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    Some neat online tools for game developers

    Posted by (twitter: @RatKingsLair)
    October 23rd, 2012 10:45 am

    Hi!

    I recently made a (still very short) list of useful/interesting/neat online tools people recommended via Twitter, Facebook and – of course – Ludum Dare. The tools are suited for game designers, programmers and artists – and most of them can help in 48h game jams. They are all free.

    The list is here. If you have any more/better recommendations, I’d be happy to add them. :)

    12 Responses to “Some neat online tools for game developers”

    1. Dir3kt says:

      Good initiative!

      I would add Processing and Construct 2. Those are great tools to do prototyping.

    2. ratking says:

      I think those are offline tools, and Construct 2 isn’t free. :-| But you’re right, it’s missing some prototyping tools …

    3. sorceress says:

      character name generators and other things @ http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php

      not really for gamedev, but there is this online drawing tool @ http://pixlr.com/editor/

      plus there are lots of random game name/theme generators.

    4. mohammad says:

      I know! A website genorator and HTML Debugger!
      Also I will soon add tutorials on how to make a HTML website and put it up for free!

    5. Gaeel says:

      anydice.com
      A VERY powerful dice-roll probabilities calculator, with multiple rolls, different graphs for outputs and data exporter.

    6. Jorjon says:

      http://tones.wolfram.com/generate/ for creating a procedural melody.

      • LoneStranger says:

        Unfortunately, Wolfram Tones cannot be used commercially:

        “Unless otherwise specified, this Site and content presented on this Site are for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or content obtained from this Site.”

    7. Jorjon says:

      Also, my swf2spritesheet tool… http://www.jorjon.com/rasterizer

    8. ratking says:

      Added your suggestions – thanks!

    9. kddekadenz says:

      Some programs by me, which deals with procedural content: http://scratch.mit.edu/galleries/view/169652/

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