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001 Game Creator Game Engine Review

001 Game Creator 2020 Review

001 G001 Game Creator is a storied game 2D and 3D game engine for Windows that is currently featured in the Game Creator Humble Bundle.  In this video we go hands-on with the game engine and see if it might be a good choice for you.  If you are still undecided on 001 Game Creator […]

TileKit Map Editor

Tilekit

Tiletkit is a new tile based map editor available for Windows and Linux.  The key feature of Tilekit is a rules based pattern driven map editing, define your tiles and rules and the map editor takes care of the rest.Features:Unique pattern-based-rule autotiling system Map export to JSON Code-export of final ruleset to C or Lua […]

PixelMash Graphics Editor Review

Pixelmash 2020 Hands-On

Included in the currently running Humble Game Creator Bundle, today we go hands-on with Pixelmash, a pixel art graphics application for Windows and Mac OS.  Pixelmash is described as:A New, Easier Way To Make Pixel Art and Animated Sprites Pixelmash is a new kind of pixel art and animation tool that makes quick work of […]

FamiStudio NES Style Audio DAW

FamiStudio–NES Style Music Editor

Today we are checking out FamiStudio, a lighter weight alternative to programs like FamiTracker, that make it easy to create 8bit style musical scores.  Features of FamiStudio include:Modern DAW-style UI with sequencer and piano roll, no hexadecimal anywhere Instrument & Envelope edition NSF import Full Undo/Redo support Copy & Paste support Note drag & drop […]

Dust 3D Free 3D Graphics Application

Dust3D Modeling Application

Dust3D is an open source 3D modeling application we first looked at back in April of 2018.  Since that time Dust has improved a great deal, including winning a Epic MegaGrant award.  Dust3D is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and is open source on GitHub under the MIT open source library.  Key features of […]

SpryTile Map Editor For Blender

Sprytile Now Available For Blender 2.8x

Sprytile is a free tile map editor that runs entirely inside Blender, similar in functionality to the recently covered Crocotile 3D.  Over the weekend, Sprytile for the most current Blender 2.8x versions was just released. Details from the Sprytile Itch.io page:Sorry for the long long long delay, but finally the official release of Sprytile for […]

Hands-On With Substance Alchemist

Substance Alchemist Hands-On

Allegorithmic (now Adobe) are well known for their excellent Substance Designer and Painter texturing tools have recently released a major update for Alchemist, their Quixel Mixer competitor.  The biggest new feature to Alchemist is the AI driven Image to Material, an image importing option along side the existing B2M functionality.  From the release notes, Image […]

Quixel Mixer 2020.1 Released

Quixel Mixer 2020.1.2 Released

There have been a lot of changes at Quixel since being acquired by Epic Games in late 2019, almost all for the better for developers.  Quixel Mixer 2020.1.2 is another example of that, with the texture generation tool getting a huge number of completely free smart materials, along side a new installer and resource manager.Details […]

WebGL Studio Hands-On

WebGLStudio Hands-On

Today we are looking at the game engine/framework combo WebGLStudio, an entirely browser based game engine with a complete visual editor. Key features of WebGLStudio include:A full 3D graphics engine (LiteScene.js) that supports multiple lights, shadowmaps, realtime reflections, custom materials, postFX, skinning, animation, and much more. An easily extended, component-based system for controlling the rendering […]

Pico-8 Fantasy Console Hands-On

PICO-8 Fantasy Console

PICO-8 is perhaps the most popular of the fantasy consoles and if you are extremely quick, you can pick it up as part of the Itch.io Racial Justice bundle along with a ton of other development tools and indie games.  PICO-8 is described as:PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games […]

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