Best Free Tile Map Editors

2020-01-05

Originally published at tilemapeditor.com, this is my list of the best free editors available.

# Editor Rating Tiles Version Update Systems
1 Tiled 4 stars ortho isometric hex-flat hex-point 1.3.1 2019-11 windows Mac Linux
2 tIDE 3.5 stars ortho       2.0.7 2013-08 windows    
3 Mappy 3.5 stars ortho isometric hex-flat   1.4.23 2009 windows   Linux
4 DAME 3.5 stars ortho       3.1.6 2014-01 windows Mac Linux
5 Tile Studio 3.5 stars ortho       3.0 2012-09 windows    
6 TuDee 3 stars ortho       1.0.4 2009 windows   Linux
7 SGDK2 3 stars ortho       2.3.0 2017-02 windows    
8 Ogmo 2.5 stars ortho       3.2 2019-11 windows Mac Linux
9 Tat TE 2.5 stars ortho       1.0.5 2009-03 windows    
10 TileME 2 stars ortho       1.2.2 2008-10 windows    

Honorable Mentions

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.

Font Map
https://adamstrange.itch.io/fontmap

Pro-Motion NG
https://www.cosmigo.com/

Online Tile Map Editor
http://riskylab.com/tilemap/

2D World Creator
https://assetbakery.itch.io/2d-world-creator

CadEditor
https://spiiin.itch.io/cadeditor

Game Map Editor
https://ppelikan.itch.io/map-editor

Map Creator
https://alber6morci.itch.io/map-creator

TileStudio II
https://www.wieringsoftware.com/ts2/

Tile2Map
http://www.tile2map.com/