What’s the difference between the Steam and the standalone version?

001 Game Creator is available on Steam as a one-time purchase and also available through our website for a one time fee. Both versions are identical and offer customers a choice between whether to run 001 Game Creator through Steam or as an independent executable.

What should I do if I encounter startup crashes and OCX/DLL errors?

See our Troubleshooting page for instructions on how to solve both of these problems, as well as other commonly asked about issues.

When is the next version of 001 Game Creator coming out?

The next version will be publicly released when it meets our standards and is deemed complete. Time constraints would only lead to the hurried release of an incomplete, sub-standard product. In effort to bring a little more transparency into our releases, here is a look into our current priorities!

While this is not an extensive list like those regularly received by Patreon members, it should give everyone in the community a bit of a sense of what is coming up, at least for the hot topic items that are brought up pretty frequently:

Currently in Patreon Beta: (https://www.patreon.com/softweir)

  • Android In-App Purchases (IAP) in 001 Projects
  • HTTPS for “Query Webpage *” events (Windows/Android)
  • Android API 31
  • Fixes to text functions, terraformation corners, weather scaling, holding points and networking on non-English Windows
  • Advanced Access to Newest 001 Game Creator Video Tutorials
  • Advanced Access to Latest 001 Game Creator Game Recipes
  • Request and Vote on Features You Want in SoftWeir Products
  • Access to Exclusive Giveaways
  • And so on…

COMING SOON to 001 (In Development & Slated for Next Patreon Release):

  • 001 screen resolution and fullscreen toggling on Windows
  • Lots of features and fixes…


  • 001 bullet accessors
  • 001 gamepad rumble/force feedback
  • Lots of progress on big secret project continues.
  • Tons more…


  • Recipes
  • Video Tutorials of Recipes

What sets this apart from other engines?

  • Technical coding jargon is hard to understand! We cut out the “code speak” for you and tell you what it does, when you use it with handy tool tips on almost everything!
  • No need for additional plugin purchases! Unlike most engines we have a built-in node based scripting method with easy to understand functions, letting anyone with little to no coding knowledge to create some of the most complex systems with ease.
  • No genre restrictions! Make what you want the way you want it with no tailoring to a specific kind of game you can make with 001, check out a few screenshots of what devs have done with the engine!
  • Can’t find what you need in our functions? Request it! We love to hear input from our users on what they would like to see in the engine, so we added a Feature Requests board to know what you want to see.
  • New features are being added almost every update! Check out our Change Log and see what is going on!
  • Think there is a bug in the engine? We have a simple built-in bug submission system! No need for slogging through page long forms, no need to connect to external forums, everything is handled right at your fingertips with one simple click.
  • It’s a one time purchase and then you can commercially distribute your games anywhere you want without having to worry about us harassing you for royalties, income reports or other invasive practices.

Are there resolution/layer restrictions like other engines?

No, and no! You can set any resolution you like and you also have an unlimited amount of layers – as you specify the amount yourself when creating a Map!

Can I host my game on my own site for free?


Does 001 Game Creator have online multiplayer support?

Yes! You can create online multiplayer experiences ranging from 2-player co-op to full blown MMOs (we also have an MMORPG DLC Kit to make that task easier!) In addition, you can also create local multiplayer experiences for up to 4 players with multiple gamepad support included!

Do 001 Game Creator branding/logos appear in my games?

Not if you don’t want them to! By default, a logo will appear before your game loads for the first time but you are free to disable this by going to Game > Game Settings and toggling the “Display launch logo (Appreciated!)” option.

Can I sell my games?

Yes! If you’ve purchased a copy of 001 Game Creator you are free to distribute your games commercially if you so choose. There are no royalties, distribution fees or additional license/revenue fees so you get to keep all of the profits too!

Only for Windows?

The 001 Game Creator development environment is only available for Windows however the games you create are not bound to these same restrictions. You can export your games to Windows, Steam, HTML5, Android and iOS devices!

Can I export to Mac/Linux?

No. There are currently no plans to export to these platforms at this point in time.

What are the requirements for Android/iOS?

Please check the System Requirements for Mobile Development that can be found here.

How do other people play my games?

This is dependant on how you choose to export your game (Game > Build Game). In Windows, you can choose to package your game in an installer or as plain files to compile into your own installer or distribute without one. You can also build your games for Steam, see Steam’s SteamDirect documentation from more details.

For HTML5, you will need to upload your files to a web server (or through a distribution platform like Kongregate, Newgrounds, Itch.io, etc) and then you can simply link people to your game via a URL.

For Android, you’ll need to upload your APK file to the Google Play store and once it’s approved you can send people a link to your store page.

For iOS, you’ll need to upload your IPA file to the App Store and once it’s approved you can send people a link to your store page.

What language is 001 Game Creator based on?

The games created in 001 Game Creator are built on a scripting language reminiscent of BASIC. You have the option to use graphical script or text code editors however it should be noted that textual scripting offers no advantage over graphical scripting. The engine itself is built in C++ for the core and VB6 for most of the interface and basic game mechanics.

Can I create x game with 001 Game Creator?

Most probably, yes. 001 Game Creator is not limited to specific genres and has been used to create a wide variety of different types of games. From Action-RPGs, to Space Shooters, Tower Defense, Puzzle games, Card games, Platformers, you name it! Not all of these genres have pre-built templates available but that doesn’t mean that you can’t create them!

Will more templates be added in the future?

Yes! Templates are pre-configured projects that allow developers to jump straight in without needing to set up anything prior. The software comes packaged with several templates, but more advanced templates can be downloaded from our products page.

What languages are currently supported in 001 Game Creator?

At the moment, 001 Game Creator boasts support for 9 different languages, those being: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Danish, Norwegian, Polish and Portuguese (Brazil). If you find that some of the translations of your language are incorrect or missing and would like to assist, please feel free to reach out to us via the translator’s contact form.

Can you add support for my native speaking language?

Certainly! If there’s a language you’d like 001 translated into, and you’d like to help us with said translation, then feel free to fill out our translator’s contact form and we’ll set you up with everything you need to start translating 001 into your requested language!

How do you pronounce 001?

“Double-oh-one”. Unless you’re referring to it’s original codename “Engine001”, then it’s “Engine Oh-oh-one”.

Why was it called 001?

Click here.

My question still hasn’t been answered…

If your question hasn’t been answered above, then feel free to ask it on the Steam Discussion board. You can also join us on Discord where we have staff on daily.

For Parents

What is 001?

It allows anyone with an imagination to develop video games on their computer.

Is 001 safe?

Completely. It does not install any spyware or viruses. We have also taken the precautions so that games sent to our site cannot, in any way, contain viruses, as we only allow game files to be sent, rather than EXE application files. If you would like parental controls, purchase the Educational version.

Can you create violent or offensive games?

With the standard versions, yes. If you would like parental controls, please purchase the Educational version.

Can you create games containing sexual themes or drugs?

All assets for 001 do not contain anything inappropriate of that nature.

How much does this cost? Are there any royalties, income limits or distribution fees?

See our Downloads page for standard pricing and to download a FREE Demo version. For a price quote for our Educational version, click here and then fill out the form.After making a game with the paid version of 001 Game Creator, you may freely distribute it anywhere you want with no strings attached. This means no royalties, no income limits or distribution fees!

Do you have a refund policy?

We offer a 14-day refund window for the purchase of 001 Game Creator when compatibility issues are experienced across all your devices. Our team is ready to assist you in resolving these issues to ensure your satisfaction.