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Free-And-open-Software-for-Game-Development / Software libre y abierto para el desarrollo de videojuegos

  • EN A list of FOSS and Multiplatform tools and resources for Game Development.

  • ES Una lista de herramientas y recursos libres y de c√≥digo abierto multiplataforma para el desarrollo de videojuegos.

Manifesto / Manifiesto

  • EN Many resources on the web about game development are supported under privative software so many people don't have the money to pay licenses and prefer to use the software illegally, those privative software create dependency on the people, they began to believe that there is only a way to develop their work; using an unique software and operative system putting on theirselves "digtal handcuffs".

    I'm a software engineer and an artist. In my free time I mix those disciplines in game development, I "discovered" other way, a world beyond the privative software and paid licenses: The FOSS (Free and open source software), I want to share the resources and tools that can help people to see beyond.

    (This software is cross-platform and can run on OSX GNU/Linux and Windows)

  • ES Muchos recursos en la web sobre el desarrollo de juegos son ejemplificados y ense;ados usando software privativo al final muchas personas no tienen el dinero para pagar licencias y prefieren usar el software ilegalmente, esos programas privativos crean dependencia en las personas por lo que comenzaron a creer que hay s√≥lo un √ļnico camino para desarrollar su trabajo; utilizando un determinado software y un determinado sistema operativo poni√©ndose "esposas digitales".

    Soy un ingeniero de software y artista. En mi tiempo libre mezclo esas dos discplinas en el desarrollo de videojuegos que "descubrió" un camino alterno, un mundo más allá del software privativo: el software libre y de código abierto o FOSS en Inglés (Free and open Source Sofware). Quiero compartir los recursos y herramientas que pueden ayudar a las personas a ver más allá.

    (Este software es multiplataforma y puede correr en OSX, GNU/Linux y Windows)

FAQ / Preguntas frecuentes

  • EN You won't found here game engines such as Unity, Office suites such as WPS of google docs, etc. I talk about free as freedom, not "Is free, you must not pay anything", you can't see the source code from those sofware so you can't propose improvements, use it pr study the source code to learn and create similar software.

  • ES No encontr√°s aqu√≠ motores de videojuegos como Unity, suites de oficina como WPS o google docs, etc. Hablo de libre en el sentido de libertad, no de "gratis, no tienes que pagar nada" ya que no puedes ver el c√≥digo fuente de ese software y por lo tanto proponer mejoras, usar o estudiar el c√≥digo para aprender a crear algo similar.

Game engines / Motores de videojuegos

  • Blender Game Engine The Blender Game Engine (BGE) is Blender‚Äôs tool for real-time projects, from architectural visualizations and simulations to games. Blender Game engine

  • Godot Engine The free, light and opensource game engine made in Argentina.

    Source code available in: Godot Source Code

  • Gdevelop A elegant and beauty games creator for newbies

  • JavaScript

JavaScript has a lot of game engines, you can explore them on this link

Some examples of JavaScript games made with this engines:

  • Unreal Engine The famous and powerful realistic game engine

Source code editors / Editores de código

  • Atom The simple but powerful editor developed by Github

  • Emacs Classic editor from the terminal

  • Notepad++ Is an open source replacement for the original Notepad program (which comes with Windows) and supports several languages. Even though it is built for Microsoft Windows, it can also run on Linux, Unix, BSD and Mac OS X (using Wine).

  • Vim Classic and powerfol code editor from the terminal

  • Visual Studio Code The Microsoft opensource editor

Graphic Design - Animation / Dise√Īo Gr√°fico - Animaci√≥n


  • Aseprite A free and powerful pixel art editor

  • Font Forge Powerful and FOSS font editor

  • Gimp The GNU raster graphics editor

  • InkScape A powerful vector graphics editor

  • Krita

The definitive illustration and animation Software

![Krita Screenshot]("krita screenshot")

Krita is a professional and powerful free software for illustration, also you can animate in 2D with it

Wolverine animation with krita

Wolverine Animation Process

You can download it on: Krita

  • Piskel The free and online editor for your animated sprites & pixel art


  • Blender The Powerful computer graphics editor

  • Goxel Voxel editor


  • Audacity The light And simple audio editor

  • Ardour The powerful digital audio workstation

  • Deflemask A great software to create native music for retro videogame consoles

  • Famistudio Open source program to compose music and emulate NES sound engine

  • Kid3 A simple and beautiful audio tagger

  • LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) Free software audio workstation

  • Musescore The best mode to compose music in the classic way

  • Tuxguitar The best alternative to guitar tab editors

  • Sunvox The simple way to create Chiptunes


  • Kdenlive The powerful video editor

  • Natron Open Source Compositing Software For VFX and Motion Graphics

  • OBS open broad caster software The best and most complete tool for recording your screen.

  • Openshot A simple video editor

Writing / Escritura

  • Joplin Note taking app similar to evernote, works offline and can sync with clouds such as Dropbox or Onedrive

  • Libre Office The free office suite

  • Twine The simple way to create non-linear histories


  • Open font library Free fonts for your projects

  • Open Game Art Free resources for your games (sprites, tiles, music)


  • Creative Commons For your no software resources (designs, art, books)

  • GPL The Gnu public license

  • MIT The MIT license

  • BSD License The Berkeley software Distribution License


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