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Are there any alternatives to Game Maker built for Linux that get the job done using a familiar interface, similar converting scripting language(eg, Javascript) that DOESN'T export the games as either Flash or HTML5?

Frankly, that's pretty specific, but hey. Multiple heads are better than one, especially when scrounging the dark depths of the Internet. :/

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How about actually programming the game yourself? There are about a million languages to choose from... –  tdammers May 20 '12 at 10:00
    
@tdammers Just creating a working tile-based game world is nontrivial. Add all the other parts of the game mechanics, and it gets really time-consuming. And if you try to keep it all manageable and sensible on architecture level, you're bound to need multiple attempts and/or really good programmers. –  delnan May 20 '12 at 10:54
    
@tdammers Game Maker contains a programming language. It's actually a great for rapid prototyping. –  Pubby May 20 '12 at 11:49
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I know this is an old question, but I do have some suggestions.

I just searched around a bit, and found these. I haven't really checked them out, so I'm afraid you might have to see if they fit your specifications or just compromise.

Game Editor: http://game-editor.com/2D_game_maker

GameDevelop: http://www.compilgames.net/

Java RPG Maker: http://www.scorchsoft.com/tools/rpg-game-maker-java/

Stencyl: http://www.stencyl.com/ (mostly for iOS and Flash games)

Also check out this page on AlternativeTo.net to find alternatives to Game Maker. They have the available platforms right on that page next to each program.

Good luck! I hope you find what you're looking for (or already have)!

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