lil BUB. It's created with GDevelop and made up of equal parts science, magic, and heart.

    Lil Bub

    BUB is a very special, one of a kind critter. More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet... and her game is made with GDevelop!

    See the project on Kickstarter! You can download the demo for iOS and Android.


  • The Core library, the native and HTML5 game engines, the new IDE, and all extensions (respectively Core, GDCpp, GDJS, new IDE and Extensions folders) are under the MIT license.
  • The IDE (in the IDE folder) is licensed with GPL v3.
  • The name, GDevelop, and its logo are the exclusive property of Florian Rival.

Games exported with GDevelop are based on the native and/or HTML5 game engines (see Core, GDCpp and GDJS folders): these engines are distributed under the MIT license, so that you can distribute, sell or do anything with the games you created with GDevelop. In particular, you are not forced to make your game open source.