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Welcome to the Tools page, maintained by LegacyCrono. Blah blah.

We have listed below popular free software used by the Ludum Dare participants. Made something cool you want to share here with the community? Let us know!

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Also, check the Ludum Deals!



GameMaker: Studio       Unity3D
Construct2       CraftStudio
Stencyl       Duality
PlayCanvas       GDevelop
WiMi5       MURL

2D Graphics Tools

GIMP       Inkscape
Paint.Net       GraphicsGale
Pickle       AutoTileGen
Pyxel Edit       Allegro Sprite Editor

3D Graphics Tools

Blender       Sculptris

Audio Tools

PXTone       Musagi
MilkyTracker       AutoTracker-C
LMMS       SunVox
Bosca Ceoil       iNudge

Map Editors

Tiled       Ogmo Editor
Canyon       Tile Studio


Chronolapse       gLapse
BMFont       Hiero

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