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Watson's list of neat tools for makers

a collection by John Watson · last updated 2021-09-22 18:27:06
Procedural textures authoring tool
Draw normal maps the smart way
GIF
"Anyone can make music"
Free game sound effects tool
Run in browser
GIF
A tilemap editor centered around pattern-based auto tiling
The HTML5 2D+3D game maker. Open source and collaborative.
GIF
BlastFX
$9.99
2D Effect Rendering Tool
A tool for analyzing and visualizing the state space of puzzles.
2D level editor for indies from an industry veteran
Easily create 3D grid-based, voxel-style RPGs, adventure games, and more!
Simple normal map generator for 2D sprites!
GIF
Add animations to your images to make them juicy!
A branching dialogue editor for game developers. Can be used with any game engine / framework​.
Visual planning ideaboard, by indie devs, for indie devs and creatives
Easily create 3D models and 2D sprites
Free and open source 2D and 3D game engine
A fantasy console for making, playing and sharing cute 32k cartridges.
Aseprite
$19.99
Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool
Chiptune tracker (NES/FM/sampler)
A 2.5D game making engine free for non commercial use!
Make little games, worlds, and stories!
Run in browser
A quick and simple ASCII art paint-like tool.
VJTool
FamiStudio - NES Music Editor for chiptune artists & homebrewers
GIF
Procedural Music and Sfx Generator
A procedural chiptune generator!
20,000+ game assets for use in your games!
A free, open source, project oriented level editor made for indie game developers by indie game developers.
Simple fontsprite editing with lots of functions