Game creation kits / engines
(in no specific order)
Torque game engine
The Torque Game Engine started life as the technology behind Dynamix/Sierra/Vivendi's products Tribes, Starsiege, and Tribes 2, and is an industry proven engine. It is currently being used by thousands of developers around the world with shipping titles. The Torque Game Engine (TGE) is a fully featured AAA game engine with award winning multi-player network code, seamless indoor/outdoor rendering engines, state of the art skeletal animation, drag and drop GUI creation, a built in world editor, and a C-like scripting language.
With hundreds of published titles, 3D GameStudio is the leading authoring system for all sorts of 2D and 3D realtime applications. It combines a high-end 3D engine, a 2D engine, a physics engine, a map and model editor, a script compiler and huge libraries of 3D objects, artwork and pre-made games.
3Impact Game Engine
Royalty free 3d game engine designed to be easy to use, featuring C++syntax, multi-bone skeletal animation, mesh warping, texture animation,accurate collision response, constraints, stacked objects, wheels withsuspensions, volumetric shadows, particle systems, true mirror surfaces, 3dogg sounds and more.
Did you always want to design computer games? But you don't want to spend a lot of time learning how to become a programmer? Then you came to the right place. Game Maker is a program that allows you to make exciting computer games without the need to write a single line of code. Using easy to learn drag-and-drop actions you can make professional looking games in little time.
the 3d game maker
Now anyone can build their ideal game in seconds. With just one click of a mouse, you can create a uniquely playable game without needing any programming knowledge or artistic skills at all. Offering over 12 billion gaming options, The 3D Gamemaker opens up a whole new concept in gaming, providing fun for all the family.
Explorations is an independent role playing game engine. It uses a complex database design to describe all objects and characters within any game world. Explorations features a powerful drag drop map interface that makes creating professional looking maps easy. Import hundreds of pre-made weapons, spells, map objects, and sprites and drop them within your map! Exploration makes map building a snap!
Sphere is a 2D RPG engine, in development since 1997. It allows people with not much programming experience to create role-playing games like Final Fantasy VI or Phantasy Star.
Hamster Republic RPG Construction Engine
The OHRRPGCE is a free utility that you can use to create your own RPG game in a style similar to the classic Final Fantasy games on the NES and SNES which have so shaped the RPG genre.
the RPG Toolkit
The RPG Toolkit is an extremely flexible development system for creating Role Playing Games.
The Games Factory
The Games Factory provides everything you need to manufacture Arcade games, Platform games, Adventures, Screen Savers, and much, much, more. You simply click on an object, drag it to the play field, and click on the action it should perform. We supply all the heros, monsters, powerups, and other objects you need, plus the sound and music for your games. Of course, you can easily add your own, custom items if you choose.
AGAST, the Adventure Game Authoring System, is a set of programs used to create and play your own graphic adventure games like those from LucasArts and Sierra On-line. It includes a script compiler, a game interpreter, and utilities to create and import game data.
Fully integrated 3D creation suite, which allows modeling, animation, rendering, postproduction, interactive 3D creation and playback.
Game creation kit that allows you to create your own first-person adventure games without any coding.
3D RAD is a programmable, user-friendly, 3d real-time engine
3d RAD features : hardware accelerated 3d graphic support, 3d sound system, very user-friendly object oriented wysiwyg interface, step-by-step tutorials, advanced kinematics effects, multi-split-screen ability. Special effects: colored lights, fog, translucency, smoke, fire, explosions
DCGames is a feature laden tool kit for creating the hottest CRPGs available. This system allows the user to create original Computer Role Playing games(CRPGs) without having to type a single line or archaic code. The system stresses maximum flexibility that allows each designer to customize the system to suit his or her own tastes.The system comes packaged with a complete set of scripts that can be changed and modified to create the best CRPGs currently available.
VERGE is Vecnas Extraordinary Role-Playing Game Engine. Simply put, it is a tool for the creation of video games, without having to code the actual graphics/sound/memory librarys and engines yourself. It was initially made to create clones of the 16-bit Console Style RPG, such as Final Fantasy 4-6 (That'd be Final Fantasy 4 and 6 in america) on the SNES, and Phantasy Star 2-4 and the lunar games on Sega Genesis. However, it has since been proven that it can be used for creation of other genres of games.