What is GDevelop?

GDevelop is a free and opensource game engine, designed to let developers create their games with minimum programming skills.

Unlike more powerful game engines like Unity and Unreal, GDevelop only supports 2D games and lacks some of the more advanced functions. But what it lacks in power, it makes up for in ease-of-use, and does not require knowledge of any programming languages.



GDevelop is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. To download GDevelop, visit gdevelop-app.com/download.

The installation instructions depend on the operating system.


  1. Double-click the executable. This installs GDevelop, launches the app, and adds an icon to the Desktop.


  1. Open the DMG file.
  2. Drag “GDevelop.app” into the “~/Applications” directory.


  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Make the AppImage file executable by typing chmod a+x GDevelop*.AppImage.
  3. Run it: ./GDevelop*.AppImage (or double click on the file).

Web-based Editor

If you are using a tablet, you will have to use the web-based editor editor.gdevelop-app.com.

This runs on all major web-browsers, but lacks some of the features of the desktop editor. Most notably...