This jam is now over. It ran from 2016-05-18 18:47:20 to 2016-06-29 22:00:00. View 40 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!

Games submitted(40)

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Paint of Persia is a rotoscoping pixel-art tool
GML bindings to the FMOD Studio low-level API for Windows and Linux
Custom Low Poly 3D Editor
Make retro, animated sprites!
Optimizing and creating non primitive 2D colliders in Unity3D
Platformer Library for Processing
Bare bones Unity3D pixel editor
With this little script you can stream music on your game.
Peasy or PCSE is a simple tool that generates polygonal hulls from png images
A helper class designed to help with pseudo randomness in dynamic media such as games or visualisations.
A simple DX12 shader tester utility
Play in browser
Adds a context menu in Unity that builds to multiple platforms at once!
Saves info about objects in Blender scene
Simple checklist tool for Unity3D.
Tool for (un)packing sprite sheets and generating metadata
Classic JRPG text boxes for Unity3D
Merges a folder of .lua into one .p8 file!
A quick-and-dirty sprite packer made entirely with client-side JavaScript.
Play in browser
A Visual Studio Code Extension to provide some tools for Unity development
Unity script that records gameplay
generate names for inns, places, food, weapons and people
Play in browser
Complete wav editor, creator, sequencer. Based on the Fairlight CMI
Convert & compress everything in 2 clicks!
A voxel art tool for 2.5D tiles
Userscript that adds an "Open in app" button for
Yarn parser for JavaScript
Mesh extensions for Unity
Scene Fusion Enables Multi-user Scene Editing in Unity3d
A library for converting JSON from the Tiled map editor into C# objects
libnoise for Lua
a handy-dandy tool that forces sites [ like Twitter ] to upload an image as a '.png'
Play in browser