Free/cheap and easy access resources for game jammers
▫️ Advice for new jammers and reminders for experienced jammers – by narF https://nextcloud.narf.ca/s/xsqYdEq6XzzpsYG
▫️ We have a variety of simple and short workshops archived on our website, many teaching the applications listed below.
▫️ Twine (http://twinery.org): Open source, free tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories online. It is very easy to use and requires no coding knowledge.
▫️ Ink/Inky (https://github.com/inkle/inky/releases): Free, open source editor and scripting language for creating branching narratives.
▫️ Ren’py (https://www.renpy.org): Open source, free Python-based visual novel engine.
▫️ Stencyl (http://www.stencyl.com): Create games without code.
▫️ GameMaker (http://www.yoyogames.com/studio): Mostly drag-and-drop game creator, with features allowing for more complex mechanics with some basic programming.
▫️ Construct 3 (https://editor.construct.net): Browser-based 2d game editor with a robust free version.
▫️ Bitsy (https://ledoux.itch.io/bitsy): Free browser-based pixel art game editor
▫️ Bitsy 3d (https://aloelazoe.itch.io/bitsy-3d): Bitsy, but in 3d!
▫️ GB Studio (https://www.gbstudio.dev): A quick and easy to use drag and drop retro game creator, whose games can be exported to HTML or ROM images.
▫️ Adventuron (https://adventuron.io): Free browser-based Adventure-game maker with tons of documentation and examples.
▫️ Godot (https://godotengine.org): Free and open source game engine with 2D and 3D capabilities, powerful sprite animation, and tons of documentation.
▫️ PyxelEdit (http://pyxeledit.com): Free pixel art editor.
▫️ Piskel (https://www.piskelapp.com): Free, open-source pixel art tool with animation support.
▫️ Paint of Persia (https://dunin.itch.io/ptop): Rotoscoping tool for pixel art.
▫️ Aseprite (https://www.aseprite.org): Cheap and powerful sprite animator and drawing platform.
▫️ Blender (https://www.blender.org): Free and open-source 3D modelling, texturing, lighting, animation, and compositing tool.
▫️ Dither Me This (https://doodad.dev/dither-me-this): Super neat tool for dithering images in a variety of different styles.
▫️ Audacity (http://audacityteam.org): Free audio editing tool.
▫️ Tux Guitar (http://tuxguitar.herac.com.ar): Free and open-source tablature editor.
▫️ Otomata (http://www.earslap.com/page/otomata.html): Free generative music sequencer.
▫️ Bfxr (https://www.bfxr.net): Free browser-based sound effect creation tool.
▫️ BeepBox (http://www.beepbox.co): Free browser-based chiptune music tool.
▫️ Freesound (https://freesound.org): A collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds.