Game Dev Resources

Just some links and things that I’ve found helpful in my scattered attempts to make games.

Advice/Starter Guides:

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

A comprehensive list of links to game making guides, including some more theatrical stuff like interviews with Chris Avelone and Shigeru Miyamoto.

Art:

Open Game Art

A big ole’ database of game art that is free to use!

Model Viewer

A place to look at models and locations from dozens of classic games.

The Spriters Resource

A place to find sprites from most games that use them.

Coding

w3schools

Tutorials that I’ve found helpful.

TextMate

Text/coding editor for Mac.

Game Making Tools:

A big list of tools

Right what it says on the tin.

bisty

A tiny tool for making exploration games.

Chat Novel Maker

A tool for making chat based visual novels.

dungeonscript

A script for making first person dungeon puzzlers.

flickgame

Make little games.

Flixel

An open source game making tool. Canabalt was made with it.

Game Boy Rom Maker

What it says up there.

Game Maker

Free and paid versions, has its own coding language.

Game Salad

Basically game maker for Mac, good for app store games.

GemRB

Editing Tool for Bioware’s Infinity engine, meant for isometric RPGs.

Ink

Text based game engine. Used to make 80 Days.

MonoGame

Open source engine that works across all platform.

Pico 8

Platform for making games on a non existent console.

puzzlescript

Script for making 2D puzzle games.

Ren’Py

A visual novel maker. Here’s a pronoun tool by Arcade Spirits.

Solarus

A lightweight tool for Action RPGs.

Superpowers

Free and Open Source game making for indies.

StoryChoices

Engine for text-based browser games. Tool that made Fallen London.

Twine

The classic text-based game tool.

Unity Manuel

Manuel for the 3D engine Unity

Marketing:

Press Kit Tool

That’s what it is!

Sound:

Freesound

Open source sounds.