Editors

The Best Free 2D Tile Map Editors

We’ve compiled a list of the best free editors available. Some abandonware is included here, if source-code is available. [updated: 2021-11]

#EditorRatingOrthogonalDimetricHexagonTrimetricVersionUpdateWinMacLinux
1Tiledyesyesyes1.7.22021-11yesyesyes
2Mappyyesyesyes¹1.4.232009yesyes²
3Ogmoyes3.42020-12yes
4DAMEyesyes3.1.62014-01yesyesyes
5TuDeeyes1.0.42009yesyes
6tIDEyes?? 2.0.72013-08yes
7Tile Studioyes3.02012-09yes
8SGDK2yes??2.3.02017-02yes
9Tat TEyes1.0.52009-03yes????
10TileMEyes1.2.22008-10yes

¹ Flat-Top Hexagons only
² With Wine

Ogmo has moved up significantly in the list, being one of only two in active development. Although old, Mappy gets high marks for supporting multiple tile types. DAME gets high marks for cross-platform support.

Honorable Mention

The following didn’t quite make the list:

TUME (The Universal Map Editor)

This was a great editor in its day (2000-06-18), but doesn’t make the list because it is DOS only.

Review List

The following are on my radar but I have not reviewed them. Some or all may make the list in future updates.

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