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| item1_date        = 4/3/21
 
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| item1_description = Created new area of the wiki for posting game ideas.
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| item1_description = New area of the wiki for posting game ideas.
 
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| item5_description = Updating page to coincide with [https://cancel.fm/hyperjam/ HyperJam]
 
| item5_description = Updating page to coincide with [https://cancel.fm/hyperjam/ HyperJam]
| item6            = [[Dotgrid]], [[Noodle]]
 
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| item6_description = Created pages for some Hundred Rabbits tools.
 
 
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'''Welcome to the Game Making Tools Wiki!'''
 
'''Welcome to the Game Making Tools Wiki!'''
The purpose of this wiki is to collect together information and resources on as many game making tools as possible, and make all that accessible to amateur game making people and people who would like to make games (et cetera).
 
  
There are some good collections of software elsewhere on Internet, but unfortunately they're pretty dry (mostly reading like press releases), and aren't linked to any information that's helpful to people interested in making stuff.
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The purpose of this wiki is to collect together information and resources on as many game making tools as possible, and make all that accessible and relevant to amateur game making people and people who would like to make games (''et cetera'').
  
 
I hope you find it useful! ~~
 
I hope you find it useful! ~~
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* '''Nothing here's really set in stone yet, so throw whatever ideas you want at me: terminology, wiki name, URL, design, organisational stuff, other extensions, etc. etc.'''
 
* '''Nothing here's really set in stone yet, so throw whatever ideas you want at me: terminology, wiki name, URL, design, organisational stuff, other extensions, etc. etc.'''
  
==Other Web Resources==
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== Other Web Resources ==
* [https://freegamedev.net/wiki/Main_Page FreeGameDevWiki] - [[:Wikipedia:Free_and_Open-Source_Software|FOSS]] focused.
 
 
* [http://creatools.gameclassification.com/EN/index.html Game Creation Tools] does a good job of gathering together a big range of game making tools, but does a poor job of actually being useful to people making games.
 
* [http://creatools.gameclassification.com/EN/index.html Game Creation Tools] does a good job of gathering together a big range of game making tools, but does a poor job of actually being useful to people making games.
* [http://www.ambrosine.com/index.php Ambrosine's Games Page] is mostly just a big list of links. The term 'authorware' is a nice one.
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* [http://www.ambrosine.com/resource.php Ambrosine's Game Creation Resources] is mostly just a big list of links. The term 'authorware' is a nice one.
 
* [http://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22game+creation+software%22&sort=titleSorter Game Creation Software] on The Internet Archive.
 
* [http://archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22game+creation+software%22&sort=titleSorter Game Creation Software] on The Internet Archive.
* [http://www.pixelprospector.com/the-big-list-of-game-making-tools/ The Big List of Game Making Tools] - at-a-glance info on a bunch of popular game making tools.
 
 
* [http://freegameslist.weebly.com/game-creation-tools.html Game Creation Tools] on Free Games List.
 
* [http://freegameslist.weebly.com/game-creation-tools.html Game Creation Tools] on Free Games List.
* [http://pcg.wikidot.com/ Procedural Content Generation Wiki] - info on using [[Glossary:Main_Page#Procedural_Generation|procedural generation]] in games.
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* [https://wiki.secretgeek.net/procedural-content-generation Procedural Content Generation Wiki] - info on using [[Glossary:Main_Page#Procedural_Generation|procedural generation]] in games.
* [http://onlinegamedev.tumblr.com/ Online Game Development] - Contemporary list of [[:Category:Browser|browser-based]] tools.
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* [https://onlinegamedev.tumblr.com/ Online Game Development] - Contemporary list of [[:Category:Browser|browser-based]] tools.
* [http://kool.tools/ kool.tools] - Good, focused list of game making tools and related things (by the maker of [[Kooltool]]).
 
 
* [https://github.com/Calinou/awesome-gamedev Awesome Gamedev] - Long list of [[Glossary:Main_Page#Free Software|free software]] and assets for game making.
 
