The Ultimate 2D Game engine


GameMaker makes game design easy, regardless of your background or skill level. All you need is an idea!

GameMaker is for everyone

"I’m impressed with how well GameMaker scales when you start out - from knowing nothing to getting familiar with it. [...] I still like GameMaker today, as a full time developer, just because it has all the tools I need to make the games."

Greg Lobanov (Chicory: A Colorful Tale)

GameMaker is for everyone

"It's easy to pick up and start learning. With GameMaker, making games is not only simple, but also fun."

Gabriel Gonçalves (Gagonfe)

GameMaker is for everyone

“GameMaker's systems were easy enough to approach as a novice and are now so second-nature to me that I'm comfortable tackling larger-scale problems that I wouldn't have dreamt of four years ago.”

Carl Pilon (Orange Pylon Games)

GameMaker is for everyone

“Using GameMaker's in-built tools let me understand the role they play in game development and gave me the foundations I needed to go on to recreate any of them for myself in larger contexts. It was the perfect stepping stone for me to go from knowing nothing to feeling like I am an experienced games programmer.”

Gabe Weiner (lazyeye)

GameMaker is for everyone

“GameMaker basically taught me how to make games.”

Carlos Azuaga (CZAzuaga)

GameMaker is for everyone

“Everything I know about programming I learned thanks to GameMaker. It was my very first coding experience and I'm glad I stuck with it. The GameMaker community is also vast and there's tons of content in forums and tutorials, which made the learning process a lot less scary.”

Matias Schmied (maitan69)

GameMaker is for everyone

“Honestly, without GameMaker, I probably wouldn't even have gotten to the hobby stage of game development. It gave me an approachable way to get into game dev and realise my ideas, that I otherwise couldn't have.”

Benjamin Kiefer (BenStar)

GameMaker is for everyone

“GML is a lot easier to learn than other programming languages.”


GameMaker features

GameMaker is a complete development tool for making 2D games, used by indie developers, professional studios, and educators worldwide. Create games for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, HTML5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.


The Ultimate 2D Game Development Tool


  • Completely free, no credit card required
  • Make your first game with our free tutorials
  • Upload your games to
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  • Level up your game development and release your games commercially.
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  • A must-have for small and large studios alike. Release on major console platforms.
  • Export your game to any platform from a single code base.
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