GameSalad, a very intuitive platform, uses a clear drag-and-drop interface to build games and is often a “gateway” to learn game creation concepts. It covers all major platforms (including the Kindle) without any extra coding, however it does not feature 3d support. One of its main upsides is the in-app testing tool which allows you see how your game will function on each platform- some would say that’s all you need, as 80+ apps developed with it reached the top 100 games in the App Store, with 3 number ones.
- Pros: Simple to use, two price plans, good prototyping
- Cons: Limited in its graphical assets, no full 3d support
- Example Game Volty
- Price: $17/month for basic plan.
- Free version: Yes.