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ct.js HTML5 Game Engine

Ct.js 2D Game Engine

Today we are checking out Ct.js, a cross platform open source 2D game engine/editor.  Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, Ct.js is a surprisingly full featured and easy to use game engine with a modular full level editor, easy programming and excellent documentation.  It’s source code is available on GitHub under the MIT open source […]

Spaceship Generator

Spaceship Generator

Today we are taking a look at Spaceship Generator, an open source procedural space ship creator add-on for Blender. Spaceship generator can automatically create a variety of space craft, like the ones below.The above link is for Blender 2.7x only. Fortunately a user has created a Blender 2.8x compatible port that is available here on […]

Inkscape 1.0 Release Candidate

Inkscape 1.0 Release Candidate 1

Inskscape, the open source cross platform vector graphics application, just released the first release candidate on the way to a full 1.0 release.  Along side the RC1 release, they also released version 0.92.5 of the stable branch.Details of the two releases from the Inkscape news pages:Inkscape 0.92.5While we are working to release Inkscape 1.0 in […]

Microsoft MakeCode

Microsoft MakeCode Game Engine

Microsoft MakeCode is a game engine aimed directly at getting people started with game development with an easy to use game engine.  MakeCode can be run directly in the browser using MakeCode Arcade requiring no login or signup to get started.  Programming is done using a Scratch like visual programming language, but at any point […]

PixelBox 2D JavaScript Game Engine

Pixelbox.js Game Engine

Pixelbox is a brand new all-in-one 2D game engine perfect for game jams or other small projects.  Combining an easy to use JavaScript API with a complete set of editing tools including a map editor, sprite tools, palette tools, sound FX and music tools in a single >60MB download.  Pixelbox is open source under the […]

Shiro's Open Source Haxe Game Development Stack

Shiro’s Game Technology Stack

Shiro Games, the developers behind such games as Evoland, Northgard and Darksburg, just posted a blog post on the technology they use to develop their game.The primary parts of the development stack include:The Haxe LanguageHaxe is a cross platform open source programming language with a high-level strictly typed language capable of being compatible to multiple […]

PixaFlux Procedural Graphics Review

PixaFlux Hands-On

Today we are taking a look at PixaFlux, an interesting free Windows based image creation and manipulation tool capable of creating PBR textures.  The entire process is node based and PixaFlux ships with an absolute ton of nodes to work with.  PixaFlux isn’t really easily described and is better seen or experienced, as you can […]

Effekseer 1.5

EDIT – It seems we have pushed the download server capacity.  If you want to download Effekseer, use this mirror instead.Effekseer is an open source particle effect creation tool we covered previously in this video.  They just recently released version 1.5:New features include:Material Editor A new node-based material editor has appeared. Further expression is possible […]

Universal Sprite Creator

Universal Sprite Sheet Character Creator

Today we are checking out the web based tool, the Universal LPC Sprite Sheet Character Generator, a free tool that enables you to quickly and easily create multi angle animated character sprite sheets.  The LPC in the name stands for Liberated Pixel Cup a contest/organization on OpenGameArt for creating open source 2D pixel art in […]

Laigter 2D Lighting Solution

Laigter Free Sprite Tool

Today we are checking out Laigter, a free tool that enables you to perform special effects on sprites quickly and easily.  Even better, the source code is available on GitHub under the GPL 3.0 license.Laigter is described as:This tool lets you generate normal maps for 2D textures, with little effort. Specially designed for Sprites in […]

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