Just some links and things that I’ve found helpful in my scattered attempts to make games.
A Beginner’s Guide to Making Your First Video Game by Zoe Quinn
Game Dev for Babies by Jocelyn Kim
Programming Guide For Video Games by IT Hare
In Pursuit of Better Levels by Alex K
A full on book of advice concerning level design.
Game Design Resources by Alex K
A spreadsheet featuring guides and advice across game design disciplines.
A big ole’ database of game art that is free to use!
A place to look at models and locations from dozens of classic games.
A place to find sprites from most games that use them.
Tutorials that I’ve found helpful.
Text/coding editor for Mac.
Game Making Tools:
Right what it says on the tin.
You can make games for DOS!
A tiny tool for making exploration games.
A tool for making chat based visual novels.
A script for making first person dungeon puzzlers.
Make little games.
An open source game making tool. Canabalt was made with it.
A tool for making Narrative Games
What it says up there.
Free and paid versions, has its own coding language.
Basically game maker for Mac, good for app store games.
Editing Tool for Bioware’s Infinity engine, meant for isometric RPGs.
Text based game engine. Used to make 80 Days.
Open source engine that works across all platform.
Platform for making games on a non existent console.
Script for making 2D puzzle games.
A visual novel maker. Here’s a pronoun tool by Arcade Spirits. And a tool for converting Twine scripts to Ren’py.
< pstyle=”padding-left: 40px;”>Visual Novel tool. Easy to use. Designed for Writers.
A lightweight tool for Action RPGs.
Free and Open Source game making for indies.
Engine for text-based browser games. Tool that made Fallen London.
The classic text-based game tool.
Manuel for the 3D engine Unity
That’s what it is!
Open source sounds.
List of licenses that prohibit police/military use – Compiled by Everest Pipkin
Climate Strike License