The ultimate engine for 2D games

The best way for you to create 2D games for web and mobile

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Easily script with Lua—and with hot reload, you can preview your changes in real time, on your device.

Feature overview

Used by:

Seepia Games logo King logo Strange Quest logo Sneakybox logo 40000 users

Supported by:

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Everything you need out of the box, with complete freedom.

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Turn-key solution

  • Use basic bulding blocks to create complex behaviour.
  • Zero-config cloud build.
  • Everything you need to make a game in one tool

Custom configuration

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  • Add your own native code to extend the engine.
  • Setup your own local build environment.
  • Easy integration with external tools such as Atom, Spine and Tiled
Registered users

Been working with @defold for a week or so. Really great! Does a lot of the busy work but doesn't try to do everything. Great balance!

Dean Nevins

It's a neatly packaged engine that has been a nearly perfect fit for the Hammerwatch project.

Johan Högfeldt

Having a play with #Defold and I’m very impressed! Thanks @defold!

Ryan Brown

Just started learning LUA to use the #Defold engine, this is a wonderfully simple language!

Lukas Palmer

Already enjoying playing with @defold – really slick so far.


Switched to #defold and very happy! ^.^ #gamedev #indiedev


It was nice to find out that all the attributes I like in @defold are explicit goals of developers. Also, your docs are OUTSTANDING!

Anna Williams

WOOOOWWW so fast!!!! I never had been participated at a so active community like this one. I don't know if I'm loving defold because their amazing features or because of this forum


Been using @defold quite a bit the last week+ it's free, amazing, with great support.


Defold is great!! Thank you very much for your support ❤️

Akbar Rezaee


Is Defold really free?

Yes, the Defold engine and editor with full functionality is completely free of charge. No hidden costs, fees or royalties. Just free.

Can I trust Defold for professional development?

Yes, we believe in “eating your own dogfood” and use it ourselves at King to develop several of our games.

Why are you releasing Defold free?

It may seem out of the ordinary, that a commercial game company releases its core technology for free, but here’s how we see it: the more people who use Defold, the better the engine will be.

By releasing Defold to the community, everyone can help making Defold better, by creating tutorials, by finding bugs, improving the documentation, and much more. And since King uses Defold internally, every day – the better the engine gets, the happier our internal developers will be.

We believe great tech attracts great talent. All in all, we believe this ultimately leads to better games – not only for us at King, but for all game developers.

Ready to create something awesome?

Artwork and assets from several great Defold games. Artwork and assets from several great Defold games. Artwork and assets from several great Defold games.