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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 […]

Blender Tools For Unreal Engine

Blender Tools For Unreal Engine Released

Epic Games have just released a new set of tools aimed at making the lives of Blender users easier when working with Unreal Engine.  The tools consist of two projects, Send to Unreal and UE to Rigify.  Both are available on the Epic Games Github page, although you need to link your GitHub to your […]

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 […]

Laigter Wins Epic MegaGrant

Laigter Wins an Epic MegaGrant

At GDC 2019 Epic Games announced their $100M Epic MegaGrant program supporting among other things, open source efforts in the world of game development.  Prior winners have included Blender, Godot and ArmorPaint.  Today, the open source cross platform sprite tool Laigter has joined that list!  If you are a regular of GameFromScratch, Laigter may sound […]

NVidia New Services Announced At GDC 2020

NVIDIA Release RTXGI and DLSS 2.0 SDKs

In addition to the recently released NVIDIA Texture Tool, NVIDIA have released a pair of SDKs of interest to game developers.  The first is RTXGI, a global illumination solution for DXR compatible hardware, the second is DLSS 2.0 or Deep Learning Super Sampling.Details about RTXGI:Full Source Code. We are providing full source code so you […]

NVidia Texture Tool Released

NVIDIA Texture Tools

NVIDIA just released a new version of their free Texture Tools.  Texture Tools is a handy tool for compressing textures, generating MIP, normal and cube maps and more.  It also includes a Photoshop plugin and can be driven from a command line interface.Details from the NVIDIA developer site:Today, we’re releasing the free NVIDIA Texture Tools […]

Pixelorama Screenshot

Pixelorama Pixel Art Tool

PixelORama is a free, open source (MIT licensed) pixel art application written using the Godot game engine in GDScript.  Version 0.5 was just recently released with the following features:Choosing between 6 tools – pencil, eraser, fill bucket, lighten/darken, color picker and rectangle select – and mapping them to both of your left and right mouse […]

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