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Article List of FREE tools and websites for game creation

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by David Richard, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. David Richard

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    Thank you for your contribution. I have added it to the list as it's one of the rare font softwares in the list. It took me a bit of time to understand but that's just because I don't deal much with fonts the bitmap way but I figured it out. The interface is a bit too small and could be optimized for higher resolutions but that's just a detail.

    Thank you!
     
  2. RichHopefulComposer

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    Yes, a lot of these will be useful for game development. That's what this thread is for! =)
     
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  3. ethian

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    What about free tools for making games? Frameworks or...?
     
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    Materialize is now free! Create PBR texture maps with ease.

    http://www.boundingboxsoftware.com/materialize/index.php

     
  6. David Richard

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    You are on the GameMaker Studio forums asking for an alternative to GameMaker Studio for free. Your answer is: Search on Google, we use GameMaker Studio here and some of us use GameMaker since it's birth with Mark Overmars.

    I will definately add this tool. I'm not a 3D person but after playing arround with this gem, I'm pretty surprised by it's simplicity and overall, fast interface. Thank you!
     
  7. HeWhoShallNotBeNamed

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    I'm shocked no one's mentioned Bosca Ceoil yet. I've made a lot of fairly decent music with it, and it didn't take much time to learn.
     
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  8. David Richard

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    I have added the software as it is indeed a nice one easy to use. Thank you!
     
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    https://awwapp.com/#

    a whiteboard thing, very convenient for explaining people and planning out ur collab game, also you can export what you draw.
     
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    Thank you for submitting this great tool. Although the free version is somewhat limited, you can still use this a simple drawing tool for meetings with your project team. I have added this website in the list of productivity and time management.
     
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    Thank you very much for your contribution. I have only included SoundJay because it does not require us to give credits.

    Dig.ccmixer (you should remove the www because the link works only without the triple "w"): The website does have some royalty free music but requires multiple clicks to easily see what can be used without credits or not. The website could be more polished and give us a clear look or an easy sortable list. BUT, good source without any doubts.

    Bensound requires credits.

    As for Pixel stitch, I do see that the tool COULD come in handy but most of the softwares in the list already have similar function and I doubt that a serious designer will use a single function website for their drawings.

    As for hosting websites, YoYo Games already provide such services within their marketplace or forums. I still don't mind these links to appear here in the comments but not in the first post as I think this post lives and will continue living as long as we encourage our prefered game creation program and website.

    I may add an extra section for credited author assets if more people request or suggest such websites as the assets are INDEED free, but if someone decides or forgets or does NOT read the license or terms of use on the websites by misguard, this can bring problems further down the road for new game creators. But I am not closed to such websites as these authors do merit their credit for their creations and their generosity for their free to use assets.

    Because of the way we can sort assets from OpenGameArts, I have added it to the list.

    Thanks for your contibution, very appreciated!!!
     
  13. Lucia

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    You are welcome! as you prefer!
     
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    Thank you very much for this suggestion. Although we can consider the collaboration part of it, the website is a bit more complex than the one submitted and shown in the list. BUT, not being too familiar with such websites and tools and seeing that I could not find an easy way to change my brush color. I would not mind putting this up if you could give us more details in why this collab drawing is better than the other one.

    Thank you for your suggestion, VERY appreciated!
     
  16. zendraw

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    its quite easy. you donot need to create an account also.
    -so just go to create or host room and then choose the draw option and start. then in it you simply start the match. the colors are on the right side of your browser, these are preset colors. but you can make your own colors by pressing on the current color itself where it is written the color code like $FFFFFF you can even set the transparency there.
    -other then that you can join any room there or a specific room and draw.

    i sayd is better then the last becouse its more comfortable to use and not so complicated with the whiteboard site. here you just create a room like in a game and thats all. please doodle with it until you see everything it has and dont just discard if you dont get it in the first 2 mins.
     
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    I have added Drawesome to the list. A very big thank you for your time in specifying a bit more. I don't judge apps and softwares just with the time I spend on it. I do take into consideration what you people say. I just find that they should have put their color palette elsewhere in a clearer place, but once you know it. Interface and style is great indeed. Again, Thank you very much for your contribution!!!

    There is already a video recording software: OBS Studio. They do indeed present a free version but it shows a watermark in your video which is a free to use limitation. Their price tag is also pretty expensive for casual game devs. But, since it does have a free version even though it has a watermark, I still want to thank you very much for this nice tool.
     
  19. PlayerOne

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    Odd. I use active presenter on and off and when I export I don't see a watermark in the video file. The only limitation I found is the format you can export to. Perhaps they changed it in future updates.
     
  20. flyinian

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    Each time when I come across a forum or such and it has useful information then the idea of making a game from scratch and as a beginner makes it substantially easier. I wouldn't even have shooting or movement if not for the help/tips/tutorials and so forth from others. Even though it's still a pain to develop a game with all of the resources for a beginner, you are still able to gain ground.
     
  21. NeonBits

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    GraphicsGale:is nice for animations. But GM is also good. I was wondering if someone knows something that allows to rotate an image and then save it without pixels lost; it's frustrating to see those programs give almost pixel perfect precision when rotating but then return a bad result after clicking "ok".
     

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