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



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.


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

Developer case study - Solitaire Jazz Travel
Published on Jun 15, 2021
In this interview we meet up with Nikolay from BigButton.co to learn how he created and released Solitaire Jazz Travel in record time. - READ

Creating point and click adventure games using Defold
Published on Jun 07, 2021
In this post we will focus on how Defold game developer Marco Giorgini has created his own tools to create point and click adventure games in Defold. - READ

How to successfully release games on Poki with Defold
Published on Jun 01, 2021
In this blog post we got the chance to interview Alexey Davydov, founder of Flazm, to learn how they use Defold to ship popular games on Poki. - READ

Latest News

The Defold Foundation receives a generous donation from OP Games
Published on Nov 09, 2021
The Defold Foundation today announced that it has received a generous donation from OP Games to fund development of the Defold game engine. - READ

Defold joins Hacktoberfest 2021
Published on Oct 01, 2021
Hacktoberfest is an annual month-long celebration of open source projects and open source contributions - READ

The Defold Foundation turns one year
Published on May 19, 2021
Exactly one year ago we had the pleasure of announcing that King had made the decision to share the Defold source code and transfer ownership of Defold to the Defold Foundation. We are very proud of what we have achieved during our first 365 days of operations and we would like to take the opportunity to share some of the highlights. - READ

Art from various Defold games

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