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
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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



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.
  • Easy integration with external tools such as Atom, Spine and Tiled.


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

Defold release 1.3.3
Published on Jun 14, 2022
Defold 1.3.3 has been released with improvements to the build pipeline as well as a bunch of fixes and improvements - READ

12 games, 12 months, 1 story
Published on May 19, 2022
I gave myself a challenge. Create 12 games in 12 months. This is what I learned. - READ

Defold release 1.3.2
Published on May 02, 2022
Defold 1.3.2 has been released with a handful of fixes and minor improvements - READ

Latest News

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

Yandex.Games Jam Results
Published on Feb 01, 2022
After some delays during the post-jam period we finally have the results! - READ

Art from various Defold games

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