aseprite VS kontra

Compare aseprite vs kontra and see what are their differences.


Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool (Windows, macOS, Linux) (by aseprite)


A lightweight JavaScript gaming micro-library, optimized for js13kGames. (by straker)
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aseprite kontra
150 2
15,162 659
3.9% -
9.4 8.2
4 days ago 5 days ago
C++ JavaScript
- MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of aseprite. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-11.


Posts with mentions or reviews of kontra. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-19.
  • Cat Goric: Escape from the Warp Chamber - Post-Mortem
    11 projects | | 19 Sep 2021
    I was still in doubt about using Kontra or Replay as the game engine. Still, in the end, I decided to use Kontra for having more built-in features I needed, and also because I had used it in a previous js13k game.
  • Build a tiny game for JS13K with Kontra.js
    4 projects | | 13 Aug 2021
    If you've never done anything like this, or even coded much JavaScript before, it can be a little intimidating. Here's a quick little tutorial how to build this suh-weeet game using Kontra.js (a tiny game library made just for JS13) plus a few lines of code:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing aseprite and kontra you can also consider the following projects:

LibreSprite - Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool -- Fork of the last GPLv2 commit of Aseprite

Pixelorama - A free & open-source 2D sprite editor, made with the Godot Engine! Available on Windows, Linux, macOS and the Web!

piskel - A simple web-based tool for Spriting and Pixel art.

skia-binaries - Prebuilt binaries generated with GitHub Actions and downloaded from the skia-binding's script.

synergy-core - Open source core of Synergy, the keyboard and mouse sharing tool

tiled - Flexible level editor

Chicago95 - A rendition of everyone's favorite 1995 Microsoft operating system for Linux.

Godot - Godot Engine – Multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine

stencyl-engine - Create Flash, HTML5, iOS, Android, and desktop games with no code with Stencyl. This is the source to Stencyl's Haxe-based engine.

kaboom.js - πŸ’₯ JavaScript game library

penpot - Penpot - The Open-Source design & prototyping platform

Mindustry - The automation tower defense game