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Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« on: 2012-September 05, 07:44:17 »
I've been on A LOT of game jams and believe me. It's not so hard to make if you have these handy tools~

For the universal tools, we have Aviary:


- It's a full suite of tools solely made for Game Jams. It has pretty much everything you need.
  • Image Editor
  • Color Editor
  • Effects Editor
  • Vector Editor
  • Audio Editor
  • Music Creator
Bad news is... It's gonna be taken down soon so you better download those *.swf files if you need it.

Graphics
Now for the basic tools. Graphics are made from scratch, it cannot be generated (mostly anyways). There are tools to make it easier though.


Sound Effects
Ahh yes... Sound Effects. Want something 8-bit? Generated? Well. We have some sound effect generators here:

Music
Background Music? You need to make them again... Yourself. So have some editors~


Okay, maybe your somewhat lazy to make your music. We got some a bit decent generator for you:
http://tones.wolfram.com/generate/

Well, these will do for now. If you got some questions then tell me.
« Last Edit: 2012-September 05, 07:46:11 by Wishdream »
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Re: Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« Reply #1 on: 2012-September 05, 09:53:31 »
Just remember everypony. You can't use ANY premade stuff. So if none of those above programs download premade files they're accepted and can be used in this jam. But it's very important that you don't use ANY premade stuff IF there SHOULD be any.  ;)


EDIT: Premade engines are allowed ^^
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Re: Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« Reply #2 on: 2012-September 05, 10:14:28 »
Lol, they're mostly generators and editors. No premade stuff what so ever.
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Re: Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« Reply #3 on: 2012-September 05, 10:18:10 »
Lol, they're mostly generators and editors. No premade stuff what so ever.

I was just getting it out there, in case somepony didn't know. But everything's fine then :)
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Re: Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« Reply #4 on: 2012-September 05, 10:35:00 »
As long as the tools are free and available for everyone, you're allowed to use whatever you want :)

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Re: Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« Reply #5 on: 2012-September 05, 13:14:46 »
As long as the tools are free and available for everyone, you're allowed to use whatever you want :)
So no Flash games, correct?

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Re: Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« Reply #6 on: 2012-September 05, 14:36:58 »
As long as the tools are free and available for everyone, you're allowed to use whatever you want :)
So no Flash games, correct?

The flash player is free to download and everyone can use it.
Just because people may not have it installed already ( or uninstalled it for reasons), doesn't mean it's not allowed ;)

If you're talking about Flash development: The Flex SDK (which is needed for Actionscript Development) is free and iirc open-source, the Creative Suite is fully available as a demo, so don't hesitate to use them!
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Re: Game Jam Tools! Something you'll need during a Game Jam!
« Reply #7 on: 2012-October 21, 07:13:22 »
Thanks much for posting these tools, will definitely be useful in the next Game Jam, or even for my other projects.