* [https://github.com/Calinou/awesome-gamedev Awesome Gamedev] - Long list of [[Glossary:Main_Page#Free Software|free software]] and assets for game making.
* [https://leetusman.com/nosebook/you-must-make-games You Must Make and Play Games] - Well described list of beginner-friendly tools and resources covereing a good variety of game-making approaches.
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* [https://leetusman.com/nosebook/you-must-make-games You Must Make and Play Games] - Well described list of beginner-friendly tools and resources covering a good variety of game-making approaches.
* [https://game-development.zeef.com/david.arcila Game Development Resources] - Organised link list on Zeef.
 
 
* [http://www.nathalielawhead.com/candybox/the-wonderful-world-of-tools-made-by-small-teams-solo-devs-and-shareware-weird-beautiful-and-experimental-things-to-be-creative-in-an-analysis-on-building-for-approachability The wonderful world of tools made by small teams, solo-devs, and shareware (weird, beautiful, and experimental things to be creative in + an analysis on building for approachability)] - Great article, by Nathalie Lawhead, on game making tools.
 
* [http://www.nathalielawhead.com/candybox/the-wonderful-world-of-tools-made-by-small-teams-solo-devs-and-shareware-weird-beautiful-and-experimental-things-to-be-creative-in-an-analysis-on-building-for-approachability The wonderful world of tools made by small teams, solo-devs, and shareware (weird, beautiful, and experimental things to be creative in + an analysis on building for approachability)] - Great article, by Nathalie Lawhead, on game making tools.
* Open source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup ~ [http://everest-pipkin.com/teaching/tools.html Google doc] | [http://tools.odie.us/ mirror] | [https://github.com/everestpipkin/tools-list Github] - Big list of all sorts of game-making-related software, by Everest Pipkin.
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* [https://github.com/everestpipkin/tools-listOpen source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup] - Big list of all sorts of game-making-related software, by Everest Pipkin.
 
* [https://notimetoplay.org/ No Time To Play] - Regular newsletter for game makers. Info on tools, articles, etc.
 
* [https://notimetoplay.org/ No Time To Play] - Regular newsletter for game makers. Info on tools, articles, etc.
  
==And—==
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== And —==
 
* This wiki's theme is available in a [[Distribution:Git|Git]] repository on Tildegit: [https://tildegit.org/rjt/mediawiki-theme-timeless-gmt tildegit.org/rjt/mediawiki-theme-timeless-gmt]<br>You're welcome to contribute to that too (or just send suggestions to [[User:Rjt|Rjt]])!
 
* This wiki's theme is available in a [[Distribution:Git|Git]] repository on Tildegit: [https://tildegit.org/rjt/mediawiki-theme-timeless-gmt tildegit.org/rjt/mediawiki-theme-timeless-gmt]<br>You're welcome to contribute to that too (or just send suggestions to [[User:Rjt|Rjt]])!

Latest revision as of 07:13, 17 March 2021

Notable updates:
Category:Ideas 4/3/21
  • New area of the wiki for posting game ideas.
KateLabs 15/2/21
  • Created.
Aseprite, LibreSprite 22/12/20
  • Created.
New wiki theme! 7/8/20
  • :)
HyperCard 4/4/20
For more see: Recent Changes.


Welcome to the Game Making Tools Wiki!

The purpose of this wiki is to collect together information and resources on as many game making tools as possible, and make all that accessible and relevant to amateur game making people and people who would like to make games (et cetera).

I hope you find it useful! ~~

If you have any issues with, or ideas for the wiki, please make a note on the Talk page, or contact me directly.

For Game Makers / People Who Would Like to Make Games

  • You may find Zoe Quinn's Sortinghat tool useful. By answering a few questions it will recommend you some programs you might like to try. It's gotten pretty out-of-date though, it sure would be nice if someone made a new one ;3
  • This wiki's Guide section.
  • Trying your luck with a random page.

For Wiki Contributors / How To Help

  • Fix any errors or make any other edits to pages!
  • Make a page on something, even if it's just a few links!
  • You can't break anything, do whatever you think is best!
  • Consult the Media Wiki User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.
  • Take a look at, and give feedback on, the Style Guide.
  • Feel free to contact Rylie if you have any feature requests of questions.
  • Note that you can embed videos with the instructions here
  • If a page you're on raises questions, feel free to post them on the 'Discussion' page, and I'll try to address them in the main article.
  • Nothing here's really set in stone yet, so throw whatever ideas you want at me: terminology, wiki name, URL, design, organisational stuff, other extensions, etc. etc.

Other Web Resources

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