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List of useful Game designing tools

Discussion in 'Game Design' started by Vanamerax, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. ObsidianHealer

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    My team uses https://discordapp.com/ which works well, it has voice channels, and chat channels allow screenshots, videos, gif, etc to be linked. The only downside is that it doens't have video which we use Google Hangouts or Skype when needed. Hope this helps!
     
  2. DroidifyDevs

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    I understand you're trying to promote your game, but that's not a game designing tool, so it doesn't belong in this thread. Considering you posted the same message here shows that you're spamming. Not cool.
     
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  3. Gamingbir

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  4. mzpromom

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    " Oh, and don't forget that the old pen & paper also are extremely useful game design tools!"
    can you elaborate on that?
     
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  5. chessPro

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    And a duck painted on paper, for some programmers! :D
     
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  6. UnityFan18

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    Thank you for this list! I have been using Trello quite a bit myself :)
     
  7. pappynaidenov

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    Nice list. I think it is worth checking Kanbanize - a great project management online tool. It is really flexible and intuitive, plus it helps you track various projects at the same time.
    Great list.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. ars1koz_unity

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    Great list, it will help you create interesting projects
     
  9. Daria91

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    Useful thread!
     
  10. Lockedbeast

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    is there any website or something where you can draw like in Paint and it shows to ur friends ?
     
  11. JeevanjotSingh

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    Photopea.com and Gravit.io and vectary.com(3d modeling tool) are great sources for free online designing, but unfortunately, don't provide live view! @Lockedbeast But anondraw.com and multidraw.org do!
     
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  12. Lockedbeast

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    Alright I’ll try them out ! I’am a solo dev but I like to share my ideas with friends and see what they think !
     
  13. Pabac

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    @Lockedbeast I think you can draw and share your art via Inkscape by upload it to Open Clipart, it allows people to see when you allow them to.
     
  14. theness_

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    Would like to add pixelatorapp.com, a tool I wrote to convert images into pixel art.



    Free for non-commercial, one-time-payment for commercial license.
     
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  15. theANMATOR2b

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    Interesting, do you have any animated character examples processed through this tool? All the examples on the site are static.
     
  16. TonicMind

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    Questions...

    How come Open Broadcasting Software (OBS) hasn't been mentioned for screen capping?

    And does anyone know of any decent free preferably open source UML diagramming software?? I don't even care if its for game dev. I just need something I could keep all my plans organized in a file or few. I just tried this ARGOUML software and really got annoyed with it.
     
  17. karmadir

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    But, which tool is good for designing trees, snow mountains rivers. I have often scene them in Time Management and Hidden object games. I haven't seen them using flowchart sort of softwares. Please guide how they are built up.
     
  18. MrArcher

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    Late reply, but https://www.draw.io/ has a UML template and elements.
     
  19. TonicMind

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    Very helpful/useful! Thank you!
     
  20. shalin_unity

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    Creately Diagram Software can be listed under Project management & wireframing tools. When developing UI for games and brainstorming for ideas its a good solution. Good if yo ucan include in the list
     
  21. AndrewRobinsonn

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    I'm a gesigner for an online game Davinci Diamonds and I used a MS Visio to make my project work. Very nive programm and highly recommended! Also I like different graphical editor to work like yEd Graph Editor.
     
  22. ossetegames

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    Aseprite is the photoshop of pixelart. Most of pro pixel artist I follow uses it. Includes a lot of fantastic tools specific for this artistic style that photoshop don't have. Of course you can create animations too, etc. The best $15 of your life :D
    https://www.aseprite.org/
     
  23. HalversonS

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    Sad... looks like Wigio was shut down. Was interested in finding a more "at a glance" asset tracking board than Trello or and more intuitive functionality than Excel.
     
  24. jtsmith1287

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    https://app.clickup.com/ is AMAZING. Screw Trello. Screw Asana, screw all the other project management software. Clickup wins.
     
  25. Stanley287

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    Wow, so many different useful tools and services and some of them are real lifesavers for game designers. I also want to recommend this site https://getoutlines.com/, where you can find high quality and very derailed blueprints of different models of cars. Each of its blueprints is editable, and you can change it up to your need. Besides, if you need any other blueprint, you can make an order, prepay, and in a few days, everything will be ready. What is more, compared to other sites, the price isn't hight.
     
  26. Rodrigo_Felix

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  27. ColersAssets

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    This is wonderful! Thank you so much for organizing this information for us to use!
     
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  28. riadd

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    Codecks is a project management tool for game developers, by game developers. It features powerful task tracking & notifications, beautiful UX inspired by trading card games and also built-in community management via discord.

    https://codecks.io
     
  29. TheKingOfTheRoad

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    Open Office, Notepad++, a sketchbook with pencils, coffe and you are set.

    Coffe, sketchbook and pencils are not free.

    So Open Office and Notepad++ is the best answer here.
     
  30. HappyToFindDream

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  32. Hannibal_Leo

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    The most known youtuber who talks about game design is currently Mark Brown with his series "Game Makers Toolkit" (or GMTK)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/McBacon1337

    Brackeys started talking about game design, then theres
    Adam Millard - The Architect of Games https://www.youtube.com/user/Thefearalcarrot
    Craig Perko with his playlists "Concrete Play" and "Level Design Analysis" (the only Person in this world who seems to talk about open world map design) https://www.youtube.com/user/craigp223
    GDC https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0JB7TSe49lg56u6qH8y_MQ

    Turbo Button https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWPTiFpzm8559H-9Err59gw
    Snoman Gaming (Good and Bad Game Design Analysis) https://www.youtube.com/user/snomangaming/
    Game Dev Underground https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_hwKJdF3KRAy4QIaiCSMgQ
     
  33. X3doll

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    Another great tool for Moodboarding and manage project tasks, visualize and everything in a board, check https://app.milanote.com/ !
     
  34. asherdavidson

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    That's a great list actually!
     
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  35. IrrisWhatts

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    I totally add something from your list;)
     
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