This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-05-18 18:47:20 to 2016-06-29 22:00:00. View 37 entries

Let's make tools!

Inspired by the Mini LD Tool Jams ( Mini LD #3 & Mini LD #51), I want to help this happen again.

The concept is simple: Make a tool, that you or another person can use, that will help them make a game!

The rules are also simple:

  • A tool can be anything
    • Program
    • Plugin
    • Library
    • Printable drawing templates
    • Work method
    • Really, anything!
  • Make it available for others here on in any form you like including
    • Unity package
    • Executable
    • Dynamically linked library (.dll)
    • PDFs
    • Video
    • Again, anything!
  • If someone, somewhere, can fit it into their game making process, then you win!
  • You are allowed to work on a pre-existing tool (That level generator you wrote for 7DRL? Dust it off and give a polish!)

If you'd like to participate, but don't know what to use, then maybe consider one of these ideas (shamelessly inspired by stolen from Mini LD #3 announcement):

  • Map Editor (Tiles, Elements, Polygons)
  • Data Editor (Numeric Data, Points and Polygons)
  • Menu Editor
  • Animation/Particle Effect Editor
  • Font Editor/Builder
  • Sound Effect Maker, VST Instrument (if sfxr isn't enough)
  • A File Format (with loader and saver)
  • A wrapper library, or generalized interface for several libraries (compression, image files, etc)
  • A process for managing content (graphics, audio, maps, dialog/text/localization, etc)
  • Write an article
  • Crash course in a topic (physics, trees, sound synthesis, a programming language, etc)

Take care and have fun!


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Paint of Persia is a rotoscoping pixel-art tool
Convert & compress everything in 2 clicks!
[RETIRED] GML bindings to the FMOD Studio low-level API for Windows and Linux
Optimizing and creating non primitive 2D colliders in Unity3D
Make retro, animated sprites!
Easily add game feel effects to your Unity games!
With this little script you can stream music on your game.
Word generator
generate names for inns, places, food, weapons and people
Run in browser
A quick-and-dirty sprite packer made entirely with client-side JavaScript.
Run in browser
Bare bones Unity3D pixel editor
A voxel art tool for 2.5D tiles
Saves info about objects in Blender scene
Platformer Library for Processing
Unity script that records gameplay
A Visual Studio Code Extension to provide some tools for Unity development
Classic JRPG text boxes for Unity3D
Adds a context menu in Unity that builds to multiple platforms at once!
Simple checklist tool for Unity3D.
Peasy or PCSE is a simple tool that generates polygonal hulls from png images
Merges a folder of .lua into one .p8 file!
A helper class designed to help with pseudo randomness in dynamic media such as games or visualisations.
Run in browser
A simple DX12 shader tester utility
libnoise for Lua
Userscript that adds an "Open in app" button for
Tool for (un)packing sprite sheets and generating metadata
Yarn parser for JavaScript
a handy-dandy tool that forces sites [ like Twitter ] to upload an image as a '.png'
Run in browser
Scene Fusion Enables Multi-user Scene Editing in Unity3d
A library for converting JSON from the Tiled map editor into C# objects
Mesh extensions for Unity