Software and Tools

In order to make a video game you’ll probably need a game engine, we’re totally unbiased in recommending the Godot Engine. Obviously, the Godot Engine can’t do everything, so below you’ll find a collection of our favorite software and tools for making games.

2D and Pixel Art

Gimp – Cross-platform image editor available for Linux, macOS, and Windows

Krita Free and open source painting program. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

Pixel Art

Aseprite – Animated Sprite editor and pixel art tool. Paid or free if you compile it yourself. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

Grafx2 – Bitmap paint program. Available on Linux and Windows

Libresprite – Free and open source program for creating and animating sprites. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

3D Art

Blender – Free and open source 3D creation suite. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

Blockbench – Low Poly 3D Editor. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

Material maker – Procedural materials authoring tool based on the Godot Engine. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

Audio

Audacity – Audio editing and recording app. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

Sound and Music creation

ChipTone – Free online tool for generating sound effects

Jsfxr – Online 8 bit sound maker and SFX generator

Video

DaVinci Resolve – Professional Video Editing, Color, and Effects. Available for Linux, macOS, and Windows

OBS Studio – Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows

Godot Plug-ins & Tools

Asesprite Wizard – Helps import Aseprite animations
 
Godot Game Template – Quickly setup menus and accessibility features, created by GWJ member Maaack
 
Godot Firebase – Google Firebase SDK written in GDScript
 
Godot Shaders – Community-driven shader library for the Godot game engine
 
MadTalk – Chat system made by one of our Wildlings, Vela

Other

Figma – UI and Brainstorming
Notepad++ – Source code editor and Notepad replacement

Fonts

Pixel Fonts:
Salmon Typewriter – FREE – created by Wildling, Phildjii
Salmon Family – $7 – created by Wildling, Phildjii

Itch.io

Easy Releasy – Templates for designing your Itch game & profile pages

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