Many open sources softwares may help you when creating a game with GDevelop : graphics softwares (pixel art or not), 2D/3D animations, audio creation and mixes.

The purpose of this page is to create a knowledge base, to be complete by anyone, where softwares are organized by themes:



Spriter :

  • Description: Spriter from creates optimized and flexible modular 2D and bone-based sprite animations for making games.
  • Licence: Free and commercial for the pro version.

DragonBones :

Pencil2D :

  • Description: 'Pencil2D', an open-source animation software in development.
  • Licence: Free.


Animation & Graphics

Synfig :

Blender :

Anim8or :

Aseprite :



  • Description: The Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool, millions of people use XMind to clarify thinking, manage complex information, run brainstorming, and get work organized.
  • Licence: Free, commercial for the pro version.

Tile Studio

  • Description: Tile Studio is a complete development utility for graphics of tile-based games. The application contains a bitmap editor for creating tiles and sprites and a map editor for designing level maps.
  • Licence: Free.

  • Description: (formerly Diagramly) is free online diagram software. You can use it as a flowchart maker, network diagram software, to create UML online, as an ER diagram tool, to design database schema, to build BPMN online, and more. It can import .vsdx, Gliffy, and Lucidchart files.
  • Licence: Free.
  • Platform: Browser


Sound Effects generators


  • Description: Bfxr is an elaboration of the glorious Sfxr, the program of choice for many people looking to make sound effects for computer games.
  • Licence: Free



Music generators


  • Description: Very intuitive and easy to use beatbox and music generator.
  • License: Free (trial), Commercial (if you want to generate MP3 and download it).

Ecrett Music

Exquisite Music Engine

  • Description: Improvise with other users online.
  • Requires recording your own computer audio (no download option available).
  • License: Free

Wolfram Tones

  • Description: Set parameters or choose from templates to create computer-generated music and download it.
  • License: Free

Music composers


  • Description: BeepBox is an online tool for sketching and sharing instrumental melodies. All song data is packaged into the URL at the top of your browser and can be exported as WAV or Midi.
  • License: Free

Bosca Ceoil

  • Description: Bosca Ceoil is a free and easy to use tool for creating music.
  • License: Free


  • Description: Hydrogen is an open-source drum machine that provides professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.
  • License: Free


  • Description: Beat machine and music synthesizer.
  • License: Free

Music Lab by Chrome Experiments


  • Description: Beat machine
  • Requires recording audio from your computer (no download)
  • License: Free

Text to Voice

Acapela Box

Audio tools


VST Hosts

Recording your own computer audio

Mac OS

Sound Flower