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The game engine for everyone.

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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 built up using 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 editor Download Node.js and follow this README.
Create/improve an extension Download Node.js and follow this README.
Help to translate GDevelop Go on the GDevelop project on Crowdin.

Are you interested in contributing to GDevelop for the first time? Or want to participate to Google Summer of Code 2020? Take a look at the list of good first issues and the "🏐 not too hard" cards on the Roadmap.

Overview of the architecture

Directory ℹ️ Description
Core GDevelop core library, containing common tools to implement the IDE and work with GDevelop games.
GDCpp The C++ game engine, used to build native games (not used in GDevelop 5).
GDJS The JavaScript game engine, using Pixi.js (WebGL), powering all GDevelop games.
GDevelop.js Bindings of Core/GDCpp/GDJS and Extensions to JavaScript (with WebAssembly), used by the IDE.
newIDE The game editor, written in JavaScript with React, Electron and Pixi.js.
Extensions Extensions for the C++ or JavaScript game engines, providing objects, behaviors, events and new features.

To learn more about GDevelop Architecture, read the architecture overview here.

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



Development Roadmap


  • 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 IDE, and all extensions (respectively Core, GDCpp, GDJS, newIDE and Extensions folders) are under the MIT license.
  • 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.

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Example of a game developed using the Editor Example of a game developed using the Editor

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