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Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by curato, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. curato

    curato Member

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    I was curious if anyone is using a good program that would be good for laying out concepts for levels. I am trying to find a better way to visualize the level I am trying to create than laying it out on graph paper or something to make sure the pieces and part would work together.
     
  2. pixeltroid

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    You can use any vector software to lay out blocks representing tiles, doors and other in-game objects.

    But then again you could do exactly the same thing on the GM room editor, and also immediately test out the level. :D

    For coming up with ideas for level layouts, nothing beats the old fashioned pen and paper method.

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    You don't even need to be an artist.
    That way, I can take a break from looking at Gamemaker, play some music and focus purely on layout.
     
  3. curato

    curato Member

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    I got some good old grid paper for just that. I was just curious if there was anything else anyone was doing.
     
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  4. Yal

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    I agree on using paper, you strain your eyes if you stare into a screen for too long so it's nice to have an excuse to look away and rest your eyes every once in a while. Paper doodling also usually is faster than a graphics program unless you have a graphics tablet.
     
  5. Cpaz

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    I have a small handheld notebook that I've been using for jotting ideas and level layouts down onto. Since as of late I've been doing a lot of moving around thanks to school and familial matters, it's nice to have a pad of paper a just whip out and just go ham with.

    I really should share some examples later downcthe line. They're a mess, but it's my mess :D
     
  6. SoVes

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    Hmm I did have a handy editor that you can just use to design stuff. I just need to add it so you can draw on it aswell
     

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