How to Easily Make Mobile Games Without Programming

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Making video games can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Did you know that you can make mobile games without programming? GDevelop is a no-code game maker that allows you to create any kind of 2D game for iOS, Android, and more, all without writing a single line of code. Let's get started.

Why Make Mobile Games?

The mobile game market is growing every year. On one hand, people who already own a smartphone are playing games more and more. On the other hand, more and more people are able to buy a smartphone because of the decrease in prices around the world.

The barrier of entry is also quite low because license fees to publish on major storefronts such as the Google Play Store are within reach of most people.

Therefore, there's never been a better time to be a game developer. But a lot of tools are very complex and have a steep learning curve. GDevelop, however, allows you to easily make mobile games without programming, and publishing them is just a couple of clicks away. Here's how it works.

The Event System

What makes GDevelop so easy to use is the event system. Simply put, an event is an action that happens to whatever variable you want, whenever you want.

GDevelop's Event System in action.

As you can see from the image above, the event system can contain all of your game logic without you ever writing a line of code. Neat, huh?

Do you want to damage the player when they get shot by an enemy? You only need to tell the editor to remove health from the Player entity when it collides with the EnemyBullet or SuperBossLaser entities, and it's done. It's that easy.

GDevelop's Event System is super easy to use but powerful enough to allow you to make any kind of 2D game you want, no programming needed.

Examples, Game Development Tutorials, and More.

But what if you don't want to start everything from scratch? Well, GDevelop has you covered there, too. There are over 170 examples that you can use as templates to create your mobile games.

The GDevelop Editor Homepage.

Not familiar with game creation yet? The editor's homepage also has all of our tutorials, with more coming all the time. By following the game development tutorials in the GDevelop Academy, you'll be making games in no time at all.

Publish to iOS, Android, and More... in Just Two Clicks!

Once you're done creating your masterpiece, or even if you just want to test it, GDevelop makes it super easy to publish your game.

With GDevelop's Export Options, Your Game Is Always Ready to be Published.

There are many export options, each optimized for different platforms. With GDevelop, you only need to make your game once. In the window above, we're getting ready to export for Android. We can even create an App Bundle to publish to the Google Play Store!

GDevelop Games Are Proven to be Succesful

GDevelop has what it takes to make successful games. Do you want to see it for yourself? Simply visit our Games page where you will find amazing games made by people just like you, using GDevelop.

The mobile games market is tough, but maybe you'll make the next Vai Juliette! Ornillo Games' creation featuring Brazilian superstar Juliette Freire grossed over 1 million combined downloads on iOS and Android.

Are you ready to make mobile games without programming? Then try GDevelop online or download the full desktop version and get started!