When you start making video games you don’t always have the necessary resources for paid tools, so here are 10 free tools that we recommend that will help you on your way to game development.
These tools are used for audio, 2D graphics or 3D modeling, but we are not going to include engines (graphic engines) in this post since it is a topic that we discussed in a previous post and you can see it from this link.
The recommendation isn’t a simple compilation these are tools that we use in our day-to-day work, therefore it is not a blind recommendation.
We clarify that there are a large number of diverse tools these that we are going to present are not better or worse but as we mentioned these are some with which we have experience of use.
It is a very versatile and complete digital drawing tool. Thanks to continuous maintenance and updating its evolution has been very good over the years.
You can download it from the following link krita.org/es
A simplified alternative to Photoshop. It is a compact but powerful image editor that can be adapted for example to work on pixel art.
You can download it from the following link getpaint.net/
A new arrival in our daily use tools,as the name says it is a pixel art oriented editor and a very good one, although it still lacks capabilities it is still under development so we have high hopes for its future.
You can download it from the following link pixieditor.net
It’s obvious to say but the most complete and highest quality tool for free 3D modeling is Blender, animation and texturing are also covered in this 3D Swiss Army knife.
You can download it from the following link blender.org
We start with another well-known tool a very effective audio editor, there are other free alternatives but Audacity stands out for its ease of use and its great community behind it.
You can download it from the following link audacityteam.org
An ideal tool for jam’s and retro games it is an 8-bit and 16-bit style sound effects generator a fast and easy-to-use alternative to create those sound effects.
You can download it from the following link bfxr.net
The best way to keep track of your project progress, assign to-do’s and get an overview.
You can use it from the following link trello.com
Another management tool. With this tool we will be able to make different organizational tables to keep a precise control of our progress.
You can use it from the following link miro.com
It may seem that this category is not very relevant but showing and sharing the progress of our projects is also part of the development of a videogame.
Simple and useful, one of the best tools to capture gifs of our games. You have a special recommendation from us.
You can download it from the following link blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam
With this tool we will be able to record videos of our screen, specific applications or a single area, ideal for generating content for our networks.
You can download it from the following link obsproject.com
We hope that these tools will be useful to you if you did not know them we know that there are many more but these are some that we personally recommend.