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The game engine for high-performance cross-platform games

No setup

Defold comes fully featured out of the box. There's nothing to set up or configure, not even when building. Simply download the editor and get creative!

  • Visual Editor
  • Code Editor
  • Lua Scripting
  • Lua Debugger
  • Scene Editor
  • Particle Editor
  • Tilemap Editor
  • 2D & 3D
Bring me Cakes by PotatoJam
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Truly cross-platform

Using just one code base, and without the need for external tools, Defold lets you publish your game to all of the major platforms:

  • PlayStation®4
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Android
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Steam
  • HTML5
  • Facebook
  • Q3 2023 PlayStation®5
  • Q2 2024 XBox

Turn-key solution

  • Use basic building blocks to create complex behaviour.
  • Everything you need to make a game in one tool
  • Write game logic using Lua.
  • Zero-config cloud build for native code
Isometric turn-based roguelike by Dragosha
Star Jammer by Ben James

Custom configuration

  • Add new functionality from the Asset Portal.
  • Setup your own local build environment.
  • Write your own native code to extend the engine.
  • Integrated with tools such as Atom, VS Code, Spine and Tiled.

Free. Forever.

Particle effects editor with live preview
Duo Vikings by Flazm

Production ready

  • Proven track record of game releases on mobile, web, desktop and consoles.
  • Integrations with analytics, app economy and game services available out of the box.
  • Actively developed, with a new release every month.
  • Technical support contracts available if needed.

Family Island

What would your life be without modern technology on the deserted island? Dive into simplicity of the primal world with the modern Stone Age family in this thrilling offline adventure game. Stranded on the remote island, a family of four - Bruce, Eva and their kids - needs your guidance and help starting a new family home from scratch and navigating through various family life situations with humour.

Developer Melsoft
Release date 2019
Platforms iOS, Android
Downloads 50M+ on Google Play (Sep 2023)

Blog updates

Working with public and private repos
Published on Sep 18, 2023
We'll explain a bit about how we maintain both a public and private repositories while complying with non disclosure agreements from several different vendors. - READ

Choosing Defold for Steam games production - the story of
Published on Sep 07, 2023
Learn why are using Defold for their games and prototypes. - READ

Monetize your games with GameDistribution
Published on Aug 09, 2023
Today, we’re excited to speak to Björn Ritzl, Product Owner at Defold, and Cathy Besse, Developer Relations Manager at GameDistribution. Be sure to read on to discover more about Defold’s compatibility with GameDistribution’s platform. - READ

Latest News

Defold adds support for Sony PlayStation 4
Published on Jun 19, 2023
We are happy to announce the immediate availability of PlayStation®4 development in the Defold game engine for approved PlayStation™ developers. - READ

Nintendo Switch access is now free!
Published on Nov 07, 2022
We are happy to announce the decision to no longer charge a monthly fee for access to the Nintendo Switch build tools and game engine plugin. Approved Nintendo Switch developers can now request access to Defold through the Nintendo Developer Portal and will upon verification receive access to the required tools and documentation. - READ

Vilnius Game Dev Meetup
Published on May 12, 2022
A while back we were invited by Melsoft to attend the Lithuanian Game Developers Association meetup in Vilnius and do a talk about Defold. - READ

Art from various Defold games

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