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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®5
  • PlayStation®4
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Android
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Steam
  • HTML5
  • Facebook
  • Q3 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, Rive, Spine, TexturePacker 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

Defold release 1.9.0
Published on Jun 25, 2024
Defold 1.9.0 has been released. - READ

Defold user feedback survey follow-up
Published on Jun 10, 2024
In this blog post we follow-up on the results of the 2023 user survey. - READ

Defold release 1.8.1
Published on May 29, 2024
Defold 1.8.0 has been released. - READ

Latest News

Defold adds support for PlayStation®5
Published on Feb 29, 2024
We are happy to announce the immediate availability of PlayStation®5 development in the Defold game engine for approved PlayStation™ developers. - READ

Defold in 2023 - A Retrospective
Published on Jan 04, 2024
Another year has gone by. Let's take a moment to reflect on some of the events and highlights of 2023! - READ

The Defold Foundation partners with Poki
Published on Nov 23, 2023
The Defold Foundation partners with Poki as a preferred partner for web game developers on Poki.com - READ

Art from various Defold games

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