In this thread you can post your favorite game development tools.Video / Animations
- Open Broadcast Software
: Open Source streaming and screen recording software.
: Video cutting and editing tool. A bit lacking on the import / export side, as well as UI stuff, but served me well enough so far.
: Free opensource 3d modelling programm
: HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
: 2D Skeletal Animation Solution (Freeware)[/i]
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- Lightworks editorGraphics
: animated sprite editor & pixel art tool (Commercial)
: image and photo editing software (Freeware)
: Tool for editing sprites (Freeware)
: Versatile image viewer. Use it as the default application for just about opening anything 2D.
: Free and open source image editing program.
: Free and open source sketching and painting program. I'd say it's a worthy competitor against Photoshop for that purpose.
- Bryce 7
: Great landscaping program, why it costs moneynow is rather odd.
: A vector graphic editor software. Very good for game art, a lot of tutorials about it. (Free, Open-Source)
- Serif DrawPlus X6
: Great tool for vectorial art on a budget. Has been upgraded to version X8. The free Draw Plus Starter is a great entry point.
- pyxel edit
: pixel art editor designed to maketilesets, levels and animationsSounds
: generate sound effects (Freeware)
: A free multi-track audio editor and recorder (Freeware)
:Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.
: A free "modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer", basically, a music composition software. It's quite powerful.
- Bosca Ceoil
: Free tool to create music.
: cross-platform tool for creating music (like Fruity Loops)Programming
: Text editor of choice for me. You probably know this one already.
: Very nice Git client for Windows.
: Decompiler for the C# / .Net world. If you ever wondered how some C# / .Net library is implemented, this helps a lot. In a lot of cases, it can even create a full source project that you can modify and recompile afterwards.
- VS Code
: Powerful and extendable cross-platform editor
- Visual Studio
: A fully-featured, extensible, free IDE for creating modern applications for Android, iOS, Windows, as well as web applications and cloud services.Websites
: Free project management tool
A BIG LIST OF TOOLS ON GITHUBhttps://github.com/ellisonleao/magictoolsHow to contribute
If you have a software that you like to share with us, just create a new post in this thread. I will add it to the list.
Just leave the name, a link to the software, a short summery and the type of software (Freeware, Commercial, Shareware, ...) there.