Publishing a game can be hard, but it doesn't need to be. Here's how to publish a video game with GDevelop.
GDevelop is a free and easy-to-use game-making app. But making a game is one thing. What about sharing that game? That process is called publishing, and GDevelop has a robust set of export features. You can publish to the web, Android, iOS, Steam, and more. Let’s explore the options to help you choose which is best for you.
Much like GDevelop aims to democratize the game-making process, gd.games makes it easy for you to publish your game. Games published on Liluo.io can be played on mobile, tablet, or desktop. All you need to publish your GDevelop game to gd.games is a free GDevelop account! Once you’ve set up your account, you can export your game to gd.games with a single click. Learn more about exporting your game to Liluo.io on the GDevelop wiki.
Once your game is on gd.games, you can share the link to your game with anyone. You can also submit your game to be considered for a featured spot on gd.games homepage. Publishing your game made with GDevelop on gd.games is free of charge.
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GDevelop also has the ability to create packages specifically made for the platform on which you’re planning to publish your game:
Please keep in mind that there are daily limits to the quantity of free, automated, one-click builds. All these exports are free when you create a GDevelop account but are limited to a small number per day to avoid overloading GDevelop online services. There is, however, the possibility of supporting the project by purchasing one of the Premium subscriptions: Indie for €2 per month, or Pro for €7 per month.
They both allow you to disable and customize the GDevelop splashscreen, and both come with more daily one-click exports:
Those are the only differences between having and not having a subscription. Tools like the Debugger, Live Preview, and other features in GDevelop are always free. With a subscription, you also help to pay for the hosting, server, and bandwidth costs for the packaging and other online services. Finally, you're also supporting the development of an open-source game engine accessible to everyone.
GDevelop also comes bundled with over 170 examples to get you started straight away, and an asset store full of free assets for you to use in your games, even commercially!
Finally, there’s also the option of creating your own building environment. This is a more advanced process, but full instructions can be found on the GDevelop wiki. Though initially more labor-intensive, local build environments allow you to use your local computers to build games.
Making a game can be difficult. GDevelop hopes to help with that process by making it easier and more accessible. But publishing can be scary, too. However, it doesn’t need to be: GDevelop has a robust set of exporting features to have your game available on most platforms.