A downloadable AGD for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Arcade Game Designer is a tool for creating ZX Spectrum games.  In fact, it's the tool we'd all have given our right arms for in the 1980s.  Create blocks, sprites and screens, knock out a few lines of code (far simpler than ZX BASIC and numerous coding templates are included) and create a game that would have graced any software house's catalogue back in the day.  A few bugs, but this is the tool you wanted when you were a kid.  Dozens of games have been written with this tool.  Free to download with no obligations, I really don't want your money.  However, if you absolutely insist on buying me a pint I won't object.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
AuthorJonathan Cauldwell
Average sessionAbout an hour

Install instructions

You'll need a Spectrum emulator to use this.


AGD4.7.tap 42 kB


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Can you also give the link to Spectrum emulator ?

Thanks Anyways :-)


I use online http://torinak.com/qaop and I think it's fantastic. Snaps/save/load supported, just switch it to 128 and drag&drop the TAP there and you're all set up!