No setup

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

  • Visual Editor
  • Code Editor
  • Lua Scripting
  • Lua Debugger
  • Scene Editor
  • Particle Editor
  • Tilemap Editor
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 a multitude of platforms:

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Android
  • iOS
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Steam
  • HTML5
  • Facebook
  • Additional consoles in Q4 2022!



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
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.


Void Scrappers

Void Scrappers is a space horde survival shooter. Blast hordes of alien ships into junk. Collect the scrap to upgrade your ship into an unstoppable force of destruction. Unlock new characters and weapons and upgrade your stats between runs.

Developer 8BitSkull
Publisher 8BitSkull
Release date Q4 2022
Platforms Steam (Windows, Linux, macOS)


Plague Lords

The investigation of multiple disappearances in the midst of the Black Death turns into a bloody stand against a new mysterious threat. Survive in a turn-based, tactical sandbox, managing a settlement and dozens of peasants, craftsmen and warriors to stop the upcoming Scourge.

Developer Red Unit Studios
Release date Spring 2022
Platforms Windows,Steam,Switch


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


Blog updates

Void Scrappers post mortem
Published on Nov 24, 2022
Void Scrappers is a frantic space survival game released on Steam this year. Read on to learn about the development of the game. - READ

Improving on our json Lua module
Published on Nov 18, 2022
We've had a long standing request to implement a JSON decode function in our json Lua module. Previously, our users have had to resort to using a plugin, such as the excellent defold-cjson extension from our community. - READ

Defold release 1.4.0
Published on Nov 14, 2022
Defold 1.4.0 has been released. - READ

Latest News

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

DefoldCon summary
Published on Mar 21, 2022
Last week we had the pleasure of inviting our community to join an online Defold Conference event. - READ

Art from various Defold games

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