Few random gamedev tools

Here is a list of a few random gamedev tools. I made this list a while ago and never really used much any of these, but though someone or, hopefully, a future me might.
Do you use any of these? How are they? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 thanks


a free lightweight 8-bit voxel editor and interactive path tracing renderer

http://store.steampowered.com/app/274920/ FaceRig is a program that aims to enable anyone with a webcam to digitally embody awesome characters. The output can be recorded as a movie or streamed to Skype, Twitch, Hangouts or any service that traditionally uses a webcam in real time.

Tried it a couple of times. It’s fun 🙂

GameDev Tools


http://paintstormstudio.com/ Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style.

http://www.clipstudio.net/en The Ultimate tool for Manga & Illustrations

Sprites, Pixel graphics

https://www.codeandweb.com/spriteilluminator Normal Map Editor
for dynamic lighting and special effects

https://brashmonkey.com/ Spriter – 2D sprite animation character creation software

https://www.marmoset.co/hexels/ Hexels is an intuitive 2D, grid-based painting tool enabling you to effortlessly create brilliant works of art. Try it out today and revel in the grid!


http://store.steampowered.com/app/441770/ MindTex is a normal map generation utility for game developers and 3d professionals. Whether you want to generate a normal, height, specular, gloss, self-illumination, occlusion, or reflection map, you can easily do it in seconds flat from a single source texture with MindTex.


http://my.smithmicro.com/anime-studio-pro.html Moho (Anime Studio) Pro 12 – Best 2D Animation Software for Professionals


http://my.smithmicro.com/poser-pro-11.html Poser Pro 11 – Professional 3D Character Art and Animation Software – Smith Micro

http://dragonbones.com/en/ Animation Creative Platform for Designer, Less Art Cost, More vivid Animation Produce, Once creation, All Platform Publishment

http://creature.kestrelmoon.com/ Creature is the Cutting-edge 2D Animation Software designed to add stunningly fluid animation to your digital content.

http://www.reallusion.com/store/default.html?l=1 CrazyTalk Animator is the world’s easiest 2D animation software, CrazyTalk 8.1 brings not only the original functions of talking avatar, talking pet and 3D head but lots of great new enhancements and contents like VividEye technology, along with neck and head adjustments. (ALSO MOCAP tools)

3D modelling/sculpting

http://www.3dflow.net/3df-zephyr-pro-3d-models-from-photos/ 3DF ZEPHYR Allows you to automatically and easily reconstruct 3D models from photos

http://3dcoat.com/ Digital Sculpting | Retopology | UV mapping | Voxels – 3DCoat,  3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.

https://clara.io/ Online Modelling/Animation/Rendering

https://www.mixamo.com/ Animated 3D characters. No 3D knowledge required.
Rapidly create, rig and animate unique characters for design projects.

Specific 3D tools

http://store.steampowered.com/app/528100/ Marvelous Designer is 3D computer graphics software which is used to create 3D clothes for use in film, television, game development and interior design. It is based on patternmaking (making the blueprint for a garment), which Fashion design background is not required to create 3D clothes

http://store.steampowered.com/app/372590/ Grand designer allows you to create an infinity of planets, nebulae, asteroids thanks to the power of procedural noises. Using the power of your DX11 GPU, every parameter changes can be seen in realtime. You can then export the planet geometry, its textures, snapshots and simple animations.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/368470/ GeoVox is the latest application by Axis Game Factory, Inc. GeoVox is a completely new stand-alone Voxel based real-time terrain creation tool. Instantly create lush AAA quality environments from the start; carve, sculpt, and generate scenes like never before! Build, Play & Share.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/454550/ Qubicle is a professional voxel editor optimized for the easy creation of 3D models with a unique, blocky charm.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/509020/ A powerful procedural engine. Generate parameterizable 3D scenes and game objects at design or run time using Sceelix’s unique node-based language and integrate your creations directly into your game engine.


http://tsugi-studio.com/web/en/store.html Tsugi : Software for Creatives.

http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/sunvox/ SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern-based sequencer (tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish. On any device. SunVox is available for Windows, OS X, Linux, Maemo, Meego, Raspberry Pi, Windows Mobile (WindowsCE), PalmOS, iOS and Android. And it’s free for most of these systems, except the Android and iOS.


Game Design/Dialogue

http://emblem.pixel-packers.com/ Emblem is a simple vector graphics editor running inside your browser. It can be used as a level design pre-production tool. Drawings are saved as SVG files

Here are some alternatives – http://alternativeto.net/software/emblem/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/230780/ articy:draft is a visual environment for the creation and organization of game content. It unites specialized editors for many areas of content design in one coherent tool. All content can be exported into various formats, including XML and Microsoft Office.


http://twinery.org/ Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

My About Me page is made using this tool 🙂


https://www.shadertoy.com/ Build shaders, share them, and learn from the best community.

Visual Novels

http://tyranobuilder.com/ the EASIEST, FASTEST Tool to Create Multi-platform Visual Novels!

No coding engines

http://gamesalad.com/ GameSalad – Drag & Drop Programming – No Coding Required. Game creation for everyone

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