BuildBox free download for Mac


02 October 2020

Drag-and-drop game builder. No coding required.


Buildbox is the world's first software that truly allows anyone to create amazing games regardless of technical skill. Due to its unique user interface, making games becomes a fluid process that doesn't require any scripting, programming, or software-design experience.

Creating games is as easy as dropping images into the software, making changes to their properties, and hitting play. Every tool you need to complete your game is included inside Buildbox. You have access to complete management of your assets, integrated level editor, game-menu system, advanced ad and in-app purchase solution, font editor, gameplay settings, and more.

  • Anyone Can Create Games - For the first time, anyone can make games without having a technical bone in their body. Buildbox lets you make games as easy as a powerpoint presentation.
  • Build New Gameplay Types - Using Buildbox’s infinity engine you can control real world physics and gameplay by moving sliders. Make classic game styles like platformers or build something totally unique.
  • Special Effects and Power-Ups - Quickly create cool indie effects with lighting and trails. Easily add a multitude of power-ups to your game like invincibility, coin magnets, kill all enemies and more.
  • Build Once, Play Anywhere - Once you finish your game, instantly export it to over a dozen different platforms. Have your game on dozens of app stores, on Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Fire Phone, Amazon TV, OUYA and more.

Note: The published price is the equivalent of the monthly cost of an annual subscription, paid annually. Full pricing info can be found here.

What's new in BuildBox

  • Fixed the names and descriptions for 2D and 3D assets in the Asset Library.
  • Added searchable tags to assets in the asset library.
  • The 3D World Asset Library displays an incorrect preview on the first launch.
  • Unable to add an asset from the asset library if there is currently one of the same kind in the asset panel.
  • Unable to drag a UI button to the top of the hierarchy in the Outliner.
  • Helper contains misspelled words.
  • Using the arrow keys to select a different asset In the Asset panel does not update the Options panel.
  • Free/Plus users are able to add Purchase nodes.
  • The 3D Asset Delivery TruckA_M_DefaultPortrait in the Asset Library contains Inappropriate title spacing.
  • Level Point renamed to Path Point.
  • Dragging a PNG image on the Drop Wheel in the Character section creates an Object instead of a character.
  • Incorrect grammar in the Home screen's Updates tab when a new version of Buildbox becomes available.
  • 3D smart asset descriptions are missing or not clear.
  • A confirmation window appears after selecting a node name in the node category panel and pressing Delete.
  • Asset Panel icons do not update after changing an asset's color in the Scene Editor.
  • Asset is completely removed after dragging it from the Asset Panel to the Scene Editor and pressing delete.
  • Plus account users are able to remove the Buildbox logo on the Mind Map's Start node.
  • Crash occurs after right clicking inside any of the fields in the Create an Account Manually section.
  • Step Roto Move brainbox vibrates the asset instead of rotating it.
  • Crash occurs after previewing a game with certain node setups.
  • Crash occurs after removing the Subscenes from FBX assets and previewing.
  • A JS Error occurs after pausing and unpausing the Preview.
  • Rotating a 3D asset's local axis changes the asset's position.
  • Crash occurs after closing the Preview window.
  • Crash occurs after a character collides with a moving object
  • Crash occurs when using Haptic feedback on an iPhone 6S or earlier.
  • Crash occurs after pressing the play button while minimized.
  • Crash occurs after canceling a BBAsset import.
  • Crash occurs after adding an asset to the Asset attribute of a Trail 3D node, pinning the attribute and undoing.
  • Duplicating a scene in a 2D World adds Character Assets to the new scene.
  • Crash occurs after trying to drag a recently deleted asset from the Asset panel to the Scene Editor.
  • Replacing an Animation image in a 2D asset does not update in any of the editors.
  • Crash occurs after adding an asset to the scene editor, duplicating it, then manipulating it while navigating in the Scene Editor.
  • Collision shapes do not show up correctly in the Preview window's debug mode.
  • A Character can move through the side of other asset's with collision shapes.
  • Crash occurs after deleting an asset from the Scene Editor or Outliner while collision mode is active.
  • Crash occurs after previewing an asset that spawns another asset and changes color continuously.

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How would you rate BuildBox app?

1 Reviews of BuildBox

05 October 2020

Most helpful

I can't get this product to run. I attempted to sign in using Google, but the redirect didn't succeed back to the app. HATE web login methods by the way. After that, I forced quit, and relaunched. Now I can't get a screen up. Running Big Sur BETA 9, so perhaps it's 32 bit?
05 October 2020
I can't get this product to run. I attempted to sign in using Google, but the redirect didn't succeed back to the app. HATE web login methods by the way. After that, I forced quit, and relaunched. Now I can't get a screen up. Running Big Sur BETA 9, so perhaps it's 32 bit?